2nd Annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet

2nd Annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Social Hour: 5:30 pm | Dinner: 7:00 pm

Genetti Hotel, Williamsport, PA

View the Banquet Flyer | View the Banquet Poster | View the Banquet Press Release

Win guns, hunting and fishing equipment, outdoor gear, gift cards and more.

A great night for area sportsmen planned by area sportsmen.


++ Tickets must be purchased in advance to ensure an accurate meal count. ++

Banquet Schedule:

5:30 P.M.- Social Hour with Hors D’oeuvres & appetizers, Silent Auction and Raffles Open
7:00 P.M.- Dinner w/ Guest Speakers
After Dinner – Live Auction* and Raffle Drawings

*Auctioneer service donated by Roan Inc. Auctioneers, Williamsport, Pa.


Dr. Linda Ordiway, Wildlife Biologist
Ruffed Grouse Society
RGS: Enhancing and Creating Critical Habitat on PA Public Lands

Lisa Williams, Program Specialist, Ruffed Grouse & Webless Migratory Game Birds
Pennsylvania Game Commission
PA Ruffed Grouse Status and State Management Update

Brian Laudermilch, Forester, Loyalsock State Forest
Pennsylvania DCNR
Susq. River Valley Chapter – Nettle Ridge Project


This banquet is for ALL sportsmen and women. Please come and join us for a great meal with lots of choices (details below), expect ample opportunities to win some great prizes and listen to an intriguing host of speakers who will cover habitat topics that matter to game and non-game species alike.

Ruffed Grouse Society membership is not required to attend the banquet or to purchase dinner tickets. All sportsmen are welcome as well as anyone interested in supporting healthy forests in Northcentral Pennsylvania by attending this fundraiser.

The dinner ticket will include hors-d’oeuvres, display appetizers, multiple entree and side options, dessert and a chance to win the evening’s door prize drawing. Special youth ticket pricing available.

Funds raised at this banquet will create much needed young forest habitat on public lands in our region. This scope of habitat work directly benefits deer, bear, turkey, grouse, woodcock, rabbit, and countless other game and non-game species of wildlife.

Banquet Tickets:

(RGS/AWS Membership is not required to attend.)

Dinner includes hors-d’oeuvres, appetizer displays, multi-entree dinner, dessert, and coffee.^*

ADULTS: ^All adult attendees also receive one complimentary drink ticket and door prize chance.

Single Dinner Ticket – $40
Single Dinner Ticket w/ 1-Year RGS/AWS Membership (& magazine) – $70
Two Dinner Tickets w/ one 1-Year RGS/AWS Membership (& magazine) – $105


YOUTH: * Every youth attendee also receives $20 worth of raffle tickets.

Youth Dinner Ticket, Age 10 and Under – $15
Youth Dinner Ticket, Age 11 – 17 – $25
Junior Membership Ticket, Dinner & 1-Year RGS/AWS Membership – $35 (17 & Under)

Banquet Sponsorship:

There are several levels of banquet sponsorship that can be donated on behalf of individuals or businesses. Many businesses opt to sponsor an RGS banquet as a philanthropic path to advertise their business. If attendance isn’t an option, many sponsors opt to gift their tickets to employees, friends or clients.
Banquet Sponsor – $295
2 Memberships & 2 Dinner Tickets, 1 sponsor gun drawing chance for drawing at the banquet*, 3 RGS National Tickets and a choice of the 2017 RGS Sponsor Print OR the Year-End Sponsorship Drawing.
Conservation Sponsor – $550
4 Memberships & 4 Dinner Tickets, 2 sponsor gun drawing chances for drawing at the banquet*, 6 RGS National Tickets and a choice of the 2017 RGS Sponsor Print OR 2 tickets in the Year-End Sponsorship Drawing.
Sustaining Sponsor – $1000
8 Memberships & 8 Dinner Tickets, 4 sponsor gun drawing chances for drawing at the banquet* and a choice of the 2017 RGS Sponsor Print OR 4 tickets in the Year-End Sponsorship Drawing.
Gold Sponsor – $2500
8 Memberships & 8 Dinner Tickets, 4 sponsor gun drawing chances for drawing at the banquet*, a CZ Sharptail side by side 20 gauge shotgun (no raffle, it’s yours!) and a choice of the 2017 RGS Sponsor Print OR 4 tickets in the Year-End Sponsorship Drawing.

*For every 10 sponsorship tickets sold, one fine grade shotgun will be given away to a sponsor the night of the banquet!

Sponsorships can be purchased by contacting ticket chairmen Jeff Fetzer at (570) 885-6112 or jfetz.jf@gmail.com – Sponsorships can be purchased over the phone with a credit card or by mailing a check and sponsorship form to: Jeff Fetzer, 941 Route Road, Liberty, PA 16930.

 The raffles and silent auctions will contain most of the guns, hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment.

Live Auction Items: (more to come)

1-Month of Pointing Dog Training – Shady Hills Kennel, Prattsburgh, NY, Donor
Brothers Marc and Scott Forman, professional pointing dog trainers and field trial handlers operate Shady Hills Kennel in Prattsburgh, NY. With 200 acres of groomed bird fields surrounded by 150 acres of woodland that the kennel sits on, there are thousands of additional acres of state land very close by with good numbers of ruffed grouse and woodcock. Shady Hills provides your dog with every opportunity to be worked on birds. With programs for dogs at every stage, from puppy to finished gun dog, Marc and Scott’s proven methods can bring out the best in your dog!

Fully Equipped Training Pigeon Loft – Lion Country Supply, Port Matilda, PA, Donor

(Size and setup only, banquet model much nicer!)

A great training tool for any pointing dog owner, this loft is perfect for keeping your birds at home or your training grounds. This is the complete package, just add food, water, and pigeons! Lion Country Supply is the World’s Premier Hunting Dog Supplier and offers absolutely everything the hunting dog owner ever needs, paired with a knowledgeable and friendly staff for product questions and support.


Americana RGS Wooden Flag –  Provided by the Ruffed Grouse Society
This wooden, patriotic wall art is made in the USA. The dimensions are 23.5 x 36″.  It’s rustic look and clean modern design is great for the cabin, office, or den. Limited availability to Ruffed Grouse Society banquets, don’t miss the opportunity at this great, one of a kind piece!


Orvis 5-Weight Flyrod and Reel –  Orvis, Sunderland, VT, Donor
Built for the fastidious angler; Orvis fly rods combine state-of-the-art design with a smooth, crisp performance. packaged with an equally fitting reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader. This 8’6″ 5-Weight is the best all around freshwater rod for trout and light bass fishing. It is considered to be the perfect first rod for any fly angler.


3-Day, 2-Person Cabin: CO Rockies – Anthracite Creek – Somerset CO
This is a 3-Day, 2-Person package. Enjoy a quaint log cabin in a very private setting 90-minutes SW of Aspen, CO, just 30 minutes from popular Crested Butte. Cabin features 1-bedroom, full kitchen, direct TV, full bath, all utensils and linens. 1-Mile of private access to Anthracite Creek adjacent to the cabins. Other nearby rivers are Roaring Fork, Gunnison, Frying Pan, Colorado, and the Crystal. Trip dates are mutually agreeable only and subject to availability. This package can be expanded to 4 or 6 people at a larger unit nearby by doubling or tripling the buyer’s bid depending on the buyer. Additional days available at additional cost. This item is exempt from the Pick-of-the-Litter Raffle.

Will Preparation – Loomis | Koernig Law Firm, Mansfield, PA 
Serving Tioga, Bradford, Potter and surrounding counties, the Loomis | Koernig Law Firm offers over 50 years of combined legal experience. Loomis | Koernig provides their clients with professionalism, dedication, and a wide range of practice areas that allow them to help you with nearly any aspect of litigation and representation.

Brantwood Lodge Package – Brantwood Lodge, Price County, WI

Northern Wisconsin’s Newest Deluxe Hunting Lodge is Located in the Heart of the Best Grouse Hunting in the United States. The new Brantwood Lodge is Located in Price County, Wisconsin, on 160 Acres and is Surrounded by 1000’s of Acres of Public Hunting Land. Price County, WI is the Ruffed Grouse Capital of the World. The Lodge Features WiFi, Cell Phone Coverage, Satellite TV, and Handicapped Hunts Available. Five Bedrooms With Two Queen Beds Each, and One Bedroom With a King Bed. Huge Common Area and Commercial Type Kitchen Where You Are Able To Prepare Your Own Meals. This Package Includes 3 Days of Deluxe Lodging For Two Hunters, and Hunting Access. The Option to Add All Meals For an Additional Cost is Also Open, or Hunters Have Full Use of the Lodge Kitchen. Package is based on availability. This Item Not Eligible For Pick of the Litter Raffle. 

Bronze Sitting Lab Lamp –  Provided by the Ruffed Grouse Society

Fabric lined, faux leather shade; 100 Watt lamp. Dimensions Are 23” High; Made in the USA




Autumn Splendor – Woodcock, by Gary Moss – Provided by the Ruffed Grouse Society

Framed, Signed and Numbered, Wildlife Collector Canvas Image by Gary Moss Titled, “Autumn Splendor – Woodcock”: With Linen Liner


2018 Banquet Sponsors

Rural Run Kennels
German Shorthair Pointers

2018 Banquet Donors

Shady Hills Kennel, Prattsburgh, NY
Roan Inc., Cogan Station, PA
Lion Country Supply, Port Matilda, PA
Droptine Archery, Elimsport, PA
Moose’s Enterprise, Troy, PA
Nightingale Shooting Preserve, Muncy, PA
Wegman’s, Williamsport, PA
Le Jeune Chef, Williamsport, PA
Thomas T. Taber Museum, Williamsport, PA
Winner Hardware, Williamsport, PA
Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere, PA
Giant, Williamsport, PA
RST Classic Shotshell Co., Friendsville, PA
Oregon Hill Winery, Morris, PA
Slate Run Tackle Shop, Slate Run, PA
Tractor Supply Co., Muncy, PA
Ski Sawmill, Morris, PA
Loomis | Koernig Law Firm, Mansfield, PA
The Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch, PA
Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays, Middlebury CTR, PA
Bird Dog Whiskey, Bowling Green, KY
Pine Creek Outfitters, Wellsboro, PA
JR. Wingbone Custom Calls, Mansfield, PA
Weis Markets, Sunbury, PA

Banquet Tickets and Event Sponsorship are available for online purchase here:

Tickets can also be purchased by contacting ticket chairman Jeff Fetzer at (570) 885-6112 or jfetz.jf@gmail.com – Tickets can be purchased over the phone with a credit card or by mailing a check and registration form to: Jeff Fetzer, 941 Route Road, Liberty, PA 16930.