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Winter Festival

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 at 10:00am
SD State Fair
Huron, SD
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James River Gobblers Banquet

James River Gobblers Banquet
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Mitchell, SD
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Ducks Unlimited - Big Sioux-DU (Renner/Crooks)

Ducks Unlimited - Big Sioux-DU (Renner/Crooks)
Thursday, Feb 24, 2022 at 5:30pm
Crooks Community Center
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Lake County Longbeards BQT

Lake County Longbeards BQT
Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Madison, SD
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Central Valley Struttin Gobblers BQT

Central Valley Struttin Gobblers BQT
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Hartford, SD
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