Local Muley Fanatics Chapter Announces Upcoming Banquet and Presentation

The 10 Country Chapter of the Muley Fanatics Foundation will be hosting its second annual fundraiser and banquet from 4:00PM-10:00PM on Saturday Feb. 27th at the Fremont Center in Riverton Wyoming. In addition, the chapter is hosting a free presentation by ThinkWY Road Scholar Gregory Nickerson from 6:30PM-8:00PM on Thursday Feb. 11 at the Fremont County Public Library in Lander. The highlights of the upcoming banquet include the hilarious antics of Kevin Blake Wheldon, comedian and singer, and a catered dinner by Big Daves Dutch Oven Cooking, who serves the entire meal up via a passel of dutch ovens. “We aim to make our banquet unique, in doing so our banquet planning team puts a lot of thought into our decorations, prizes, merchandise, games, entertainment, and meals. We want our banquet to be memorable.” Said Jared Oakleaf, Co-Chairmen for the local chapter. Banquet tickets can be obtained by clicking here or by calling Jared Oakleaf at 307-349-2703, or Rowdy Anderson at 307- 851-6962. Nickerson’s program, Wyoming’s Big Game Migrations: New discoveries tracing incredible journeys, explores the history of human interaction with wildlife in motion. Through still images and video, Nickerson tracks the story of big game migrations from prehistory to modern day scientific conservation efforts. The program concludes with an open discussion about audience members’ experiences with migrating wildlife and an opportunity to hear about the 10 Country Chapter’s grassroots partnership to better understand migrating mule deer within Fremont County. [image: Inline image 1] *Greg Nickerson* Gregory Nickerson is a writer and filmmaker for the Wyoming Migration Initiative at the University of Wyoming. Originally from Big Horn, he has a master's degree in history from UW. From 2012-2015 he was the state government and policy reporter for the news website He has produced history documentaries in Philadelphia, and worked as a hunting guide at the Darwin Ranch in the Gros Ventre Mountains. While new to the map of non-profit groups in Fremont County, the accomplishments of the 10 Country Chapter are noteworthy. The first banquet had nearly 350 attendees and raised $35,000 in profit. The chapter has since turned around and allocated most of this money back to mule deer research, habitat enhancements, and hunter recruitment in Fremont County. The funded projects include: a Dubois and Lander mule deer migration study, an aspen enhancement project in the southern Windriver Range, and an archery target upgrade for the Riverton 4-h club. “As was the case last year, the majority of the funds raised at chapter hosted events will stay in Fremont County to benefit mule deer and hunter recruitment here at home. We are truly making a difference every time we support this organization,” said Colby Erickson supporter and banquet planning team member. *Feature Image: h/t Jessi Johnson* #county10 #news #sponsored #mff