The Aitkin Area Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 24th Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at The Landing, 170 Southgate Drive, Aitkin, MN, beginning with a reception hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

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.

According to Jim McDonald, individual membership and dinner tickets are $50. There is also an optional family membership package for $90 which includes two dinners. Additional family dinners are available at $25 each, Youth membership and dinner, $20. Banquet, Conservation and Sustaining sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500 and $1,000 respectively.

Sponsor contributions received by Sept. 13th will be listed in the banquet.

As with all RGS fundraiser’s, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.

For more information on the banquet and/or tickets contact McDonald at 218-927-2669.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at:



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