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April 11, 2013

Oldest, Largest Sportman's Club in Oklahoma Up for Auction

By Chad Love

Too many expenses and too few hunters carrying on the tradition means the end of an era for what was once the oldest and largest sportsman's club in the state of Oklahoma.

From this story on kfor.com
The Sportsman’s Country Club in Oklahoma City has brought hunters and fishermen together for decades. But now, Oklahoma’s oldest hunting club is up for auction. The club closed a couple of weeks ago, officials said, because of overhead costs, declining interest in the sport and even the drought has been to blame. The club’s history is priceless but in two weeks, everything on the property will have a price tag. “It’s quite a lot of history here,” Louis Dakil said, President of Dakil Auctioneers, Inc. “If these walls could talk, you’d hear a lot.” The walls of Sportsman’s Country Club would have stories to tell dating back to the end of World War II in the 1940s.

According to the story, the club and all its assets are going up for auction. Declining membership and higher lease rates are to blame for the club's demise, even as hunting is enjoying something of a resurgence nationwide. How are traditional hunting clubs in your area doing? Growing or closing?

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from SMC1986 wrote 1 year 4 days ago

Hopefully not a showing of things to come across the country. Sad to hear

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 4 days ago

I think a lot of the banter that used to take place in rod and gun clubs has found a new place on internet forum boards, a simple free membership and you get the same type of discussions and friendships.

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from David Feisal wrote 49 weeks 5 days ago

Chad

I am the Hunt Club Chairman for Sportsman's Club in OKC and we are NOT closing. We are selling our club house in OKC but none of our hunting properties. In fact, the hunt club is growing since the building sale announcement. Our future is bright as we will able to concentrate all of our efforts on hunting. Oklahoma's oldest hunting club has many more years of serving Oklahoma's hunters in our future.

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from Gary Devine wrote 49 weeks 5 days ago

Our hunting club membership is skyrocketing upward since President Obama and the stinking demo-craps are pushing for more future gun bans in this country.

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from SMC1986 wrote 1 year 4 days ago

Hopefully not a showing of things to come across the country. Sad to hear

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 4 days ago

I think a lot of the banter that used to take place in rod and gun clubs has found a new place on internet forum boards, a simple free membership and you get the same type of discussions and friendships.

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from David Feisal wrote 49 weeks 5 days ago

Chad

I am the Hunt Club Chairman for Sportsman's Club in OKC and we are NOT closing. We are selling our club house in OKC but none of our hunting properties. In fact, the hunt club is growing since the building sale announcement. Our future is bright as we will able to concentrate all of our efforts on hunting. Oklahoma's oldest hunting club has many more years of serving Oklahoma's hunters in our future.

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from Gary Devine wrote 49 weeks 5 days ago

Our hunting club membership is skyrocketing upward since President Obama and the stinking demo-craps are pushing for more future gun bans in this country.

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