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The Second Century Habitat Fund raised more than $700,000 for habitat conservation, with more than 500 people attending its June 3 gala in Sioux Falls. They included country musician Coffey Anderson, Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty, Gov. Kristi Noem and Marilyn Vetter, the president and CEO of Pheasants Forever. Vetter presented the fund with a $50,000 check in support of its mission to maintain habitat and a healthy pheasant population.
The event featured live and silent auctions and raffles. Prizes included a new Toyota Tundra and an AlumaCraft boat.
“The Gala was an incredible night for the future of habitat and conservation in South Dakota,” said Adam Bender, chairman of the board. “From landowners and outdoor-industry leaders to celebrities and elected officials, it was inspiring to see so many people come out and show support for the Second Century Habitat Fund.”
The gala’s title sponsors were Pheasants Forever and Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s. It also included a diverse array of sponsors, including: Millborn Seeds, H-S Precision Rifles, Beretta, Vortex Optics, Ruffland Performance Kennels, Weatherby, Gunderson Jewelers, World Trophy Adventures, The Lodge at Bolton Ranch, Korzan Custom Woodworking, Liberty Safe of SW Minnesota, Toyota dealers of South Dakota, AlumaCraft Boats, POET, Heartland Energy, First Interstate Bank, Scheels, Bad River Ranch, Brett Favre, SITKA, The Walleye Guys LLC, Girthy Girls Guide Service, Silencer Central, Federal Ammunition, Legend Seeds, Roseland Ranch, Sharpe Automotive, First National Bank of Pierre, Final Rise, Lee Kjos Outdoors, Seekins Precision Rifles, St. Croix Rods, and YETI.
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