One day this past November, after my husband and I had spent a long, cold day hiking through the snowy woods in a fruitless search for a monster Idaho whitetail buck, we decided to stop for dinner at “Hoots”, a small roadside café at the foot of the mountains. It is a popular spot for […]

Read More » | April 24, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 1

Hog Wild Weekend

It seems lately that my ‘unplanned’ hunting trips are turning into some of the best trips. I keep saying that the spontaneous trips are always the best, so here we go again. My husband and I had been debating on what to do with a short weekend. Most of our hunting trips are always out […]

Read More » | April 23, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 1

Puppy Love!

Dogs make me happy! There is nothing like a wagging tail and a slobbery hello kiss that can make a bad day good! Puppy breath can turn any frown upside down! I can say whole heatedly that I absolutely adore dogs! I currently have quiet a few in my family, four to be exact. There […]

Read More » | April 22, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 1

Scalloping, An Unexpected Chance to Educate Kids

Over Columbus Day weekend I went scalloping for the first time off of Nantucket, MA. It was the perfect day and the fact that I got to spend it outdoors with people that I love made it unforgettable. We spent the morning clad in waders and warm clothes carrying nets and baskets. We were all first […]

Read More » | April 20, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

My Biggest Hunting Hindrance

So if you have been following along with some of my blogs you know I opened up and admitted some of my hunting mistakes that I have made and now I want to share one of my biggest struggles that I deal with. I am not perfect and hunting, fishing & outdoor activities do not […]

Read More » | April 19, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 6

Preventing Nature Deficit Disorder

Recently, I was surfing one of the hunting forums on which I am a member and came across a post entitled, “Does Your Child Suffer From Nature Deficit Disorder?” This was a term I had never heard (I actually thought it was something the forum poster had created himself), but I suspected it had to […]

Read More » | April 18, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Recipe – Scrumptious Shredded Elk Sandwiches

Well, my stomach was growling and I was craving something tasty today, so I decided it was time to post another yummy recipe. As I type this out, my mouth is watering and I can almost smell the aromas coming from my kitchen! – I love easy recipes and nothing gets easier than a recipe […]

Read More » | April 17, 2013 | Category: Blog, Recipes | Comments: none

Recipe – Venison Lettuce Wraps

Venison Lettuce Wraps – When it comes to cooking I always like to take a basic recipe and change things to either make it spicier, more flavorful, or healthier. Everyone has made soft or crispy tacos and has probably used the normal ground beef or venison, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato etc but I make them […]

Read More » | April 16, 2013 | Category: Blog, Recipes | Comments: none

Squirely Sunday Surprise

As I have said so many times before, sometimes the most memorable moments happen on a spur of the moment trip or when you least expect it and it rang true once again. As I was leaving for the weekend from work someone asked me “you gonna kill anything this weekend?”. Most people I work […]

Read More » | April 15, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 4

Bear Sausage Recipe – Great for Biscuits and Gravy

My husband and I have been lucky enough to harvest two large bears over the past few years. Our favorite thing to make from bear meat is ground sausage that we love to use for biscuits and gravy. We have also used bear sausage in spaghetti, as pizza topping, and in many recipes that call for hamburger. – The secret to great tasting bear meat is to trim away all fat and sinew. This is a recipe for a seasoning blend to make a delicious sausage and can be made with bear meat, venison, elk, or pork. – Enjoy! – Per pound of meat: ¼ lb. pork fat 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. dried parsley ¼ tsp. rubbed sage ¼ tsp. ground black pepper ¼ tsp. dried thyme ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper ¼ tsp. coriander – Run meat through grinder to desired consistency. Mix pork fat evenly. In a bowl, combine salt, parsley, sage, pepper, thyme, red pepper, and coriander. Sprinkle evenly over ground meat mixture and mix with hands to distribute evenly throughout. – It is important to note that bear meat can carry the trichinosis parasite also once found in raw pork; therefore it must be cooked thoroughly in order to kill it.

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