Tuesday, September 25, 2012

17th Annual Wild Game Cook-off Set for October 2, 2012

Backyard chefs and amateur teams are invited to show off their wild game culinary skills at the 17th annual Wild Game Cook-off set for Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Hosted by the Morgan County Chapter of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the annual event typically attracts over 40 teams who prepare creative entrees using turkey, quail, wild pig, venison, duck, and fish. And, for those more interested in what wild game tastes like, samples will be provided by those competing.

The friendly competition contains three divisions – Fish, Fowl, and Game. First, second, and third place awards will be given to the teams with the tastiest treats in each division in addition to awards for the Best Overall Winner, Best Presentation, and People’s Choice. There is no entry fee to compete. Pre-registration is required for all teams no later than October 3rd.

Along with the cook-off and samplings, the event also offers music, silent auction, and door prizes for children and adults. All activities take place at Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 per couple/person and children under 16 years old are admitted free. The ticket price includes a one-year membership in the Alabama wildlife Federation, a subscription to the Alabama Wildlife magazine, and all of the free samples from those competing at the cook-off. All proceeds from the event will benefit AWF, the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama.

For more information or to register, please call David Thomas at 256.606.4161, Jill Stone at 256.318.4422, or Sam Glover at 256.318.0157.

The Alabama Wildlife Federation was established by sportsmen in 1935 to promote conservation and wise use of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources as a basis for economic and social prosperity. To learn more about the AWF, call 800-822-WILD or visit www.alabamawildlife.org.

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