34th Grand National Waterfowl Hunt begins Thursday
CAMBRIDGE — The 34th annual Grand National Waterfowl Hunt begins Thursday, Nov. 17, in Dorchester County and runs through Saturday, Nov. 19.
The annual hunt is sponsored by the Grand National Waterfowl Association, a group formed to promote Dorchester County the way hunting is promoted in other regions through special hunts that draw out-of-town guests. The Grand National Waterfowl Association underwrites a college scholarship program, the Grand National Waterfowl Educational Trust. The scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing a career in a natural science.
The Hunt Week agenda begins Thursday with a reception and registration at the Cambridge Holiday Inn Express from noon to 5 p.m., with a new shooters orientation meeting at 4 p.m. at the hotel. A welcome reception will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge.
Friday’s activities feature a hunter’s breakfast from 4:30 to 6 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, which is followed by the hunt from 6 to 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be an Annie Oakley Luncheon and Auction for women at the Art Bar in Cambridge. There will be a lunch for hunters at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, and a hunter event from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thendara 4-H Center.
The Grandtastic Jamboree will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, with performances from Bird Dog and the Road Kings and Animal House. Tickets will be $40 at the gate, and $35 in advance.
The jamboree is the hunt’s public event. The jamboree is being catered by American Legion Post 91 volunteers featuring the down home country cooking of Judy Tieder, along with oysters on the half shell by the Kool Ice Shuckers. Food will be served at 5 p.m.
Menu for the jamboree features oyster fritters, pit barbecue, soft-shell crab sandwiches, crab soup, coleslaw, potato salad and baked beans.
Tickets are available at the Grand National Waterfowl Association office located at 201 Maryland Ave., Cambridge and at E.S. Hubbert & Son, 403 Sunburst Highway, Cambridge.
Saturday’s activities feature a hunter’s Breakfast from 4:30 to 6 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, which is followed by the hunt from 6 to 11 a.m. The Turlock Society Induction for new shooters will be held at the Bromwell residence from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The final event will be the awards banquet and auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park.
For more information, call 410-228-0111 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.