Combine an amazing charitable event and a smorgasbord of exotic dishes and you have the Wild Game Feed in Baker.
By Lori Kesinger
While the feed only happens once a year, its popularity has grown by leaps and bounds. Ranging from bear to buffalo, the menu is always diverse and plentiful and the game winning prizes get bigger and better. All of it being done to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.
The 12th annual event will be Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Baker with proceeds benefitting the Ekalaka Fire Department, Ismay Fire Department, Medicine Rocks Church, and the Sons of the American Legion.
The free will donation meal this year will have an array of wild game cuisine including: antelope, deer, elk, buffalo, bighorn sheep, bear, and possibly moose. The meal will be served from 4-6 p.m. with all the fun and games to follow.
New and classic games will give men, women and youth the chance to win hunting and fishing prizes, currently including 38 guns with one of those being a highly valued BMG, bows, outdoor equipment and numerous other items. A table of prizes exclusively for youth of hunting age will be offered again, as well as a table to benefit the Sons of the American Legion to fund their annual Kids’ Fishing day. A conglomeration of eleven valuable prizes will be awarded by the ever popular hat auction. Only 12 numbered hats will be auctioned off and numbers will be drawn for eleven winners.
The event relies heavily on donations from local businesses and people. This year’s feed is expected to meet or surpass the previous years in attendance and prize offerings. Everyone is encouraged to bring their family, friends and neighbors together to tell hunting stories, eat some amazing game cuisine, and support a worthy cause.