The Eagle Rock - Idaho chapter of Ducks Unlimited is throwing a special Waterfowl Sportsman’s Party this Thursday, Aug. 23. Up to 10 guns will be up for grabs as well as outdoor gear for the sportsman in your family.
The event promises an evening full of games, raffles, good food and a great time to be had by all.
Tickets include food, bottomless beer, and a Ducks Unlimited two-piece hunting knife set.
• $25 - Single
• $15 - Youth
• $75 – Discount Single w/$100 in Raffle Tickets
• $100 – Discount Couple w/$100 in Raffle Tickets
The more pre-registered, the more guns will be added. Sign-up and bring a friend who has not attended an Eagle Rock Ducks Unlimited event and both of you will be placed into a drawing for a gun.
The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. at Teton Toyota 2252 W. Sunnyside Road. For more information call 208-241-9805 (Don Lewis) or visit www.ducks.org/idaho.
Ducks Unlimited has chapters and programs throughout the country, but Idaho is a particularly active state for the organization.
On Aug. 7, Ducks Unlimited met with two of Sen. Mike Crapo's (ID) key staff members; representatives of the Southern Idaho Land Trust (SILT); and John Shaw, owner of Hagerman Wings Farm (HWF) to discuss the merits of tax incentives associated with donated conservation easements in Hagerman.
DU Biologist Chris Colson, the SILT team and Shaw led Michael Quickel, senior policy advisor, and A.J. Church, regional director, on a tour showcasing the Hagerman easement. DU, Shaw and SILT partnered to secure a grant for the easement, which was funded by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). The grant allowed DU to purchase the easement on HWF land for SILT. As a result, Shaw was able to benefit from tax incentives afforded by the charitable donation of the remaining value of the easement.
The time spent with Sen. Crapo's staff members gave Colson and other DU staff the opportunity to promote the benefits of the enhanced easement incentives, and the waterfowl habitat they contribute to the region, as they relate to the trend of parceling and developing large family farms and ranches in southern Idaho.