This banquet supports wildlife habitat projects on public lands in north central Pennsylvania!
Win hunting and fishing equipment, guns, outdoor gear, gift cards and more. A great night of food and fun for area sportsmen and women, and conservation-minded families. Bring a friend, or come alone and chances are that you’ll make a new one!
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The Evening’s Schedule:
5:30 P.M. – Social hour with hors d’oeuvres, food displays, and drinks, Silent Auction, and all Raffles Open
7:00 P.M. – Dinner buffet and Guest Speaker Lisa Williams, Biologist, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Conclusion of Dinner – Live Auction and Raffle Drawings
About the Event:
This banquet is for ALL sportsmen/women, and families who care about conservation. RGS membership is not required to attend. All sportsmen/women are welcome as well as anyone interested in supporting healthy forests in Northcentral Pennsylvania by attending this fundraiser.
The dinner ticket will include an open bar of selections from regional breweries, hors-d’oeuvres, display appetizers, multiple entree and side option buffet, dessert and a chance to win the evening’s door prize drawing. Special youth ticket pricing available. Youth will be entered to win the youth door prize.
Funds raised at this banquet will create much needed young forest habitat on public lands in our region. The scope of our habitat work directly benefits deer, bear, turkey, grouse, woodcock, rabbit, and countless other game and non-game species of wildlife.
In the last 3 years, the Susquehanna River Valley Chapter habitat projects have resulted in $92,500 of improvements on public land in our northcentral Pennsylvania region, this annual banquet serves as the hinge pin on all of this work.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR
Enjoy the NEW OPEN BAR – featuring a selection of local breweries, as well as sodas, juices, and more!
Lisa Williams, Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, & Webless Migratory Bird Biologist
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Lisa Williams has been leading Pennsylvania Game Commission’s ruffed grouse and West Nile virus research. Pennsylvania has been leading the way for ruffed grouse and WNV research for wildlife management agencies in other states throughout the country.
Linda Ordiway, Wildlife Biologist
Ruffed Grouse Society
Open to the public, tickets must be purchased AHEAD of time.
(Membership is not required to attend, open to ALL.)
ADULTS: All adult attendees receive a chance at a door prize.
Single Ticket – $40
Single Ticket w/ 1-Year RGS | AWS Membership – $70 (Save $5 on membership)
Two Tickets w/ one 1-Year RGS | AWS Membership – $105 (Save $10 on membership)
YOUTH: Every youth attendee will be entered into the youth door prize raffle.
Youth Ticket, Age 10 and Under – $15
Youth Ticket, Age 11 – 17 – $25
Junior Member Ticket, 1-Year RGS | AWS Membership – $30 (17 & Under)
Banquet sponsors are included in the banquet program, on the Susquehanna River Valley website and social media, announced at the banquet and listed on the multi-media screens during the social hour. They’re a big deal!
Non-Attending Banquet Sponsor – $250
Banquet Sponsor – $295
2 Memberships & 2 Dinner Tickets, 1 sponsor drawing chance at the banquet*
Conservation Sponsor – $550
4 Memberships & 4 Dinner Tickets, 2 sponsor drawing chances at the banquet*
Sustaining Sponsor – $1000
8 Memberships & 8 Dinner Tickets, 4 sponsor drawing chances at the banquet*
Gold Sponsor – $2500
8 Memberships & 8 Dinner Tickets, 4 sponsor drawing chances at the banquet*, an SKB 690 (no raffle, it’s yours!)
*For every 10 sponsorship drawing chances fulfilled, one fine grade prize will be raffled off to a sponsor the night of the banquet!
Banquet Tickets and Event Sponsorship are available for online purchase here: http://www.uplandstore.org/category-s/113.htm
Tickets can also be purchased by contacting ticket chairman Jeff Fetzer at (570) 885-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
The raffles and silent auctions will contain most of the hunting, firearms, fishing, and outdoor equipment.
Live Auction Items: (with more to come!)
Lake Ontario Salmon & Trout Sportfishing Charter:
Enjoy an 8 hour charter with Captain Joe Oakes of Salmonboy Charters, fishing from his 24′, twin outboard, big water boat. Fish for King and Coho salmon, as well as Lake, Brown, Rainbow and Steelhead trout. The winning bidder has the option to double the winning bid price and bring two additional people, 4 total. NYS fishing license required. Date of the charter must be mutually agreed upon by Captain Joe and used by the end of September 2020. 2020 charters start out of Wilson, NY (near Niagra Falls!) and the port location moves east (with the fish) as the year goes on.
20 x 16″ printed on metal photo, long-tailed weasel – William Ragosta, Coudersport, PA, Donor
20 x 16″ printed on metal photo of a long-tailed weasel photographed and donated by retired PGC WCO William Ragosta of Coudersport, PA. Long-tailed weasels normally become white only in northern sections of its North American range; in Pennsylvania the state’s largest of three weasel species, five of every six stay brown in winter.
1-Month of Pointing Dog Training – Shady Hills Kennel, Prattsburgh, NY, Donor
One month of pointing dog training and boarding at with professional trainers, brothers Marc, and Scott Forman. Hundreds of wins, countless championships under their belts, the Forman’s have a complete training program for puppies to seasoned veteran dogs, regardless of where your pointing dog is at, the Forman’s will be able to improve your pup! Dozens of training acres at the kennel with various species of training birds and thousands of nearby acres with wild birds available, their 1-2 training punch at training is seldom matched by other professional outfits. This is the third year Marc and Scott have donated this service to auction at the banquet and it has become a highlight!
10 Pheasant, 10 Chukar Hunt – Windy Hill Fowl, Canton, PA, Donor
The makings of a great bird hunt in Canton, PA – 10 pheasants and 10 chukar! More details to follow.
More live auction items to come, check back!
2020 Banquet Sponsors (more to come):
Francis Curran Jr.
Mike & Judy Sauers
Rural Run Kennels
2020 Banquet Donors (more coming soon)
|Roan Inc., Cogan Station, PA
William Ragosta, Coudersport, PA
Williamsport (PA) West Vet Hospital
Shady Hills Kennel, Prattsburgh, NY
Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere, PA
S & S Skull Works, Cogan Station, PA
Riepstine’s Pub, Williamsport, PA
CJ Logging Equipment, Allenwood, PA
Le Jeune Chef, Williamsport, PA
Thomas T. Taber Museum, Williamsport, PA
|National Sporting Goods, Jersey Shore, PA
Rock Mtn. Sporting Clays, Meshoppen, PA
Salmonboy Sportfishing, Niagra Co., NY
Windy Hill Fowl, Canton, PA
Slate Run Tackle Shop, Slate Run, PA
New Trail Brewing Company, Williamsport, PA
Liberty Book Shop, Avis, PA
Bluestone Brewery, Waverly, PA
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Ulysses, PA