UNITY — The seventh annual Unity College Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner raised $6,000 for three charities.

Held at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on April 12, the sold out fundraiser benefited Operation Game Thief, the Maine Warden Service Association and Get Back Outdoors Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans.

The event featured a mix of diners, some with no connection to hunting, though they too  enjoyed the opportunity to try a broad selection of wild game prepared by Chef Charlie Krause, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chief, who has held executive positions in some of America’s finest restaurants, according to a news release. He was assisted by Joe Saltalamachia, senior associate director of admissions at Unity College and organizer of the event. This was the first year that Krause cooked for the game dinner, though he is familiar with it through his full-time job as Unity College’s student center manager and catering chef.

The five-course dinner included dishes featuring beaver, moose, deer, wild boar and elk.

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