Sugar River Valley Pheasants Forever Early Fall Newsletter


Annual Banquet:  Make plans now to attend our 15th annual banquet at the Ludlow Mansion on the evening of Saturday September 28th .    Doors will open at 5 with the meal planned for between 5:30 – 7:30.  Program & Auction starts at 8pm.  Fill out the enclose ticket application & return it to us ASAP.   Ticket Application Deadline is September 20th.  Send Ticket Application & Check to Bob Wesenberg, W8110 HWY 81. Monroe, WI.  53566 or Dave Wisnefske W4634 Richland Rd Monroe WI. 53566

In addition to our usual memberships, spouse, youth, and sponsorships we are also offering a special “tables for 8” at the banquet for $300.   In addition to a reserved table & 8 dinner tickets the table package includes 2 PF memberships, and an advertisement in the Banquet Program.  The Table Captain purchasing the reserved table is also eligible for a special raffle.  This is a great way:  1. Help Pheasants Forever; 2.  Promote and Advertise your Business, and 3. A chance to get together with friends, Co-workers or valued employees.  Please send along a business card we can use for advertisement in the banquet program.  Additional PF memberships for Adults can be purchased for $25 when sending in the ticket application or at the banquet. 


Fall Youth Events

            4H  Shooting Sports Program:  The Chapter is helping to co-sponsor a Shotgun Shooting Sports program together with the County 4H program and the Argyle Rod & Gun Club.  5 Thursday night programs, are being presented out at the Argyle Rod and Gun Club starting on August 7 at 7:00 PM, and running through the first Thursday in September.  This will include a review of hunter safety, shooting skills, dog handling, game cleaning & preparation, and hunting theory.  Each session will include hands on trap shooting.  The final session will include Sporting Clays.  The program will be largely repeated during the morning of the Chapter Sponsored Youth Hunt planned for October 12th.  Graduates of the 4H program can hunt in the morning.  Call Jeff Kopp at 934-2061 for more information on the 4 H program.

            Combined Boy Scout & Girl Scout Fall Camporee:  The Chapter helps sponsor a huge Boy/Girl Scout Camporee planned out at the Dave & Kris Wisnefske Farm planned for the weekend of October 4-6.  The daylong program on Saturday consists of dozens of small sessions on some aspect of outdoor skills, hunting, fishing, conservation, and the environment.  We have stocked 1300 trout and are expecting around 300 kids and probably about 100 adults for the event.  We need help up at the Rod & Gun Club for trap shooting and hunter safety.  We could also use some help down at the archery range & in particular down at the trout pond where it would be great to have one adult to help out each kid in the groups or troops coming through.  We can also use help with:  Out Door Cooking, Flint knapping, Black Powder, Turkey Calling, Duck Calling, Trapping, DNR, Taxidermy, Orienteering, Water Quality, Indian Folklore, Fly Tying, & other environmental topics as well as any other topic you can come up with that would be great for the kids.  For more info call Dave Wisnefske at 325-4606.

            5th Annual Pheasant Youth Hunt:  The Chapter, The Argyle Rod & Gun Club, DNR, 4H & other conservation organizations will again sponsor a “Learn to Hunt” Youth hunt at the Argyle Rod & Gun Club & adjacent pheasant habitat on October 12th.  A classroom program is planned for the morning including hunter’s safety review, trap shooting, hunting theory, dog handling, game preparation & handling.  In the afternoon a one on one mentored hunt with dogs is planned.  Interested youth must have completed or are completing Hunters Safety this fall to be eligible.  Mentors with dogs & interested youth should sign up on the back of the ticket application & send in ASAP.  For web info:   E-mail or call Dave Wisnefske at 325-4606 or Bob Wesenberg at 325-4494


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