Tie One On with TU
Hotel Terra, Teton Village
Do you want to have one heck of a great night and support fisheries conservation in Wyoming? If so, you are cordially invited to join Wyoming Trout Unlimited and the Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited Chapter on May 4 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the first-ever “Tie One On” with Trout Unlimited (TU) fundraising event.
The event will be held at the beautiful Hotel Terra in Teton Village in conjunction with the WYTU annual meeting that will take place on May 2-5. With a reception-style dinner, no-host cash bar, raffle drawings, silent and live auctions on hand, it’s sure to be a great evening. Wyoming Trout Unlimited and the Jackson TU chapter have procured an impressive list of prizes for the night including a variety of great rifles and shotguns, guided fishing float trips from across Wyoming, tons of related fishing items feature live music by local Jackson bluegrass favorites “Steam Powered Airplane.” Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the event will get under way at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $75 each and all proceeds will go to benefit the Jackson Hole TU Chapter and Wyoming Trout Unlimited. You can purchase tickets online here or contact Scott Christy at (307) 332-7700 ext. 12 or e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you purchase a ticket on-line, please print the receipt of your ticket purchase and present it at the door for admittance. In addition, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this outstanding event, please call Scott Christy at the number listed earlier.
For those banquet attendees who would like to stay at Hotel Terra the night of the event, WYTU has arranged a special rate of $119 per night single or double occupancy. Make sure when making reservations, you identify yourself as a guest of the Wyoming Trout Unlimited Council meeting. To make reservations, call (307) 739-4000 or toll-free at 1-800-631-6281.
So come out on May 4, have a fantastic evening and support Wyoming Trout Unlimited and Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited at Hotel Terra in Teton Village.
As previously mentioned, the “Tie One On” with WYTU fundraiser is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited and will also be a great opportunity to meet TU leaders and staff from around the Cowboy state. The annual meeting features Wyoming TU chapter leadership that gather twice a year in the form of the council to work on statewide fisheries conservation business, conduct pertinent training sessions as well as to receive updates from TU staff on their Wyoming work. Elections for new WYTU officers will also be held and nominations for those open positions will be taken prior to the election.
This year, in addition to the usual business, the council has arranged for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) to conduct an additional Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Inspector Training class on Thursday, May 2, in Jackson. Given the new AIS regulations that take effect this year, all watercraft coming into Wyoming (even if from out of state and for only part of a day) must be certified AIS-free prior to launching in Wyoming waters. That means if you take a day trip to the South Fork of the Snake or the Green below Flaming Gorge, you will need to have your boat inspected prior to launching on the Snake near Jackson or the Green near Pinedale as an example. Participants completing this class will become certified AIS watercraft inspectors with the ability to inspect boats, including their own. For more information specific to this AIS training session in Jackson, please go to the WGFD website at: http:// wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/fishing-1001290.aspx. And, this class is absolutely free.
Did we mention that there is likely to be some great pre-runoff fly fishing opportunities in Jackson in early May? Purchase your banquet tickets today and we’ll look forward to seeing you on May 4 at Hotel Terra for a great night of raising money for the benefit of coldwater conservation.