Q-Tip: Chukar Club fund raiser

The 14th annual Carson Valley Chukar Club fund raiser will be held this Saturday evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The Carson Valley Chukar Club is a local sportsmen's organization in Douglas County, dedicated to improving the chukar population of the State of Nevada and to also improving upland game bird habitat.

Each year, the club holds its major fund-raiser at the fairgrounds and that one-night event generates about $20-25,000.

Those monies are then used for many worthwhile projects, such as the rearing and releasing of chukar into the wilds of Nevada, the construction of man-made water collection devices known as "guzzlers," which are used by small animals and birds, the rearing and releasing of ruffed grouse into various areas of the state, support of the Nevada hunter Education Program, significant contributions to the Nevada anti-poaching program known as Operation Game Thief, etc.

You can reach the Douglas County Fairgrounds by following these instructions:

Just drive south on U.S. 395, out of Gardnerville, to the last traffic signal light (at the 7-11 Store).

At that intersection, turn left onto Pinenut Road. Take that road for about three miles to a large metal building, located on your right-hand side.

If you want to sit anywhere near the front of the huge crowd (approximately 400-500) that will be attending, you need to arrive early to secure a good seat. If you're late, you'll be seated in the far-back of that large room or even worse, you'll be standing.

The fund raiser will open its doors to the general public at 6 p.m., and the event generally lasts until about 11 p.m.

In between those two times, you can enjoy a great-tasting, barbecued, Tri-Tip sandwich dinner, complete with beans and salad.

During the evening, you can order your favorite drinks from their well-stocked bar.

And during the course of the evening's fund raiser, you will have a chance to win from about 100 very nice raffle prizes and about 40 great items in the silent auction and in the live auction.

The cost to attend is $25 per person for adults. It is $15 for those under the age of 18. That price also includes a one-year membership in the Chukar Club.

The fund-raiser is open to everyone, but anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Don't miss this annual opportunity to attend one of Western Nevada's most popular sportsmen's events.

For information, call Ron Pierini at 267-3365.


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