The Alabama Wild Game Cook Off State Finals highlight a busy August weekend at the Alabama Nature Center.
The Alabama Wild Game Cook Off State Finals highlight a busy August weekend at the Alabama Nature Center.

Wild Game Finale highlights busy weekend at Alabama Nature Center

Published 2:16pm Monday, July 8, 2013

Special to the Herald:

Winning Wild Game Cook Teams from thirteen competitions across the state will battle it out for a $1000 first prize and bragging rights to the title Alabama Wildlife Federation-Alabama Army National Guard Wild Game Cook-Off State Champion on Saturday, August 3th at Lanark Pavilion in Millbrook.

The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. and, in addition to the outstanding cuisine, there will be a silent auction, raffle and musical entertainment. The Alabama Army National Guard will also be sponsoring a “People’s Choice Award” which is voted on by the people in attendance.

Each cook team will spend hours preparing their tables and their mouthwatering specialty of wild game, fish or fowl for the judges and those lucky individuals in attendance. Competition will be steep as each of the participants won their regional Cook-Off in order to secure a spot in this event.

Tickets are available for $35 per person or $50 per couple.  Proceeds benefit Alabama Wildlife Federation’s programs and projects. The ticket price includes one Alabama Wildlife Federation membership, a subscription to the Alabama Wildlifemagazine, and all of the food you can eat!  For ticket information contact the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-WILD.  Driving directions can be downloaded at

The purpose of AWF Wild Game Cook-Offs is to supply a place for AWF members to interact, for non-members to learn more about AWF, and to provide the opportunity to raise funds to support AWF and its programs and projects.  The Cook-Offs also demonstrate that sportsmen/women utilize the wild game and fish they harvest and cook it with care, skill and expertise to produce great table fare.

The Alabama Wildlife Federation, established by sportsmen in 1935, is the state’s oldest and largest citizens’ conservation organization.  The mission of the AWF, a 501©3 non-profit group supported by membership dues and donations, is 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 AWF, including membership details, programs and projects, call 1-800-822-WILD or

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