Forever plan annual banquet
The 13th Annual Banquet of the Winona/Root River Pheasants Forever Chapter will be held Saturday, February 4, at the Witoka Tavern and Banquet Hall, 27999 County Road 9, Winona. Tickets are $50 for the membership dinner, $25 for a spouse dinner (with no membership), and $20 for a Ringneck (under 18). The menu will consist of smoked pork loin, baby red potatoes with garlic, green beans with almonds, Caesar salad, dessert, coffee and milk. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 7:30 p.m.
Members may also request banquet tickets for new members. Please include their name, address, and payment with their request. Nonmembers may request available tickets on a first-come basis. For information call 507-454-7587 or 507-454-5821.
Pheasants Forever holds youth hunt
The Winona/Root River Pheasants Forever chapter held its annual fall youth hunt at the Summer Drift Hunting Preserve near Rushford, Minn. Twelve youth from southeastern Minnesota participated in this year’s hunt. This group of young hunters learned the proper technique for shooting clay pigeons and gun safety. They had an up-close look at conservation and habitat practices ranging from native prairie grasses and forbs, to food plots and shelter-belts. They learned the benefit of these conservation practices for wildlife habitat, soil conservation and water quality. Each young hunter had the opportunity to hunt with a mentor and a professional trained hunting dog.