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Turkey Federation to host banquet in Minden Friday

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Special to the Press-Herald

Mark Friday, March 9, 2018 on your calendar and get your tickets now for the next local Hunting Heritage Banquet.

The Dorcheat Bayou Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will host their annual banquet at Minden Civic Center to raise money for projects that conserve wildlife and preserve Louisiana hunting heritage.

“This is the chapter’s ninth year hosting our banquet, and every year is better than the one before,” said Ronda Johnson. “It’s the best opportunity in town to meet families and others who care about conservation and our hunting heritage while enjoying good food, good music and good family fun.”

Dinner starts at 7 p.m. catered by Hugh Woods, but arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy a social hour before the banquet begins. Families can play games and enter raffles to win numerous guns. There also will be silent and live auctions for exclusive framed art, guns, collectibles, sculptures, home furnishings and more.

Corporate sponsor tables that seat eight people cost $585.00, and a small business sponsor table that seats four people costs $385.00 A couples sponsor (no table) costs $275.00. All sponsor tables include a sponsor gift. Couple’s tickets are $70.00 and single tickets are $50.00. All ticket prices include admission, dinner and a single one-year NWTF membership.

Local and state NWTF chapters host thousands of similar events nationwide each year to raise funds that help conserve wildlife and habitat, and introduce new people to the outdoors. Many families enjoy hunting together and pass traditions on from one generation to another.

Hunting also is important for the health of our nation’s wildlife and habitat because hunters fund conservation.
For information about the Dorcheat Bayou Gobblers Chapter’s Hunting Heritage Banquet, contact Ronda Johnson at 318-349-4829.

The NWTF “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever.

Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment.

Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.”

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