Ruffed Grouse Society preparing for fundraiser banquet

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Mid UP chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold a fundraiser banquet on Saturday.

The family friendly event will take place at NMU's Northern Center, with doors opening at 5 p.m.

A full dinner will be served, along with cocktails and both silent and regular auctions.

It's all to benefit the work of the Ruffed Grouse Society, which is a non-profit organization that works to implement high quality, science-based forest management practices on public lands.

They improve wildlife habitats with the help of state and federal agencies by doing projects like tree plantings, providing food sources for game species, and improving public and hunter access.

"Hunters are the number one funders of wildlife conservation on the ground. So while we obviously want to make sure that we're maintaining our rich sporting traditions, we also want to make sure that we're reaching out to the larger hunting demographic and retaining hunters while nationwide they are declining," says Ruffed Grouse Society wildlife biologist Heather Shaw.

Different banquet packages are available depending on how many people are going.

For more information, visit their website, or you can purchase your tickets at the door.