The Aitkin Area Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 25th Anniversary Sportsmen’s Banquet on Thursday, September 13, 2012 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.

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. Banquet, Conservation and Sustaining sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500 and $1,000 respectively.

Sponsor contributions received by Sept. 11th will be listed in the banquet program. 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.

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.

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: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.

Logo courtesy of the Ruffed Grouse Society

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