The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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November 4, 2013

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: It’s time to give back!

Not only is the rut fast approaching but the biggest and best banquet in Northeast Ohio is almost upon us.

I’m talking about Buck Fever Night. Buck Fever Night being sponsored by Whitetails Unlimited (WTU) in conjunction with The Ashtabula County Wildlife Conservation League (ACWCL).

Now, if you’ve read my columns in the past around this time of the year, you probably already know what this is all about, but for you newbee’s, I’ll give you a brief rundown.

The ACWCL, which is now a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is the recipient of 50 percent of the net from this banquet. As with all other large organizations, WTU is receives the other 50 percent. But… it is the best game in town, compared to the NRA, NWTF and all other organizations as to theage they keep.

What do they do with their 50 percentof the money? I don’t know, it’s none of my business. On the other hand, what does the ACWCL do with theirage of the money?

They give it away.

That’s right, give it away!

I know firsthand because I’m the president of the ACWCL and before being president for the past two years have been involved with them for another 10 years before that. And guess what else? It all stays right here in Ashtabula County! It goes toward furthering conservation and passing on the traditions of the hunting, shooting, fishing and outdoors sports.

Again, all right here in Ashtabula County.

Our Outdoor Education Weekend (OEW) held at Ashtabula Rod and Gun Club is a prime example of that. An entire “youth only” weekend dedicated to outdoor education, hunting, fishing, firearms and archery safety, water safety, tracking skills, outdoor ethics etc, all accompanied by hands on exercises, not just “book learnin’.” A completely 100-percent free weekend to any kid who wants to attend, funded by the monies we make from this banquet.

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