On April 10 The New Jersey Outdoor Alliance had record attendance at our annual Wild Game Dinner fundraiser – and guest Kevin Riordan, writer for the Philly Inquirer, covered the event.
In a woodsy dining room rich with the aroma of roasting meat, servers in festive dirndl dresses offered the hungry hunters and fans of hunting an abundance of appetizers.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s bear on the menu,” said Cody McLaughlin, a public relations guy from Mercer County who invited me to the third annual Wild Game Dinner of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance. “After all,” McLaughlin added, “you’re standing in the middle of bear country.”
I was grateful to be safely inside the Black Forest Inn, a picturesque German-Continental restaurant in Stanhope, Sussex County, where there indeed are plenty of bears — and “Ztegediner Bear Goulash With Black Forest Sauerkraut” was on the special dinner menu.
More than 160 hunters, trappers, and anglers from around the state attended the Sunday afternoon repast. It was a chance for a community of like-minded folks to raise a glass and swap stories amid surroundings that called to mind a European hunting lodge.”
The NJOA is proud to continue to fight for outdoor traditions and common sense game management and it is through the generous giving of our members that we have the unique opportunity to continue to fight for our outdoor traditions.