Important Paperwork for Canadian Hunts

Important Paperwork for Canadian Hunts

If your hunting plans include crossing the Canadian/United States border with firearms, muzzleloaders, or bow hunting gear, there are two important documents that will smooth the process tremendously. Take care…

Take Good Care of Your Stuff and It Should Take Good Care of You

Take Good Care of Your Stuff and It Should Take Good Care of You

It’s something my dad told me that’s really stuck with me through my entire hunting life. He said, “Son, when you come in from a day’s hunt you take care of your dog, your game, your guns and then yourself—in that order.”

The Stories You’ll Hear Under the Big Pine

The Stories You’ll Hear Under the Big Pine

There’s always an open seat at the campfire Under the Big Pine. If you want to set with us a spell, these are the stories, banter, lore, and whoppers we’ll share. Yours are welcome, too.

Memorable Lesson In Hearing Protection

Memorable Lesson In Hearing Protection

Both Hal and Bill were of an era when no one thought about hearing protection. If these two legends were going to converse, they needed a young buck between them to translate. To my honor, that day it was me!

Natashja’s No Rum Bananas Foster

Natashja’s No Rum Bananas Foster

This is a fan-dang-tastic dessert that whips up in minutes in a cast iron skillet. It provides servings for 4-6 people, but this is a great one to stretch when ol’ cook needs to come up with something for unexpected guests.

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…

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!

World’s Greatest Airline Travel Gun Case Defines “Lifetime Hunting Gear”

World’s Greatest Airline Travel Gun Case Defines “Lifetime Hunting Gear”

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.

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.

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.


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