Product Review – Badlands’ Kali Pack

When I first started hunting, any extras I wanted to take with me were carried in fanny packs or backpacks designed for men. Because of the smaller size of the fanny pack, I sometimes felt like a gypsy circus, with spare clothing, water, and extra gear strapped or clipped to the outside of the pack. […]

Read More » | April 13, 2013 | Category: Blog, Product Reviews | Comments: none

Gluten Free is the Way to Be… Well at Least for Me!

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grains such as barely. It is what gives elasticity to dough and rise and gives it texture.  Gluten was once an unheard of word but is now well known and you can find many gluten free meals at restaurants now. Some of […]

Read More » | April 12, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Hunting Happy Meal

“How awesome would it be if fast food burgers were made of venison or other wild game instead of beef?” – That one sentence was what I tweeted to my awesome followers on Twitter that sparked a very fun conversation that I had to blog about. Was it really that far-out of an idea? There […]

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

The Gobble Got Me

This past March I finally had the opportunity to go on a turkey hunt. Everywhere I have hunted in the past I was never blessed with the benefit of turkey hunting. I have always been fascinated with them and wanted to see one up close after being harvested, so I was excited to finally get […]

Read More » | April 9, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 3

Your Soul is Alive

“If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive” = Elenora Duse – I have found many quotes that speak […]

Read More » | April 7, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 4

Stalking Wiley

My favorite style of hunting is spot-and-stalk. I have hunted deer, elk, bears, and turkeys with this method. I enjoy the added challenge of trying to sneak in close to an animal undetected.  It is the closest thing to being a true predator, and for me the experience is exhilarating even when a stalk doesn’t […]

Read More » | April 5, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 2

Just Do It!

How many times have you said something like, “I really want to do such-and-such, but now isn’t a good time. I will do it someday, maybe next year.”? We all do it.  Often, we say these things but then something will come up and so we put our plans on hold again until, eventually, someday […]

Read More » | April 3, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 3

Dove Hunting a South Texas Tradition with a Good Recipe

Almost everyone I know from South Texas has been dove hunting even if they weren’t the ones shooting. It’s a very social kind of hunting, or at least I have experienced it to be. I can remember at an early age going with my father and uncles to go sit in grandmas grain fields to […]

Read More » | April 2, 2013 | Category: Blog, Recipes | Comments: none

Recipe – Venison Mincement

I admit it…I love sweets. Dessert is my favorite food group! So with a freezer full of venison, it is only natural that I would want to find a way to use it in some kind of tasty sweet treat. This recipe for venison mincemeat makes 4 quarts of filling. Although mincemeat is usually thought […]

Read More » | April 1, 2013 | Category: Blog, Recipes | Comments: none

Hunted by a Hog

On a recent hunting trip I experienced the reversal from being the hunter to the hunted and it was quite intense. I don’t recommend this type of hunting to rookies or anyone just starting out; this is not for the faint of heart and definitely not for the inexperienced. I have hunted hogs for a […]

Read More » | April 1, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none