Monday, March 5, 2012


On Friday, March 2nd, the HCC Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society hosted its sixth annual Wild Game Dinner at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. The event was a great success, with over 500 people in attendance despite a tornado watch that evening. Attendees enjoyed a wide selection of delicious wild game dishes, including venison, beaver, wild boar, duck, grouse, a variety of fresh fish, fantastic stews and soups, casseroles and veggies, and some tasty desserts.

The event featured great live music by No Show Jones and the Wildermen (an all-wildlife student band), a game calling competition, door prizes, a silent auction, and a live auction.

Door prize and auction items included wildlife-oriented art, photography, fishing and hunting gear, and much, much more. In addition, there were special grand prize drawings of four guns and a North Carolina lifetime hunting and fishing license.

The funds raised will be used to cover the costs of travel to the 2012 Southeastern Student Wildlife Conclave at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and for professional meetings and other club activities.  In addition, 10% of the total will be placed in a scholarship fund for HCC wildlife students.

The wildlife club would like to thank the many friends, family, and community members who turned out for the 6th annual Wild Game Dinner. Your support is greatly appreciated! Special thanks are due to the many individuals and businesses that donated door prizes, auction items, services, food, supplies, and money. Thanks also to instructors Steve Kirton, John Mark Roberts, and the students in the Electrical Technology program for adding additional electrical circuits at the fairgrounds. In addition, the club would like to thank the arboretum, maintenance, and information technology staff that provided assistance and equipment. Finally, the club would like to thank the Haywood County Fairgrounds for generously allowing the use of their facilities.  (Post by Shannon Rabby, Fish & Wildlife Instructor).

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