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Huey

Metro MDAA Banquet

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Huey

Anyone going this Saturday?

Anyone been to it before? How late does the banquet run? I joined this year and haven't been to a banquet yet.

I'm going to try to be there. I might have to leave early too, but I want to at least check out the fish house that I'm going to win. Yeah right..... \:D\:D

Huey

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tca12

The dinner is usually pretty good, lots of prizes to try and win with raffle tickets (you put your tickets towards the stuff you'd like to win), and they try to get done by 9:00pm or sooner. There are silent auction items like decoys and prints too. The grand prize fishhouse on wheels is drawn last but you don't have to be there to win. My wife and I won it last year so it actually does happen!

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bassNspear

i want to go soooooooo bad but i cant beuase of work. Win something for me Huey!!!

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merkman

I will be there Huey.

It will be my first time there too.

We will look for ya.

I donated one of the spears I made this year to be given away as a prize.

My wife was wondering what is for dinner?

Hopefully you will let me spear with you one day next year, from your new spear house. lol

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bassNspear

i thought that you were getting a new house merk?

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merkman

Actually I picked up a new house (an 8X8 portable, the 4X6 was a little too comfy for 2) but it is not even close to being as nice as that one!!!

If I win the big fish house at the banquet, I will bring steak instead of catfish to the next Get-to-Gator!!!

It sounds like Huey has it all wrapped up though, so all I can hope for is to get a spearing trip out of the deal. grin.gif

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bassNspear

HECK YA..

Im always interested in steak. Good luck on getting that new house.

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Huey

 Quote:
We will look for ya.

Will you recognize me without my orange hat?

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bassNspear

i dont know if anyone knows ou without the hat.

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merkman

Well I just got back from the banquet and it was a really good time!! Really good food, more than I could eat!!! There were tons of prizes. My wife and her friend ended up with gift certificates from Applebee’s. They really packed the people in!! I was really impressed with the turnout. I didn't get to see Huey (or the orange cap) there but I did see some other familiar faces. I ended up sitting across from a guy who spears lakes within 15 miles of my house. So we may get to go out spearing next year. It is amazing to hear from so many within the org that are working so hard to maintain our rights to hunt, fish, spear and trap within Minnesota. I was really amazed at how many people drove their pickups in. lol I was one of the optimistic ones too, but I am sorry to say that there will be no steaks at the get to gator; someone else won the wheel house. Man that thing was nice!!! I tried for the auger but ended up short there too!!! The food and people were wonderful and it was well worth the trip. I big thanks to all the companies that donated prizes. Canvas Craft gave at least 2 nice portable houses, the wheel house from ice castle and there were a ton of other companies that gave things also. Hats off to all of them!!! I wish I had a list of all of them that donated and advertise here so we can give each and everyone of them a big kudos. I hope to make it to next year’s banquet.

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merkman

I forgot to mention that I saw a Fish's Sporting toys saw and spear there too!!

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Huey

So what was for supper?

I stopped by for a while btu couldn't stay for supper. I think I was there from 4:30 to 5 or so. There were a ton of good prizes. It was neat to check out some of decoys, spears, the wheel house, etc. It looked like was going to be a fun evening. Hopefully, I'll get to attend next year.

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bassNspear

there awesome stuff to go to, thats why i was so upset that i was unable to attend.

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spearchucker

Even if you guys couldn't make the banquet you should think about joining the MN Darkhouse Assoc. It is cheap and all the money stays in the state to promote angling and spearing and to keep tabs on the proposed laws.

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bassNspear

that is correct. I am a member of it as well, and its a great time to be a member of. Awesome little newspaper they send out as well.

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merkman

Photos from the banquet

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Special thanks to Steve Flesland for taking 2008 banquet Photos.

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bassNspear

those are awesome photos. Looks like it was a great time

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