Oh, Christmas Fawn. I mean, tree.

KevinBig Game, Deer, From The Wild, HuntingLeave a Comment

Umpteen years of getting Christmas trees at IKEA. I’m a serious scrooge when it comes to box stores combined with the month of December [thank you online shopping]. I think at some point one of the kids mentioned this fall that we should cut our own tree from the forest. It was a done deal before they’d finished their sentence. The … Read More


KevinAntelope, Big Game, Deer, From The Wild, Game Birds, Hunting, Upland Game, WaterfowlLeave a Comment

This is the first episode where we get to meet ‘the’ John Schneider – a dear friend who happens to have a former life as a high profile hunting and fishing guide. John also happens to be an organic grain farmer [@goldforestgrain]. John also happens to be a super nice guy. This episode, title included, is a nod to the story arc … Read More


KevinBig Game, Black Bear, Butchering, Butchering Game Meats, Cooking w/ Fire, Deer, Elk, Foraging, From The Wild, Game Birds, Grilling w/ Fire, Hunting, Kevin TV, Mushrooms, Upland Game, Wild FruitsLeave a Comment

This trip was intended to be easy. We were supposed to be going into a part of the province where game was rampant and our pockets burst with big game tags. Do a little fishing. Set up camp. It only ended up being a handful of those things. One reality that didn’t make the edit but had a big impact on the … Read More

Whitetail Hunt #2

KevinBig Game, Deer, From The Wild, Hunting1 Comment

So apparently fate would have it that last year’s season of harvesting zero big game was to be juxtaposed with 2013’s crazy successful season. First morning out deer hunting, I filled my general whitetail tag. Bought supplemental doe tags because I didn’t think I’d actually shoot my elk. Being as it may that hunting is the new golf for business … Read More

Why I Need an Annual ‘Charcuterie Day’

KevinBacon, Big Game, Butchering, Charcuterie, Deer, Dry Cured Meats, From Local Farms, From the Cellar, From The Wild, Guanciale, Hunting, Nature's Green Acres, Pork, Sausage, Whole Muscle3 Comments

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that an annual ‘Charcuterie Day‘ marathon immediately following the annual ‘Pig Day‘ is in my future for a long, long time. Here’s why. Bacon. Beyond bacon [reason alone], I’m not concerned with the possibility of trichinosis in my extremely high quality bush-raised-and-handled-by-me pork and skipping right past freezing and into to curing and dry … Read More

Deer Hunt 2013

KevinBig Game, Deer, From The Wild10 Comments

I’m pretty sure I was a teen the last time I shot a deer. Long ago enough I don’t remember how old I was, but I remember why. And it’s not because I don’t like deer. My thoughts on deer as a game meat or red meat in general were changed a few years back when I had a chance … Read More