Hunters, tickets still available for Camp Gibbs Banquet at the IC Armory

Sheree Stebbins of Iron River would rather be sharing a photo of her wanna-be 30-point buck, but chose the 6-pointer instead to help promote the Camp Gibbs Banquet to be held on Nov. 18. Stebbins harvested her whitetail on Nov. 4 at 5:40 p.m. using a Raven crossbow on public land in the Ottawa National Forest. Stebbins said, “It’s the first time I’ve ever used a crossbow hunting, and I love it! It was a good hit, going through both lungs and leaving a good blood trail. It ran about 50 yards into swampy, crossed over layers of deadfalls, so it was difficult to drag him out of there, but well worth it. I had spotted him about 1/2 hour before I shot him, chasing a doe. I’ve seen that the bucks are really starting to chase after the girls. I must add that I sure am grateful to live in a place where there is so much public land to hunt on. Bless our wise forefathers for setting aside so much land for our enjoyment. Everyone should drop the electronic devices and get out in it!”

IRON RIVER— Tickets are still available for the Camp Gibbs Banquet to be held on Nov. 18 at the Iron County Armory.
    Doors will open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at  7.
    Banquet tickets are $25 and are available at the American Legion Reino Post 21 in Iron River, Zippidy Duda’s, the Wooden Nickel and through Greg and Sheree Stebbins at 265-3429 or 906-367-0681.
    There will be the usual array of games, raffles, prizes, camaraderie, refreshments and good food
    “The biggest raffle, the triple crown, winning ticket will be drawn that night. Those tickets are available at the same places listed above. It’s the only raffle you don’t have to be present to win,” said Sheree Stebbins.
    Some of the game and raffle prizes include hunting blinds, a tree stand, climbing stick, game cameras, many guns, crossbows, a kayak with paddle, gift cards, local products baskets, hand crafted art, silent auction items.
    American Legion Reino Post 21 ladies are cooking their famous roast beef dinner and other entrée choices, with the usual salad, potaoes, vegetable, bread and dessert.
    A fun tradition will continue when an extra special pie made by Grandma Carol (Dallavalle) will be auctioned off to determine the table that gets their meal served first.
    All proceeds from the pie auction go to an Iron County youth fund that supports hunter safety and organizations involving kids.