I usually save my call till the end of my columns, but because of the important nature of the subject abovem you’re going to get my view on the situation now.
I’ve been a hunter and outdoorsman all my life. My father, Tom Sunderlin, instilled it in me from the time I could run behind him in the woods at 5 years old until he quit hunting because of physical limitations several years ago.
I have embraced it more than any other sport I’ve ever been involved with, especially over the last 20 years. As Mossy Oaks says, it’s not a passion it’s an obsession.
But it’s just like any other thing you do, sooner or later you have to give back what you’ve taken or it will all fade away. And that’s what we do with our share of the monies made from this banquet, give back!
Give back to the county in which we live and the organizations that have the volunteer manpower and facilities to pay forward and pass on our traditions and heritage.
If you’re the kind of sportsperson, I think you all are, please consider supporting us and attending Buck Fever Night and remember, pass it on or it will surely pass on.
The Ashtabula County Wildlife Conservation League (ACWCL) in conjunction with Whitetails Unlimited will be hosting their annual “Buck Fever Night” on Nov. 29, 2013 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds Expo Building in Jefferson.
50 of all net proceeds will go directly back to our local area, Ashtabula County, for conservation-related activities. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth programs in cooperation with Ashtabula County Conservation League (ACWCL).
Single non-membership ticket cost is $25 and includes dinner. Purchase your Buck Fever tickets by Nov. 15 and be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 book of gun raffle tickets!
Table-captain package includes 10-buck fever tickets, entry in table-captain-only gun drawing, free WTU cap, seats reserved in your name and recognition as a special WTU guest.
Raffles — $100 hunters-raffle package, 9 gun-board raffle tickets, 30 bucket-raffle tickets, WTU gift, WTU 1-year membership.
Purchase a $100 raffle package before Nov. 25 and also receive a bonus gun ticket and a free $50 hunters-raffle book (3 gun-board raffle tickets, 10 bucket-raffle tickets). This item is picked up at event, Buck Fever ticket is NOT included!
Become a sponsor — Donate $150 in cash or merchandise and receive our WTU sponsor Browning knife with case and decal, two Buck Fever tickets, and entry into a sponsor-only gun drawing! Please call for merchandise sponsorship opportunity.
Memberships — Purchase a 1-year associate membership for $25, not necessary to purchase to attend event, and is included with $100 hunters package.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call me at 466-2223, Tim Starkey at 992-2195 or WTU Headquarters, Denny Malloy, at (330) 507-9489.