Blanco County Wild Game Dinner this Saturday

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Organizers of the Wild Game Dinner are looking forward to serving a delicious variety of game to a large crowd this Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Blanco County Show Barn in Johnson City. 

This year’s fare is fried axis and fallow, wild game chili, whole roasted hog, wild boar BBQ, gumbo, jambalaya, fresh homemade sausage, boiled and fried shrimp, fried pork, brisket, fried sweet taters, along with bacon wrapped dove and quail. The meal includes Dutch oven cobbler, other homemade desserts and tea.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with serving and raffle starting at 5:30.  It’s the best deal in town — $15 for the meal, door prize chance, and dance until midnight with The Mike Clifford Band.

The 50 raffle items look like everything you’d need for the deer lease (and more). Included are 20 rifles and shotguns, scope, binoculars, game camera, cookers, a shooting bench and much more.

Only those attending the dinner will be able to participate in the 100 Square Raffles, including one-of-a-kind Patriotic airbrush designed Remington 700 BDL 270, John Wayne airbrush designed Henry 22LR Lever Carbine and Yeti Roadie. Also, $20 “Pick of the Raffle” chances will be sold until 8 p.m.

The live auction includes seven high-end guns, a Texas A&M dining table from DeLeon’s Outpost, Handcrafted Metal Chiminea from D&H Equipment, Spurs game for four in Ledge Box Seats, Laguna Madre Fishing trip for two, and several hunts, including a quail hunt in Sandy, trophy Aoudad hunt at Benson Farm and Ranch and a youth exotic hunt at Dworaczyk Ranch.

Antelope for Africa Safaris has donated a 10-day South African hunting safari for two hunters. Base camp is located on the conservancy area at Zwartkop District in the Limpopo Province. Outfitter Melville du Plessis has 30 years experience personally organizing and conducting customized safaris in all nine provinces of South Africa. The hunt is valued at $8,500 and includes transportation from Polokwane Internat (airport in Limpopo Province), all accommodations, meals, daily laundry service, the services of a licensed professional hunter, use of hunting vehicle, your trackers, skinners and camp staff, hunting licenses and permits. Hunters are responsible for airfare and trophy fees. For more information, visit

Sporting Adventures International is offering a 4 person, 3 day Argentina dove hunting trip to the finest dove hunting area in the world, Cordoba, Argentina. The retail price of the hunt is $11,000. There are 50 million doves in the Cordoba Valley and the birds never migrate. The accommodations are world class and the staff is the best in the business. The trip includes 3 full days of hunting for four people, all meals and lodging in one of their three five star lodges.  

The whole family can get involved in the silent auction offering a wide variety of more than 100 items. A reproduction European mount, roasted hog for 100 guests, massages, jewelry, knives and wonderful gift baskets are just a few of the fun things to bid on.

Salem’s Jewelry in Marble Falls, Wayne Salem, has donated a stunning Alwand Vahan Sterling Silver/14k gold and diamond bracelet that some lucky winner will take home this Saturday. One hundred $20 chances will be sold at the Wild Game Dinner. Players also have a chance to win 2 other great prizes and everyone takes home a fun koozie.    

Proceeds benefit the Blanco County Youth Livestock Show Sale.  For more information, call (830) 833-5335.  Online information can be found at or