When your friend went #hunting early in the morning (in the cold, no less) before heading into work, then shares the bounties with you. Well, I guess it's duck season. Now, do I smoke this, stew it, or confit it? Quite honestly, I don't understand fully functional people so gosh darn early in winter mornings... I may be guilty of it in the summer to go fishing before sunrise but damn, it is cold and dark and wet out! 😂🦆 #freshingredients#duck#duckseason#foodstagram#omnomnom#wildduck#wildgame#gamemeat#homechef
Tonight on the menu:
American widgeon breast (duck)🦆courtesy of @markymarkbassmasterchief in a rub of fresh rosemary & garlic powder
Asparagus in the air fryer (something different🤷🏼♀️) with salt & garlic powder
Brussel sprouts with @kerrygoldusa butter, garlic and balsamic vinegar.
This dinner was delicious and was just made in just under 20 minutes! It’s true we (and by we I really mean my husband😂) cook most nights, but we definitely do eat left overs!
We started into the hunt on 4,000 acres of land we’ve never been on before, but with the determination and mindset that we weren’t gonna leave without packing a hog out. Between the freezing rain, wind, and glassing up bucks that any hunter would dream of taking we couldn’t manage to get our eyes on any hogs. The last day came with us finally after all our effort glassing up a small group of hogs. After sprinting to catch up to them and stalking them through the brush for a good 30 minutes luck finally fell on our side as they came straight down the trail directly to us. The deal was sealed as the lead pig stepped into 10 yards and one Broadhead between her eyes punched the ticket. Definitely a bittersweet moment and I’m thankful for all the suck we went through to get there. •
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Indigenous food sovereignty is a necessity for all our nations living on rez in isolated areas around our country... but here in the city it's rarely enjoyed. Canada has not allowed our many resources into their inspections process to place it on the market. So I offer, when I can, to my East Van Clan urban Indigenous demographic a "status card special." If you are a certified Indian, and because I am a certified Indian (according to Canada's Indian act)... We can trade!
I enjoy being blessed with a network of hunters, fishermen, gatherers. I appreciate having the ability to share the resources of our lands and waters sourced directly by Indigenous trades people to my Indigenous visitors and any of their guests!
When they say you've got to go back to work tomorrow...😆
Hunting in 14 inches of snow is not easy but it sure is fun! Called in one coyote 150 yds out that we nicked. There was no deer activity in the heavy snow so we listened to Christmas music all day and did some target practice 😁
Christmas Dinner doesn't have to take hours to prepare. Watch our simple twist on a classic dish - 🦌 Venison Wellington - on #MNBound this Sunday! On @kare11 at 10:35pm, Dec 16. #FireLakeMpls ⠀
This was last month on the last morning of archery & my hunt before opening day of rifle in Oklahoma. My heart sinks as this fella walks on after seeing no does in the bowl I was sitting in. Can’t wait to get back there, thank you to Rick & Matt of Ramblin’ Outdoors for having me. 🤞 next year. Slide get to see a closeup pic.
Antlers don't tell it all. Many people use antler size or width to age their deer. This isn't always reliable, so it's a good idea to estimate age based on the body characteristics of each age class. This is a bit subjective as well, but can give a fairly reliable guide for managing your herd.
Start to end:
5 1/2 - I've put the first buck in this age class, despite the narrow spread, due to his overall appearance. His neck and shoulders are one big mass. His legs look a bit short for his body and his belly looking a bit saggy.
4 1/2 - this is a hard class to tell from 5 1/2 but I feel ok with the next buck being in this class. The antler spread is much wider than the first buck, but this can be genetics. His neck blends into his shoulder, and his belly is more or less even with his chest.
3 1/2 - the 3rd buck has a nice rack, and a neck wider than his face, but there is a distinct line separating his neck and shoulder. His main beam tip also extends beyond his eye, but not quite to his nose. This is typical of 3 1/2 years olds.
2 1/2 - the next buck is fairly typical of this age class. He has some neck swelling, but it is more or less the size of his face. His chest is also roughly the same size as his hind end.
1 1/2 I wish I had a better picture of a young buck, but all I have is this very startled youngster. Even so you can see that he looks like a doe sporting antlers.
Fawn - this year's young buck that is ~ 6 months old. They are distinguished from does by the flat head and more square body shape.