Attendees at NAGA’s first Hunting Club Conference are in for a special treat on the final day of the meeting. Many hunting preserves feature dining rooms and lodges where people can eat after their hunt. Some destination lodges are rented out for special events and provide catering services. Nearly all hunting clubs are asked by their hunters for good recipe ideas for gamebirds.

Mid-morning on Wednesday of the conference will feature a gamebird cooking demonstration by Certified Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani. What is a Certified Master Chef? If this were a military honor, he’d be a four-star general! If this were martial arts, chef Alfonso would be a black belt! In fact, there are only 67 Certified Master Chefs in the United States.

Chef Alfonso is an accomplished educator, restaurateur, executive chef, and pastry chef and held numerous VP and director positions in the country’s leading hotels, restaurants, universities and food service companies. He’s won more than 75 National and International awards, including 36 Gold medals in his career, and competed for Team USA in 1992, 1996 and 2000 in the International Culinary Olympics. He’s even cooked for presidents, including during inaugural balls. Chef Alfonso is the current Executive Director of Culinary Operations & Master Chef at Hocking College. You don’t want to miss this!

You can find out more about the rest of the agenda and the conference here. Be sure to make your hotel reservations this week, as the conference hotel rate expires on June 15.


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Additionally, I mentioned spikes on your posts, owl or swan decoys to deter birds congregating around pens. The swan decoys float in the pond and the incoming ducks and geese stay away. Apparently Swans don't play well with others. Huh, who knew?

And a better one of the metal spinner.

This is the tape I mentioned. Kinda like a mylar bag sliced into strips.

Hey, gang, I am attaching some pictures that wouldn't show on the livestream. This is one of the metal spinners I was talking about.

My problem is starlings and sparrows coming through the 2” net

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