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Bucks Night another big success for Star Prairie Fish and Game

Don Jackelen shows off one of the 72 guns that were given away as part of the festivities at the annual Star Prairie Fish and Game Bucks Night, held on Nov. 16 at Ready Randy’s in New Richmond

The passion for hunting is on full display each year at the Bucks Night, held each year by the Star Prairie Fish and Game organization.

For more than 20 years, SPF&G has been holding Bucks Night on the Monday before the opening of the deer rifle hunting season. And every year, it is wildly popular with area outdoor enthusiasts. This year’s event was held last Monday at Ready Randy’s in New Richmond. The 275 seats allocated for the event quickly sold out, with a number of people turned away.

The raffles, giveaways and auctions are a huge draw for this event. There were 72 guns given away during the evening, the most guns ever at a Bucks Night. The variety of guns was staggering, ranging from pistols to shotguns to rifles. And the odds are incredibly good that most people will go home with a gun or one of the other raffle items from the event.

SPF&G is a non-profit organization that has done incredible work in a number of outdoor-related areas. It has done more than $150,000 in habitat-related projects, including placing several hundred fish cribs on Cedar Lake.

The organization provided more than $100,000 toward work done at Star Prairie’s River Island Park. SPF&G has given out thousands of dollars worth of scholarships. Among its yearly events are providing pontoon rides and fishing opportunities for senior citizens and sponsoring youth hunts.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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