the ladies enjoyed a cooking demonstration in the hotel restaurant.
The chef demonstrated how to make Sweet Onion and Celery Seed Dressing.
When he was finished we were treated to a chicken salad lunch that used the dressing. It was delicious.
After the luncheon the ladies presented Kassy and Missy (our hostesses) with gifts because of all their work in creating activities for the non-hunting ladies.
When some of the other ladies used their camera flash, I changed my camera to flash as well.
They were given bracelets with their birthstone and a whitetail deer.
Afterward we went outside to take a group picture. I think there were about 45 ladies. A few were missing from this picture.
This quilt was going to be a gift for a person whose name would be drawn at the evening banquet.
The hunters who had harvested deer on the two previous hunts were in and out of the lobby all day – telling hunting stories and checking on Monday’s results.
It was fun to see Cerwin’s name added to the list. We were surprised that no one had a successful hunt after him, because he shot his about 3:30 p.m. There were still two more hours of daylight after that, and deer usually move around at that time of day.
The names of the 49 successful hunters.
Monday evening’s banquet was the finale to this year’s hunt.
Broccoli, baked potatoes, and the meat (not in picture) was chicken or prime rib.
Pretty centerpieces on each table.
All 49 sets of antlers were on display – along with their Boone and Crockett score.
Those who scored high in Boone and Crockett were anxious for the evening’s prizes. This was Whitetail’s twenty-fifth year and amazing prizes were being awarded to the top 25 scores.
The top 10 each received prize money ($1,500 to $15,000) and free hunts for 2014.
11 to 20 received free hunts for 2014.
21 to 25 had their down payment waved for 2014.
Cerwin knew he did not qualify this year, but it was fun being one who harvested a deer.
I was not in a good position to take pictures. The man in the blue shirt was the winner of $15,000 and a free hunt for 2014. The lady was the presenter, and the two men on the left were the land owners.
The winner posing for pictures with Kassy.