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TC Chatper MI Sportsman's Banquet Featuring James Lindner Feb 21st

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Open to the Public – Twin Cities Chapter Muskies, Inc. 2009 Sportsman’s Banquet

February 21st, 2009

Minnesota Valley Country Club – Bloomington

Doors open at 5:30p

You are cordially invited to attend the The Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies, Inc. annual banquet fundraiser. Our featured speaker is James Lindner. This year we will have more than $10,000 in prizes including;

Guns – including a Benelli shotgun

Guided Fishing Trips

Ice Fishing Gear from Vexilar and Clam

Entertainment Packages

St. Croix Legend rods

Plus loads of tackle, storage and other gear.

Purchase tickets early. Seating is limited.

Purchase raffle ticket and dinner packages and save up to $75.00.

Purchase tickets with a mail-in order form or with credit card on-line at www.twincitiesmuskiesinc.org

Did you know?

The Twin Cities chapter of Muskies, Inc. uses funds raised from events like this banquet for:

• Stocking muskie yearlings in Minnetonka, White Bear and other metro lakes, dramatically improving survival rate and increasing numbers of catchable fish sooner.

• Working with the DNR to develop a new long-range muskie management plan to include new muskie lakes.

• Playing an intergal role in getting public support to stock Lake Pokegama, a new lake in the DNR muskie management program.

• Maintaining muskie rearing ponds with plans to add more to implement additional stocking goals.

• Hosting, in cooperation with the Fish-A-Thon organization, youth fishing outings in the Metro area.

• Providing a fishing home opener for several hundred veterans at the Minnesota Veterans Home.

• Hosting outings with members of the Capable Partners organization.

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We still have a few seats avaialable and are approaching $15,000 in high qualify prizes. Tickets are only $35.00 ea but you must have a reservation prior to the 17th to ensure we have enough food.

Proceeds help make stocking metro lakes possible.

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