3/12/2014 6:01:00 AM Kingman mule deer group hosting fundraiser
The Mule Deer Foundation paid for this watering hole at the Shadow Mountain Ranch in southern Mohave County.
Don Martin Outdoors Writer
KINGMAN - The Mule Deer Foundation will host its first-ever fundraising banquet on Saturday and all sportsmen are invited.
"Our local chapter is dedicated to working to improve the habitat in Mohave County for wildlife, including mule deer, which we believe need a lot of help," said John Beauchamp, the local chapter chairman.
The group has been operating for more than a year and already has completed several water projects in the county, he said.
"Water is especially important in the desert, and we have already done projects on several area ranches that will provide a permanent water source for wildlife," Beauchamp said.
The banquet will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Prizes to be given away include 12 firearms, Grizzly coolers, a Mathews bow, Fox Pro electronic call, and Kennetrek boots. The first 50 people through the door will receive a $60 packet of raffle tickets.
The catered dinner starts at 6 p.m. Dinner only costs $20, while a ticket that includes a one-year Mule Deer Foundation membership costs $55.
Couples tickets are $75 and include two dinners and one membership. Tickets can be purchased at On Target Enterprises or online at www.facebook.com/mdfkingman.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door or by calling Beauchamp at (928) 715-0085.
When asked why he is involved, Beauchamp said, "I want to give back to the resource, and I love to hunt mule deer."