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The Arizona Deer Association (ADA) Hosts Fundraising Banquet At ISE

The Arizona Deer Association (ADA) will host its annual fundraising dinner in partnership with the International Sportsman’s Expo (ISE) at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 25. Doors for the banquet open at 4 p.m. and a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 6 p.m.

Tickets to the banquet are $70 each, which includes admission to the International Sportsman’s Expo, where anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the latest in products and services, plus celebrity guest appearances, clinics and free giveaways.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the expo and finish the day with a relaxing meal, followed by an opportunity to discover more about ADA’s wildlife preservation initiatives. Casual attire is welcome.

ADA will offer banquet guests the opportunity to bid for three coveted Arizona State Commissioner’s tags not available through the regular Game & Fish drawing for Black Bear, Mule Deer and Coues Whitetail Deer. These tags, valued between $5,000 and $200,000, allow the winning bidders to hunt statewide for a full year, between Aug. 15, 2012 and Aug. 14, 2013 in virtually every open unit for those species.

The banquet will also feature a silent auction, where hot items such as firearms, outdoor gear, artwork, vacation packages and more will offer fodder for competition during the evening.

“We’re partnering with the Sportsman’s Expo to promote our message of conservation. Many don’t realize that game and fishing sportsman are also ardent conservationists.

“Our efforts to preserve the natural habitat for, and expand the population of Arizona’s wildlife is [the] message we want to share with young people especially, an the Sportsman’s Expo is a fantastic family event,” said Pete Cimellaro, ADA board member and chairman for the banquet and this year’s ISE event.

To purchase tickets for the banquet that includes admission to the International Sportsman’s Expo, visit http://www.azdeer.org/2012_banquet/2012_banquet.htm

Note: A private, non-profit organization, the Arizona Deer Association (ADA) passionately protects and preserves Arizona’s natural habitat to ensure the expansion of the mule deer and Coues’ deer herds. Resources derived from fundraising efforts underwrite continuous efforts that support outreach, research, awareness, programs and education to that end, working in partnership with the Arizona Department of Game & Fish. For further information, visit http://www.azdeer.org.


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