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DU banquet set for Oct. 27 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:20 PM

IRON RIVER—The Iron County Ducks Unlimited will hold its 34th annual banquet along with the celebration of DU’s 75th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
DU projects have contributed to the conservation of nearly 13 million acres of wetlands and associated upland habitats across North America.
In Michigan, over 69,500 acres of habitat have been restored, enhanced or protected.
“To put this into perspective, imagine starting a trip from the west end of the U.P. in Ironwood and driving east on U.S. 2 to St. Ignace, and then south on I-75 across the Mackinac Bridge to Pontiac, a distance of over 435 miles,” said Dan French, chairman.
“Visualize a one-quarter mile wide strip of habitat straddling the highway for the entire distance of 435 miles. That is how much habitat your DU dollars have created, restored, enhanced or protected. Over 11,600 acres of this is in the U.P., which included Iron County.”
There are many activities, raffles, silent auction, live auction, door prizes and a grand door prize of a kayak/canoe package.
Prizes include guns, limited edition artwork, DU products, outdoor gear, and more guns.
Tickets for the evening must be purchased ahead of the event from committee members, including T&T Sales, Miners Harvest Jewelers, Saigh Insurance or contact French at (906) 265-5725.
“Hunters do more to conserve habitat than any other group. Doing the right thing has many rewards. All of this is brought to you by outdoor enthusiasts like you and by Ducks Unlimited. Please, come and enjoy our banquet.”
If you need tickets, have questions, concerns and or comments, call Dan French at (906) 265-5725.   
“We are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new friends.”