Game feed just refers to the meal. Alliance’s Evangelical Free Church hosted their annual event this past Saturday night. 

Plenty of venison, elk, pheasant and fowl filled the plastic white tables. After everyone had filled (and in may cases overfilled) their plates. The men and boys (along with a daughter of two) voted on the best dish. Mike Smith garnered the traveling trophy for the second straight year with a dozen votes in the final round for his tiny, but tasty, “elk bites.” 

Men and boys, who mostly sat in the front row, eyed an array of door prizes before the featured speaker took the stage. 

Todd Schmidt, from a wildlife management area near Martin, S.D., admitted up front he would exceed his “allotted” 30 minutes. His presentation borrowed from years as a federal game warden, a post that he held until about two months ago — including time at Crescent Lake wildlife refuge southeast of Alliance in the Sandhills. 

Hunters, especially those who wait in blinds for waterfowl, watched the slides with interest. Schmidt’s real message for the group was the Gospel and salvation through Jesus Christ — something to ponder sitting in a sanctuary or damp duck blind.

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