Marty Fischer, described as one of America’s best-known outdoor personalities, is coming to Fort Stewart to share his expertise on wing and clay shooting, duck calling and conservation and wildlife management.
Fischer is the main speaker for the third annual Wildlife Gala, scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 in the main ballroom of Club Stewart.
The gala offers hunting and fishing enthusiasts and others who love the great outdoors an evening filled with information about opportunities at Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. More than 15 vendors, as well as fish and wildlife representatives, will be on hand.
A buffet dinner will be free to patrons, who also will have an opportunity to sample venison dishes prepared for the annual venison cook-off. The cook-off will be judged before the start of the gala.
The venison chefs will compete in deer chili, deer steak, deer sausage and chopped deer barbecue categories.
Results of the 2010 managed deer hunt, wildlife photo contest, gobbler contest and big buck contest will be announced.
Fischer spends about 100 days a year away from his Rincon home, traveling around the world. He is seen on national cable and satellite television by millions of outdoor enthusiasts and his articles are read by more than 1 million outdoorsmen each month. He is a host/partner of the series "TNT Outdoor Explosion," currently delivered to more than 41 million American households on the Pursuit Channel.
He is a professional wingshooter, a National Sporting Clays Association level III shooting instructor and gun club designer. He has designed more than 150 sporting clays facilities throughout North America.
Fischer is host of four hunting and two sporting clays instructional videos. He has written two books, "Limbhangers and 4-Letter Words" and "The Gun Digest Book of Shotgunning."
He is a five-time competitor in the World Duck Calling Championship in Stuttgart, Ark., and was a four-time finalist in that event. Fischer is a three-time Georgia state duck calling champion.
"The turkey hunting and the duck hunting are such favorites of mine because of the calling, not so much because of the shooting. The shooting is really not the most important part of the hunt. It’s the overall experience and interacting with nature. So the calling part, to me, is the most fun because you are convincing a bird or animal to do something that perhaps they wouldn’t normally do. And you are the reason they are doing it," Fischer said.
Tickets for the gala are $5 per person and available at the Stewart/Hunter Pass and Permit and Leisure Travel offices. For more information, call Stewart Pass & Permit at 435-8061 or Hunter Pass and Permit at 315-5163.
For more information about Fischer, go to www.marty-fischer.com or www.tntoutdoorexplosion.com.