It seems like a lot of hunters have bagged their turkey this spring (I haven’t given up yet!) and are looking for some different ways of preparing it. This recipe from the cook book Wild Game Simple is unique, easy to prepare and maybe a little different from the way you’re use to cooking wild…

I caught my first trout on a fly when I was six years old and started tying flies when I was about 10. My Mom and Dad helped me get a vise, hackle pliers, bobbin and the other tools I needed to get started. Because we lived out in the country, there wasn’t much opportunity…

Sometimes anglers make fishing more complicated than it needs to be. Simpler is often better. That was proven on a fishing trip to South Dakota last fall. My plan was to get in some walleye fishing between seminars at Walmart on Lake Oahe and Lake Sharp while in Pierre, SD.  The Pierre CVB arranged for…

I love to eat. Food is one of life’s simple pleasures. There are few things more satisfying than a thick, juicy rib eye or a golden walleye fillet or deep-fried jumbo shrimp. But my most memorable meals have not been at five–star restaurants. My most memorable meals have been prepared in the great wide open….

2,200-acre Antero Reservoir, located north of US Highway 24 between Antero Junction and the town of Hartsel, is one of central Colorado’s premier trout waters. I’ve had aspirations of fishing the reservoir since moving west a few years ago. Finally last week, the stars aligned and I made plans to join friends Dave Bryant and…

“TOP 10” Invasive Species Threats to Hunting & Fishing Brooklyn Center, MN – The Silent Invaders are here! They are living, multiplying and wreaking havoc all around us. It sounds like a Hollywood movie script or even a nightly 6:00 evening news spoof. But unfortunately it is real. America’s lakes, streams, forests and prairies are…

You have to be a little sadistic or masochistic to hunt spring snow geese. It can be an act of pain and suffering. I suppose it’s the challenge or being able to extend the waterfowl season by a couple of months that causes hunters to subject themselves to sleep deprivation, getting up in the wee…

Wacky Winter

The winter of 2011–2012 has been a strange one, mainly because of the lack of winter. Across much of the country, temperatures have been way above normal. Places that typically get lots of snow have gotten little. It has drastically changed the way outdoorsmen are enjoying winter activities. In the northern and western states, ice…

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