I see no reason to apologize for being a hunter, particularly in this age. What comparable sweetness, mystery and wonder can be found in the Styrofoam-dished, Saran-wrapped, boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the meat counter of the supermarket?
— Jim Fergus, The Hunter's Road, 1992

You can't buy it from any butcher or supermarket. Even the game served in fine restaurants isn't truly wild. Compared to domestic meat, wild game is richer in flavor, lower in fat and calories, and higher in protein and minerals like thiamine and niacin. Wild game also lacks the chemicals commonly given to domestic animals. 

Our Third Annual Wild Game Dinner will be held on March 2, 2017, at the Historic Travellers Rest in Nashville, TN. 

Hunting and fishing is a truly rewarding way to get our protein, and nothing quite compares with sharing, sampling and savoring the bounty with other sportsmen. One of the endearing joys of being closely connected to the outdoors is sharing experiences with others of a similar turn of mind. Tales tall and true, reliving hunts past and planning those yet to come, make the night truly special. 

Our First Annual Wild Game Dinner was held at The Barn at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, on Thursday, February 19th, 2015, and over 100 hunters and fishermen attended. All of the game was donated by sportsmen who harvested fish and game from Tennessee to Montana. There was a canoe filled with ice cold beverages along with a bar for wine and mixed drinks. Appetizers were served before dinner as all mingled and shared stories of their sporting adventures from the past season. A mystery meat made the rounds and everyone entered a guess as to what it was. At the end of the night, it was revealed as beaver, trapped from the Hatchie River Wetlands Restoration Project. The buffet style dinner included elk, venison, alligator, wild turkey, pheasant, duck, dove, quail, wahoo, and mahi-mahi, along with wild rice, green beans, Texas toast and pecan pie for dessert. The $100 donation included all food and beverages and the proceeds from the evening went to support numerous TWRF programs.

 

Join us for a full dinner featuring game prepared by Russell Catering, including venison, elk, antelope, waterfowl, wild turkey, pheasant, alligator, fish and more!

$100 donation per guest, all inclusive.

It's a great night of food, drinks, camaraderie and fun. We would love to see you there.

 If you would like to attend, please contact:
Johnny Allred at (615) 831-9311 ext.118 or jallred@twrf.net.