Date: Thursday, August 06, 2020
Time: 12:00 AM
Directions: Online (Map)
Discuss Fall Events and 2021 Banquet
We decided that we will still put on the Hunt For a Cure event and the Youth Hunt, but we will not be doing the Veterans hunt this year due to Covid and lack of funds.. This was more so a decision by the folks who work with the Veterans than us. We plan on keeping things very, very basic for the Hunt For a Cure and Youth Hunts. No food, no live auctions, and we are going to encourage online registration and other “socially distant” ways to make these events happen. This will require a little more pre-planning and organizing than in past years, but I think we can make it happen. The Hunt For a Cure is scheduled for October 3rd, and the Youth hunt will be on October 17th. We are going to pursue possibly bumping the banquet to summer time and doing it at the Fairgrounds. More to come on this after we check into the details a bit more. We agreed as a group to support the Southern MN Deer Hunters group with a project to fix up an access road on a large WMA with a $3,000 donation. We reviewed that PF National is debating putting a Regional Biologist in SE MN, and that our chapter would be responsible for $1,000 - $2,000 year to help cover this cost. This individual’s primary role would be to help sign up CRP acres in our area. Everybody seemed very interested in this idea. c We discussed that there is still hope for the Worlein/Austin Area Foundation property, and that we’ve found a family with neighboring land who seem willing to work with us. Nothing is finalized and no details to share, but there is hope. Our next meeting will be Thursday, August 20th, at 5:00 via Zoom. I will send out an invite for this sometime over the next week or so.