If you're a novice hunter and want to taste and learn how to prepare wild game meat, you're invited to attend a "wild game cocktail party" sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The event is set for 6 p.m., March 3 at the Needle Rock Brewing Company in Delta.

"Wild game meat is excellent and highly nutritious, but it's helpful to get some tips on how to prepare it," said Mark Richman, a district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Delta.

The event is a recruitment effort aimed at novice hunters to highlight the conservation benefits of hunting and the flavor and nutritional qualities of game meats to a new generation of foodies, Richman said.

Upwards of 15 different wild game dishes will be served, including bear, mountain lion, pheasant, deer heart and many other unusual items. Kenneth Kinser, chef at Needle Rock, will talk about pairing wild game meat with beer and wine. CPW staffer will talk about cooking techniques and the special qualities of wild game meat.

The tasting party is aimed at new and novice hunters. The price is $12 and includes a sampling of beers.

If you'd like to attend, please contact CPW's Montrose wildlife office at 970-252-6000, or stop in the office at 2300 S. Townsend Avenue in Montrose. The deadline to apply to participate in the event is Feb. 19.


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