Saturday, September 16, 2017

2017 Wild Game Feed

When I arrived home from the 49th Annual Wild Game Feed last night, I sat in my car in the driveway for about 20 minutes attempting to come to terms with a disturbing fact about this year’s Feed—it is over.  Over!  Done!  History!  Gone!  It ain’t comin’ back fer a year!  Worst of all, I have to clean everything I brought with me and pack it away. 

On the other hand, the AWGF members provide an unbelievable amount of fun for the participants.  They work hard all year to give us a venue where every man attending is, for at least a short amount of time, an outdoorsman.  Be it a fisherman, camper, hiker, hunter, nature photographer, or any other outdoor hobby/profession, a man can feel at ease at the Feed even if these are simply desires rather than fact.  Yes, at the Feed, every man is an outdoorsman.

I am always grateful to be able to participate in the greatest wild game feed event found anywhere.  The men who prepare this for us are volunteers.  They love what they do, and they do it to provide funds for many worthy charities.  Thank you members of the Annual Wild Game Feed for your vision and dedication.  My simple words can never be enough to express my gratitude, but at least I can say ‘Thank You’ and mean what I say.

As always there was too much of everything.  Too much food, beer, cigars, games, and prizes.  And as always, there was not enough time, but that just creates anticipation for the next Feed.

Already preparing for next year.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Wild Game Feed Irvine Lake 2017

Two weeks to go to the Annual Wild Game Feed at Irvine Lake.  I’ve spent almost an entire year preparing for this by pouring over my checklist, packing and repacking the car, looking over my “stuff’ for any needed repairs, obsessing over my cigars, and in general driving my wife crazy.  And I know I’m not the only guy to do this.

If you have been to the Feed before, then you know what I mean.  This get-together is unique.  Nothing else compares to it.  Where else can a man go to visit with about 1,500 of his closest friends and eat, drink, smoke, and scratch unhindered for an entire day?  Nowhere else on this planet as far as I know.

The Feed is the result of a labor of love from the AWGF members.  They work hard every year to produce the very best wild game feed found anywhere, and they do it as volunteers.  The end result is support for a number of worthy charities in the Orange County area.  Of course the men purchasing the tickets are treated to a party like no other.

For those who have tickets to this year’s Annual Wild Game Feed, it’s coming up fast.  This morning I received an email from a guy who missed last year (he didn’t send in for his ticket in time), and he’s about to burst at the seams with excitement waiting for this year’s Feed.  I feel the same way.  I plan to be there early and leave as late as possible.  I plan to arrive hungry and leave way too full.  I plan to visit with as many friends as I can and wish for more time to visit with everyone I missed. 

I hope everyone is ready.  It’s going to be great.

See you at the Feed!

Meat and Beer!