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Ducks Unlimited to host annual fundraising event

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Guthrie Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is holding its annual fundraising event on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the American Legion. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Mallard DuckEach year, local Ducks Unlimited chapters hold grassroots fundraising events to support the organization’s habitat conservation mission. Recent successful Oklahoma projects through DU’s Southern Prairies and Playas Initiative include work on Drummond Flats and Waurika wildlife management areas (WMAs). DU and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation made improvements on these public habitats to provide critical stopover and refueling habitats for waterfowl and improve public hunting opportunities.

Ticket prices are as follows:  $45 (single), $55 (couple), $15 Greenwings (ages 17 and under), $260 (sponsor – 1), $275 (sponsor couple), $210 Corporate Table and includes dinner and a 1-year membership to Ducks Unlimited. There will be raffles for various hunting products and equipment, as well as a silent and live auction.

If you are interested in attending the fundraising event and dinner or becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Dennis Ochs at (405) 826-2052. You can also purchase your tickets online at http://www.ducks.org/oklahoma/events or they can be purchased at the door. If you purchase your tickets by October 25 you will be entered into an early bird raffle drawing!

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest non-profit conservation organization dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.  These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.  Ducks Unlimited has conserved over 13 million acres of habitat in North America, including over 37,000 acres in Oklahoma.  Ducks Unlimited commits a minimum of 80 cents of every dollar to conservation programs and uses partnerships to ensure conservation is achieved as effectively and efficiently as possible. Ducks Unlimited also ranks 120 out of almost 1,000,000 non-profit organizations in the United States in terms of organizational efficiency.

To learn more about Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited and our conservation efforts, visit www.OK.ducks.org.

If you are interested in becoming a Ducks Unlimited volunteer, please contact Nathan Johnson at NJohnson@ducks.org or call (405) 315-0093.

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