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Ruffed Grouse Society holds banquet

The Missi-Croix Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 26th Conservation and Sportsmen's Banquet on Monday, April 15, at The Point, highways 10 and 61 in Hastings, beginning with a reception party at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

Individual membership and dinner tickets are $50. Membership and spouse two dinner package are $70, and Junior membership and dinner ticket are $25 each. Banquet, Conservation, Sustaining and Gold sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500, $1,000 and $2,200 respectively.

In the spirit of the outdoors, youngsters under the age of 16 who recently took and passed a hunter education course and/or women who have participated in a recent Outdoors Women program, and can verify same; will receive a complimentary dinner ticket and a one-year RGS membership when accompanied by a paying adult.

As is the custom at this event, 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.

For more information and/or tickets contact 612-850-9288 or email missicroixg@

As with all RGS fundraisers, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect area grouse and woodcock habitat.

Established in 1961, The Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife.  RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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