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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Pickled Chicken of the Woods

Originally posted on Eliana's Garden, LLC:
This is such an amazing mushroom. It’s gorgeous, incredibly nutritious, and best yet…tastes just like chicken. I’ll get into the nutrition side in another post. Right now let’s talk about how freaking huge these things can be. Seriously, 8-15 lbs of mushrooms at one time is no laughing…

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A teenager is blinded by wildfire smoke and falls in love with a wild animal.

  Lost and Found If I felt alone before, I was really alone now. Curled up in a ball on the lake shore of Eulatzella Lake, I wept for myself. I wanted to get so close to that fire; see the flames and feel the heat. I wanted to feel alive as I felt so…

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Birch Polypore: A write up done by The Village Plate

Learn how to identify, harvest, prepare birch polypore mushrooms to extract their medicinal value. via Birch Polypore – Medicinal Wild Mushroom — The Village Plate   I had to share this article as I use this mushroom a lot. It’s always in my pantry and added to my teas and even soup broths. It’s a great…

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

What could be more transient than a Burdock Burr? They sit there and wait until someone or something comes along and then they hook on, getting a ride until they are either picked off or rubbed off. I’m sure a good strong wind can disperse these velcro-like seed pods too. I’ve picked countless of burrs…

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A bit of this and a bit of that

So much to do, so little time. When I started writing blogs, I had this idea that I would write about everything I did on foraging, hunting, and fishing and all the little details that go along with those activities. Well, it turns out that there is not enough time to write about it all.…

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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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My Newest Neighbors

The Common House Sparrow: Passer domesticus   To read more on the common house Sparrow, follow this link: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Sparrow/lifehistory Even though they are not a native species to Canada, I don’t mind them being in my back yard. I don’t mind their singing and I’m just happy they are not crows.  Also, they have been ridding…

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