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.

< PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>


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.
** Prize Gun FFL Services provided by Droptine Archery, Elimsport, Pa.


Speakers:

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 


About:

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

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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.


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!

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

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


2018 Banquet Sponsors

     
     
Rural Run Kennels
German Shorthair Pointers

 


2018 Banquet Donors

Shady Hills Kennel, Prattsbugh, 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
RST Classic Shotshell Co., Friendsville, PA
Oregon Hill Winery, Morris, PA
Slate Run Tackle Shop, Slate Run, PA
Tractor Supply Co., Muncy, PA
Ski Saw Mill, Morris, PA
Loomis | Koernig Law Firm, Mansfield, PA
The Wheel, Roaring Branch, PA
Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays, Middlebury CTR, PA
Bird Dog Whiskey, Bowling Green, KY
Pine Creek Outfitters, Wellsboro, PA

 


Banquet Tickets and Event Sponsorship are available for online purchase here:
http://www.ruffed.org/category-s/113.htm

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.