Chukar Club fund-raiser was a huge success |

Chukar Club fund-raiser was a huge success

Don Quilici

The 20th 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 a total of more than $65,000.

The top auction prize of the evening was a 5-day bird hunt in Argentina for one hunter that was won with a bid of $2,550.

Other winning bids included: A Remington Youth Sportsman Auto-Loading 20 gauge shotgun for $825, a six-person fishing trip with sportfishing guide Mickey Daniels at Lake Tahoe for $850 , a round of golf for four persons at the Edgewood Golf Course for $700 and a 10-week-old German Shorthair pup for $600.

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.