DL man wins pickup in Ducks Unlimited drawing
If lightening never strikes twice in the same place, luck sure can ... and did, for Perry Nodsle of Detroit Lakes. The 47-year-old contractor won a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 4-by-4 valued at $30,000 when his name was recently selected from over 25...
If lightening never strikes twice in the same place, luck sure can ... and did, for Perry Nodsle of Detroit Lakes.
The 47-year-old contractor won a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 4-by-4 valued at $30,000 when his name was recently selected from over 250 qualifiers and five finalists from Minnesota Ducks Unlimited local events held over the past 12 months.
And just before Nodsle won the truck, he won $1,000 cash and a chance to win a 2007 Chevy Silverado 4-by-4 truck next year.
"My stomach was in knots all night. I could hardly eat, thinking about winning the truck," Nodsle said. "When I won the cash, well, that took a little of the pressure off. But then, when I won the truck, too... well, I almost fell over."
The drawings were held at the Minnesota Ducks Unlimited state convention in St. Cloud on Feb. 11.
Nodsle has been a Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Area chairman the last three years, helping re-ignite interest in the Detroit Lakes DU events, "I really love the outdoors," said Nodsle, "and DU is a great way to re-invest for future generations." Nodsle is also active in the Isaak Walton League, the Minnesota Conservation Federation and the Becker County Sportsman's Club.
His home remodeling and building company, Nodsle Construction, was started by his father 51 years ago. Nodsle and his wife, Carmen, are natives of the Detroit Lakes area and have two children, daughter, Morgan, 12, and son, Calvin, 10.
135 Chevrolet dealers serving Minnesota join together annually to contribute a new Chevrolet Silverado truck as a grand prize.
Over 250 DU event qualifiers also win travel bags made by Battle Lake Outdoors in Clarissa. Chevrolet dealer representatives recently presented
Minnesota DU a ceremonial check for $81,710 raised this year and $1,149,357 raised for wetland conservation since the program began in 1998.