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The Dixie Dirt Duo’s Jeff Grimes, right, along with his wife Laquetta, were among Thursday night’s winners.
The Dixie Dirt Duo’s Jeff Grimes, right, along with his wife Laquetta, were among Thursday night’s winners.

Wild Game cooks use creativity to claim top spots

Published 12:01am Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday’s Covington County Wildlife Federation’s Wild Game Cookoff drew, not only a hungry crowd, but also a host of outdoor enthusiasts who have parlayed their love hunting and fishing into delicious culinary creations.

Taking home the top prizes in this year’s contest were:

• Fish category: Hugghins Sod Farm’s southern taste of the gulf dish – third place; First South Farm Credit’s fish and tomato pie – second place; Dixie Dirt Duo’s low country shrimp with fried grits – first place.

• Fowl category: First South Farm Credit’s dove delight dish – third place; Hugghins Sod Farm’s grilled quail with bourbon pepper jelly glaze – second place; Camp Creek Cookers’ quack-n-quail pizza – first place.

• Game category: Dixie Dirt Duo’s dirty deer chili dish – third place; Hugghins Sod Farm’s one bite wonder – second place; Team Massey’s wild swine in wine – first place.

• Individual team members that placed were: Hugghins Sod Farm’s Marvin Williford, Mike Cheshire, Kendall Williford, Jeff Burleson and Thomas Hugghins; Camp Creek Cookers’ Chuck Dutton, Royce Bass, Bryan Bass and Michael Dutton; Dixie Dirt Duo’s Jeff and Laquetta Grimes; Team Massey’s Gary Musgrove, Jeff Hopkins, Johnny Duggan and Jeff Bullard; and First South Farm Credit’s Hunter Grimes, Russ Walters and Chase Gantt.

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