While on the subject of deer (okay, we weren't exactly, first speaking about manatees but it's the thought that counts).
In any event, the Western Reserve Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will again hold its annual fund-raiser. This year it begins at 6 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Croatian Lodge Party Center, 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake.
Included will be dinner, open bar, live auctions, raffles and Chinese raffles; the typical fund-raising package that has served this popular sportsman's event so well all of these years. It's not unusual to see attendees come from all over Northeast Ohio and even northern Ohio to this event.
Though it is too late to sign up for the early bird tickets, general admission is available. The cost is $80 per person. For details and to register, call Eugene Schleicher at 440-749-0458 or Dave Takacs Jr. at 440-335-0183.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn