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For a good time & good meal, visit Hunters Bar-B-Q

Special to the Courier

Pictured: Photo by Judith Pannebaker
Volunteers got plates of brisket and sausage ready at last year's Hunters Bar-B-Q & Outdoor Expo, sponsored by the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce. The 2013 evolution takes place Friday, Nov. 1, with meals service starting at 5:30 pm.

Since 1962, the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce decided to show its appreciation to the hundreds of deer hunters who call Bandera "home" for the whitetail deer-hunting season each year.
In those early days, the hunters were fed by the local ranchers in those early days, but no more. Now, feeding the hunters has become a true Hill Country tradition.
On Friday, Nov. 1, the 51st annual Hunters Bar-B-Q & Outdoor Exposition, sponsored by the Chamber, will be bigger and better than ever. Once again, some of the old-timers are back with us to prepare the briskets the old fashioned way!
The fun-filled, community-wide Hunters Bar-B-Q & Outdoor Expo not only signals the start of whitetail deer hunting season in Texas, but also welcomes a huge number of hunters and visitors to Bandera County. This event draws approximately 5,000 folks into Bandera, including retailers, ranchers, families and professionals, who meet for the fun, thrill of the hunt and the friendship and good times that follow.
Meal tickets will be $10 for adult and $8 for children with serving starting at 5:30 pm. Texas Thunder will perform at the event. Expo highlights include exhibitors and displays showcasing the latest in hunting equipment, guns, knives, recreational vehicles, deer blinds, feeders and outdoor supplies, as well as local exhibitors' wares and gift ideas.
The Expo also features the famous 25-gun raffle and an auction with something for everyone, such as quality hunting equipment, hunting trips, gifts and much more. Kids as well as adults can relax and enjoy the BB gun shooting gallery and interactive hunting exhibits.
"There is going to be a good combination of great food, great music, some interesting exhibits and a great auction," said an event spokesman. "It will be a fun night out for families and hunters."

For more information, call 830-796-3280 or visit www.banderahuntersbbq.com.