LUTHER, OK – The Fifteenth Annual Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever fundraising banquet will be held at Eleven Oaks Ranch on Saturday evening, August 22, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm featuring a BBQ dinner, live auction, raffles, multiple gun drawings and more for an evening of entertainment that goes to benefit local efforts for improving and restoring wildlife habitat focused on quail and quail hunting. Oklahoma Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever chapters have been forming across Oklahoma to engage conservationists and hunters to help improve declining quail and pheasant populations in Oklahoma throughout the state. The organization gives their local chapters 100% of the decision making as to how their fundraising dollars are spent for local (emphasis on local), state and national projects and initiatives. A portion of the proceeds raised at this event will also benefit the Luther High School FFA Shooting Team and the OU Clay Target Team.
Having people who care about quail and quail habitat is critical to rebuilding populations – this is why Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever is a stand-alone leader for upland wildlife habitat conservation. Since 2005, 19 Quail Forever chapters in Oklahoma and 1 Pheasants Forever chapter have formed to make an impact to benefit quail and other wildlife in Oklahoma. Collectively, as part of this conservation success story, with more than $360,000 spent plus another $165,000 matching grant dollars for more than $525,000 that has been put towards projects that benefit upland birds and other wildlife in Oklahoma, along with R-3 and youth outreach programs, in getting more kids outdoors. Local chapters work in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association, NRCS, Audubon, Noble Research Institute and many other partners to ensure quail remain at the center of Oklahoma’s rich outdoor heritage. Participation in all events helps make a difference for our upland birds and Oklahoma’s habitat.
Becoming a Quail Forever member and attending the fundraising banquet is for the quail hunter and upland bird conservationist who wants to make a difference for quail and local wildlife because Quail Forever is the only national conservation organization that operates under the very unique model of empowering its local chapters with the responsibility of determining how 100% of its locally-raised conservation funds are spent within the state. Pre-purchase tickets online allows instant scanning to be admitted without standing in line to purchase tickets, and also will be entered into a gun drawing. Membership & dinner tickets are $55 which includes a great dinner, a year’s membership and subscription to the Quail Forever Journal and a Quail Forever decal. Spouse and family member meals are $25; and youth dinners for 16 and under are $20. Chapter Sponsorships are available for as little as $250 as well as Corporate Sponsorships, which include membership, dinner tickets along with event recognition, promotional opportunities via website and email depending upon the level of sponsorship. Call John Bellah at 405-517-2015 for Sponsorship information.
Quail Forever is extremely proud of its accomplishments, but the need for continuing conservation work is still just as urgent now to keep the momentum going in making a difference. Become a part of the mission to preserve and restore critical upland wildlife habitat. Keep
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Covid-19 Precautions & Protocol
We are taking every precaution to be as safe as possible. Some of the steps we will be taking are:
1. A non-invasive temperature check at the door. If your temperature is 100.4 or above, you will not be allowed into the banquet.
2. While wearing masks are encouraged by all, it is an option for all guests. There will be free masks available for you if you forget to bring yours.
3. Tables will be spaced further apart than normal. We have booked a large facility so we will have ample space between tables.
4. Chairs per table will be limited unless you are part of a family or the same group. If you arrive with a group or find friends you are comfortable sitting with, by all means, sit together so you can enjoy each other’s company. If you would rather sit alone or with more space between diners, we will arrange that as well.
5. All servers will wear masks and gloves while serving.
Please note that several guests may be vulnerable, and we wish to try and protect them as much as possible.
If you are not feeling well or have any Covid-19 symptoms, please be considerate of others and do not attend.
About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 142,000 members and 730+ local chapters across the United States and Canada. Becoming a Quail Forever or Pheasants Forever member and attending fundraising banquets is for the bird hunter conservationist who wants to make a difference because PFQF operates under the very unique model of empowering its local chapters with the responsibility of determining how 100% of its locally raised conservation funds will be spent within the state.
Information for this event:
Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever 15th Annual Banquet (Oklahoma City Metro area)
When: August 22, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm for a great evening of fun, games, live auction & more for the upland bird enthusiast. 100% of all fundraising stays in control of the chapter – help raise $$ for habitat & youth! Buy your tickets before the event to be entered into a gun drawing!
Where: Eleven Oaks Ranch, 21601 Diagonal Rd. in Luther Oklahoma
Cost: Membership Dinner ($55), Spouse/Family Dinner ($25), Youth Dinner ($20)
Contact: Troy Ellefson at 405-412-4521
Sponsorship Information: John Bellah at 405-517-2015