Be sure to plan ahead for the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Lake County Chapter 15th Annual Sportsman Banquet approaching in the coming month of April.
The kid friendly, Saturday, April 6 event will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds with doors opening at 4 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and auctions beginning at 7 p.m.
Dinner will be served by Lake County Search & Rescue who’s preparing a tri-tip and chicken meal. Only 300 dinner tickets are available and OHA has set up several packages including dinner tickets, raffle tickets and even memberships for attendees.
Games will be present at the event as well for kids and adults alike, creating a fun and enjoyable evening.
As for the auctions themselves, the Lake County Chapter is no slouch.
Nearly 50 guns will be raffled off throughout the evening, the most the event has ever seen. Around 14 or so guns (no hand guns) and a bow will be raffled off for youth and the remaining number of guns and an additional bow will be in the other raffles. There will be silent auctions, live auctions and a wall of weapons that is separate from the raffles, but it’s not just guns featured at the event. Expensive camping items and other OHA purchased/donated pieces will be included as well.
Two of the most sought after items will be in packages, one from Coastal Farm & Ranch, which includes a Nosler M48 Liberty 300 WSM and another from Les Schwab Tires featuring a Kilo 2200 BDX Range Finder. These packages also include other items such as gift cards and scopes.
OHA identifies as a “family-oriented organization that believes the youth of today will be the hunters of tomorrow”. The youth will be the individuals that keep the tradition alive.
The association has 25 chapters statewide and over 10,400 members made of all types of hunters from bow to trappers. Working hand in hand with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Oregon State Police (OSP), OHA ensures that present and future generations will have a huntable wildlife resource.
With any questions regarding the banquet or more OHA news, contact Laura Cooper at 541-810-1617, Tom Zarosinski at 541-219-0614 or Teresa Lucas at 503-640-3368.