Turkey federation plans banquet

Published Apr 3, 2013 at 05:00AM

The Central Oregon Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting its annual banquet and fundraiser Saturday at the Bend Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Road.

The group is a nonprofit organization composed of sportsmen and hunters that is “dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of our hunting heritage,” according to its website.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. The event includes a live and silent auction, games and gun and prize raffles.

Cost ranges from $60 for an individual (includes meal and membership to the National Wild Turkey Federation), $25 for children and $85 for a couple up to $800 for a sponsor table. Proceeds benefit the organization’s outreach and habitat conservation projects.

Registration for the event is requested by today.

Contact: Jason Preston, 541-693-4597.