The Upper Ohio Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 28th Annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the St. Clairsville Eagles, National Road (U.S. 40) St. Clairsville, OH; beginning with a reception hour at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

According to Dr. Harold Pickens, individual membership and dinner tickets are $50. There is also a membership and spouse package which includes two dinners for $75. 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.

Dinner tickets purchased before August 17th, will be eligible to win the early bird door prize.

As is the custom at this event, the evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes will feature the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectable’s.

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

For more information and/or tickets contact Dr. Pickens at 740-633-2456 (days) or 304-242-9663 (evening).

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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