By Don Quilici
The 19th annual Carson Valley Chukar Club fund raiser was held last Saturday evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
According to Ron Pierini of the Chukar Club, that function attracted a jammed-packed, full house (the largest crowd ever) and raised more than $60,000.
The top two auction items of the evening were a Beretta 12 gauge shotgun that was won with a bid of $1,250 and a 9-week-old German Shorthair pup with a bid of $900.
The top raffle winner was Mark Munoz of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, who won six times!
Those monies will be used for a number of worthwhile projects in Nevada, such as the construction of man-made water collection devices known as "guzzlers," which are used by small animals and birds, support of the Nevada Hunter Education Program, significant contributions to the Nevada anti-poaching program known as Operation Game Thief and the annual Kids' Fishing Derby in Douglas County.