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Men’s: Sportsman Banquet

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January 22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Do you love hunting and fishing? Then this event is for you! Gather with other sportsmen as we swap hunting and fishing tales from the 2021 season over a gourmet meal. Jimmy Gretzinger, host of Michigan Out of Doors, will be sharing some of his favorites as well.  We will also have some pro hunting and fishing tips from area guides and outfitters! Your registration will enter you for a drawing to receive one of many prizes including a guided fishing charter.

Location: Gathering Place (Entrance A & B)

Every registration will include a chance to win one of these great prizes

  • 2 hour guided fly-fishing trip with Trent Jackson
  • 4 hour Lake Michigan charter fishing trip with Captain Don Lipinski
  • Fly Fishing starter kit including rod and reel
  • Bushnell Trophy Roof Binoculars
  • Cabela’s gift cards
  • Books from Greg Skufca to improve your deer hunting success
  • Many more prizes!

Keynote speaker – Jimmy Gretzinger is a seasoned outdoorsman with a passion for storytelling, hunting, fishing, family, and faith. As Executive Producer and Host of Michigan Out of Doors, this avid outdoorsman has been owner of the TV show since 2009. Michigan Out of Door is a Michigan-based media company highlighting hunting and fishing from around the state in their 52-episodes released each year. If you hunt and fish in Michigan, chances are you have seen his show and learned a tip or trick from one of his many adventures in Michigan’s out of doors.

Seminar Speaker – Greg Skufca is a Michigan land owner that has taken whitetail property development and management to a new level. Greg is a retired chemical engineer, and is a brilliant technician, and strategist. He is an author of two books. “Turn Your Property into a Monster Buck Magnet like I did in Michigan” is full of the details on how he achieved this by managing buck dispersion and how he formed a neighborhood cooperative that actually is working. “Licking Branch Magic” Is the only book out there that teaches in great detail how to harvest mature bucks over primary breeding scrapes YOU CREATE where you want them for the ultimate ambush.

Seminar Speaker – Trent Jackson, fishing manager of Orvis Grand Rapids, is a lifelong Michigan resident and has been fishing for Great Lakes salmon and steelhead his entire life. In his time spent earning a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management, Trent developed his knowledge in wilderness first response, multi-week back-country trips, classroom management as well as resource management. Coupling this skill set with his knowledge of the local fishery, Trent has developed the Fly-Fishing classes for all skill levels.

Gourmet Dinner
Our gourmet dinner will feature a smoked salmon appetizer, elk lasagna, braised venison shank, and a variety of seasonal sides. We will finish off our evening with our chef’s special dessert and coffee.


January 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Carla Julien


Calvary Church, Gathering Place
707 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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