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Ruffed grouse banquet set for Aug. 9

A grey morph Ruffed Grouse. By 72426950scott [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

The Brainerd Sportsmen's Banquet, hosted by the Ruffed Grouse Society, on Thursday, August 9, at Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds will be used to enhance local ruffed grouse and American woodcock habitat.

For over 30 years, the Drumming Log Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society has been dedicated to the enhancing forest habitat for ruffed grouse and American woodcock. This dedication has helped preserve our local sporting traditions for future generations of hunters and habitat conservationists.

The evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes, highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectables.

Individual membership and dinner tickets are $60. There is also a membership and spouse package for $90 (includes two dinners) and a junior membership and dinner ticket for $35 (17 and under). Banquet, Conservation, Sustaining and Gold sponsorship packages are also available at $275 and up. Contact Matt Soberg at 218-232-6228 or by email at for more details.

Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: