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Ruffed Grouse Society, Whitetails Unlimited host banquets

A pair of banquets for area sportsmen are scheduled for the spring.

On March 22 the North Central Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its 29th annual banquet at the Hampton Inn.

The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Sportsmen who purchase their dinner tickets by March 12 also are eligible to purchase drawing tickets at half price.

An individual RGS membership and dinner ticket is $55. A family membership, which includes two dinners, is $100 and additional dinners are $30 each.

Sponsor packages are also available. All sponsors will receive recognition in the banquet program and be eligible for special drawing prizes.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Clyde Horlick at 751-9130.

On April 14 Whitetails Unlimited will host its banquet at Hungry Bear Banquet Center in Bemidji.

The event, the organization's first in Bemidji, will feature a chicken dinner, auction and drawings for a variety of prizes including firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor related equipment, artwork and collectibles.

Money raised through the event will be used by Whitetails Unlimited to help fund local projects.

The banquet social hour begins at 5 p.m. and the dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, a spouse ticket is $20 and a junior ticket (15 and under) is $20.

Tickets must be ordered by April 8. No tickets will be available at the door.

To order tickets contact Beau Peterson at 218-209-5998, Aaron or Kim Peterson (333-0912), Luke O'Grady (815-404-7230) or Justin Pederson (218-760-6259).

The mission of Whitetails Unlimited is to raise funds in support of education, habitat enhancement and acquisition, and the preservation of the hunting traditions for deer and other wildlife, according to field director James Nordlof.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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