I like to do a majority of the cooking at my house, and things can fall into a rut sometimes, especially with a lot of the same proteins coming across the table day to day. Everyone who hunts or fishes has had smoked trout, venison BBQ, jerky, or any number of breaded fillets. One way to make wild game come across in a good way without stewing, BBQing, or smoking it, is to incorporate sauces that complement natural flavor.
The Beurre Blanc is a sauce made by reducing an acid (white wine, … Read More »
Saturday October 22 was the first of Virginia’s Youth Waterfowl Days for the 2011-2012 season. There is a second Youth Day this season, on February 4, 2012, after the regular duck season closes. This year I didn’t have as many youths accompany me as I did last year. Unfortunately several had to cancel due to last minute complications, so I only had two with me. One of the young guys has been going with me for a few years now, and with his fun personality he’s always great to have … Read More »
So the 2011 October split of duck season has come and gone. Four days of chasing locally raised birds and early migrants serves as a warm up for the real season yet to come for many waterfowlers. And it is a great chance to take out kids or ladies and introduce them to the sport without having to spend a fortune outfitting them against the bitter cold. Summer ducks(wood ducks) usually abound, and the fresh crop of mallards haven’t been wised up by gunning pressure yet. Sometimes you can even … Read More »
Well this September was my worst one yet. I put more miles on my truck, and more time behind binoculars and knocking on doors than ever before, yet yielded the fewest birds. A common statement I heard throughout September from other hunters coming in the store was “Where are the birds?” That seemed to be pretty universal. I went on a couple decent hunts, and heard of a few others, but it was not what previous years have been. Some hunters I know who normally rack up some big numbers … Read More »