SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo Chapter of Safari Club International will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser March 9 and the keynote speaker is author, Biologist, TV host and legendary outdoorsman Larry Weishuhn.
San Angelo Safari Club President Jimmy Fontenot says this year’s banquet will be bigger and better than ever and has moved to the McNease Convention Center for more room.
Weishuhn is popularly known as “Mr. Whitetail” he has hunted big game throughout the world including extensively in North America and Africa, but also in Europe, Asia, South America, New Zealand and Australia. He hunts primarily big game animals.
Weishuhn is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a professional wildlife biologist, he has long been in involved in a variety of wildlife research including work with such varied animals as desert bighorn sheep and alligators. He has established quality wildlife management programs on over 12,000,000 acres across North America and other parts of the world.
Fontenot says the San Angelo Chapter of SCI has proven to be a worldwide supporter of wildlife conservation efforts and the annual banquet fundraiser financially supports those efforts.
According to the San Angelo SCI website, hunters are true wildlife conservationists; and it is hunters’ money that pays for the vast majority of wildlife conservation projects in the world today. If it were not for sportsmen and the money they generate, wildlife populations would not be as healthy as they are today. There are numerous species of game that have come back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts and money from Safari Club International members and other sportsmen.
The fifth annual Hunters Extravaganza includes a live auction, a silent auction and bucket raffle along with dinner and open bar service. There are several levels of sponsorship for the banquet including the Big 5 VIP 8 person tables for $5,000, VIP tables for $2,500, and tables for 8 at $1,000. Individual tickets are $125 each. The doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.
For more information call Leland Key at 325-895-0861 or email [email protected].