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Sacandaga safari : Big name to talk big game in Broadalbin

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - Updated: 6:29 PM

By JESSICA NICOSIA

For The Recorder

BROADALBIN -- The Fourth Annual Sacandaga Sportsmen's Day will offer a look at hunting outside the United States this year. Paige Patterson, a big-game hunter who has claimed a giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard, and buffalo, will be the guest speaker at the event on Jan. 12.

"He'll actually share how easy it is to set up a trip and actually go to Africa to hunt," said David Spencer, executive director of Sacandaga Bible Conference, which puts on the event.

The other highlight of the day -- lasting from 9:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. -- is the sportsmen's buffet. Dishes made from wild boar, elk, bison, and venison will be available.

"Any time you can feed people a good-sized meal for a very reasonable price it's a good thing," said Bill Pitcher, a member of both the Sacandaga Sportsman's Day committee and the Sacandaga Bible Conference board. Pitcher's son of the same name is the chef behind the wild-game dinner.

"We try to use local farms," said Spencer of the meat used for the buffet. "We also have a lot of vendors all day long, and those are all local vendors as well. It gives them an opportunity to get their stuff out."

Seminars on white-tail deer, hiking, ice-fishing, whittling, and other subjects will go on throughout the day.

"We kind of leave it open in case some guys could care less about shooting something," said Spencer. "They can still participate."

At the end of the day, more than 100 door prizes will be given away, including three firearms. Organizers are expecting almost 300 people to attend.

"I just think it's a great thing to bring sportsmen together," said Pitcher. "I mean, we're an evangelical organization and we have a speaker who's a sportsman and a good Christian speaker at the same time. And that's what we always strive to have."

"For us as a community ministry and business, we're here to kind of minister to our community," said Spencer. "And for us it's a way to open our doors and let these guys come in and enjoy the day. It's a way to connect with the local guys and have a fun day."

Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased by visiting the camp at 191 Lakeview Road in Broadalbin or by calling at 883-3713.

     

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