The West Central MI Branch will be holding a Membership fundraiser to support our local NDA efforts in the West Michigan area!
Covid-19 has not allowed us to hold our annual and very popular Banquet for the past 2 years. In the past, the Banquet has provided memberships and financial support for the organization. The funds raised from our annual fundraisers directly impacts the local mission work of the Branch.
We want to get back to work for deer and deer hunters in our community so we put together a fundraiser with 7 quality prizes you could win!
Here are the details:
Entries will be available HERE, as well as hard copy tickets. The ticket count will be updated daily to account for all ticket sales until we reach 300 tickets sold. Tickets will also be sent to anyone who purchased a ticket online. The tickets will be pulled in person and the ticket number on the paper ticket will be the entry number that is used. MI raffle license # R60239.
The STAINLESS LW is a limited time special offering 1911, with white dot rear sight and red fiber optic front sights, weight reducing aluminum frame, contrasting black small parts and sharp looking gray laminate grips with checkered gripping area for positive hold round out this unique package.
The Kimber 1911 Lightweight, stainless steel Arctic Model 9MM is sponsored by Den Ketelaar Plumbing Inc. This firearm is valued at $760.
This Ruger American Rifle in 350 Legend features a GoWild I-M Brush Camo pattern, the go-to pattern for anyone hunting from the low plains of central Texas to the high plains of Wyoming, Montana, and The Dakotas and all states in between.
The Ruger American rifle is a 100% American made firearm that offers outstanding performance, at a great price. The patented pending Power Bedding Integral Bedding Blocks ensure outstanding accuracy, while the Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger is user adjustable for a crisp 3-5lb trigger pull. This new configuration of the American Rifle features an AI-Style magazine.
The Ruger GO Wild cerakote camo 350 Legend is sponsored by Jerry Slade at Michigan Whitetail Properties. Gun is valued at $630.
The Ruger American Ranch may be light in weight, but it is not without its share of premium features. This rifle is chambered in .450 Bushmaster, has a 16" barrel, and camo stock. The installed Ruger Marksmen Adjustable trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user adjustable between 3 and 5 pounds, allowing shooters to make that perfect shot. The soft rubber butt pad is crafted for maximum recoil reduction so that you won't feel the brunt of the power the 450 Bushmaster cartridge packs. When you hit the woods this fall make sure you have the best tools for the job, make sure you have a Ruger.
The image provided may differ slightly from actual product. This firearm is sponsored by Austin Miedema with SSL Corporation: Bi-Weekly Firearms Auctions. Gun is valued at $550.
This is a 4 Hour, 2 Person Fishing Trip with Getting Bit Guide Service (Or, a $350 credit to be applied towards a longer duration trip and/or additional people. Remaining balance covered by winner beyond the initial $350)
Winner will need to coordinate with owner Greg Knapp via (616) 570-2946 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and schedule the trip. Check out their website at:
Getting Bit Guide Services offers Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter fishing options. Depending on season, species include: King Salmon, Steelhead, Skamania Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout
Getting Bit Guide Services fishes the following waters: Lake Michigan, Muskegon River, Pere Marquette River, Rogue River, Big Manistee River, Kalamazoo River, Saint Mary's River, White River, Flat River, and Betsie River.
Please read more about Getting Bit Guide Service below...
"Being one the most productive Michigan river fishing guide services on the water, we are Getting Bit Guide Service will put you into the best position to catch that trophy Salmon, Steelhead, or Trout that you are looking for. Let us teach you and guide you onto fish today. Float Fishing, Fly Fishing, Crankbait, Plug, Back Bouncing...we do it all on our West Michigan Rivers.
Our guide services specializes in King Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass, and Trout guide trips or charters on the West Michigan rivers such as the Grand River, Muskegon River, Pere Marquette River, and Big Manistee River. These rivers are some of the most productive waters in all of the Great Lakes for Salmon, Steelhead, and other migratory Trout species. We are a full time guide service, so we are always on the water and know where the best opportunities are at. We routinely utilize different methods to catch the fish that we are after on our charters, you will not be limited to using just one method.
We supply the use of premium fishing rods, reels, terminal tackle, and baits on our charters. We don't skimp on our great, and there are no hidden costs for using our bait. "
Hayley Woodworth of Michigan Mortgage sponsors: Professionally Guided Fishing Trip with "Getting Bit Guide Service.” Trip is valued at $350. Hayley Woodworth will provide a free appraisal for anyone who purchases a raffle ticket and does a refinance or purchase with her. This is a $400 value!!! Check out her website at: https://www.michmortgage.com/hayley-woodworth/
Tractor/ATV/UTV drawn 4 foot HD 1/4" thick Roto Molded Polyethylene cultipacker. Durable, heavy duty construction will allow the Packer Maxx drum to withstand all types of terrain...rocky, to gravel to sand. Heavy Duty 3/8" steel frame with scraper bar. Available with or without the flip over wheel kit. https://www.packermaxx.com/
The PackerMaxx PMX4STND Cultipacker is sponsored by The Law Office of Whitney S. Lemelin. Item is valued at $545.
This premier ticket package with the West Michigan Whitecaps includes 8 Premium Seats located behind the Visitor’s Dugout.
The West Michigan Whitecaps are a professional minor league baseball team. A member of the 16-team Midwest League and Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, the Whitecaps play 70 home and 70 road games each season. "Home" is Fifth Third Ballpark, a privately-owned stadium built in conjunction with the Whitecaps' arrival in 1994, located in Comstock Park, MI (seven miles north of Grand Rapids, MI). https://www.milb.com/west-michigan
This ticket Package includes 8 Premium Seats located behind the Visitor’s Dugout and is sponsored by Fifth/Third Bank. Winner will coordinate with a bank representative to pick a date that works. Package is valued at $350.
The first entry into the Fundraiser gets you a 1-Year National Deer Association Membership. If your membership is current, the additional 1-year membership will be added onto your existing membership to renew when it expires. You can also choose to gift the membership.
This MUST be your first entry.
Den Ketelaar Plumbing Inc. has sponsored the Kimber 1911. Thank you for your support!
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Jerry Slade of Michigan Whitetail Properties has sponsored the Ruber Go Wild .350 legend. Thank you for the support of the West Central Michigan Branch!
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Austin Miedema with SSL Firearms has sponsored the Ruger American .450 Bushmaster. Thank you to Austin and SSL Firearms for your support of the West Central MI Branch.
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Hayley Woodworth of Michigan Mortgage has sponsored the fishing trip with Get Bit Guide Service.
Hayley will provide a free appraisal for anyone who donates and received an entry in this fundraiser and completes a refinance or purchase with her. This is a $400 value!
To learn more, visit her website below:
The Law Office of Whitney S. Lemelin has graciously sponsored the Packer Maxx cultipacker. Thank you for your generous support of the West Central MI Branch!
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Fifth Third Bank has sponsored the premium seat ticket package for the West Michigan Whitecaps. We appreciate their support of the West Central MI Branch.
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The West Central Michigan NDA Branch carries out the mission work of the National Deer Association in their local community.
The National Deer Association (NDA) has finalized a name, mission, leadership team and strategic vision for promoting wise stewardship of North America’s most iconic and important wild game animal. Forged from the combined strengths of two successful organizations, the Quality Deer Management Association and the National Deer Alliance, the new non-profit National Deer Association is adapted to work more effectively for deer and hunters in the altered landscape of wildlife conservation.
The unified National Deer Association has a combined 38 years of action that has shaped deer conservation and changed the way deer are managed. New challenges call for adaptation, engagement with new demographics, and a fresh approach to protect deer, hunters and the hunting industry.
The National Deer Association will be focused on the following mission work:
Education and Outreach: The National Deer Association will carry forward the reputation for reliable information for hunters, empowering them to be more informed, successful and engaged stewards of deer and wildlife. Teaching the non-hunting public about the keystone position of deer in the success of all wildlife conservation will be a new goal. Familiar programs, titles, and multi-media channels will be strengthened and broadened through key partnerships in the hunting industry.
Recruitment, Retention, Reactivation (R3): The highly successful and tested Field to Fork adult hunter recruitment program will be the cornerstone of the National Deer Association’s R3 effort aimed at growing hunter numbers, instilling a desire among experienced hunters to serve as mentors and increasing acceptance of hunting among the general public.
Policy and Advocacy: Protecting deer and hunting requires skill in the rooms where wildlife policy and legislation are formed. Though both parent organizations spent considerable time in this arena, Pinizzotto in particular brings experience on Capitol Hill to the team. Uniting hunters behind wise deer policy is a primary goal.
Deer Diseases: A number of diseases, most notably the always-fatal chronic wasting disease (CWD), present serious threats to the future of all deer species and deer hunting traditions. The National Deer Association will build a coalition of hunters, wildlife agencies, and scientific experts to answer these threats.
The National Deer Association combines the strengths, resources, and core initiatives of two organizations into a single, modernized outfit able to serve deer, hunters, and the industry more effectively at a time when the need is greatest. The new group has the resources and vision to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat, and hunting for the next generation.
You must be 18 years old to legally claim your prize. You must be 21 years old to claim the pistol. Winners must also pass all required background checks to claim prize. Winners will be required to pick up their firearm from the FFL, Randy’s Hunting Center, in Bad Axe, MI. Or winner will be responsible to pay shipping to have the gun shipped to an FFL dealer. Winners may be subject to paying a transfer fee from the FFL to claim the firearm. Prizes other than firearms will be the responsibility of the winner to pick up from the Branch or winners would be responsible for shipping if an item is to be shipped.