Feb 15: 48th Conservation Banquet

Our premier fundraiser is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see you there !!

If you have ever been to our banquets, you know just how amazing they are. If you haven’t ever been to one, just ask anyone who has.

Our event features affordable tickets ($45/person, $315/table of eight, various sponsorship levels) that include your meal. Sponsors get recognized in our program, on table place-mats, and on our website (if received prior to Jan 30th for printing). Our banquet is fast-paced, having prize opportunities every 5-10 minutes following dinner. This ensures everyone has non-stop excitement while still going home at a good time. Most of our prizes are top-of-the-line.

Tickets and sponsorship packets are available now and can be purchased by contacting Banquet Committee member, Dave Ostanek @ (920) 362-6997 / [email protected]. We will also have ticket on hand at our guest speaker meeting on Thursday, Feb 1st (7p @ Village Grille, 801 Hoffman Rd, Green Bay, WI 54301 (CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP). We expect tickets to also be available at the door the night on the event (although no guarantees).

  • This years prizes include:
    • 8 live auction items (see list of items & descriptions at bottom of this page)
    • ~30 bucket raffle items (see list of items & descriptions at bottom of this page)
    • ~30 silent auction items
  • We also will be featuring 10-15 special raffles:
    • Top-line fishing kayak
    • (see list of items & descriptions at bottom of this page)
  • If that wasn’t enough, we also have:
    • Door prizes
    • 50/50 raffle
    • Bushel of Booze raffle
    • Pyramid of Beer raffle
    • and tons more.

All the money raised is re-invested in the community/area for habitat improvement, youth education, community outreach, veteran’s services and more !!!


  • Date: Thursday, February 15th
  • Time: 5:00p – Doors Open / 6:20p – Dinner
  • Location: Stadium View Banquet Hall, 1963 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 (CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP)
  • Tickets: $45 – each / $315 – table of 8 / sponsorships packets available at various levels.
  • Extras: An abundance of prizes, raffles, food, and fun !!
  • Tickets: Please contact Banquet Committee Chair, Carla Zimmerman, @ (920) 676-9653 / [email protected] -or- Banquet Committee member, Dave Ostanek @ (920) 362-6997 / [email protected] for information on tickets and sponsorship packets.
  • CLICK HERE for our 2024 sponsorship & ticket form.
  • CLICK HERE to see where GBTU invested our time & money in 2023.
  • CLICK HERE for our 2024 banquet program showing the evening timeline, prizes, and sponsors.

Special Raffle:

  1. Hi Point 380 cal. Semi-auto pistol – 3.5” barrel, weighs 29 oz., magazine holds 8 shot, 3 dot fully adjustable rear sight, high impact polymer frame, lifetime warranty.
    *125 tickets @ $5*
  2. $500.00 cash – Nothing better than cold, hard, cash!
    *100 tickets @ $10*
  3. Henry Big Boy 357 or 44 mag rifle – Winners Choice – 20” octagon blue steel barrel, 7 lb, 10 shot magazine, sights – rear semi buckhorn w/diamond insert with front brass bead, walnut stock.
    *150 tickets @ $10
  4. Complete Fishing Package – This Package has it ALL – Orvis Clearwater 9’ 5wt 4pc rod and hard case (Lifetime Orvis warranty), Orvis Clearwater alloy 5wt reel and fly line w/backing and leader, Orvis Clearwater breathable stocking foot waders and Clearwater boots.  Freestone sling pack with all the goodies.
    *150 tickets @ $10*
  5. Kimber 9MM Semi-auto pistol – 3.15” Barrel, Weight 15.6 oz., Magazine holds 7 shots.
    *125 tickets @ $10*
  6. Chainsaw- Stihl MSA 160C battery operated.  New for 2023. Commercial grade high torque electric motor.  No more fuss with gas/oil mixture.
    *150 tickets @ $5*
  7. Kimber 1911 45 ACP Stainless Semi-Auto Pistol – 5” barrel, 38 oz., 7 shot magazine, rear white dot fixed and front red fiber sights, Checkered Rosewood grip.
    *150 tickets @ $10*
  8. Weatherby Element 12 ga. Semi Auto – high impact polymer stock, 5 shot capacity.
    *125 tickets @ $10*
  9. 45 qt. YETI cooler – Versatility and Durability. These coolers are built for the wild and built to last. The cooler that every outdoors person, recreationist, and camper should have. And we’ll throw in 2 Yeti Ramblers.
    *150 tickets @ $5*
  10. Hi Point 40 cal. semi-auto pistol – 3.5” barrel, 29 oz., 8 shot magazine, 3-dot fully adjustable rear sight, high impact polymer frame, lifetime warranty.
    *125 tickets @ $5

Bucket Raffle:

Bonus Raffle Prize:  Winchester SXP 12 ga. Turkey Shotgun, 3 1/2”, camo

  1. DeWalt Atomic 4.5” Circular Saw w/20 volt Battery & Charger
    Provided by Green Bay TU
  2. Cabela’s Deluxe 12” Vacuum Sealer and pre-cut bags.
    Provided by Green Bay TU
  3. (4) Rounds of Golf w/cart, Crystal Springs
    Donated by Crystal Springs Golf Course
  4. 7’ St. Croix Triumph Med. Lt. Spin Rod with Lew’s Speed Spin Reel
    Provided by Fleet Farm and GBTU
  5. 9’0” Orvis Encounter Fly Rod 5 wt. 4pc. with reel and line
    Provided by Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. and GBTU
  6. Basket of Assorted Nature’s Way Health Supplements
    Donated by Nature’s Way
  7. Cabela’s Deluxe 4 Burner Grill Griddle Combo
    Donated by Cabela’s
  8. Basket of Tyrant Musky Lures
    Donated by Smokey’s On The Bay
  9. Heritage Western .22 cal. Pistol
    Donated by Bradley Gun Shop
  10. 5’6” Revos UL Spinning Rod and Reel
    Provided by Fleet Farm & GBTU
  11. $200 Gift Certificate to Tight Lines Fly Fishing Shop
    Provided by Tight Lines  and GBTU
  12. $50 Gift Card to Wild Birds Unlimited, Bird Feeder and Seed
    Provided by Wild Birds Unlimited and GBTU
  13. (4) Tickets to Let Me Be Frank show and (1) Night Stay at St. Brendan’s Inn
    Donated by Let Me Be Frank and St. Brendan’s Inn
  14. Custom 4” Mackinaw Knife with Cocobolo Handle
    Provided by GBTU
  15. Onyx Auto/Manual Inflatable Life Vest
    Provided by Fleet Farm & GBTU
  16. Pair of Handmade Fishing Nets
    Donated by Jack Behrendt
  17. $100 Gift Card to Packer Pro Shop
    Donated by Dennis Gusick
  18. Rapala Rechargeable Lithium Fillet Knife
    Provided by Fleet Farm and GBTU
  19. Savage Model 64 Rifle, .22 cal., Stainless
    Provided by Bradley Gun Sales and GBTU
  20. (4) Rounds Golf with Cart at Hilly Haven
    Donated by Hilly Haven Golf Course
  21. Togiak Float Tube, TU Edition, with ProPulsion Fins
    Donated by a Friend of TU
  22. DeWalt Hammer Drill & Reciprocating Saw, 18v. with Sweatshirt and Cap
    Donated by Bay Verte Machinery, Inc.
  23. $100 Gift Card to The Depot Green Bay
    Provided by The Depot and GBTU
  24. Stihl GTA Battery Pruner with Holster
    Provided by Ambrosius Sales and GBTU
  25. 9’0” Orvis Encounter Fly Rod 8wt. 4pc. w/reel and line
    Provided by Tight Lines and GBTU
  26. Moultrie Mobile Edge Cellular Trail Cam
    Provided by Green Bay TU
  27. Redhead Cowboy Fire Pit Grill
    Donated by Cabela’s
  28. $100 Gift Card to Sheels
    Donated by Sheels
  29. Presto Indoor Electric Smoker and Slow Cooker
    Donated by Carla Zimmeran
  30. Cabela’s Zonz Specialist Ground Blind
    Donated by Matt Norem

Live Auction:


1. The Fly Fisherman, Terrance Patterson. Sculpture by Jerome Mose and the Terrance Patterson Gallery LTD.  Terrance Patterson was famous for the military figurine sculptures he made during his lifetime.  Terrance passed away in 1991, and as a memorial, this sculpture was created by Jerome Mose, a Navajo artist and employee of the Gallery.  It is made with the same process as all Patterson statues, with hydrocal (gypsum cement) and covered in bronze tone patina.  A limited number of these were made in 1993 and sold for $200.  Information is provided in  a letter from his son Todd who operates the Gallery in Colorado Springs.  Terrance was an avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman.  This item has an interesting background, so please give it a nice bid.  Donated by Matt Norem.

2. Pheasant Hunt at J & H Game Farm near Navarino.  10-bird, half day pheasant hunt for up to 4 people.  This game farm has 5 different natural areas to choose from (open sorghum field or brush cover).  This farm is located 28 miles west of Green Bay. Does not include a hunting dog but one is available w/handler for $75.  This item includes lunch.  The hunting Certificate good from 10/01/2024 to 3/09/2025.  Donated by J & H Game Farm.

3. Guided Trout Fishing in Central Wisconsin.   A half day of guided trout fishing for one or two people during the 2024 inland trout season.  Pick one of the many brown and brook trout streams located in the “Central Sands” of the state, such as the Tomorrow River/ Waupaca River.  Book your trip early.  You’ll need a Trout Stamp and your fishing gear.  This trip is donated by Fall Line Outfitters & Fly-Fishing Shop of Stevens Point.  

4. Woodfire Sporting Clay Package for 4 people.  This is a great package for a business ‘Team Building’ outing, family outing, or a group of friends.  Includes everything but the gun.  Half-day of shooting clays for 4 people at Woodfire Lodge located near Brillion, 20 miles south of Green Bay.  Package includes a 75-bird flurry (5 stand), 50 targets per person (clay course).  Includes ear plugs, safety glasses, 3 boxes of shotgun shells per person.  After shooting, the package includes 1 hour of pizza and domestic beer pitchers.  Donated by Doug Seidl and Lee Meyers.


5.  Pheasant hunt at Woodfire Lodge and Game Farm:   Woodfire Hunting Preserve & Lodge provides a half day hunt for 10 Pheasants.   Bring your own hunting gear.  Woodfire is a 500-acre state licensed hunting preserve that provides a premier hunting experience.  It is located 20 miles south of Green Bay near Brillion.  This certificate is for the hunting season, 9/15/24 to 3/31/25.  As a bonus, Bruce Deadman includes the use of his hunting dog, Carson.  And Bruce comes along with this package deal.  Donated by Woodfire Lodge and Bruce Deadman.

6.  Brook Trout Carving by Allan Lemke.    Al is here tonight.  Al has been carving wildlife for over 25 years and has donated many of his carvings to Trout Unlimited fundraisers.  Last year Al donated a beautiful carving of a cutthroat trout.   This year we have a beautiful brook trout, the true native trout species of Wisconsin.  Please give a generous bid on this beautiful carving.

7.  Instructional Sporting Clays shooting at J & H Game Farm.   For 2 to 4 people, ranging in experience from the novice to the veteran shooter.  Novices can learn to handle a gun and shoot moving targets.  And the veteran shooter can get tips from an Expert.  Up to 4 hours of sporting clay shooting (women, Co-ed groups encouraged).  This is a great opportunity for an introduction to shooting, or to improve your shooting skills.  Instruction by Paula Benbow (15-time State Champion) and John Krumrey.   Paula and John are WI Sporting Clay Hall of Fame and All-American Team Members.  Includes the cost of ammo.  All shooting equipment is available at the Range, including a loner gun.  Paula Benbow and John Krumrey are here tonight.

8. Guided Walleye Fishing on Bay of Green Bay with Brockin’ and Reelin’ Guide Service.  For 1 to 3 people, enjoy a ride on a 22’ Crestliner boat and fishing a “World Class” walleye fishery.  Launch off the west shore of Green Bay with Brock Kangas, U.S. Coast Guard certified Charter Captain.   All fishing equipment is included, just bring your fishing license and refreshments.  The Certificate is good for the entire 2024 open water season.   Donated by Captain Brock Kangas, Brockin’ & Reelin’ Guide Service.

Thank you for all you do for our coldwater resources !!!