It's a positive sign of spring when foundation banquets start to bloom. And we have a good one for you folks in the Bitterroot.

The Sapphire Range Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will be holding their annual banquet on Saturday, March 14, at Hamilton's Bitterroot River Inn. Enjoy live and silent auctions, gun raffles featuring names like Kimber, Browning and Weatherby and a delicious dinner from Famous Dave's Barbecue.

Proceeds benefit the conservation efforts of mule deer and help manage the spread of chronic wasting disease. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  If you would like tickets and/or more information, call Jessica at 406-282-3088.