The Aitkin Area Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 26th Annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Thursday at The Landing, 170 Southgate Dr. in Aitkin beginning with a reception hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
According to Jim McDonald, individual membership and dinner tickets are $50. There is also a membership and spouse package for $75 and a Junior membership and dinner ticket for $35. Banquet, Conservation, Sustaining and Gold sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 respectively.
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.
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 collectable’s.
For more information on the banquet and/or tickets contact McDonald at 218-927-9998 (day) or 218-927-2669 evening.
As with all RGS fundraiser’s, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.
Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.