Teams needed for annual cook-off

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 6, 2014


Organizers are seeking cook teams to participate in the Alabama Wildlife Federation/Alabama National Guard’s annual Wild Game Cook-Off at the Covington Center Arena next week.

Organizer Hunter Grimes said the competition is open to everyone and there is no entry fee, but teams must pre-register prior to the day of the event at

Categories include wild game, fish and fowl. Prizes will be awarded to first through third place in each division, as well as Best Overall and a People’s Choice Award. A Best Presentation Award and Runner-Up will go to the cook teams with the best decorations for their cook team area that best reflects the atmosphere of a “Wild Game” cook-Off.

The overall winner will be invited to the state finals next August to compete for the title of AWF 2015 Wild Game Cook-Off State Champion.

Last year’s Covington County cook-off champion, Team Massey, won second place and brought home both the People’s Choice Award and Best Presentation Runner-Up Award in the 2014 state competition.

Team members Gary Musgrove, Jeff Owens, Johnny Duggan and Chris Little placed with their delicious Swine-N-Wine. They plan to compete locally again next week.

Tickets are available for $40 per person/per couple at the door. Admission is free for cook teams and youth under 15. Tickets include complimentary food and a one-year AWF membership.

A silent auction will be held, and will include guns, hunting items and prints, and ladies’ items.

For ticket information contact Grimes at 334.222.3123 or Maria Sloane at the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1.800.822.WILD.