BROADALBIN — A veteran of the war in Iraq who now organizes hunting and fishing expeditions for wounded warriors and fellow veterans is the guest speaker at Saturday’s 10th annual Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day.
The region’s most informative day for local hunters, fishermen and outdoor lovers, which is sponsored by Bohm Construction and Frank’s Gun Shop, begins at 9:45 at Sacandaga Bible Conference, 191 Lakeview Road.
The $20 admission includes the all-you-can-eat sportsmen’s buffet, including bison, wild boar and yak, two seminars, the chance to win door prizes — including several firearms — and a session with the guest speaker, Jeremiah Catlin. Refreshments, a silent auction, vendors and displays will be available throughout the day. Tickets are available at the door.
Catlin, an Army chaplain, developed a heart for wounded veterans after he was medically evacuated from Iraq. His company, Chappy’s Outdoors, has connected more than 1,000 veterans to hunting and fishing opportunities in 26 states, giving them something to look forward to while healing and recovering.
The sportsmen’s buffet menu will include duck pot pie, buffalo pot roast poutine with Palatine Cheese curds, venison sausage pasta, Caesar salad with yak skirt steak, sautéed vegetables with rabbit sausage, buttermilk biscuits with goose fat butter, and butternut squash with homemade wild boar bacon cured with Mud Road maple sugar. As always, freshly baked pies will be served for dessert.
Doors open at 9:45 am
10:45 am Welcome and Announcements
11:00 am First Seminar
12:15 pm Second Seminar
1:30 pm Game Buffet
2:45 pm Keynote speaker
3:30 pm Prizes awarded
• Pursuing public land bucks, with Todd Mead, author of “Backcountry Bucks” and “A Lifetime of Big Woods Hunting Memories.”
• Striper fishing the upper Hudson, with charter captain Chris Leach, who hasn’t missed a day of the spring spawn run in 30 years.
• Newfoundland moose hunt, with Steve Piatt, editor of New York Outdoor News and his wife, Paula.
• Salmon River steelhead trout techniques, with environmental scientist and state-licensed educator Mark Kiburz.
• Turkey from start to finish, with Rob Marotta, a state license guide and host of the TV show “Ultimate Quest.”
• Adirondacks 101, with Devin Peterson, owner of Saratoga Guide Service.
• The Ten C’s of Survival, with Peterson, who also is a licensed guide for hunting, hiking and camping.
• Jig Fishing 101, with Roy Bilby, a competitive bass fisherman who has competed in 183 tournaments.
• Bears I have known and eaten, with Bill Kozel, a hunter with nearly 50 years of experience.
Pillsbury puff pastry crust
VENISON SAUSAGE CAVATAPPI
Corkscrew pasta, homemade sauce
BUFFALO POT ROAST POUTINE
Simplot potatoes, bison gravy,Palatine Valley cheese curds
ELI MARTIN FARMSBUTTERNUT SQUASH
Mud Road maple wild boar bacon
Spice-crusted yak skirt steak
Goose fat butter
CHEF PIERRE PIES
ASSORTED SOFT DRINKS
SARATOGA SPRING WATER