Protecting Your Pups Paws!

Its cold. I know, I live in Minnesota, its going to be cold, I get it. But remember, your pup is experiencing this cold too, and hes probably not getting all dressed up. The last couple of weeks has had me thinking about his physical well being, because he never does! Spike (my golden retriever) […]

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Stealing from a great Chef!

Hank Shaw is one of my culinary inspirations. He writes straight forward, easy to follow recipes that are delicious, and push the bounds of what you might think is possible with wild game. Recently I followed his instructions for fixing goose pastrami. I’m not a huge pastrami lover, nor have I ever tried making my […]

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Nick’s Meat Sauce

Here is a straight forward, simple meat sauce you can do with any ground game and any type of noodle. Its basically an Italian bolognese without pancetta, and not nearly cooked as long. I’m doing this one with venison, but we’ve had it with ground rabbit, turkey and beef (I didn’t shoot the cow, that […]

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Duck – the easy way

Duck does not have to be complicated. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told how gamey duck is, or that it needs to be smoked, or that you have to marinate it for hours to cut the flavor. I’m here to present a recipe that would argue otherwise. Start with a duck. […]

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Bread – a key kitchen staple

Bread is not something you’ll find me foraging, but it is one of the most overlooked DIY kitchen tricks that you can learn to do. Making your own bread at home will impress your girlfriend, wife or friends, make your house smell like a delicious bakery and leave you with a lasting sense of accomplishment […]

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Mixed bag hunting

One of a hunters most important traits, is versatility. I take that to heart every time I am in the field, especially in the middle of the fall hunting season when so much game is in open season. I went out to explore some western Minnesota public land that I hadn’t put eyes on before, […]

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