Charity pheasant hunt set for SaturdayProceeds from event will aid Mount Vernon Legion baseball.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
MOUNT VERNON — The American Legion in Mount Vernon is hosting a pheasant hunt fundraiser Saturday at the Rosewood Barn Hunting Lodge in rural Mount Vernon.
Legion member John Fraser said the funds raised will support Mount Vernon Legion baseball. He said a similar event two years ago raised about $1,000, most of which went to help members participate in the Honor Flight program. This year, Fraser said event organizers are hoping to raise $1,500.
“You’re supporting your Legion, supporting the veterans that have supported your country,” Fraser said.
During the guided hunt, participants will be able to take five birds because they hunt on pheasant preserve land; the normal limit is three birds.
Fraser said it is $100 to participate, and any contributions should be tax deductible. Sign in will start at 12 p.m. at the Legion in Mount Vernon, followed by a safety video. Fraser said hunting should start about 1:30 p.m.
He said the goal is to attract 40 people, but up to 50 could be accommodated — though they will be divided into hunting parties of no more than 20 people.
At the conclusion of the hunt, there will be a Rocky Mountain oyster and chislic feed at the Legion, for a free-will donation.
If interested, contact Fraser at (605) 236-5253 or (605) 630-0287.