Early Season

KevinBig Game, Black Bear, Elk, From The Wild, MooseLeave a Comment

From The Wild episodes are planned out quite a few months ahead of time, and on the roster for season 3 is me going into my family’s ‘moose camp’. I’ve actually never been with tag in hand, as they always call bulls during rut, and I’ve always been chasing calves. The older I get, the more I want to participate, at least … 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

Elk Hunt 2013

KevinBig Game, Elk, From The Wild, Hunting1 Comment

Elk are damn smart. Someone visiting Jasper National Park might not think so as they drive by an elk casually grazing within the throw of a paperweight, but in any other setting they demonstrate why they out-survived the sabre toothed cat and the wooly mammoth. I’m serious, look it up. They’re nocturnal feeders [park elk excluded], so you’re essentially trying … Read More

Big Game Hunt Report

KevinBig Game, Elk, From The Wild, Game Birds, Moose6 Comments

In 2006, I saw 67 moose in 2 days. This year, 1. That’s more than just a change of luck. That’s a 98.5% decrease. Their populations had already tanked by 2007, and this past winter’s ridiculously deep snow did them in again, according to locals. I’ll have to remember to mention what winter, or perhaps worse, the torture of ticks, … Read More

Jerky Pleasing All Parties

KevinBig Game, Charcuterie, Cooking w/ Fire, Elk, From the Cellar, From The Wild, Jerky, Smoking w/ Fire16 Comments

Jerky has become a repertoire item around our home – something that reappears over, and over, and over – like bacon. At risk of offending all parties, jerky pleases food snobs, picky eaters, and red necks equally – and I actually don’t quite understand why.  Not many foods can transcend those gaping holes in preference, so why does dried raw … Read More