Chef Scott Leysath came up with this recipe on the fly in a strange camp kitchen with ingredients on hand. It’s simply one of the best duck preparations I’ve ever tasted … and I eat a lot of duck!
Here are some important pointers from a guy who makes his pay … and even more so his tips … by spotting wary animals at a distance for his hunters. They’ll help you out-spot other hunters five to one!
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!”
I tried yelling again. “Help! Help! HELP!” At the top of my lungs I screamed it. Nothing! I forced myself to calm down and think, “If you’re going to get out of this, you need to figure it out.”
Hey! Glad you’re back. Pull up a stump and warm yourself by the fire under the big pine. We were talking about favorite hunting knives, and I was about to tell you why my Top Three is my Top Three.
Narrowing down to a single “favorite” proves impossible, but with serious considering, here are the Top Three, one of which I has literally been around the world with me at least a couple times.
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!
If you haven’t missed a turkey, then you haven’t hunted them very much. But the secret is it’s way easier to miss a turkey close than it is to miss one out there 20, 30 or 40 yards away.
Ten gray Rubbermaid tubs serve as our kitchen cabinets. Carefully positioned on each tub is a large, white adhesive label bearing block printing in black ink precisely stating the contents of each vessel. God Bless my wife!
Now and then my wife pulls back the blinders that would otherwise maintain my tunnel vision on hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, dogs, and more hunting. And mind you, I’m not always the most willing subject.
It’s all about improvisation, so when it comes recipes, I can tell you what as on the menu and how we prepared it, but to tell you how much of each ingredient … I’d be making it up.
This gun case is my nominee as the poster child for the definition of “lifetime gear.” You get one of these and you’ll never have to … or want to … buy another.
Planting a tree has always been an exercise in legacy. You plant a seedling, care for and protect it, watch it for decades with the vision that someday your kids or grandkids will sit in its shade.