The Junior Viking Sportsmen are a group of young men and women from grades 10 to 12 who focus on encouraging young students to be involved in outdoor related activities.
Most members enjoy outdoor hobbies like hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting. The purpose of the group is to educate local youth about current conservation techniques and encourage ethical and safe participation in outdoor activities.
Each week the Junior Vikings have a speaker or activity for the members. In the past, the group has had speakers on handling venison, carving spearing decoys, water rescue, late season waterfowl safety, conservation officer duties, predator hunting, and habitat and wetland restorations.
The Junior Vikings meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of every month in the Bemo building located at the Douglas county fairgrounds. Meetings are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Anyone that is interested is encouraged to attend a meeting to meet the current members.
For more information, contact Mark Anderson, Advisor at (320) 760-2559.