All posts by Carrie Zylka

Wisconsin - Hostess of the award winning podcast HuntFishTravel. Carrie's blog posts cover the podcast, as well as posts covering hunting and fishing and fiction stories. Sunday Morning Musings include personal stories and thoughts. Photography posts highlight professional images.

Sturgeon Spearing aka Dinosaur Wrangling in Wisconsin

For most of us, the word sturgeon conjures up images of great plated bottom feeders, ancient and slow moving they seem to be a cross between a catfish and a dinosaur.  Their nickname is “living fossil” and were almost wiped out in the 19th century, fishermen slaughtered them by the thousands, considering them a nuisance when they tore the nets with their sharp bony plates.

A sturgeon can live for more than 100 years and grown to 10 feet long, many weigh more than 100 pounds. Continue reading Sturgeon Spearing aka Dinosaur Wrangling in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Hike on New Years Day

Once I got past my twenties, the years of hitting a nightclub, dropping $200, and not waking up for 2 days were a thing of the past.

I started looking for new and exciting ways to ring in the New Year.  Beer and shots of Jaegermeister were replaced by a more refined palette of champagne and usually some sort of at home grilled seafood combo.

We are in bed by 1 am and I’m not completely useless the next day. Continue reading A Wisconsin Hike on New Years Day

Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Venison Hamburger Bake – YUM

It’s the second weekend of the Wisconsin Whitetail Rifle season.  And what would hunting season be without knowing what to do with all that meat in the freezer? Continue reading Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Venison Hamburger Bake – YUM