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Smoke’m If You Got’m: Taking the Anxiety out of Maintaining your Muzzle Loader

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I have noticed that it is not uncommon for women to act a bit shy of firing the muzzle loader (black powder). The kick-back; the smoke; the maintenance, and the effort it takes to reload can be a bit intimidating. While my preference is to hunt primitive, I must admit that I will continue to hunt with quiver and bow long into muzzle loader season. Why – because I do not want to be bothered with all the little details associated with firing black powder. Continue reading Smoke’m If You Got’m: Taking the Anxiety out of Maintaining your Muzzle Loader

Let’s Talk Turtle: Catching, Cleaning and Cooking the Common Snapper (Recipe included)

Summer is prime snapping turtle time. Although many are put off by the snappers prehistoric looks, downright spiteful attitude, and reputation for eating all the nasties of the aquatic world; those in the know about snapping turtles know that the meat is some of the most delicious and lean wild meat out there.

Be forewarned, there’s nothing zippity do dah easy about snapping turtles, not the catching, not the cleaning or the cooking. Perhaps that’s part of what makes them so tasty. It’s a bit of an accomplishment to put a turtle on the dinner table. Continue reading Let’s Talk Turtle: Catching, Cleaning and Cooking the Common Snapper (Recipe included)