Can you pass the Mushroom Ketchup please?

If you are reading this, I’d like to relish the fact that you’ve mustard up the courage to ketchup to my level.
As a hunter-gatherer and a consumer of food grown on a farm or a greenhouse, I am always on the look out to combine all the flavors, wild or not, in new and interesting ways. Why just have Tomato Ketchup when you can have Mushroom Ketchup?

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‘Bear’ with me: the Bear facts, the Bear truth, and left Bear naked

THERE’S ONE! Ugh! You are a beautiful color phase Black Bear, but I have to pass you up. It’s Saturday, it’s hot outside and I cannot process you without spoiling before I get back home tomorrow. OH WAIT! THERE’S ANOTHER ONE! Wow! You are a gorgeous color phase Black Bear, all brown and blonde. Wait…are…

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I see a ‘ky-OAT-ee’

I wait what seems like forever, to have the coyotes’ vital area come into view. It does. I see the area behind the shoulder and pull the trigger. The shot rings out over the clearing. It’s done. It’s down. It lays still.

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Bison Hunt 2017: The Prep

Dread. Fear. Excitement. Hope…I feel all these things as I lay in bed 5:00am this morning. One week. One more week until the trucks and trailers are loaded to head North for seven days. Yep. I can feel the pressure. I can feel the sweat along my hairline start to creep in. I shed a…

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Elk hunting and engine fires don’t mix.

The afternoon was wearing on and we were getting discouraged. We hadn’t seen any animals, let alone the ones we were hunting. The afternoon sun was bright and getting warmer by the minute. The ungulates of the forest probably already had bedded down; we probably wouldn’t see anything until the evening hunt which was 2…

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Winning the Lottery: LEH style

I won the Lotto! Boo yah! I received good news today, I won the Lotto. I was successful in the LEH draw: Limited Entry Hunting. I was fortunate enough to win a Bison Draw and a Bull Moose draw. I have been applying for Bison for years with no luck. This year, my luck has…

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Buck, Buck, Moose – Interview with Hank Shaw — Chef in the Wild

Sometimes it is cool to know people. I happen to know Hank, he is a good dude. That said – the man has launched an ambitious new book, backed by a Kickstarter Campaign, on cooking venison called Buck, Buck, Moose. Take a gander at the interview below – or on the Stands with the new…

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Target Fixation: Spring Bear

I round the corner on the dirt road and come to a sudden halt. The Tacoma tires stirs up dust and it floats in front of my view. I pay no heed to it; I am focused on the animal that now appears in front of me. I see the bear 120 yards away on…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Getting close and personal with the Earth and one of its inhabitants. Life is fragile.

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