Glazed Pheasant Thighs

Glazed Pheasant Thighs

Jan 30, 2015

By the time late January rolls around, a lot of bird hunters will have enjoyed their fair share of pheasant breast recipes.  I agree that properly prepared pheasant breast is a real taste pleaser.  But every once in awhile it’s also fun to shift gears a bit.  Here’s a quick and easy way to break the mid-winter ‘pheasant breast...

Catch & Release Falconry – A Once In A Lifetime Hunt

Catch & Release Falconry – A Once In A Lifetime Hunt

Jan 30, 2015

  Falconry: the pursuit  of wild game with a trained raptor; the sport of hunting with hawks. Humans have been chasing wild game with trained hawks for somewhere in the vicinity of 4,000 years now, making falconry one of our most ancient forms of hunting.  I’ve been practicing the sport for 30. t its most basic level, falconry has the potential to...

Winter Grays

Winter Grays

Jan 17, 2015

Iowa’s late archery seasons [deer and turkey] closed January 10th.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to stow the bow.  There are still plenty of reasons to roam the winter woodlands and pursuing the gray squirrel is certainly one of them.  Although squirrels don’t present much of a target they are abundant and– with...

Late Season Archery — It’s All AboutThe Journey

Late Season Archery — It’s All AboutThe Journey

Jan 11, 2015

    Late Season Archery – Round 1: I could already tell that it was going to be a challenging morning in the great out-of-doors.  The overnight temperature had plunged to ten degrees below zero and increasing NW winds were howling in excess of 30 mph.  Wind chill values were at 40 below – or an even more painful minus 65 if you’re still...

Sheds

Sheds

Jan 11, 2015

  North Central Iowa:  Six beautiful inches of new powder fell on the region this week.  But for most people, the natural winter beauty was soon overshadowed by subzero temperatures, polar winds and wholesale school and other public events closings.  By the time daylight arrived this morning, temperatures had dropped to ten below and increasing NW winds...