The Hungry Beaver Sugar Camp is a great place for a party. Whether for maple syrup processing, a bachelor party or just an excuse to get people together in the woods. It's also a great way to showcase the property and various management activities.
Each October when the leaves are at their peak and the evenings are cool, we have our biggest party of the year. What began with about 20 people is now up over 40. Last year we had 17 ATV's & UTVs at the party for trail rides. The first year we did trap shooting at the gun range with about 10 participants actually shooting. Year two expanded into pistols and increased that count to about 20 shooting. Year three we added live music turning it into a barn dance. We eventually dropped the gun shooting since the crowd was just getting too large, but added a hay ride instead. Each year the food becomes more elaborate, the trail rides longer and the campfire later into the night. Once even Big Foot appeared.
The past 3 year we also provided a donation to St. Cloud Ducks Unlimited "A Day At The Hungry Beaver Sugar Camp". This live auction item at their banquet secured a very nice donation for the organization. The day included trail riding, a big pancake breakfast, a BBQ and lots of shooting at the range.