Wild Game Dinner in Llano includes chances to bid on, win variety of firearms


LLANO — While the fourth annual Llano County Jr. Livestock Show Association’s Wild Game Dinner is still about a month away, officials are gearing up for one of the best yet.

The dinner includes several wild game selections such as (but not limited to) white-tailed dear, axis deer, wild hog, moufalon and Barbado and Aoudad sheep. Cooper’s Barbecue is preparing the meal, which is slated for 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Llano County Community Center, 2249 RR 152. Miiller’s Meats will be working in conjunction with Cooper’s to prepare the dinner, which also includes cole slaw, potato salad, beans and many homemade desserts.

Organizers are still looking for sponsors or people interested in donating items for the dinner. People may call Steve Lange at (214) 354-8989 to sponsor or donate.

While the event centers around the dinner table, the fundraiser includes plenty of chances for people to walk away with a new firearm, crossbow or hunting gear as well as a great meal.

This year, organizers are making a clear distinction between live-auction items and those selected through a prize drawing.

The stock show association will be selling tickets for chances at a Barnett Penetrator Crossbow and a wide range of firearms.

The pistols in the drawing include a Ruger SR22, a Taurus 1911 .45 ACP, a Para 1911 .45 ACP, a Ruger Blackhawk .44 Magnum and a S&W 9mm Shield. Shotguns will include a Remington Model 1187 in both 12 and 20 gauges, a Mossberg 535 Field 12 gauge, a Mossberg 930 Camo 12 gauge, a Mossberg 20 gauge, a Mossberg 20 gauge in pink and a Mossberg Flex 12 gauge.

Rifles in the mix include a Marlin .22LR bolt action, a Ruger 10/22 take down, Henry Golden Boy .22LR, Savage .17HMR combo/camo, a Savage Axis .223, a Thompson Venture .22/250, a Ruger .308, a Marlin XL7 .25-06, a Howa .270, a Henry Lever Action .22 magnum, a Remington 700 BDL .243, a Savage .22 magnum, a Rossi .45/70 and a Marlin Model M60 .22.

During the live auction, attendees can bid on a .22 Cricket (pink), a Marlin XT17VR, a Rossi .412/.22 youth combo, a Ruger LC9 pistol (lavender), a Heritage .22/.22 magnum as well as many other hunting accessories, including ammunition, blinds, feeders, guided hunts and a few surprise items.

There also will be a silent auction.

Tickets for the dinner are available for a $15 donation, and tickets for the drawings are $5 a piece.

People can purchase tickets at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station Drive; Cooper’s Barbecue, 604 W. Young St.; Miiller’s Llano Smokehouse, 705 W. Young St.; Helping Hands Rehabilitation, 114 E. Grayson; Midway Guns & Ammo, 3479 Texas 29 East; or from any Llano County 4-H or Llano FFA member.