Organizers of the next “Shoot for the Heart” are expecting a humdinger event, mostly because the evening will be highlighted by special treats for all who take advantage of the free outdoor seminar.
To be held 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9 in Building C at Mountain Bible Church, the occasion will feature a meal of wild game chili and barbecue served up hot and tasty by noted outdoor and campfire cook Bob DePugh. Also on the agenda is a bass fishing symposium led by FLW touring pro Mark Rose, as well as door prizes and dessert.
DePugh is a top notch Dutch oven and campfire cook who has built a glowing reputation for his camp cooking. Almost everyone who has tasted his treats know there is something special about them because every menu item tastes so very good when prepared with DePugh’s skill, innovation and creativity.
He’s practiced plenty of years and is ready to showcase his skills at the upcoming seminar.
For his chili recipe, which is a camp favorite, he’s expected to use wild elk meat and possibly deer.
Rose, a 30-year old pro angler from Marianna, Ark., has competed in bass fishing since 1999. He has participated in more than 150 major professional tournaments and has taken numerous top finishes included two in the top-five.
He has fished B.A.S.S, FLW, Wal-Mart BFL, Everstart and Ranger Millennium pro fishing tournaments.
Dennis Pirch, who helped organized the Shoot for the Heart seminars, highly recommends attending the Rose seminar saying it is for “everyone who wants to know anything about bass fishing.”
For those who have particular queries, there will be a question and answer session.
“He (Rose) knows all the answers,” Pirch said.
The dessert and awarding of prizes follows the seminar, which will be the second in a series of possibly five to be held this year.
The first seminar, in October, featured local angler Pat Haynes leading a symposium on trophy trout fishing in the Rim Country.
Last year, the inaugural season for Shoot for the Heart events, five seminars were conducted on a wide variety of outdoor subjects. All turned out to be highly popular draws among outdoorsmen and women.
The idea behind Shoot for the Heart is to provide a stage for outdoorsmen and women to gather in a show of camaraderie to share fishing, hunting, camping and other outdoor stories, tips and suggestions.
The church’s Web site says, “The purpose is to help families who love the outdoors become better hunters and fishermen, and build relationships with others who share the same interests.”
For more information on Shoot for the Heart, call (928) 472-7800.