Thursday, September 19, 2013

Backyard Chefs and Sportsmen Battle It Out at the Annual Wild Game Cook-off in Decatur

Hosted by the Morgan County Chapter of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the annual Wild Game Cook-off returns to Ingalls Harbor for the 18th year. Set for October 1, 2013, backyard chefs and sportsmen are invited to show off their wild game cooking skills as festivalgoers enjoy an evening of friendly competition and an opportunity to taste some culinary treats.

The event typically attracts over 40 teams who prepare creative entrees using turkey, quail, wild pig, venison, duck, and fish. For those interested in what wild game tastes like, competing teams will provide free samples.

The 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.

Along with the cook-off and samplings, the event also offers music, silent auction, raffle prizes, and door prizes for children and adults. This year’s raffle prizes include a shotgun, deer rifle, ladies jewelry, a utility trailers and more, and door prizes include a youth gun, Summit Tree Stand, a 12 ga. Remington 3’ 870 Express, a hard gun case and more.  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 15 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 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

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