The Deep Portage Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 24th Annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Aug. 29 at the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, 2197 Nature Center Drive NW in Hackensack beginning with a reception hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
According to Jerry Lamon, individual membership and dinner tickets are $60. There is also a membership and spouse package which includes two dinners for $95. Junior membership and dinner tickets are $45 each. Banquet, Conservation, Sustaining and Gold sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 respectively.
And, in the spirit of the outdoors, youngsters under the age of 16 who recently took and passed a hunter education course and/or women who have participated in a recent Outdoors Women program, and can verify same; will receive a complimentary dinner ticket when accompanied by a paying adult.
Seating is limited and attendees are urged to make reservations early.
As is the custom at this event, the evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectables.
For more information and/or tickets contact Lamon at 218-947-3870 or by email at Jblamon@tds.net.
As with all RGS fundraiser’s, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.
Established in 1961, The Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.
Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.