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National Wild Turkey Federation

262 Burnt Meadow Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

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Banquet and Art Auction

would like you to join us on

February 25, 2017

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

As We Host Our

Twenty-Second Annual
National Wild Turkey Federation

Banquet and Auction

At the

372 Route 46 East
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Western Hoedown Theme
If you enjoyed our Beach Theme at our 2016 Banquet,
we are sure you will love our
with special events and games planned.

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The Zeris Inn is a premier banquet facitily that regularly hosts
banquets similar to ours, such as the Morris County Friends of the NRA.

The ZERIS INN is conveniently located at 372 Rt.46 East in Mountain Lakes,
just east of Denville Center.

We are sure that you will like the
decor, the food and the fun at this great venue.

Hope to see you there!!

Easily accessable from I-80 East or West, and from Rt. 46 East or West:
I-80 Exit 39 to Route 46 East. Approx 2 Miles to Zeris Inn on Right
Rt. 46 from the West: Procede East through Denville. After passing Denville, Inn is approx 1/2 mile on right. (Jest before Traffic Light on Corner)
Rt. 46 from the East: Procede West on Route 46 through Parsippany.
Stay in Left Lane at the light for Mtn Lakes Blvd. Zeris Inn is left turn at next light.

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2017 Hunting Heritage Banquet Report

The Highlands Chapter would like to thank all who attended our
22nd Annual Super Fund Banquet and made it a great success.
We had a great turnout and a great banquet!

Special THANK YOU to Committee Member Donna Yarrish. Donna made this event work.

Our "Western Theme" was complete with coral fencing, hay, saddles, and chocolate covered cactus (pretzels).

Donna took care of making or buying all the "western" decorations used, from the Ranch Gate entryway to all the table cloths in the silent auction and the back drop over the stage. She also provided Cactus, "hop-along" ponys, and a host of other items to make the theme work.

No theme would work withot the proper attire. Donna suited up in Chaps, Boots and Spurs to look the part.
The Chapter members wore cowboy attire, Hats, Vests, Western Shirts, etc.

Special prizes were awared to the best Western Costume, Couple, Individual Male, Female, and Jake.

One couple was outstainding. He wore the complete outfit, boots to hat, vest, Duster, Holster, and his better half was similarly dressed in the "West". Our auctioneer from "Pennsyltucky" is always attired in western wear and was awarded for Best Male and one of our Jakes was cowboy for the day and was rewared with a fishing rod.

In addition to providing all the decorations for our theme, Donna also put together an awesome Women's Table Raffle" with over 75 great gifts, that ranged from Jewelry to Vodka, and included gift certiicates for dinners, tickets to sporting events and much more.
The raffle was a "bucket" raffle. Sheets af tickets were sold and inidividuals chose which items the wanted to win. Overall, a lot of gun and a great game

This special woman completed these great tasks even while battling that dreaded "C" word, Cancer.
In Donna's honor, the chapter ran a special raffle with the proceeds to benefit the

The Valley Hosptital Foundation

where Donna received some of her treatments.

The Raffle Prize was a Remington 870 2oga in Pink Camo.

Donna knew that her work was appreciated, but was not expecting our surprise for her.

In recognition of her outstanding work, Donna was awarded a special plaque naming her the
Highlands Volunteer of the Year

Along with the award was a gift certiicate for a dinner for two at a top-notch local restaurant.

This year, the chapter opted to have a Buffet Style Dinner and the Zeris Inn provided a great layout

Entrees included Two types of Pasta, Chicken Francais, Chicken with Wild Mushrooms, Beef Burgandy, Potatos, A Fish entree, Sausage and Peppers, Potatoes, Mixed Greenbean Dish, Salad and Rolls.

Our Auctioneer, Eric Zettlemoyer (Zettlemoyer Auction Co.) did a fine job and quickly sold over 40 items. We had many great items in the Live Auction and many donations in our Silent Auction. We had two very special items, A Custom Knife, by Master Bladesmith, Bill Gruelich, two Eastern Shore Whitetail Hunts, by Bob Cole, Jr. who was present at the banquet, If you were unable to attend, we had several great hunts in the Live Auction including:
  • NY State Turkey Hunt for 2018
  • Cape Cod Sea Duck Hunt
  • Two MD Eastern Shore Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts
  • Two-Man Texas Rio Turkey Hunt
  • Two African Safari Hunts in South Africa and Mozambique
  • A 10-Bird Pheasant hunt in the Catskills

Once again,
We hope to see you at our
23rd Annual Banquet
In 2018

2017 Highlands Supporters

The following links are to the generous supporters who have helped to make our 2017 banquet a success. Please support them.

Albert Paul
Paul's Calls
11300 Townsend Byrd Road
Collinsville, MS 39325
(601) 737-5911
Albert at Pauls Calls.com
Irving Whitt
Irving Whitt Custom Calls"
508 Siloam Church Road
Greenwood, SC 29646
Scott Basehore
Basehore Box Calls
120 Furnace Hills Road
Denver, PA 17517
Richard Kinney
Uncle Dickie's Yelpers.Com

100 Wolf's Corner Road
Newton, NJ 07860
Jimmy Schaffer
Oak Ridge Custom Calls
149 Bonter Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Shop: 973-208-9029
Cell: 973-479-3690
Email: Jim@oakridgecustomcalls.com
Stephan Lake Lodge, Alaska Adventures
PO Box. 190406
Anchorage, Alaska, 99219
Info at Stephan Lake Lodge
Robert J. Cole, Jr.
Robert J. Cole, Outfitters
23739 St. Michaels Road
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Ryan Miller
Four County Outfitters
Seymour, TX 76380
(936) 825-5595 or (940) 257-3211
Capt Sam Lucarelli
Cape Cod Sea Duck Hunts
Chatham, MA
Charle Kucinski
NY State Turkey Hunt

Global Sporting Safaries, Inc.
Thunder Mountain Trap and Skeet
1 Mansion Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
Charlie Sahanas
Sahanas Taxidermy on Facebook

Wanaque, NJ
Jim Flynn
Jim Flynn's Truck Repair

2135 Rt. 31 Glenn Garder
Appleby's Restaurant Parsippany
1057 Route 46 East,
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Oriental Trading Company
Party Supplies
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Austin, TX
Adventure Aquarium - Camden, NJ 1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103
NJ Thunder, Minor Leage Baseball
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road
Trenton, NJ 08611
New York Red Bulls Soccer
600 Cape May St.
Harrison, NJ, 07029
NJ Jackals Minor League Baseball
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Ramsey Outdoor
835 Route 17 S
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Dicks Sporting Goods
76 Willowbrook Blvd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Bill Gruelich, Master Bladesmith
220 Franklin Road Suite A;
Randolph. NJ 07869
Christina Krajcsovics

Skull Creek Studio
Hand-Painted Turkey Feathers
Dogtra Field Training Gear
Maker of the Fieldmaster Dog Trainer
877) 359-0551

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