Wednesday, March 12, 2008


On Friday, March 7th, the HCC Wildlife Club hosted its second annual Wild Game Dinner at the Clyde National Guard Armory. The event was a great success, with over 250 people in attendance. Attendees enjoyed a wide selection of delicious wild game dishes, including venison, elk, moose, wild boar, duck, and grouse, a variety of fresh fish, fantastic stews and soups, casseroles and veggies, and some tasty desserts.

The event featured wonderful live music by HCC Natural Resources instructor Bob Pinkston, tons of door prizes, a silent auction, and a live auction. Students exhibited their wildlife photography and art, and the public enjoyed a fantastic game-calling competition highlighted by HCC Fish and Wildlife Management Technology instructor Chris Graves’s very entertaining imitation of a prairie chicken.

Door prize and auction items included wildlife-oriented art, photography, and sculpture, fishing and hunting gear, and much, much more. In addition, there were special grand prize drawings for a hand-crafted bamboo fly rod, two guns, and a North Carolina lifetime hunting and fishing license.

The HCC Wildlife Club, a student chapter of The Wildlife Society, raised over $4,000 at the Wild Game Dinner. The funds raised will be used to cover the costs of travel to the 2008 Southeastern Student Wildlife Conclave at the University of Tennessee- Martin. In addition, 10% of the total will be placed in a scholarship fund for HCC wildlife students.

The club would like to thank the many friends, family, and community members who turned out for the 2nd annual Wild Game Dinner. Your support is greatly appreciated! Special thanks are due to the many sponsors who donated door prizes, auction items, food and supplies, and money. Finally, the club would like to thank the Clyde National Guard for generously allowing us the use of their facilities.

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