400-plus turn out for Chukar event | RecordCourier.com

400-plus turn out for Chukar event

by Shane Murphy

More than 400 people came out for the 29th annual Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser last Saturday night at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, many of whom won raffle prizes or participated in the auctions.

Participants received various items including shotguns, ammunition, camping and hiking equipment and even a German shorthair puppy. Tri-tip sandwiches were devoured and friends enjoyed each other’s company while funds were raised to support wildlife preservation projects the Nevada Department of Wildlife operates.

Participants came from the Carson Valley, Carson City, Fallon and Reno. Tim Franklin of Reno came down for his first Chukar Club expefrience.

“This is a lot of fun,” he said. “I had heard about Chukar Club before but never made it down. There are a lot of great things to win or buy, the food is great, and the best part is that things are affordable.”

Drink tickets were $1 each while five raffle tickets sold for $10. Dinner was included in the cost of a ticket.

“I think that I will definitely come back next year,” said Franklin. “This has been a good time and it’s a really great program.”

Whoever missed out this year can always attend and enjoy next year’s event.