Stan Wagner Memorial Wild Game Feed

The 13th annual Wild Game Feed held on the evening of Nov 19, at the fairgrounds exhibit hall, got off with a huge bang as 600 hungry area residents formed a long line to be served a feast of wild meat dishes.

By Sherry Vogel

The 13th annual Wild Game Feed held on the evening of Nov 19, at the fairgrounds exhibit hall, got off with a huge bang as 600 hungry area residents formed a long line to be served a feast of wild meat dishes.

The twelve lucky bidders of the famous competitive hat auction pose with their prize rifles. (Photo by Wendy Wagner)
The twelve lucky bidders of the famous competitive hat auction pose with their prize rifles. (Photo by Wendy Wagner)

A group of talented cooks and a dedicated kitchen crew prepared and served an exquisite buffet of wild meat cuisine. MayLynn Hall was “kitchen chief” and made certain all hands were on deck. Those lending a hand this year, in addition to many dedicated annual regular volunteers, were members from Sons of the American Legion, Marmarth Historical Society, St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Marmarth and Camp Needmore.

Among the dishes served was antelope stroganoff, moose spaghetti, pulled elk, Mountain Lion beans, elk enchiladas and Big Horn Sheep and Black Bear chili, buffalo meatballs, German deer sausage, Polish deer sausage, country antelope sausage, elk meatloaf and deer stir fry.

Interesting comments made by a few first time attendees were humorous. One young man from Phoenix, Ariz. stated, “This is excellent, whatever it is.”

A couple young men from Nebraska, who both stated they had eaten alligator and snake meat before, but had never eaten a wild game animal, had varying comments. One having just taken a bite of his chili stated, “I never had black bear before, it is kind of greasy.” to “Mountain Lion beans are really good.” His friends all laughed as the other declared. “I need ranch!” They shared,” He eats ranch on everything.”

The food was in abundance and no one went away hungry.

A group of talented cooks and a dedicated kitchen crew served an exquisite buffet of wild meat cuisine. (Photo by Sherry Vogel)
A group of talented cooks and a dedicated kitchen crew served an exquisite buffet of wild meat cuisine.
(Photo by Sherry Vogel)

The sharp shooting hunters that donated game meat this year are: Don Beck, Nic Brown, Jerad Singer, Wendy, Jake and Stanley Wagner and Katie Wang.

After dining, the charitable event got into full swing with a number of classic games played by all in attendance – young and old alike.

New and classic games offered a chance for men, women and youth to win valuable hunting and fishing prizes while raising funds for a worthy cause.

The youngest of attendees (0-11yrs.) played Pick a Color. The lucky winners were able to select a prize from a large room filled with toys, camping equipment and huge containers of candy. Excited and wide-eyed children walked among the prizes as they selected their favorite.

Carson Battest won the grand prize in this age division of prizes which was a 32” T.V. and game console.

Older youth (12-18 yrs.) played Plinko or Skeeball. Three youth won rifles as their prize.

Samantha Smith with the 7mm-08 rifle she won as top scorer of Plinko. (Photo by Wendy Wanger)
Samantha Smith with the 7mm-08 rifle she won as top scorer of Plinko.
(Photo by Wendy Wanger)

The 7mm-08 was won by Samantha Smith who scored playing Plinko. Ashton Battest took home the 22 Cricket rifle by winning at Skeeball. Grand prize in this age division went to Javon DeGrand who won the 50” Smart T.V. and game console.

The beautiful quilt, made by Kathy Newstrom, was won by Dan Murphy.

The Stanley Wagner scholarship gun was won by auction by Dustin Gorder. The HMR 17 Golden Boy, donated by Larry Greenlee was won by Trent Harbaugh.

The event went on into the night as everyone enjoyed playing various games and winning some fantastic prizes.

The lucky winners of the famous competitive hat auction were:  1st place bidder Adamson & Sons Construction, 2nd place Dustin Gorder, 3rd place Adamson and Sons Construction, 4th place Wyrick Construction, 5th place Dick Chester, 6th place Mike Griffth, 7th place Matt Moberg, 8th place Gorder Construction, 9th place Griffith Excavating, 10th place Kevin Braun, 11th place Nolan Verke and 12th place Adamson and Sons Construction.

This enjoyable wild game event, which grows more popular and better attended with each passing year, continues to benefit our area communities.

The recipients of this year’s fund are Camp Need more west of Ekalaka, and the Marmarth Historical Society and St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Marmarth which will receive 100% of all proceeds.

      



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