Outdoors enthusiasts living near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are invited to attend the fourth annual Wildlife Gala and Venison Cook-off from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart.
The event will focus on hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational opportunities at Stewart, Hunter and the surrounding area.
R. Joseph “Joe” Hamilton, founder of the Quality Deer Management Association, will speak on key issues involving the white-tailed deer and hunting in general.
Cookoff categories are deer chili, deer steak, deer sausage and miscellaneous.
Events will include samplings of prize-winning venison dishes, door prize giveaways and the announcement of winners in the Wildlife Photo Contest, the Big Gobbler Contest, the Big Buck Contest and the 2011 Managed Deer Hunt.
Commercial and agency sponsors will have displays and informational exhibits.
The cost is $5 per person. Children 12 years old and younger will be admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door.
Those who do not have Fort Stewart decals should enter the post through the main gate on Gen. Screven Way. Drivers must present a valid driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. Passengers must present a photo ID.
For more information, call 435-8033 or 912-315-5163.