On Saturday, April 28 the Macon County Commission and local hunters sponsored the second annual “Taste of the Wild” fest at the Tuskegee City Square. The event consisted of residents and visitors sampling a variety of dishes prepared from wild game that is not commonly eaten by Macon County residents.

The event was larger this year with food choices that ranged from rabbit, beaver, turtle, fish, and squirrel to wild hog, deer and gator. The game was cooked into dishes of mixed vegetables, stews, chili and dips, but mostly was just grilled.

The event was open to everyone and all of the items available were free of charge. Those who participated in tasting the food were invited to try any of the preparations and some visited each station to sample each dish.

Alabama Fish and Wildlife representatives were on hand to offer safety tips while fishing and hunting animals of prey. This year they also had an archery demonstration for young and old alike to try.

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