Canyon Lake residents Jack Wamsley and Gene Jones participated in a most unusual fundraiser on September 18 at Lake View Park in Irvine: the 47th annual “Wild Game Feed.” Jack says he and Gene received the $150 per person tickets from someone they helped with a project.
As the name indicates, the central attraction of the event was the wild game barbecue that included venison, antelope, elk, boar, buffalo, caribou, alligator and Australian Wagyu beef.
Fowl on the menu included chucker, duck, ostrich, pheasant, quail and game hens.
The fish was salmon, dorado, albacore, yellowtail, sea bass and wahoo.
Jack and Gene enjoyed trying all the different kinds of food, including the wild boar whose head they proudly displayed for a photograph.
The menu stated, “No game will be served that has been taken under a sportsman license. Only commercially raised game is served. Annual Wild Game Feed observes all California Department of Fish and Game Regulations.
According to Jack, this is an annual charity dinner that raises funds for all types of charities.
The stag event for ages 21 and older was held in the park from noon to 7 p.m. Wild Game Feed is a California not-for-profit public benefit corporation.
Raffle items included many types of hunting and fishing gear, flat screen TVs, barbecues and other high-value items.