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MSU Extension sets date for annual wildlife dinner
COLUMBUS -- Mississippi chefs with a flair for cooking wild game can enter their best recipes in a contest at the Lowndes County Wildlife Tasting Buffet on Feb. 19.
The competition runs from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $1 for those who bring a wildlife dish with a recipe, a dessert or a side item. Admission is $5 for those who do not bring a dish.
Contest categories include commercial processors, antlered, wild hog, fin, feather and fur. First place winners will receive certificates and prizes.
Ricky Flynt of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will deliver a program about alligators in Mississippi.
The dinner is sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the Lowndes County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the Lowndes County Forestry Association.
The convention center is located at 402 Second Ave. North.
For more information on the wildlife dinner and cooking contest, contact Reid Nevins, Lowndes County coordinator with the MSU Extension Service, at 662-328-2111.