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We’d like to recognize our MVP Supporters & Advertisers. They have generously contributed cash, goods or services of varying amounts in support of our organization. For more information about our MVP Supporters click on their logo or image and visit their website!

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2024 Banquet Sponsors & Donors

Thanks to our great supporters, we were able to hold a very successful live event at the Kato Ballroom in Mankato. We would like to thank all those that generously supported Minnesota Pheasants, Inc.. Below are listed those that elected to support MPI with our individual banquet sponsor option.


Individual Banquet Sponsors

Sponsors are those that have elected to support us through our Individual Sponsor Program.

For our 38th anniversary banquet we had 126 sponsors – a new record!

Ahrens, Jeff
Althoff, Chad
Anderson, Denise
Anderson, Eric
Anderson, Scott
Arckes, Ron
Average Joe’s Bar & Grill – David Persig
Average Joe’s Bar & Grill – Jonah Persig
Barnett, Marty
Benjegerdes Farms – Sam Benjegerdes
Benrud, Jerry
Benson, Jon
Bergemann Farms, LLC – Ron Bergemann
Biever, Bo
Boening Brothers – Kate Boening
Boertje, Ethan
Brandenburg, Larry
Bruns, Loren
Brunz Construction – Kathy Brunz
Brunz Construction – Tom Brunz
Butzer, Damian
Cain, Brian
Chamberlain, Mike
Cornish, Tony
Curry, Leslie
Dauer, Thomas
Davis, Randy
Ehlers, Adam
Ehlers, Darrell
Ewel, David
Firm Foundations – Bruce Walters
Frederick, Joe
Garden City Rod & Gun Club
Goodrich, Todd
Hansen, Mark
Holland Solutions Company – Chandler Holland
Hudrilik, Jon
Hudson, Dale
Hudson, Gary
Hudson, Scott
Hundt, Ralph
Johnson, David
Katzenberger, Todd
Kjellberg, Greg
Krosch, Ryan
Krosch, Wayne
Kruger, Bill
Leary, Jason
Leary, Kyle
Leiferman, Troy
Levi, Kevin
Levos, Bruce
M&M Insurance – Chad Ostermann
Mace, Gary
Mankato Motor Company – Brian Taylor
Mankato Motor Company – Mike Stinski
Mankato Valley Remodeling – Andy Cramblit
Manke, Rick
Maurer, Lane
Maurer, Michael
May, Glend
McGinn, Rob
Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Bend of the River Chapter
Mullendore, Nathan
Needlemyer Hunt Club – Joel Pederson
Nicollet Conservation Club
Olfert, David
Olson, Tyler
Ostermann, Arlen
Ostermann, Ryan
Ostermann, Scott
Pederson, Hunter
Pederson, Jay
Peterson Motor Grade Service – Dennis Peterson
Pheasants Forever Minnesota
Phillips, Kyle
Pilling, Ned
Prange, Mark
Printwear Graphics – Dan Cline
Prosser, Al
Quiram, Robert
Quist, Scot
R&E Enterprises – Evan Goodrich
Ramsden, David
Ratcliff, Chad
River Valley Training – Rick Bruels
Rohlfing, Andy
Runge, Dean
Sabinish, David
Sargent, Grant
Severns, Konor
Severns, Thomas
Smith, Delwin
Smith, Terry
Smith, Travis
Smothers, Dwayne
Smothers, Ray
South Street Saloon – Devin Gasswint
Stevens, Andy
Stokman, Henry
Stokman, Tod
Stordahl, Jon
Stormont, Desiree
Strassburg, Kaya
Strassburg, Matt
Strassburg, Zach
Swanson, Brian
Swanson, Chris
Syngenta Seed of Amboy
Tanhoff, Todd
Thompson, Kirby
Trauger, Dean
Utermarck, Jim
Ward, Howard
Waugh, Steven
Webb, Bob
Wiens, Glen
Wiens, Todd
Wihlm, Todd
Wingert Land Services – Chuck Wingert
Winter, Jackson
Workman Retirement Planning, LLC. – Tony Workman
Wuebker, Dean
Zellmer, Randy
Zuehlke, Eric
Zuehlke, Nick

Donors & Advertising Partners

Donors are those that have made generous product, service or cash donations for our annual banquet.

Ace Hardware of Lake Crystal
All Pets Medicine, Surgery & Rehab Clinic
Anderson, Eric
B&L Bar of New Ulm
Benjegerdes Farms – Sam Benjegerdes
Big Gain, Inc.
Bingham Hall Bed & Breakfast
Blue Earth County Soil & Water Conservation District
Border States
Boss Shotshells
Brady, Carol
Bullemer, Gary
C & S Supply, Inc.
Caribou Gun Club & Shooting Preserve
Chuck Spaeth Ford
Community Bank Mankato
Compart Family Farms
Computer Technology Solutions
Crysteel Truck Equipment of Lake Crystal
Cub Liquor – Mankato
Custom Log Design – Paul Jensen
D Bar 169 in Vernon Center
Dahlheimer Beverage
Dale’s Marine in Mapleton
Dehen, Dr. Mark
Dokken Dog Supply
Ehlers, Darrell
Essential Services of Mankato
Final Rise
Freyberg Petroleum
Gardner, Bill
George’s Fine Steaks & Spirits
Gun Dog Supply
Hering, Tasha
Hermel, Janet
Hern, Shawn
Hild, Denny
Hubbard Life – Dr. Ed Bonnette
Hudrlik, Jon
Key Cities Conservation Club
KEYC Television
Koenigs Custom Service – Dallas Koenigs


Krosch, Ryan
Krosch, Wayne
Lake Bar & Grill of Lake Crystal
LIV Aveda Salon & Spa of Mankato
Looft, Nita
M&M Insurance
Mankato Eagles Aerie & Auxiliary 269
Mankato Motor Company
MGM Wine & Spirits of Mankato
Michel, Joe
Milwaukee Electric Tool Company
Morgan Creek Vineyard
New Ulm Brewing & Beverage Company
Nicks Car Care of Mankato
Nicollet Soil & Water Conservation District
North Star Aviation
onX Hunt
Ostermann, Chad
Purvis Firearms Training, LLC
Radio Mankato
Rapidan Dam Café
River Valley Training, LLC – Rick Bruels
Schmidt’s Meat Market of Nicollet
Sitka Gear
Swanson, Brian
Syngenta Seeds, Inc. of Amboy
TGK Automotive Specialist of Mankato
The Back Porch – Tasha Hering
Thompson, Kirby
Tow Distributing
Turbes, Jared
Ugly Dog Hunting
Vernon Center Lumber
Vestis Uniforms & Workplace Supplies of Mankato
Volk Transfer
Vortex Optics
White Fox Fur & Feather
Whitetail Properties Real Estate
Yeti Coolers
Zuehlke, Karen



We would also like to thank the following individuals for their past and present support of our organization. Each has been a tremendous help and we appreciate their dedication and support!

David Salsbery, Randy Zellmer & Gary Mace for their professional guidance.

Mike Malling of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for his long tenured relationship with our group.

Debra Loon (Executive Director) of the Minnesota Valley Trust for her on-going efforts in our area.

Eran Sandquist (Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever Midwest Conservation Delivery Director), Tanner Bruse (Pheasants Forever Minnesota State Coordinator) & Pheasants Forever, Inc. for their on-going support and partnership on past, present and future projects.

Nicollet Conservation Club, Key Cities Conservation Club & Garden City Rod & Gun Club for their on-going support and partnerships on past, present & future projects.

Brian Taylor & Habitat Partner – Mankato Motor Company for their continued generous support of our organization.

Crysteel Truck Equipment of Lake Crystal & Fridley for their continued generous support.

MARCO, Inc. – Eric Casteel, Darin Lerbs, Jason Voight & the MARCO Crew for their continued support.

Vestis Uniforms & Workplace Supplies of Mankato & Justin Ling for their continued support.

KEYC News NOW & Radio Mankato for their continued support.

Syngenta Seeds – Neil Goodell, Mike Herbst & Barry Kuhlmann for their generous long-time support of our organization.

Jordan, Mitch & Logan Drager for their continued help in food plot development.

Dave Kruse at KruseTech for his technical support.

Lake Crystal Ducks Unlimited for their continued support of our efforts and long-term banquet volunteer assistance.

Tania Cordes Goettl & the Kato Ballroom for their long-term support.

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Minnesota Pheasants, Inc. - PO Box 202, 401 Chapel Street - Good Thunder, Minnesota 56037


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