Wild Game Feed draws large crowd

The seventh annual Wild Game Feed held at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit hall Nov. 16 was a remarkable success for attendees and organizers.

 

 

Wild game feed group

Posted November 22, 2013 

By Lori Kesinger

The seventh annual Wild Game Feed held at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit hall Nov. 16 was a remarkable success for attendees and organizers.

The wild game cuisine was “outstanding” to the approximately 500 served. Exotic fare included such dishes as elk spaghetti, roast buffalo and yak meatballs. Jake Wagner of Hanging W Meats and one of the organizers said, “We didn’t run out, but we were down to the wire.”

Attendees enjoyed more affordable games this year with prizes including various hunting and fishing equipment. The kids’ table was a big success for youth participation and enjoyment. Sponsors donating $250 or more to the event had their names put in a hat for a gun drawing – Dirk O’Connor of Agri-Insurance was the winner. Wagner said, “It’s our way of saying thanks to the sponsors who help us.” This year also included the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Relief Fund, which earned almost $5,000.

The renowned Hat Auction was the most anticipated event of the night. The 12 hat winners were Frank Newstrom, Mike Polito, Rod Houston, Gary Gorder, Nolan Verke, Justin Koenigsfeld, Howard Hall, Dustin Gorder, Dave Rambur, Chris Newstrom, Kevin Braun, and Trey Adamson. A mystery box held a 13th hat, which was won by Joyce Straub. All 13 hat winners ended up with a gun or bow after an amusing round of ‘mean Santa’, which included prize swapping and two more mystery boxes. Howard Hall gave his gun to Wagner in appreciation of organizing the event for the community.

Proceeds from the evening were divided between the American Legion, American Lutheran Church and Greenhorn Target Shooting Program.

Wagner said, “We’re looking forward to getting organized for next year, and hopefully it will be as good

November 22, 2013

By Lori Kesinger

The seventh annual Wild Game Feed held at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit hall Nov. 16 was a remarkable success for attendees and organizers.

The wild game cuisine was “outstanding” to the approximately 500 served. Exotic fare included such dishes as elk spaghetti, roast buffalo and yak meatballs. Jake Wagner of Hanging W Meats and one of the organizers said, “We didn’t run out, but we were down to the wire.”

Attendees enjoyed more affordable games this year with prizes including various hunting and fishing equipment. The kids’ table was a big success for youth participation and enjoyment. Sponsors donating $250 or more to the event had their names put in a hat for a gun drawing – Dirk O’Connor of Agri-Insurance was the winner. Wagner said, “It’s our way of saying thanks to the sponsors who help us.” This year also included the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Relief Fund, which earned almost $5,000.

The renowned Hat Auction was the most anticipated event of the night. The 12 hat winners were Frank Newstrom, Mike Polito, Rod Houston, Gary Gorder, Nolan Verke, Justin Koenigsfeld, Howard Hall, Dustin Gorder, Dave Rambur, Chris Newstrom, Kevin Braun, and Trey Adamson. A mystery box held a 13th hat, which was won by Joyce Straub. All 13 hat winners ended up with a gun or bow after an amusing round of ‘mean Santa’,

      



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