“I see no reason to apologize for being a hunter, particularly in this age. What comparable sweetness, mystery and wonder can be found in the Styrofoam-dished, Saran-wrapped, boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the meat counter of the supermarket?”
— Jim Fergus, The Hunter’s Road, 1992
You can’t buy it from any butcher or supermarket. Even the game served in fine restaurants isn’t truly wild. Compared to domestic meat, wild game is richer in flavor, lower in fat and calories, and higher in protein and minerals like thiamine and niacin. Wild game also lacks the chemicals commonly given to domestic animals.
This event is free to TWRF Heritage Club Members.
Hunting and fishing is a truly rewarding way to get our protein, and nothing quite compares with sharing, sampling and savoring the bounty with other sportsmen. One of the endearing joys of being closely connected to the outdoors is sharing experiences with others of a similar turn of mind. Tales tall and true, reliving hunts past and planning those yet to come, make the night truly special.
Our Fifth Annual TWRF Wild Game Dinner was held at the Historic Travelers Rest in Nashville. Over 100 fellow sportsmen and women came out to share the wild harvest. All of the food was donated by sportsmen who harvested fish and game from Tennessee to Alaska. A rustic bar was set up for wine and mixed drinks and appetizers were served before dinner.
The buffet style dinner included elk, venison, wild hog, duck, pheasant, quail, wild turkey, Florida alligator, Alaska salmon and frog legs. The mystery meat for this year was gourmet (Lynx rufus), otherwise known as bobcat. Also on the menu was wild rice, yellow squash with rotel, green beans, sweet potato casserole, dinner rolls and brownies and pecan pie for dessert. The $100 donation included all food and beverages and the proceeds from the evening went to support numerous TWRF programs.
Banner Image – Venison on the grill.