The Red River Area Sportsmen’s Club was organized in March of 1985 by members of the Wahpeton and Breckenridge community to contribute to the conservation of hunting and fishing in the area.
Our mission is to provide a common meeting ground for sportspeople and wildlife conservationists by which a united and organized effort can be made for the propagation, conservation and protection of all forms of wildlife in North Dakota and Minnesota.
RRASC is an affiliated member of the North Dakota Wildlife Federation, which focuses on legislative and conservative issues that affect North Dakota and the local region. Through the NDWF, the RRASC is also affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation focusing on national issues.
We are also a member of the South East Area Sportsmen’s Club of North Dakota, addressing hunting and fishing issues that are of concern for the whole southeast portion of the state. We work closely with the Minnesota D.N.R. regarding hunting, fishing and river access issue for the region and also have a project partnership with the Tewaukon Wildlife Refuge.
There are a number of youth catch and release fishing contests in all seasons, with prizes and awards for many categories of fish. Events are FREE to youth up to the age of 18. We also host youth pheasant and duck hunts, covering the cost of meals, shells and clay target for practice shooting prior to each hunt. The RRASC also sponsors a number of youth trap and skeet shooting teams at the local ranges. We would be interested in working with any youth oriented group on their outdoor activities or project.
Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming activities.
Held in February/March (weather permitting) at Heitkamp Pond.
Held in May at the Kidder Recreation Area.
Tournament for adults and youth with cash prizes with entry fee. Free for youth to participate for trophies only. Held in June at the Kidder Recreation Area.
Held in August at the Kidder Recreation Area.
Held in September at the Tewaukon Wildlife Refuge.
Held in October in Richland County.
A FREE youth-orientated organization geared towards introducing kids wildlife and habitat conservation through a variety of hands-on activities.
Annual fundraising event with proceeds used to support our local youth programs, wildlife projects and the Chahinkapa Zoo.
This year's event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Watch for details for our 2021 event!
We participate in many conversation and education projects, including:
We offer scholarships/sponsorships for camps, including: Fishing & Shooting Camp, ND Wildlife Federation Camp, Forkhorn Camp, Woodie Camp or other applicable outdoor camps.
Call Cindie VanTassel at 643-4374 for details.
The RRASC is a local sponsor of the North Dakota Duck Stamp Contest for the following grade categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. Entry & registration forms are available at the Parks & Rec Department office. The contest is coordinated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Chahinkapa Zoo. Students will draw waterfowl, limited to North American ducks, geese or swans on 9×12″ paper.
The North Dakota Community Action Sportsmen Against Hunger program is accepting donations of goose meat taken during the early Canada goose season. In addition, the program will accept Canada and light (snow, blue and Ross’s) goose donations during the regular waterfowl season.
For more information visit http://www.capnd.org/what-we-do/statewideprograms/sportsmen-against-hunger/goose-program.html. Local processors are Fairmount Lockers and Manock Meats.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Award for being 1st sportsmen’s club in United States to cooperatively sponsor a Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) with a National Wildlife Refuge.