Wild Game Dinner

Wild game is a priceless treat

“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. 

Our Seventh Annual Wild Game Dinner TBA

BO EZELL WAS THE GUEST OF HONOR AT THE 2019 DINNER. BO SHOT A TREMENDOUS 27-POINT BUCK IN BENTON COUNTY ON DECEMBER 28, AND WAS INVITED TO SHARE HIS STORY WITH THE CROWD. TWRF’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS GOT TOGETHER AND PURCHASED A TENNESSEE LIFETIME LICENSE FOR BO AND SURPRISED HIM WITH IT AFTER HIS STORY.

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 2017 WILD GAME DINNER GUEST OF HONOR WAS STEPHEN TUCKER (LOWER RIGHT) WHO HARVESTED THE NEW B&C NON-TYPICAL WORLD-RECORD WHITETAIL IN SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE ON NOVEMBER 7, 2016. THESE GENTLEMEN WERE TAKING THE VERY FIRST BITE OF THIS NEW WORLD-RECORD BUCK.

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.

Join us in 2022 for drinks, appetizers and a full dinner featuring wild game prepared by Chefs Suzanne Byrom and Bill Hall.

VIP tables for eight can be reserved.

It’s a great night of food, drinks, camaraderie and fun. We would love to see you there.

 If you would like to attend, please contact:
Johnny Allred at (615) 831-9311 ext.118 or jallred@twrf.net.



Banner Image – Venison on the grill.