Tell City Ducks Unlimited will host Hunter Night Out

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Committee plans to raise funds for wetland-habitat conservation

TELL CITY - Tell City's Ducks Unlimited chapter will host a Hunters Night Out event Sept. 11 at the Tell City American Legion.

Doors will open at 4:30 and dinner will be served at 6. This year's event will feature games, raffles and auctions to raise money for wetlands conservation. The event will offer turkey, duck and deer hunters guns, gear and other hunting items, as well as wildlife art and home décor. Green wing items will also be available. A separate cornhole tournament will precede the banquet.

"This year we wanted to offer all of the hunters in Perry County a chance to get together to support a great cause and have a good time," said Bert Holtzman, Tell City Ducks Unlimited chairman. "I'm really pleased with both the quality and quantity of items we will have to offer to the deer and turkey hunters in addition to what we have had and will have for the duck hunters who attend our events. We're also excited about some duck hunts we'll have available from huntclubservices. net, including a youth hunt. We're definitely looking to do more for young hunters at our events."

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with more than 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands - nature's most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year. DU has conserved more than 20,000 acres in Indiana and given more than $10 million toward habitat in the state. Two major projects are currently under way in Indiana. A 43,000-acre project along the Wabash River and Sugar Creek flood plain and a 45,650-acre project along the Muscatatuck River bottoms will provide wetlands conservation on a historic level in Indiana. In addition to providing support for projects like these, Ducks Unlimited is committed to helping restore wetlands in the Gulf after this spring's catastrophic oil spill.

Attendees who wear camo or blaze orange will have a chance to win a gun. For more information on banquet or cornhole tournament or to purchase tickets or register, contact Holtzman at 547-2654.