Moments in the Woods of Opening Archery Weekend 2018

It is hunting season, or more specifically archery season. It opened up here in Montana last weekend and thanks to the generosity of my husband and mother in law I was able to sneak away for 3 hunts that weekend. As I headed out on the first hunt and the miles ticked away behind me…

Vortex Optics Fury HD 10×42 Rangefinding Binocular Review

Two hunters blend into the hillside like lions in the savannah. They are watching their quarry as it feeds along, but they are watching it over a mile away. Using technology to enhance our hunts continues to provide us more opportunities in the field. Binoculars and rangefinders are staples for us on our hunts here…

It’s coming…

Summer has tightened her grip on Montana. The smoke has begun to settle into the valleys a little bit more each day. Most of the foliage has turned brown and even what is green has an element of crunch to it. The mornings still have a coolness to them but the sun quickly overtakes it…

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…

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…

Wild Turkey Smokey BBQ Sliders

It is spring turkey season here in Montana. Spring is an exciting time for many reasons and a chance to go dance with a strutting Tom is one of them. If you find yourself one of the lucky hunters notching your tag this year I think you will find this wild turkey recipe an amazing…

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…