The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) is reinstating its annual wild game dinner and auction on Saturday, April 1, at the Haliburton Legion.

The dinner, a popular community event and valuable fund raising activity for HHOA, had been held for more than 25 years, but COVID put it on hold for the last three years.

“The wild game dinner has always been very well attended,” said Dan Smith, HHOA president. “We’re very excited to be doing it again this year.”

He said the dinner gives people the opportunity to try a variety of wild game, while also participating in a silent auction and having a great time.

This year’s menu includes, venison, bear, moose, boar, buffalo and rainbow trout. Domestic meat options are also available if people are not up for trying wild game.

The bar opens at 5 p.m., dinner and the auction start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $35 per person, or $55 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at HHOA by calling 705-457-9664.

Since 1998, the HHOA has raised and stocked more than 800,000 fish in local lakes. If you would like to help support the HHOA, you can join or donate at You can also help by playing the HHOA 50/50 monthly raffle at Fifty per cent of all monthly proceeds go to one winner. The other 50 per cent supports the fish hatchery, the stocking of area lakes, walleye spawning rehabilitation programs and other HHOA activities that benefit the region’s outdoors community.