Press Release

Do Something Wild: Support a Sportsmen's Group

Looking for something wild to do? How about attending one of the upcoming sportsmen’s banquets?

Sportsmen organizations from around the region typically schedule their banquets and fundraisers this time of year. It is the perfect time to get together as fellow outdoors and wildlife enthusiasts and do something wild for wildlife!

Banquets are so much more than just an opportunity to eat good food and have fun with the family. They also function as fundraisers to generate money for wildlife conservation, community contributions, and youth programs—right here in southeastern Idaho.

If you would like to help these groups continue with their tireless efforts, consider buying an annual membership or volunteering your time to help with a project. You can also make a contribution by attending a sportsmen’s banquet or fundraiser—and bring the whole family. From great food, to raffles for wonderful prizes, to auctions for fabulous items, and games for the kids—there is something for everyone.

Not sure when or where your favorite group’s banquet is? Check out the information below for upcoming events in southeastern Idaho, or search the internet for the information. Most sportsmen’s organizations have a website with chapter contact information.

Mule Deer Foundation, Malad Chapter
March 2, Doors open at 5:00 pm
Malad High School
181 Jenkins Avenue, Malad City, ID
Ticket and banquet information: Shane Wood, (208) 317-6255

National Wild Turkey Federation, Southeast Idaho Chapter
March 2; Doors open at 5:00 pm
Phil Meador Toyota
1855 Flandro Drive, Pocatello, ID
Ticket and banquet information: Joe Foster (208) 339-0948 or, or
Tickets can be purchased online!

Mule Deer Foundation, Southeast Idaho Chapter
March 9, Doors open at 5:00 pm; Dinner at 6:30 pm.
Courtesy Ford
1600 Yellowstone Avenue, Pocatello, ID
Ticket and banquet location information: Gabe Allen, (208) 241-4241

Pheasants Forever, Franklin County Chapter
March 9, Doors open at 5:30 pm
Preston High School. Preston, ID
Ticket and banquet information: Kody Purser, (208) 760-7096 or

Ducks Unlimited, Blackfoot Chapter
May 4, Doors open at 6:00 pm
Blackfoot Elks Lodge
123 N Ash Street, Blackfoot, ID
Ticket and banquet information: Don Thoen, (208) 589-3733

Some wonderful groups have already held their banquets this year, however, you don’t have to go to a banquet or fundraiser to get involved. Sportsmen groups like the ones mentioned above as well as Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, Blackfoot River Bowmen, Southeast Idaho Flyfishers, and others are always looking for new members, donations, and volunteers to further their conservation efforts. Give one a call today!