Banquet Information

 

information regarding our annual banquet and other functions we may host.

Please check back often for updated information. Scroll down for highlights and information.

We have held an annual banquet since our inception in 1987.

 

If you’d like to donate to Minnesota Pheasants, Inc. or are interested in advertising during our banquet please visit our donation page.

33rd Annual Banquet

Our 33rd annual banquet is scheduled for Friday April 5th, 2019 at the Kato Ballroom in Mankato.

More details will follow as we get closer to the banquet date.

32nd Annual Banquet Highlights

We wish to extend a big thank you to all of our sponsors, donors & banquet attendees
that helped make our 32nd Annual Banquet a big success.

Thanks to all of you, the 2018 banquet netted over $50,000.00 for local habitat. Proceeds will be utilized in current projects including our newest acquisition of 451 acres near the western border of Blue Earth County. In total, we are currently partnering on new projects totaling nearly 900 acres – all right here in our area. Restoration will start on all these projects in the near future with public accessibility soon to follow. Check our projects page for details on these new parcels as information becomes available.

For 32 years you have made a big impact in the amount and quality of perpetual public habitat right in our backyards. We couldn’t do it without you. At the banquet we made available a survey to help us do a better job for you. We have reviewed those surveys and are putting your ideas into affect for the 2019 banquet and the way we run our organization. If you have other suggestions on how we can do a better job please let us know by calling or emailing us.

Supporters

Our supporters – Sponsors, Donors, MVP Supporters & Advertising Partners, are a very big part of our success and we hope you will support them. Please thank them for their generosity by patronizing their businesses throughout the year. Take a look below and on our supporters page for a complete list of all of those that so generously give to make Minnesota Pheasants, Inc. a success.

Keynote Speaker Laura Schara

Sponsored by Workman Retirement Planning, LLC.

Laura currently hosts the new series “Survival Science” on the Outdoor Channel which began airing in 2017. She also appears weekly on Fox Sports Network Due North Outdoors and also co-hosts MN Bound on KARE 11. One of her passions is wild game cooking as she hosts a segment called “Wild in the Kitchen” creating delicious field to fork recipes.

To learn more about Laura, check here.

2018 Banquet Highlights

Selected highlights of our 2018 banquet.

Mankato Ford Early Gun Raffle

Sponsored by our friends at Mankato Ford.

This raffle included three guns. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. This raffle is available before and during our annual banquet.

We will continue to offer this raffle for the 2019 banquet

Winners were drawn at our 2018 Annual Banquet – Friday April 6th.

2018 Early Gun Raffle Prizes

First Prize

Franchi Instinct 12 Gauge Over/Under

Second Prize

Winchester Super X4 Synthetic Stock 12 Gauge

Third Prize

Browning X-Bolt .270 Caliber Rifle

Above images are for illustrative purposes and may not exactly match the guns awarded through this raffle due to manufacturer model changes!

ISG Grand Cooler of Cash Raffle

Sponsored by our friends at ISG.

This raffle has three prizes. Three tickets for $20.00. This raffle is available before and during our annual banquet.

We will continue to offer this raffle at our 2019 banquet.

Winners were drawn at our 2018 Annual Banquet – Friday April 6th.

First Prize*

Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler

(& 1/2 of All Cash From This Raffles Sales.)

The 2018 Winner took home this cooler & $3,700.00 in CASH!

Second Prize

Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler

& $250.00 Cash

Third Prize

Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Softside Cooler

& $100.00 Cash

*First Prize will include 1/2 of all cash taken in from this raffles sales leading up to the banquet and banquet night!

Above images are for illustrative purposes and may not exactly match the coolers awarded through this raffle due to manufacturer model changes!

Mankato Motors Hat Raffle

Sponsored by our friends at Mankato Motors.

This raffle offers a 1 in 12 chance to win. There are Twelve numbered Minnesota Pheasants, Inc. hats – Eight are on our Live Auction, Three are on our Silent Auction and One is on our Ping Pong Raffle.

Get a hat by any of the means listed here and you are entered into the final Hat Raffle.

This raffle will be available at our 2019 banquet. We are making several changes to this raffle based on your feedback – more info to come…

Winners were drawn at our 2018 Annual Banquet – Friday April 6th.

The 2018 Hat Raffle prize was a Browning Maxus Ultimate 12 Gauge.

A word from Browning – Ultimate… Not a Name We Bestow Lightly. Just like the name implies, the Maxus Ultimate is the ultimate shotgun to add to your collection of fine autoloaders. Featuring grade III gloss Walnut a jeweled bolt, and an intricately laser engraved satin nickel finish receiver, the aesthetics of the Maxus Ultimate set it apart as an elegantly functional field gun. The receiver Engraving features pheasants on the right side and mallards on the left, alluding to just two of the game animals for which this design excels at hunting.

Above image is for illustrative purposes and may not exactly match the gun awarded through this raffle due to manufacturer model changes!

2018 Banquet Sponsor Option

The Banquet Sponsor option provides a banquet dinner ticket, Commemorative Minnesota Pheasants, Inc. Banquet Sponsor Cap & recognition in our banquet booklet & on our website. In addition, all Banquet Sponsors are entered into the Sponsor Raffle which is only available to Banquet Sponsors. The Banquet Sponsor option is $250.00.

The Banquet Sponsor option will be available for our 2019 banquet. We are making changes to this and will provide more information in the future.

The 2018 Sponsor Raffle featured a Benelli M2 American Camo 12 Gauge

Above image is for illustrative purposes and may not exactly match the gun awarded through this raffle due to manufacturer model changes!

Banquet MVP Supporters & Advertising Partners

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Minnesota Pheasants, Inc.
PO Box 202
Good Thunder, Minnesota 56037

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