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, […]Read More Mixed bag hunting
BBQ is one of my favorite ways to do any small gamebird, and I just discovered it as a wild game technique this year! The following recipe was applied to doves, but works equally as well on woodcock, grouse, pidgeon or any other small game bird you’ve harvested, regardless of whether or not it contains white […]Read More BBQ Dove
No forager is fully equipped without one specific tool. Let me start this post by saying, I’m a gear guy. I love trying out new tools, equipment, gadgets and gear. I’m always reading about the next best fishing rod, or cutting edge new arrow heads. I spend more time than I’d care to admit researching […]Read More A Foragers Most Important Tool
Ingredients – 1 cup butter, softened – 1 cup white sugar – 1 cup packed brown sugar – 2 tbsp real maple syrup – 1 teaspoons vanilla extract – 2 eggs – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 2 teaspoons warm tap water – 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt – 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – […]Read More Most Delicious Cookies Ever to Hit Your Mouth!
Its fall. And once again, one of the most readily available, easy to gather food sources is going completely ignored by most of you adventurers out there! Acorns are all over the place. And this year is a mast year, meaning the crop of acorns is at a cyclical peak. Acorns are the fruiting product […]Read More Acorns – An Overlooked Food Source
Its that time of year again! My favorite hunting season. Minnesota pheasant hunting opened up on Saturday, and boy am I excited to get back out into the fields. My work schedule didn’t allow me to hit the corn and bean fields on opener, but you can bet I’ll be out there this week! In […]Read More Simple, Delicious Pheasant Dinner
One of the easiest, and according to my girlfriend, most enjoyable, wild edibles to harvest is grapes! Vitus Riparia is growing wild all around us. And once you start looking for it, you’ll start to see it everywhere. I have harvested wild grapes all the way up in the northern Minnesota woods, along the […]Read More Grapes, an easy wild edible
Welcome to Into The North Woods! A journey back in time to days when human beings gathered their food from the world around them. Nah, not really! Mostly this blog will be a personal record of my attempts to learn about the foods that surround us. I love to cook. And I love to eat. […]Read More The Journey Begins