Chukar club fundraiser Saturday |

Chukar club fundraiser Saturday

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Ron Pierini, left, and Ron Wilcks display a handmade clock that has been donated as an auction item for the 31st annual Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser Saturday night at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
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The Carson Valley Chukar Club will host its 31st annual fundraiser Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. for an evening that will include dinner as well as raffle and auction. Proceeds from the event are used to support wildlife habitat projects for outdoor hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in Nevada.

Fundraising chairman Ron Pierini pointed out that last year’s event raised more than $83,000. Projects funded by the club in 2016 included Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse restoration to Northeastern Nevada, Maison T. Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skill Camp, Carson Valley Ducks Unlimited youth day, Mountain Quail/Ruff Grouse research and restoration, supporting the local Kids’ Fishing Derby and hunter safety education program, as well as Greater Sage-Grouse monitoring.

“People donate items and some just give us checks,” Pierini said. “The support we’ve had down through the years has just been great.”

Fellow committee member Todd Wilcks added that the organizing staff is experienced.

“We have a core group that has been there 31 years,” Wilcks said. “They’re amazing.”

Approximately 50 auction items will be available and at least 100 raffle prizes each worth $100 will be given away.

Dinner will include tri-tip, homemade beans and salad. Raffle and auction items will include rifles, shotguns, fishing equipment, wildlife artwork and more. Participants must be at least 16 years old and smoking is prohibited inside the pavilion at the fairgrounds.

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