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Scores of outdoors-related items were auctioned at Saturday’s Pheasants Forever banquet, including collectable artwork. In the foreground is an Art Lamay wildlife print sponsored by Bill Buskirk.
Scores of outdoors-related items were auctioned at Saturday’s Pheasants Forever banquet, including collectable artwork. In the foreground is an Art Lamay wildlife print sponsored by Bill Buskirk. (Photo by Bill Amick) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 28, 2013 10:43 am EST

 

HOWARD — Pheasants Forever’s Knox County chapter drew a full house Saturday evening for its 10th annual banquet at the Floral Valley Community Center. The banquet serves as the group’s primary fundraising event and got its 2013 efforts off to a solid start.

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Members, sponsors and guests had plenty to do as they swapped stories, enjoyed a catered meal and supported several raffles and a silent auction. A live auction conducted by Jerry Scott rounded out the evening’s activities.

Pheasants Forever of Knox County is one of 600 local chapters that account for more than 110,000 individual members throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1982 by outdoors writers from the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, Pheasants Forever is based in Minnesota and has 28 Ohio chapters. The association focuses its energies on creating and preserving habitat for pheasants and quail, and through its Ringneck program it mentors youth members in hunting, hunting safety, shooting sports and conservation.

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