A northern pike rests in an angler's hands in a lake. A lure is in its mouth.
Northern Pike in Minnesota

Northern pike are on the verge of eating themselves out of house and home What…

Buttery pike fillets are served on a wooden cutting board with fresh lemon, fried cattail shoots, and melted garlic butter.
Pike: The Poor Man’s Lobster with Fried Cattails

A delicious way to cook up northern pike, a commonly released fish They’re sometimes called…

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How to Clean and Cook a Snapping Turtle

Spring has sprung, the ponds have unfrozen, and snapping turtles are on the move. During…

A hearty pickled apple and smoked wild turkey breast grilled cheese sandwich rests on a green plate.
Smoked Wild Turkey and Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A wild take on a turkey melt that is bound to change your life Spring…

A wild turkey salad sandwich sits on a leafy napkin on a yellow plate.
Smoked Wild Turkey Salad Sandwich

There’s not a river lunch better than turkey salad sandwiches There isn’t a better turkey…

A plucked wild turkey rests breasts-up on top of a hunter's backpack laying in the grass.
Why and How to Brine a Wild Turkey

Wild turkey can be juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious Wild turkey has been derided as…

Smoked wild turkey breast rests on a wooden cutting board. A chef's knife is to the right and a copper pot is in the upper left corner.
Smoked Wild Turkey Breast

This recipe is the building block of SO much wild food freedom. Just becareful with…

A woman cups a handful of wrinkly, brown morel mushroom sin her hands. Her brown sweater sleeves are in the background.
How To Go Hunting For Morel Mushrooms

Mushrooms or not, it’s never a bust It was nearing the end of May when…

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How Well Can a Whitetail Deer Smell?

A whitetail’s sense of smell is its ultimate superpower The short answer? Better than a…

A whitetail buck stands in a deciduous woods. He looks like he smells the photographer. Big green trees are in the background.
Does Scent Control Matter in Deer Hunting?

Scent control plays a large part in hunting deer with success Have you ever sat…

Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability, and Farmed Fish

Even if you’re not concerned with overfishing, overfishing and the problems it creates will soon…

Venison kielbasa links smoking on the grill.
Venison Kielbasa Recipe

A homemade, wild game version of a classic Easter and summertime dish Once you get…

Ten quail egg rolls arranged around the dipping sauce in the center.
Southwestern Quail Egg Rolls Recipe

Spice up dinner time with a wild game recreation of a Chili’s favorite recipe My…

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Catching Up to Change: A Sportsman’s Perspective on Climate Change

Several years ago, while conducting fisheries research in the backcountry lakes of northern Ontario, I…

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Wild Morel Mushroom Scramble Recipe

Fresh morel mushrooms browned in butter and served with eggs for breakfast Scrambled eggs that…

pork dumplings platted with dipping sauce
Pork Dumplings Recipe – Wild Boar or Venison Alternatives

Wild boar can make a great flavor for pork dumplings Dumplings are the best! They’re…

Fried Redfish Sandwich

A tasty way to dish up your catch of the day I love fish! If…

Salmon with Chimichurri

A classic salmon fillet featuring a bright, fresh sauce Sharp, pesto-like chimichurri works well with…

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7 Best Exercises for Bowhunters

Basic exercises you should be doing to stay in shape for bow season Here on…

Teddy Roosevelt’s Historic Chili Recipe

A venison chili recipe with a historic twist Teddy Roosevelt is known for many things:…