Ducks Unlimited meets in Tipton

Andrew Sommerer, president of the Moniteau County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, displays a Mossberg .270 caliber rifle with scope which was the prize in a drawing.

Andrew Sommerer, president of the Moniteau County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, displays a Mossberg .270 caliber rifle with scope which was the prize in a drawing. Photo by David Wilson.

The Moniteau County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) held its annual dinner meeting and fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton on Thursday, Nov. 3.

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Larry lehman, Moniteau County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited committee member, displays a Beretta Ducks Unlimited shotgun offered in the live auction at the annual dinner meeting Thursday, Nov. 4. other auction items shown include framed items by artists Terry Redlin, Fred Rothenbush and David Maass.

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The receiver of the 12 gauge Beretta shotgun in the live auction at the Moniteau County Ducks Unlimited live auction is engraves with flying ducks and the Ducks Unlimited name.

Money raised at the Moniteau County DU chapter event has funded reclamation and restoration of more than 250 acres of wetlands. At the fundraising portion, a variety of items were auctioned, including art works (paintings, prints, sculptures and carvings), home furnishing items, weaponry (firearms, air rifles and knives) and miscellaneous items with the DU emblem. Funds from drawings and games also contributed to the money raised.

For more of this story check out the Nov. 9 issue of the California Democrat.

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