The Great Bait Debate

  Love it, hate it or indifferent on the topic, bear baiting deserves a candid conversation on the pros and the cons of this long debated practice. Bear baiting, in a way, stands alone in the sea of hunting practices as it is the only legal big game species to bait in some of the…

Elk Italian Sausage Sandwiches

My husband and I butcher our wild game ourselves each year. Part of our burger meat always gets crafted into delicious bulk Italian sausage. I use it for many things but today I decided to try something different. Elk Italian Sausage Sandwiches are a creative and delicious dinner that received the coveted Hubby’s thumbs up…

Apricot Glazed Bacon Wrapped Cajun Moose Tenderloin

Apricot, Cajun spice, bacon and moose dance together in a parade of the masters of flavor. They present themselves at the pinnacle of their glory in this dish, Apricot Glazed Bacon Wrapped Cajun Moose Tenderloin. I love everything about this blend of sweet, salty and savory. What’s not to love? Ingredients: Moose Tenderloin 1 lb…

When Spiderman Trips

Getting creative with dinner used to be a passion of mine. I loved trying new recipes and creating my own. I loved thinking about it and put a lot of time each week into dinners, even creating blog posts about recipes on top of it all. It is amazing to me how much things can…

Let’s Get Real

  Christmas has overtaken my world with a rush of activity, smells and sights that I love and loathe alike. Candies, songs, memories and expectations all smash together into a big ball of joy and stress careening down the snowy hill of December and poised to crash awkwardly into the New Year. Somehow in the…

Pining For Fall

Ahhhh…summer. Sweat, dirty bare feet, wedding invitation after wedding invitation, the days that you spend trying to get to fall so that you can go hunting again. At least that is what it feels like to me. I know a lot of you relate to this as there are probably at least 250 different memes…

Mother Nature Takes Pity

Bears, the picnic basket stealing, honey loving, fluff buckets that continually produce the winning move in our cat and mouse games each hunting season. Every time the sun goes down on the last day of bear season and I am left standing in the brush, un-punched tag lying listless in my camo pocket, I develop…

Poison Peanut Butter Cookies

Disclaimer-(If you are not interested in reading about my Christian perspective then you may want to skip this post.) Sometimes when God teaches me something, He uses a strange method to do so. Ok, most of the time He uses a strange method to do so. I guess that’s just His style. He rocks it….

Moose Enchiladas

The soul of delicious comfort food must have had its origin somewhere in the warm heart of an Hispanic grandmother. Somewhere in time lost, this woman developed the wonder that is the enchilada. Her wizardry has stood the test of time and palate alike. It’s simply delicious. The moose with his hearty and robust addition…

Spring Bear Hunting In Montana

  Spring offers a few motivating reasons to get out into the woods here in Montana. Cabin fever is a great motivator, as are turkey season and bear season. This year I am spending some time out glassing for the elusive black bear. One of the benefits of bear hunting is the vast amount of…

Hunting Roots

There is no one word to describe the heart of who a person is. A word that captures the combination of experiences, character, choices, morals and thoughts hasn’t been created. A word that encompasses the entirety of who you are simply doesn’t exist. Possibly the reason for that is because that word would be seeking…

Bucking The Diagnosis

I have been a little MIA as of late. Not that it matters but for some reason when some time has passed since I took finger to keyboard it feels like I should have some sort of excuse as to why I haven’t been writing. Well, I have an excuse. I have been dumping all…