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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Mark Warner targets pheasants, campaign checks

Pheasants, beware gun-toting senators. (Matt Cardy - Getty Images)
Everyone knows to beware the ides of March. However, local pheasants should also be particularly mindful of their personal safety March 13 — that’s the date of a hunting fundraiser in honor of Sen. Mark Warner, an event at which they are featured guests, though perhaps on the business end of the shotguns.

Warner is the beneficiary of the euphemistically titled “Pheasant Event 2012,” slated to be held at Bristol Mines Farm in King George, Va.

Hunting excursions are a welcome break from the usual Beltway cocktails-and-canapes fundraising routine, what with all the fresh air, lovely scenery and wily wildlife. Just don’t tell Dick Cheney.

But the chance to bag some birds while rubbing elbows with the senator isn’t cheap: The price of admission is $2,000 for a “friend” and $5,000 to get the title of “co-host.”

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