The Grand Rapids Area Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 32nd Annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Noto’s, 6600 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

According to Jeff Peterson, individual membership and dinner tickets are $65. There is also a membership and spouse package which includes two dinners for $100. Junior membership and dinner tickets are $35 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.

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 and/or tickets contact Peterson at 616-862-0713, or by e-mail at:

Proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect area 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:

Logo courtesy Ruffed Grouse Society

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