Weekend Course Offered for Wild Game Prep and Cooking

Registration is now open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, a weekend of seminars on wild game preparation and cooking, to be held at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., September 28 to 30, 2012. The cost of the event is $100, which includes meals, instruction and rustic lodging. All proceeds will benefit the Barry Camp Fund. Applications are available here or call 603-271-3211. You must be age 18 or older to attend. Register early – this event is limited to 30 participants.

The event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association. It will run from Friday evening (September 28) through breakfast on Sunday morning (September 30). Saturday will be a full day of instruction and cooking, followed by a game dinner and entertainment ’round the campfire.

This weekend is just the ticket for hunters who wonder, “I pulled the trigger, now what do I do?” Participants will learn about dressing, dragging and hanging wild game. They’ll get an intro to basic meat cutting and learn about cooking wild game, planning a wild game menu (pairing wild foods), preparing wild game for cooking, and smoking meat.

“This is a real backwoods culinary adventure that will prepare you to savor the flavors of the wild,” said event organizer Gary Sleeper of the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association. “Come enjoy a fall weekend in the natural beauty of the White Mountains while you learn from experienced wild game chefs. Since this is a fundraiser for Barry Conservation Camp, you’ll also be helping ensure that the camp will be there to connect future generations of youth to the outdoor life.”

The state’s outdoor community, led by the Belknap County Sportsmen, has worked together since 2010 to renovate Barry Conservation Camp, which provides overnight summer youth programming sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and 4-H Cooperative Extension. Camp programs reopened in 2011, and fundraising efforts are underway to ensure the camp’s financial stability into the future. You can play a part in this exciting effort by contributing to the Barry Camp Fund. Visit them online.

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