‘Hunting for Biscuits’ starts Oct. 17; will be held select Saturdays
Hunters on Fort Leonard Wood will have a chance to bag some biscuits and gravy before stalking deer and turkey thanks to a new program being conducted by the Outdoor Adventure Center in partnership with Pershing Community Center food-service staff members.
“Hunting for Biscuits” will be held from 4 to 8 a.m. on select Saturdays starting Oct. 17 at the OAC. For $6, hunters can enjoy a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs and coffee. In addition, OAC staff members will be available to help hunters with any last-minute hunting needs, including equipment sales, licenses, tags and even assistance with registering on the Fort Leonard Wood iSportsman system, if needed.
“We’re just trying to give hunters a chance to get some grub before they go out and hunt,” explained Jeffrey Barrett, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Outdoor Recreation manager. “It’s open to all authorized hunters on post. We’ll have a kitchen area set up here, and we have migrated a section of our facility to make it a snack-bar area. Hunters can eat here, or they can pick up what they need and take it with them.”
Chloe Williams, FMWR Food and Beverage manager, said Pershing Community Center staff members will prepare, transport and serve the food at each breakfast event.
“It’s a great opportunity for friends to meet up and fill up before heading out for their hunts,” she said.
Barrett said the collaboration between OAC and PCC staffs will allow the post to offer hunters something that hasn’t been available for some time.
“It’s something that we’re trying and we hope is successful,” he said. “I know that in the past we did some stands ups for breakfasts. With this, we all kind of got together, did a huddle and tried to figure out how to reenergize that with (a new) program.”
Barrett said one of the goals of the program is to make the OAC a “one stop shop” for hunters on post.
“Even if they’re coming here to hunt for the first time, we want this to be a one-stop shop,” he said. “They’ll be able to get breakfast; we’ll be open with our staff handling the retail end, so if they need arrows they can purchase them, for example.”
During the event, social distancing and other safety measures in place due to COVID-19 will be enforced.
Future “Hunting for Biscuits” sessions are scheduled for Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28. For more information, call the OAC at 573.596.4223 or visit https://leonardwood.armymwr.com.