Get Your Banquet Tickets Now!

Dear Members and Friends,

This year’s MSGDA Auction & Banquet will be held Saturday, May 6th at the Eagle River Lions Club,
located at 8344 Eagle River Road. Those of you who have attended past banquets know what a great
event this is. So come out for a fun evening with friends and win some great prizes.

Our banquet gets better every year. Last year, we had the best array of raffle and auction items
ever. This year, the raffle and auction items will be even better! We already have guns, Zinger
Winger Products, an e-collar, and many hunts which include Nunivak Muskox, Koyukuk Moose, North
Dakota Pheasant, and Beluga Ducks. Don’t miss out on the chance to win!

100% of the auction and raffle revenue supports MSGDA programs and events. The funds raised allow
us to keep entry fees low and provide quality birds and equipment. The banquet is a fun opportunity
for club members, guests, individuals interested in training retrievers, and the general public to
win valuable items and support MSGDA.

The Dinner Menu this year will feature three entrees: Baron of beef, Teriyaki chicken, and fish with sides
of salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried rice, green beans with bacon, rolls, and great deserts.
Cost of the dinner will be $45 per person, or $85 per couple. So join us for a great meal and
cocktails at the Lions Club.

Sign up now to be included in the 2017 Early Bird Flyer. Details about the Early Bird gun, banquet
tickets, and renewing your membership are included in the attachment.

Complete and return this Mail In Form for Banquet and Membership Renewal  promptly to ensure you are entered in the Early Bird Raffle. To RSVP please return the form, or contact Bob Maloney at or 727-1047. 

Don’t forget to bring your kids; all of MSGDA’s events are family events.

Once again this year is the ability to pre order raffle tickets, banquet tickets and membership in
one transaction, using Pay Pal.

2017 Banquet and Membership

You may also reserve a corporate table by contacting Graham.

To donate items or cash to underwrite the cost of items, or reserve a corporate table, please
contact Graham Wood at or 980-6127.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at the MSGDA 2016 Annual Auction, Banquet &
Membership Meeting on May 6.

Very truly yours,
MSGDA Board of Directors

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Muskox Tags at the MSGDA Annual Banquet & Auction!

MSGDA is pleased to announce that it has renewed their cooperative agreement with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the purpose of fundraising through the auction sale of Governor’s big game permits issued by ADF&G at our annual banquet and fundraising auction.

MSGDA has been awarded two permits to sell at the auction. The first is a Muskox tag DX001 or DX003 on Nunivak Island in GMU 18, DX001 permit date that this permit allows you to hunt is September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017. TheDX003 permit date that this permit allows you to hunt is February 1, 2018 through March 15, 2018. Both permits are for one Bull Muskox. The permits may be purchased by a resident or nonresident. The purchase price of the permit will also include a complimentary hunting license.

The second permit will be for Moose DM 823-830 in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area of GMU 21D and 24. The tag which will be granted will depend on the winner of the auction and it is open to residents and non-residents with the option of guided or unguided hunts by non-residents. DM 828 permit is for residents for any bull with season dates of September 5, 2017 through September 14, 2017. The DM 830 permit is for residents for any bull September 16-25th. DM 827 permit is for non-guided non-residents September 5-14, 2017 and the DM 829 is for non-guided non-residents September 16-25th 2017. The DM 823 is for a non-resident guided September 5-14, 2017 and the DM 825 non- resident guided September 16-25th, 2017. All of the non-resident permits are for one bull with the 50 inch or 4 brow tine restrictions. The permits will also include a complimentary hunting license issued by ADF&G. Please refer to the Draw hunt supplement on the ADF&G website for further information regarding permit areas, dates and restrictions.

The MSGDA auction May 6, 2017 at the Eagle River Lions Club will be the place of bidding and purchase of the permits. Out of state bidders are strongly encouraged. They may bid by phone or by proxy. The permits may not be sold or exchanged for anything of value. However, the winner of the auctions will have five days to designate another individual to whom the permit shall be issued.

The proceeds from the sale of the Governor’s permits will be split between MSGDA and the ADF&G with all proceeds shared with ADF&G to be dedicated to the ADF&G Kachemak Bay Harlequin duck research project. This project includes banding and shoreline surveys and possibly the use of geo locaters to collect biological data in order to better understand the habits and movements of sea ducks in general.

In order for this program to be successful we need the help of all members to spread the word about the availability of the permits at our upcoming banquet. The availability of the non-resident permits for the Koyukuk moose is a rare opportunity to get the permit of a lifetime for a non-resident as there are only 2-3 permits issued per year through the random draw system. Please let everyone you know, about this opportunity, as it may not come around for a number of years as the permits awarded to MSGDA from year to year will vary.

Questions regarding any of the above information may be directed to Matt Arndt 907-229-5344 or

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Square Pond Lease Renewed

The Lease on the Square Pond has been renewed. Check out the latest on Permissions and requirements to use the area.  Full Details at

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