First off I'm pretty sure a conservation hunt in Missouri is more expensive than a hunt here. No one said that you weren't going to be told the outfitter, I didn't mention them because I wanted to be respectful of advertising . you could have asked , like a grown up instead of piecing together a couple of conversations . A person had just mentioned that a conservation hunt would be nice and others expressed interest. That and I'd be happy to school you on Gumbo anywhere.
Excuse me? Like a grown up? What are you talking about ... having a difference in opinion hardly makes me juvenile.
Cost is not an issue, I just don't understand why we/you'd book a venue for 10 people that included a cost for food when we're talking about bringing the food ourselves. I also don't understand why we'd book a venue that can only hold 10 if the goal of this event is for the forum to come together - I think that's one of the reasons we were initially talking about a fishing tournament, an event that could cater to far more people.
Goose hunting was mentioned once, perhaps twice, so effectively what you've done is planned a hunt for a limited, interested few and asked if an additional limited few would like to go. HARDLY a cooking competition.
Further, having been planning hunts for 8 - 12 people professionally for the last 9 years of my life, communication keeps people from having questions ... very simple questions, like "who are we hunting with?". Letting us know who's HOSTING a potentially planned guided hunt for a site sponsored event is hardly advertising. Had the lines of communication been more clear from thread 1 to thread 2, we wouldn't have to piece the conversations together - not to mention that as a forum WIDE opportunity ... my public question seems pretty justified.
Don't get so butt hurt just because no one's fawning all over the idea. Your list of 10 includes yourself, 3 others and a son. I'm sure your gumbo is impressive but right now it sounds like you're cooking dinner, not participating in a gumbo cook off. Perhaps you should be a little more objective here? Or maybe that gumbo just isn't good enough to school anyone, limiting the participation makes winning easier doesn't it big guy.