This is the time of year for annual CCPF banquet. Luckily for our chapter, last year we were able to have our full banquet on February 22nd, 2020 before the Covid 19 crisis began in earnest. This year, we are not so fortunate. With restrictions on large gatherings and in the interest of safety, we will not be having a 2021 banquet. In its place, we will be having a February membership drive.
We want to ensure that our members can renew their Pheasants Forever membership, keeping our local chapter healthy and the national entity funded so that the great work of PF can continue. Your membership dollars allow the CCPF chapter to support high school trap shooting teams within Carver County. The dollars also support the CCPF chapter efforts to secure and enhance wildlife habitat in and around the county like the Tiger Lake complex.
The Tiger Lake complex is just west of Norwood Young America. A large tract on the north side of the lake was restored to grassland in the fall of 2020. In December 2020, Pheasants Forever secured an additional 100 acre tract on the west side of the complex. This addition means that the entire complex now contains nearly 600 acres. Your membership and your membership dollars allow PF to continue these efforts and provide a voice for hunting and conservation opportunities for years to come.
For our 2021 Membership Drive, we have mailed a packet to all members and supporters from last year's banquet. The packet contains a membership sign up form. Each standard Associate membership includes one raffle entry to win a Browning Silver Semi-Auto 12ga Shotgun (MSRP $1159.99). There are also opportunities to upgrade your membership to Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The upgraded memberships will receive additional entries into the drawing. Only members who purchase a membership and return the form by 4/1/2021 will be eligible to win the gun.
For the youth, each youth membership will include a raffle entry for a Minnesota Lifetime Small Game Hunting License. Youth must be age 15 or under on 4/1/2021.
Also included in the mailing is our usual special raffle $1000 Shopping Spree at Cabin Fever Sporting Goods. These tickets are $10 each. Additional tickets are available for purchase at Cabin Fever in Victoria.
Please complete the membership form and the name portion of the raffle tickets. Return them with a check payable to Carver County Pheasants Forever to the address listed on the form by 4/1/2021. If you did not receive a form or you need another to share, please use the link below to download and print additional copies.
The Carver County Pheasants Forever banquet committee thanks all of our members, sponsors and benefactors for their continued support.
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