President’s Message Winter 2018

Greetings,

The eternal fall has made for an interesting hunting season. This year has been a bit tougher for most, but hopefully you’re enjoying the unusual warmth -though I’m sure there will be a price to pay-.

It’s Banquet time again. We hope you will support us again at our annual banquet. Please find the banquet order form in this issue and also at our website utahchukars.org (banquet options should be up by Jan. 17). For those of you who help us each year and donate, we hope you will find yourself in a position to help again this year. Please contact Alan at alan.smith@grousecreek.com or Travis at travis.chukar@gmail.com or 801-360-6553. Remember to support our donors first and thank them for their contributions! We couldn’t do all we do without them!

Some Foundation Highlights from this year include:

• Central Region Guzzler project (we are half way through installing another 17 guzzlers).
• Southeastern regions guzzlers. More guzzlers were installed in the Southeast again this year.
• Supporting and volunteering with two youth fairs.
• Supporting a new grouse infrared Lek study.
• Continuing sage grouse and other grouse data collecting projects.
• Partnering with a USU forest grouse study.
• Volunteering and providing input/feedback on many upland projects in the state.

We are a strong voice and partner for upland game and upland sportsmen/women in the state. Your support at our annual banquet provides the necessary funding to support these upland projects on Utah’s public lands. Working as a partner with the UDWR and other agencies we make your money stretch much further than if we tried to do everything on our own. Thanks as always for your support!

This year’s annual banquet will be held at the Sheraton in downtown SLC on Feb. 24. Please sign up early for the banquet to make sure you have a spot. We anticipate filling up quickly and the earlier you sign up the better the deals and the better we can plan accordingly. Sign up on the banquet page or use the flyer in your newsletter.

Upland Slam Banquet offer:

Those who participated in the upland slam program can be rewarded at our annual banquets. Each upland slam token earned for the 2017-18 season may be presented to a board member at the banquet to receive 3 free raffle tickets per token earned. Anyone earning all 5 2017-18 tokens will also receive a free plaque to hold their tokens, contact Travis Proctor (travis.chukar@gmail.com) to get the plaque. Additionally, any person who accomplishes the entire Utah Upland Game Ultimate Slam may contact Travis Proctor (travis.chukar@gmail.com) to receive a free banquet dinner.

These incentives will be offered in future years as well, so if you didn't participate this year you can always participate next year. Remember all money earned from upland slam participation goes directly toward upland game projects in Utah. It is great way to support upland game in Utah. Currently Valley quail trapping and transplanting is under way utilizing funds generated by the upland slam with matching Pittman Robertson funds.

Learn more at: www.uplandgameslam.org