Virgil Shipley/News This shotgun was in the mystery gun case in the live auction at the Knox County Pheasants Forever banquet Saturday night at Apple Valley’s Floral Valley Community Center. Michael Webber, left, had the winning bid of $2,200 for the Mossberg 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun without knowing what was in the gun case. At right is Chris Fletcher, treasurer and banquet chairman of Pheasants Forever.

APPLE VALLEY — On Saturday, hunting, outdoor, and nature conservation enthusiasts came together for the annual Knox County Pheasants Forever banquet to test their luck on raffle games, raise the stakes by bidding in silent and live auctions, and have a good time knowing that all the funds from the auction will be staying in Knox County for Pheasants Forever activities and events.

Held at the Floral Valley Community Center, this year saw an unprecedented turn out for the event, according to Youth Chair and Pheasants Forever member Craig Campbell.


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