News & Events

by Eric ‘Bear’ St. Pierre

One of the things I find completely amazing about working with young men is watching them grow up. One of the young men that has been with CTO since the beginning is D’Lige Smith Hughes. I remember when he first showed up on my door step with his signature pony tail, hardly 4 feet tall at the time, and his voice was more of a high pitched squeak then it was a voice. I gave him my card and a brochure and asked him to have his mom call me so we could get to know each other.

by Joann Logsdon

Champaign CTO Family night was held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign. A great time of food and fellowship, was enjoyed by the 50+ guests, that included families and friends of the Champaign Sportsmen as well as several guests. The night got off to a great start with a time of worship, led by the music group, “Out of the Ashes”.

by Caleb Williams

My first time hunting was with CTO over Easter weekend in Charleston.

We went down on Friday night, set up our tent with cots (which was great since we're used to sleeping on the ground with Cub Scouts), saw two turkeys when we scouted out where we'd be hunting the next two days, ate dinner, and went to bed with the alarm set for 4AM.  At least that's what we were told, but when the alarm went off if was actually 3AM & Bear said go back to sleep, but I was too excited.

by Chloe L. Wendel

Sportsmen’s nights were kicked off this year on Wednesday, April 1st 2015. Bear was racking his brain for a good April fools joke to play on the group but he came up short.

by Chloe L. Wendel

As we prepare for another spring hunting season there is a whole other crop of young people that need to be prepared to be safe and successful while in the field. The turn out for the spring class, held at St. Joseph Sportsmen’s Club, was large enough to fill the entire main room.

by Janie St. Pierre

I remember watching the first season of “The Apprentice” way back when. Donald Trump had this huge long conference table and slowly the contestants would make their way in and sit. In my mind when I picture stockholder meetings, this is the vision I get. A stuffy office with a guy in a stuffy suit talking about numbers and metrics until everyone is ready to fall over from exhaustion or boredom.So when our Executive Council was suggesting a different format for our annual report, I wanted something out of the box.

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