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Ducks Unlimited Banquet Saturday

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The 32nd annual Little Sioux Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Banquet is set for Saturday night at the Cherokee Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center, with doors opening at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30, and auction and raffle to follow.

For tickets or more information, contact Kevin Christensen at 436-2229, or Kevin Campe at 225-1016.

Guest speaker for the 75th Anniversary of the Ducks Unlimited organization will be Adam Timmerman of Cherokee, a former NFL Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl Champion, who farms in Cherokee County and is an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition, Barb Licklider, widow of the late Les Licklider, a well-known and accomplished Iowa Conservationist, educator, hunter, and fishing instructor, has donated several unique jewelry items to be auctioned and raffled off.

Ducks Unlimited is a 75-year-old non-profit organization targeting wetlands and waterfowl conservation founded by and supported by conservation-minded sportsmen and women. Members perform habitat-based conservation work to help fulfill the life cycle needs of North American waterfowl by protecting existing habitat through easements or land acquisition.

A science-based organization, DU has conserved more than 12 million acres of waterfowl habitat across North America, including 108,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitat throughout Iowa for a total investment of $14 million in habitat work in Iowa.

Membership in DU now numbers more than 21,000 in Iowa, with more than 3,000 valunteers actively involved to help DU raise funds for wetland and waterfowl consrvation.

The Ducks Unlimited Mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and habitats for North America's waterfowl, while also benefiting other wildlife and people.

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