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22nd annual Pheasants Forever Banquet to be held

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cherokee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever President Rodger Braun displays the "Wounded Warrior Project Commemorative Rifle" that will be auctioned off during the 22nd annual Pheasant Forever Banquet on March 15 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
Plans are finalized for the 22nd annual Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Banquet. According to Roger Braun, Chapter President, the fund-raising event will take place at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center on Saturday, March 15.

Pete Snapp will serve as this year's Banquet Chairman.

"Over 400 people including 65 kids were at last year's banquet," said Braun. "We'll have a wide range of prizes and auction items, from guns to limited edition art.

Also this year the chapter will be auctioning off a Henry .22LR Wounded Warrior Project Commemorative Rifle. It will be a great time and the result will be increased funding to assist Cherokee County wildlife projects."

The price of banquet tickets is $45, which includes a PF membership. A spouse's or kid's meal will cost an additional $15 each. All members receive the bi monthly PHEASANTS FOREVER magazine -- informative journal covering hunting, dogs, wildlife art, wildlife management, pertinent political issues and more

Cherokee County PF offers many ways to involve the young sportsman. Cherokee County PF chapter will pay a one year membership to "Upland Tales" magazine for all youth who attend the banquet, ages 15 and under. Upland Tales magazine is distributed by PF, and has many articles geared towards involving youth in habitat and conservation projects.

The local chapter also sends kids to the Hunting and Conservation Camp for boys and the Outdoor Journey for girls, sponsored by Pheasants Forever and the Iowa DBNR. These three day out-door skill workshops are a wonderful opportunity for kids, and the Cherokee County chapter pays the $100 workshop fee for every kid in the county who would like to attend.

Pheasant Forever is a tax-exempt, non-profit conservation organization whose goal is to improve upland wildlife habitat and populations. Pheasant Forever establishes local chapters which raise funs through banquets. With the exception of dues, all proceeds remain at the local chapter level to develop habitat projects locally for wildlife. Winter cover, nesting cover and food plots form the foundation of these projects, which take place on both private and public lands.

For further information on the banquet, contact Roger Braun 225-5465-home, or 225-5154-work.

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