Sportsmen and sportswomen in southeast Idaho are joining forces to help with an important cause-fighting hunger.
The seventh annual Sportsmen Against Hunger event is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the CAL Ranch Store in Pocatello.
Those who attend the event can help raise money for the Idaho Food Bank by playing a hand or two of poker. One hand costs $10.00, and if you buy two hands, they'll throw in a third hand for free!
After "players" (age 18 and over) visit the various event booths set-up throughout the store by sportsmen's organizations, they are then eligible to draw cards for poker hands.
Those with winning hands will take home some great prizes including beautiful wildlife art donated by Ducks Unlimited, a Howa Sport King 308 with scope and a Camp Grill donated by CAL Ranch, a Bone Collector high carbon steel knife with bone handle donated by Pheasants Forever, and many other wonderful prizes.
Event booths will have information, displays, hands-on activities, raffles, and there will be some fun items and activities for kids as well, including Fish and Game's laser shot simulated hunting game.
Stop by and visit with folks from fantastic groups dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation, including Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Pocatello Field Archers, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Southeast Idaho Fly Fishers, Mule Deer Foundation, and Western States Equipment.
Western States Equipment is also asking for folks to bring in canned goods to their booth as part of their annual Dump Hunger Campaign. Earlier this week, the Southeast Idaho Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation already helped get things started with their $500 donation to the Dump Hunger Campaign.
We hope to see a "full house" of folks and fun at the Sportsmen Against Hunger event on January 25. You can "bet" on having a good time while helping to "deal" a blow to hunger in Idaho.
For more information about this special event or to find out how your sportsman's organization can get involved, please call 380-1055.