When it comes to wild game, choosing the right “weapons” in the kitchen is almost as critical as choosing the right weapon in the field… almost. Investing wisely in good cookware doesn’t have to break the bank, but choosing the right items will make a big difference in DIY processing and cooking. Our Wild Game Cooking: Essential Hardware list will set you up with everything you'll need!
We lose wild places every day, some in small swaths, and others in such grand scale that it makes me wonder what will be left in 100 years. And yet I think there is hope. The elk still holds a spot of mysticism in the American ethos of the West and their larger than life reputation lends itself to a fanaticism I believe and hope will end up saving them. So many individuals, groups, and even industry businesses are taking a lead in the conservation of our wild places and the wildlife that inhabit them. It takes a small dedicated outspoken few to keep this movement going, imagine how that would change if rather than “The few”, we had “The many”.
While diverse in appearance, size and table fare (depending on who you ask), all five commonly recognized species of salmon exhibit native life histories that take them on journeys from their home in the freshwater to the ocean and back. Depending on the preparation, all five species are tableworthy before they are “colored-up” and prepped for the spawn. With that said, there are few people that will turn down a properly prepared smoked salmon dip...
Hands wrap around the base of my horns and give a slight tug. Being pulled from the ground is like a birth of sorts. Parts of me are stark white than have been buried and protected- but I can feel the green moss that blankets my horns dislodge with the movement. Abruptly I feel the grips of the earth loosen and I am free. I sit in a lap of crisscrossed knees and stare into a face tinged with awe and joy. I was a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep ram.
When you hear about a deer camp in Montana, what comes to mind? You probably think about tents, cold weather, hiking many miles looking for deer, hunting hard during the day, skinning, quartering and packing out harvested deer, camp food, stories told around the tent at night and the hard work that goes into it all. You can picture it all in your mind because you have either been there, or you’ve heard stories. Now picture that same scenario, but picture this deer camp full of women, and only women.