First Time Fly Fishing

I love it when I get to break away from my office chair for a few minutes. I love it even more when breaking away means getting outside. So yesterday, when the incessant rain we have been having stopped for a few, my husband and I threw some poles and waders in the trunk, then […]

Read More » | July 16, 2013 | Category: Blog, Fishing | Comments: none

Kicking off Summer… and getting ready for Fall!

Summer time means going to the lake, hanging with friends and family, and lots of good food! June always means family reunions, lots of birthdays, and high temperatures. There are not enough weekends or free time for me during this particular time of year. The nice weather has arrived and the fun has begun. – […]

Read More » | July 15, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

My Tot’s First Bow

Okay, so it’s just a suction cup plastic toy bow, but its still her first bow. While camping with some friends, we picked these toys up for our toddlers. I’m sure they would have preferred to play with the iPads all weekend long, but there has to be a limit where you kick your kids […]

Read More » | July 14, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Recipe – Grilled Venison Backstrap

Recipe-Grilled Venison Backstrap Summer weather sends many of us scrambling to the grill. Here is one of my favorite ways to cook venison backstrap. It is very simple, uses few ingredients, and is delicious. – 2 lbs. venison backstrap, cut into 2 inch chunks 1 quart apple cider (not vinegar) 1 ½ lbs. thick sliced […]

Read More » | July 13, 2013 | Category: Blog, Recipes | Comments: 1

AKANDO Bag – Product Review

When I received this bag, I was a little in awe. I had never seen a duffel bag that came with a wall charger and a car charger. I thought it kind of resembled a computer with the Stealth In Pursuit (SIP) box attached. Needless to say, when I saw the plug in, I was […]

Read More » | July 12, 2013 | Category: Blog, Product Reviews | Comments: none

A Fun Find

We have all been shed hunting and found nice sets of sheds, individual sheds, and other random items – it’s always an adventure. I wrote an earlier blog about the fun involved with the whole family in ‘Dropping Antlers’ and it still rings true. Any outdoor activity, especially shed hunting, should be shared with loved […]

Read More » | July 11, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 2

Mushrooming – A Different Kind of Hunt

Mushrooming—A Different Kind of Hunt –   I remember very well the first time I ever ate a wild mushroom. I was in my early 20’s, newly married, and was spending quite a bit of time helping out my husband’s parents, who were outfitters in the backcountry of Idaho.  One spring afternoon my mother-in-law excitedly […]

Read More » | July 10, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Smokey’s Deer Call/Grunt – Product Review

Smokey’s Deer Call/Grunt Review by: April Cole 06/15/13 I have not used this call in the field yet, as deer season is a few months away. I am reviewing this grunt call based on the sound quality, design, ease of use, and how it compares to other calls. – Sound Quality After several hours of […]

Read More » | July 9, 2013 | Category: Blog, Product Reviews | Comments: none

Frogg Toggs – Product Review

Frogg Toggs is a company that makes various products from raingear & outerwear to wading and cooling products as well as various accessories including hats and umbrellas. I received and will be reviewing a Realtree Xtra Camo pattern waterproof jacket made for women (Women’s Pro Action Jacket) http://www.froggtoggs.com/store/outerwear-rainwear/tops/women-s/women-s-pro-action-jacket-20.html – Durability/Function/Design: The Frogg Toggs rain jacket […]

Read More » | July 8, 2013 | Category: Blog, Product Reviews | Comments: none

Deer, Coyotes, and Bears – Oh My!

I went to college in Philadelphia and for most of my collegiate era, I loved living in the city. However, once my time became more valuable and things in my life started to prioritize, I gravitated back home to the country. Every morning I wake up to some sort of wildlife outside my bedroom windows. […]

Read More » | July 7, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none