Is Canvasback King of Ducks? Ask Hank.

Is Canvasback King of Ducks? Ask Hank.

I met Hank Shaw—the mastermind and master chef behind the website Hunter-Gardner-Angler-Cook—on a diver duck hunt not long ago. The conversation turned to canvasbacks as it so often does among…

Brussels Sprouts For One-and-All

Brussels Sprouts For One-and-All

For a camp cook who takes pride in his or her work, few rewards are as sweet as the smile on a face of a diner turned from being a “hater” into a “lover”—as in “I love Brussels sprouts … the way YOU make 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.

Uncle Willie Fears’ Soda Bread Recipe (1928)

Uncle Willie Fears’ Soda Bread Recipe (1928)

From J. Wayne Fears

just found this recipe in an old cookbook of my mother’s. It came from Uncle Willie Fears who was a trapper and backwoods entrepreneur in north Alabama in the early 1900s.

Who Says You Can’t Hunt in Brazil?

Who Says You Can’t Hunt in Brazil?

By Johnnie Hudman

He’s a cowboy and hunting guide who’s as Texas as Texas gets. He travels all the way to Brazil to learn getting your feet wet in fishing ain’t so bad. In fact, it’s fan-danged-tastic!

Take Your Place Under the Big Pine

Take Your Place Under the Big Pine

UndertheBigPine.com is a hunting camp with the tent flap open. Come on in … coffee’s hot on the stove … there’s a simmering pot of chili, too. I hope you’ll find it warm, welcoming, and a place you’ll visit often.

Pa Called It “Fresh Air Poisoning”

Pa Called It “Fresh Air Poisoning”

This is why President Theodore Roosevelt used to go skinny-dipping in the Potomac River when he was trapped in D.C. It’s the original foundation of natural health.

Video Under the Big Pine … The Real Deal

Video Under the Big Pine … The Real Deal

Though for the most part we’re not big on tech under the big pine, we did make a TV show there once. This piece reflects on homecoming hunts, and sharing wisdom from the Waldo Gang Camp.

Why We Own Hunting Dogs

Why We Own Hunting Dogs

There’s a warm feeling in the hunter’s soul with every little triumph in training, with each great retrieve, even with the smell of wet dog lingering in the truck.

A Tree for Jesus

A Tree for Jesus

by J. Wayne Fears

December brought a different kind of hunting to our little homestead on Tater Knob. As Christmas approached, my brother, Doug, and I knew the day would soon come when our parents would …

Listen To Your Guide

Listen To Your Guide

Every call my guide made on the mountain was the right call. He was patient in listening to my pleading, but stood firm in his decision. In the end, listening to the guide accomplished one of my life’s dreams.

When You Have Time to Spare: Try These Braised Short Ribs in Ancho Chile Sauce

When You Have Time to Spare: Try These Braised Short Ribs in Ancho Chile Sauce

Braising is perfect for Dutch oven cooking because it means cooking low and slow. The beef melts under your spoon, and don’t forget to ladle some of that juice over a steaming piece of fresh cornbread.

A Moment of Silence … PLEASE

A Moment of Silence … PLEASE

The greatest allure to soloing in wilderness endeavors is the complete control over one condition most lacking in our world – silence!


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