I heard last call on tickets is coming soon. RGS membership is not
required to purchase ticket/attend which can be done at www.susquehannagrouse.com/sportsmens-banquet/
Included with dinner ticket is "a bar drink ticket, door prize entry, hors d'oeurves, appetizers, multi-meat buffet meal, dessert, upland short-film screening, presentations from RGS, PGC and DCNR about PA state grouse status and about a proposed Drummer Fund project. Ample chances for raffles, and auctions". Some of the items I heard up for grabs- full mount grouse or woodcock taxidermy service, 1 full month of pointing dog training at Shady Hills Kennel, sporting clays shoot for several people w/ golf cart use, several guns, Orvis fly rod and reel, RST Shotshells, hunting gear, dog gear, young homing pigeons for springtime pick-up, 1-day retriever training day (train the trainer?), winery gift cards, outdoor gear, etc. The drummer fund project in question would be used as a pilot study that if successful could provide operating procedures to manage low-value birch and beech stands that are widespread on state forests through the state, in a way perhaps akin to commercial aspen stands in some aspects.
I'd considered staying home and just arguing on the internet, but that gets old and doesn't get much done.