Meeting Set For Sept. 20 In East Grand Forks To Revitalize Local Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Chapter

The Min-Dak Border Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association has floundered in recent years, but efforts are underway to revive the chapter and the good work it has accomplished over the years.

A meeting to discuss revitalizing the chapter is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the East Grand Forks Eagles Club, 227 10th St. NW. In a news release, Angie Forconi, chapter coordinator for the Grand Rapids, Minn.-based MDHA, said the meeting will include electing new chapter officers along with brainstorming ideas for banquet fundraising and developing donation goals.

In its 30-year history, the MDHA chapter has contributed to such causes as scholarships for Forkhorn youth outdoors camps, firearms safety training donations, youth shooting events, mentored hunts, sponsorships for the annual Options deer hunt for disabled hunters at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, emergency winter deer feeding and distributing seed for food plots.

“It is evident that bringing back this chapter and a banquet fundraiser would be a significant benefit to the community,” Forconi writes in the news release.

In seeking new members to revive the chapter, Forconi said the goal is to make a “positive local impact by raising capital support for youth outdoor activities and by increasing support for the habitat needs of the northwestern deer herd as well as uniting your local deer hunting voice.”

Anyone with questions about the meeting or the Min-Dak Border Chapter of the MDHA can contact chapter member Loren Abel at (701) 741-1147 or lorenabel@gvtel.com; or Stu Weston, MDHA regional director in Roseau, Minn., at (218) 689-4252.