By Tim Linscott
Now in its sixth year, the Perkins County Pheasants Forever banquet will be held Saturday, March 22, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m.
The admission price will automatically enter attendees into a drawing for a Ruger 10/22 rifle or $200 cash.
Not only will participants get to have great food, but there will be raffles and a live auction featuring seed corn, shotguns, rifles, knives, framed wildlife prints and a plethora of other items.
Tickets are available at the door, for more information contact Pheasants Forever president Aaron Uehling.
“All of the money stays here, locally, and we sponsor quite a few things, plus it is a lot of fun,” Uehling said of the upcoming event.
Funds from the event help sponsor a high school senior scholarship, help fund the local Boy Scouts and the 4-H trap club as well as provide trap range insurance. The chapter also sponsors the Perkins County Fun Shoot event, a youth mentor hunt and recently purchased a Traux no-till grass drill.
Uehling explained volunteers and new members are always needed and to get involved, contact him or another local Pheasants Forever member.
Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America.
This is done through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness and education.
Pheasants Forever has a system of county chapters allowing 100 percent of net funds raised by each individual chapter to remain at the chapter level for local habitat projects.
Pheasants Forever is nationally headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and has more than 120,000 members in over 600 chapters across the U.S. and Canada.