An Early Season Lesson

Archery season has officially started here in Montana which means that I can pursue a mule deer buck, whitetail doe, bull elk and doe antelope with my bow. I can also hunt black bear with a rifle and turkeys with a shotgun. I have been able to get out twice so far.  Day 1 found…

Elk Pot Pie

As beautiful as an elk is standing among sparse pine, inhaling the smells of his fellow steeds and flaunting his horns to the ladies in the bunch. It does not compare to the allure he boasts in this tantalizing, wild dish. Your senses could not predict the escapade they are about to embark on and…

What’s In Your Pack?

Most hunters would not enter the woods without their pack. When you embark on a hunting adventure, the hope of success breeds the need for a few items to be carted along. Most of us will never need a survival kit but the chance of an emergency situation is a lot higher than one may…

Trapping Days

After being cooped up inside for much of the past few weeks, the fresh crisp air was welcomed into my lungs with an eagerness not unlike that of the hunger of a suckling newborn calf. When you are away from it you don’t notice how much you are missing it but when that first deep…

When the Work Begins

Hunting has taken me to some of the most beautiful moments in my life. It also brings with it the necessity of a spirit unwavered by less than beautiful tasks. I love the diversity of this passion. After a hunt that ends with quarry on the ground, a new set of skills is needed as…

Shredded Elk Roast

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best things. That is the case for this wild game crockpot roast recipe. This is the only way I cook a roast and it turns out amazing every time. Not only does it work but it is so simple and requires very little ingredients! I start with…

Mountain Rabbit Confit

Gone are the days when most wood stoves saw the addition of a stout rabbit a regular occurrence. Strangely the prolific creatures are actually a kind of expensive rarity these days. Grocery stores sell them as a specialty meat at upwards of twenty dollars a piece! For the average person, the succulent rabbit may be…

Hunters Do Laundry Too.

I am a mom after all and as such I find myself doing laundry on occasion. Ok a lot. All the time. I guess my washer and dryer are always occupied, lets just put it that way. Muddy laundry, bloody camo laundry and kid laundry (the horror). Laundry soap is expensive these days along with…