After I get this restaurant moving I'd like to have a "roadkill rally" or an "open smoke" for the local hunters in the area. I'm thinking that we could either have a contest whereby the hunters judge each others dishes or I could line up my smokers and allow them to smoke any cuts of game they'd like smoked for the freezer. I've asked some local people but I trust I'll get more details here, as to how to organize this. As for the date: Best right after hunting season ends? Best in the spring for already frozen cuts? Would it be best to smoke the meats prior to freezing? Will I get better attendance if I wait til everyone has their game cut up and frozen and just smoke for a one dish contest? As for an open smoke.........how much room can I expect a whole deer to take up in my smoker once it's all cut up? As a hunter, would you prefer the smoker to yourself for a day rather than participate with others needing room for their cuts in the smoker? I'd like input on anything for this "event". I've read about a lot of these on the internet and they all seem to be run differently. Just thought it would be fun and allow some fellowship among game hunters as well as promoting smoking of the meat. Being that I am unfamiliar with hunting and processing of game, I'd rather not have any surprises and be able to get a successful event the first time around. I thought 25 dollars per person and all the draft you can drink should get them here. What do you think? Prize suggestions appreciated as well. One thing I always hated about barbecue competitions is the winner usually gets a nice new grill or smoker........like a smoking competitor doesn't have enough of those laying around. I'd rather have the cash, meat, or some new fancy thermometer or something, ya know what I mean?