Dreaming of Turkeys … and Warmth

Dreaming of Turkeys … and Warmth

Green. Green. Green. Everything is green. I’m settled in against the trunk of a Ponderosa pine in South Dakota’s northern Black Hills. The sun is shining. The sky is blue; just enough breeze to make 70 degrees comfortable.

Three Thoughts on Hunting

Three Thoughts on Hunting

People ask, “Couldn’t you make the same memories without killing?” I reply “no.” Hiking, bird watching, and photography are great, but they are spectator activities. To hunt is to participate…

Savory Sweet Tater Dutch Oven Casserole

Savory Sweet Tater Dutch Oven Casserole

Sweet sweet potatoes are great, but these versatile veggies are too often overlooked as the foundational ingredient for savory side dishes. I enjoy them with a little zing now and then.

Stay Awake for Outdoors’ Best

Stay Awake for Outdoors’ Best

This was the most spectacular display of northern lights you can imagine! You ever try to eat spaghetti with your head tipped back and your eyes riveted on the sky? We made a mess.

Hunting SHOULD BE Humbling

Hunting SHOULD BE Humbling

by Bill Miller
When you’re alone in wild country you realize you don’t mean much. You could be eaten by a bear or snatched by aliens. Yet the sun will rise, the river will flow, and sheep will eat on the mountain.

Smoked Wild Turkey Legs & Thighs

Smoked Wild Turkey Legs & Thighs

Wild turkey thighs and legs have some of the most savory, flavorful meat on the entire bird. DO NOT DISCARD THEM! They make great soup, and … as this recipe shares … are wonderful smoked!

The Foggy Ride Out

The Foggy Ride Out

… the visibility doesn’t matter a whit to me. I’m standing there with my eyes closed. To me, it’s one of the best places on earth – that slow, foggy ride out to the Big Lake.

Smoking the Family Salmon

Smoking the Family Salmon

Few things are better to put in your mouth than properly smoked salmon. It’s the flavor of the wild and recollection of family time. Here’s a simple smoked salmon recipe to allow you to enjoy both!

Eagle is Symbol of Freedom; Sorry Turkey

Eagle is Symbol of Freedom; Sorry Turkey

Each year come Independence Day, I contemplate the decision on American wild turkey versus American bald eagle as our country’s mascot. Did the founders make the right choice?

Hunting License Required

Hunting License Required

by K.J. Houtman
What???? How could I have done this to myself? All this planning, all this preparation, but then not following up on the license I needed to hunt legally.

Thanks Dad — A Father’s Day Card

Thanks Dad — A Father’s Day Card

Here’s wishing the happiest of Father’s Days to every dad and granddad who introduced his kids to hunting. You’ve left them inheritance more valuable than you can imagine!

Buy a Joe, or Joanne, a Cup of Joe

Buy a Joe, or Joanne, a Cup of Joe

Green Beans Coffee has a program called “Buy a Joe a Cup of Joe.” For $2 you can buy a serviceman or woman a really good cup of coffee. It will warm you as much as it warms them.

Give Me Anything by Gordon MacQuarrie

Give Me Anything by Gordon MacQuarrie

The “Stories of Old Duck Hunters” by Gordon MacQuarrie represent hunting, fishing … and life … as they are meant to be lived. Just be warned. They are like potato chips … you can’t read just one.


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