Beer up the BUM(DRUM) Pheasant

On a cold December 23 evening I find myself standing outside cooking over a large metal Drum topped with a grill grate. The fuel for my … Continue Reading →


Trophy hunts can be found here in state

Carbon County has produced more big game entries in the Boone and Crockett record book than any other county in the country. In fact, Carbon County … Continue Reading →


Nature and nurture

Various factors can determine a buck’s rack Let’s face it – the one thing that every deer hunter has in common is the desire to harvest … Continue Reading →


The Snort Wheeze – Does it really work?

If you’re anything like me you appreciate a good white-tail archery hunt on television. My Saturday mornings are often spent with a hot cup of coffee … Continue Reading →


Protect Your Hearing While Hunting and Shooting

The picture above is a hunter practicing unsafe shooting. He should have some sort of hearing protection on. Hunting and shooting are popular sports, but damage … Continue Reading →

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Bradley Smoker

  It is that time of year again. Time to figure out the tastiest way to cook the game you will be harvesting this fall. Last … Continue Reading →


Deer Calls: Your Preference, My Secret

With the season upon us I have begun my preparation work. The 2012 Pennsylvania archery season is just days away. I packed my backpack and noticed … Continue Reading →


Eye of the “buck-holder”

A few years back I heard a couple of hunters talking and showing off their buck. Eventually it led to a few more hunters joining in … Continue Reading →

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What is the Relationship Between Nanticoke and Crabs?

My love for crabs started as a child vacationing on the Chesapeake Bay. My parents would drive from Nanticoke to Baltimore via Route 11. In those … Continue Reading →


They really are “all the RAGE”

There is a debate that has gone on in the hunting community and I can undoubtedly assume it has been discussed among your hunting family and … Continue Reading →


Hickory Smoked Backstap

How about this for a tantalizing little treat. I call it “Hickory Smoked Backstap”. Very simple. I portion of backstrap (cleaned of silver skin of course). … Continue Reading →


The Lever-Action: The Symbolic Northeast Brush Gun

When it comes to the first day of deer season the most vivid thoughts that come to my mind are a light snowfall on the ground, … Continue Reading →


Pickled Salmon

1 ½ lb. chunk of fresh salmon (preferably skinless) 3 cups of wine vinegar ¾ cup of brandy 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of rosemary … Continue Reading →


Duck Blood Soup

(Bloodless) 3 pounds of duck meat (1 duck) 1 pound prunes, unpitted 1/4 cup vinegar 2 bay leaves Salt and pepper 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour Put … Continue Reading →


Squirrel and Mushrooms

1 squirrel, cleaned and quartered 1/3 cup of flour 1 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of pepper 6 strips bacon, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 … Continue Reading →


Venison Football

1 ½ pounds of ground venison 1 pound of ground pork or sausage 1 egg beaten 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs 1 1/8 cups of … Continue Reading →


BBQ Squirrel ,Rabbit, or Grouse

1 quart bag of squirrel, rabbit or grouse meat 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion Salt Pepper Oregano Paprika Caraway seeds Roughly ½ cup of Barbeque … Continue Reading →


Venison meatloaf

2 lbs ground deer 1 large onion (chopped) 2 eggs 6 slices of bread – ground into bread crumbs ( very fine) (or you could use 1 1/2 … Continue Reading →


Favorite tree stands for 2012

     Every hunter has their own preference on where to hunt but I think most bow hunters would agree you need to be in the … Continue Reading →


Teacher becomes student

  We have all heard the old saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”. Well that might be true in most cases but not … Continue Reading →

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  As the temperatures begin to dip and fall approaches it is time to start thinking about ice fishing. The 2011 ice fishing season in northeastern … Continue Reading →


Wild Creamy Mushroom Soup

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 1 onion, chopped 1 ½- 2 pounds of wild mushrooms, coarsely chopped or if you aren’t the wild mushroom type, 24 ounces … Continue Reading →


Grilled Ginger Salmon

Ingredients About 2 lbs. of nice fresh salmon fillets 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 1 teaspoon of ground ginger 1/3 cup of low sodium soy sauce … Continue Reading →


Snapping Turtle Soup

1 snapping turtle (legs and the neck) 10 cups of water 4 bay leaves 10 beef bouillon cubes 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of pepper … Continue Reading →


Prepare your trophy for the taxidermist

**Article continued from “prepare your trophy for the taxidermist” under “Deer Tails” We all dream of that trophy we can hang up on the wall. Well … Continue Reading →


Prepare your trophy for the taxidermist

Continuation from article “prepare your trophy for the taxidermist” under “deer tails” Let’s talk birds First things first, make sure to tag the animal properly according … Continue Reading →


Prepare your trophy for the taxidermist

     We all dream of that trophy we can hang up on the wall. Well before you get that trophy on the wall here are … Continue Reading →

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Help the honey bees

What you need to get started in backyard bee keeping I never cared much for insects, let alone bees that could fly around and sting you. … Continue Reading →


Chronic wasting disease is scary

If it enters into the state, it’s here forever Dr. Walt Cottrell, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s wildlife veterinarian, is quick to offer up some frightening facts … Continue Reading →


Venison gravy over biscuits

Ingredients 1 lb. ground venison 1 small yellow onion ½ teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper ¼ cup flower 2 cups Milk 1 package Pillsbury biscuits Gravy: … Continue Reading →

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Simple Venison Marinade

Ingredients: 1 cup soy sauce 1 tbs hickory liquid smoke (needed only if you do not have a smoker) 1 tbs garlic powder 1 tbs. onion … Continue Reading →




Dirt roads offer a great route to serendipity.

Put me in the middle of a city with no map or GPS, and I’ll get lost in a second. The asphalt streets turn into an … Continue Reading →



Spread of WNS has bats facing perilous future.

Is it possible to protect an animal that is despised by many? That’s the question the Pennsylvania Game Commission is facing as bats could be headed … Continue Reading →

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Wild pheasants are thriving in parts of PA

Silhouetted against the early morning fog, the buck nonchalantly walked into the farm lane and didn’t notice Keith Sanford and I as we stood and watched. … Continue Reading →


14 Flushes, No grouse

It was the third week of October and the whitetail deer hunting just started getting good for die hard Pennsylvania archery hunters like myself. Unfortunately, yet … Continue Reading →


The Wave Goodbye

Saying goodbye to the wave I grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania. Raised in a household by both my mother and my father, I was blessed enough … Continue Reading →


River Smallies

It’s no secret live bait can be dynamite for river small mouth bass. What is the best type of live bait one may ask? This can … Continue Reading →


Scoutlook App Review

I recently purchased the Scoutlook app for my I-phone. As we all know technology is taking a bigger role in our outdoor activities each and every … Continue Reading →


To bow or cross bow? That is the question

This has become a topic of debate in many states including my home state of Pennsylvania. I am a 100% dedicated bow hunter that chooses to … Continue Reading →


Deer Bites

An easy, quick, and tasty appetizer Ingredients: 2 lbs venison chops (butterflied) Salt Pepper Teriyaki sauce (optional) Bacon-thick cut Toothpicks Cut the butterflied venison chops in … Continue Reading →


Rain, sleet, snow…work

It was the third week of October in the fall of 2010. I had just got off work and was consistently breaking the speed limit driving … Continue Reading →

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Mistake Alert

At the ripe old age of twenty-six I’d like to think I know a thing or two about bow hunting. To put this into perspective for … Continue Reading →


The Apache Stalk

I’m toe to hoof with a whitetail, bow in hand, adrenaline at a ten. He’s just yards away, knows something isn’t right yet to his demise … Continue Reading →


A dirty little secret

It’s no secret that all whitetails have excellent sniffers. We have all had that dreaded experience with a mature momma whitetail who blows up the world … Continue Reading →


Don’t ruin the perfect hunt!

So imagine this. That morning you do everything right. Wait lets rewind. The previous evening you do everything right. You get your hunting gear together, you … Continue Reading →