i was just wondering if CDA is still around? aside from asking for renewal, or the next bbq fundraiser, where are the habitat projects? worked on guzzlers a few years ago here in los padres, but haven't heard of much since, and none in D7. what's up CDA? or are you to busy selling tickets for prizes that only people on the in , win? maybe someone will speak up. hank
Hank, this forum doesn't get too much play. CDA is alive and kicking and doing great--however, they haven't done a really good job of promoting what they have accomplished. Hope to change that soon. Nonetheless, www.caldeer.org/projects.htm and you'll go to the projects page and you can browse what's been done recently. 2008 projects are under consideration as we speak and there will be an article in the next CDA Newsletter detailing a little bit more about the projects.
Also, feel free to check out the banquets--Sacramento has one this weekend (last one of the year) and there's still tickets available. Deer, bear and hog hunts are included as well as a crapload of gear and guns. Freebies for the youngsters too, including hunts.
Any day in the outdoors is a damn good day.
Thanks snoop, i'll check their site. I have tried to get in touch w/local's, no reply. I avoid Sacradento as much as possible, to many clowns posing as important people. Hank
I talked to Glenn Tessers (San Bernardino chapter) about getting more CDA members in here. Also for them to post their press releases about work projects and when help is needed here too.
Let's get it going.
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I see CDA has made ALL of southern cal. one chapter makes it hard to go to meetings when its hours away is this due to lack of intrest
As to the prizes stuff I agree with Hank 100%. Been there, done that.
The drawing I entered, someone told the locals to write their name on the back of the drawing tickets.
Guess who won? Only the people who wrote their names on the back of the ticket.
I'm not going to share my acronym for the organization.
Sounds like another conspiracy theory.......different topic but same ol' unsubstantiated rhetoric.
"Set the example, don't become one."
I saw it for myself. That is as substantiated as it gets.
Not to rain on your parade Tony but I have been to several banquets for CDA, RMEF, NWTF, and others and it is just luck. I write names on the back of a few and leaves some without. You see everyone have there own idea of how to win some bend their tickets, some throw all their tickets in one place, some put one ticket in every item bucket in the banquet hall some wait until the last minute to get their tickets in it, everyone has superstition that they hope works, just like a baseball player who wears the same socks over and over until he loses in them. Over the years I have won with many "theories to winning". Last year my wife won a bow with her name on it and I won a .17 cal rifle without my name on it. It is just luck of the draw. One year I only bought 1 ticket for the super prize a pair of Swarovski binos and the guy right behind me in line bought 30. Guess who won me with one ticket me no name on the back it was the only thing I won that night. I have seen one a table of guys win 10 rifles in one night one year and then nothing for 2 straight years, same guys. If you want to have a chance you have to be there and put in your tickets. I say write your name on all the tickets at your next 3 banquets and see if you odds change. Go have fun and donate to good causes and be lucky. Kurt
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Chap is correct, its all luck.
For those that believe you are getting screwed in the prize drawings; either you have $hitty luck or there are one or more committee members with bad intentions. Go to another town's banquet or tell CDA about your suspicions. Don't label the whole Association because you can't win anything. I've been going to these dinners for over a decade and have only won a book and a pellet gun. However, I don't spend more than a few hundred dollars. The guys that spend a lot usually win more.
I've attended the CDA banquet in Bishop many times and also served on the banquet commitee for several years. When the drawings are done, they are done out in the open in full view of banquet attendees. Tickets are pulled sometimes by kids, sometimes by the hot girls. They don't even look when reaching in to pull a ticket. They pull it, then hand it to the announcer and he reads off the number.
The idea of them digging through hundreds, sometimes thousands of tickets (in full view of the public mind you) until they find one with a local's name on it is laughable.lol
It's funny, when I was a commitee member I never won anything. This year I wasn't on the commitee, and I won a new rifle. It's all luck, but of course the more tickets you buy, the more you increase your chances.
I'm glad some level-headedness is upon this board. The thought that because a winning ticket has a name on the back means cheating is going on? Bullsh*t! I too have been there and done that at many different association banquets. Mostly for CDA, and in every capacity. When someone writes their name on the back of a ticket, it’s because it’s an easier means to track your pile of tickets when the number is called. That’s it!!
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This quote from Tony S “Guess who won? Only the people who wrote their names on the back of the ticket.” Really, only those?? Yeah, I don’t think so. As Sneekee and others said, it's luck. Get over it. <o:p></o:p>
Any day in the outdoors is a damn good day.
We have a lot of raffles at our club, and we toss any that are folded or bent. It is an instant disqualification and it is well-known and everyone is reminded every time that those are the rules. Write your name or not. Generally the guys who win are the guys who bought more tickets and spent more money. That how the odds work. I won a real nice Kimber varmint rifle at an NRA dinner and had only purchased one ticket for it. (I was going to buy more, but they sold out before I got back to that table again.) I have won a gun at almost every NRA dinner at our club except last year. Guess what? I spent a thousand dollars or more at the previous events and only bought the basic sponsor package last year.
It is frustrating when the draw seems to favor one or a few guys. That's just random chance, increased by how many tickets they bought! Often, the complaints come from guys looking for an excuse not to spend the money or who are too cheap to buy more than a couple tickets. (Not always, but often.)