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
“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.
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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 WyoFile.com. 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*
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