President’s Message Winter 2023
Hopefully your season is going well! Mine has been better than the last two seasons. It’s Banquet time again! We hope most of you will support us at our annual banquet on February 25th this year. According to our survey, the majority of the foundation wanted to keep the banquet in SLC knowing that our prices will be higher. As you may suspect, the prices are even higher than we anticipated. We will keep the banquet in SLC and appreciate your support! Please find the banquet order form at: Banquet and Donations (utahchukars.org) We will have a buffet dinner this year, so you will not need a dinner choice. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Travis at email@example.com or 801-360-6553.
Some Foundation Highlights from this year include:
- Guzzlers installs and repairs
- Continuing a guzzler crew partnership with the UDWR
- Chukar releases
- Supporting quail trapping and transplanting
- Supporting and volunteering with a youth fair and a youth CAPS project
- Continuing sage grouse and other grouse data collecting projects
- Partnership with a USU forest grouse study
- Partnership with a BYU chukar 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 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 February 25th. Please sign up early for the banquet to make sure you have a spot. We anticipate filling up and the earlier you sign up the better the deals and the better we can plan accordingly. Sign up for the banquet at utahchukars.org
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 2022-2023 season may be presented to a board member at the banquet to receive 3 free raffle tickets per token earned. Additionally, any person who accomplishes the entire Utah Upland Game Ultimate Slam may contact Travis Proctor (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. 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 and habitat improvement projects are under way utilizing funds generated by the upland slam with matching Pittman Robertson funds and partner organization donations. Learn more at: https://wildlife.utah.gov/upland-game-slam.html