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October 3, 2011

Wild Game Cook-off Oct. 4 at Ingalls Harbor

— The Morgan County Chapter of the Alabama Wildlife Federation announces their 16th annual Wild Game Cook-off on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Ingalls Harbor. Backyard chefs and amateur teams are invited to show off their wild game culinary skills. New for 2011 is a youth competition class.

More than 40  teams competed during the 2010 cook-off preparing entrees using turkey, quail, wild pig, venison, duck, and fish. Top entrees included Almond Crusted Smallmouth Bass, Pecan Butter Rum Glazed Catfish Fingers, and Wild Game Pizza.

 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. Pre-registration is required for all teams no later than Monday, Oct. 3.

 Along with the cook-off, the event also offers samples from the competing teams, music, silent auction, and door prizes for children and adults. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m.

 Tickets are $35 per couple/person and children under age 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 nonprofit 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.

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