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Moose Stew with Gravy

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Go West U.S., Montana, North America, Places to Trek | 0 comments

After spending three months filming a moose hunt in the mountains of Montana, packing out the quartered carcass across the rocky mountains, and processing the meat for days, I can finally reap the rewards of my labor. This is a simple and easy recipe to make, but no less tasty. The main ingredients include- -Pressure cooker -2 lbs of moose meat -6 small potatoes -1 onion -5 garlic cloves -3 long carrots -1 tbsp olive oil -salt -pepper -1/2 cup white wine -2 cups water -2 cans of beef gravy First, set your pressure cooker to brown. Chop up the moose meat into squares and brown in the pressure cooker with 1 tbsp of olive oil. After browning the meat add the 1/2 cup of white wine and allow to cook until wine is dissolved.   While the meat...

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The Full Process

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 0 comments

When you turn on a hunting television show you see the the hunt, the kill, the hunter standing over their kill, and the end. But, as every hunter knows, there is a lot more that takes place than just these few steps. What about the trek into the mountains? Watching the last convulsions of the animal before it dies? The pack-out of the 500 pound creature? Or skinning and the processing of the meat? Adding it all up, these television shows only show a small percentage of what hunting actually is. As a hunter, I am supportive of hunting if it is done the right way. If you kill it, you eat it. The poachers, the road hunters, and these television shows poorly represent actual hunters and give them a bad name. The great television hunters would have the...

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The Moose Hunt

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 0 comments

I stared up towards the top of the mountain as Dan (the hunter who I was filming a television show for) disappeared into the fog as the beginning of a long snow storm rolled over me.  I was now alone. Dan was supposed to be guiding me towards the moose that we had shot two hours earlier, but we were unable to find so far. Now, as I stood in waist deep snow hundreds of yards down a steep incline in the Northwestern Montana Rockies, the hunter who was supposed to be leading me in the direction of a wounded moose, had disappeared into a white-out. Earlier, we had first seen the bull-moose with a cow-moose grazing below us.  We moved across the crest of the mountain and ,because of the distance of the shot, laid down to shoot. There...

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First day out in Montana and the Mountain Lion Run In

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 2 comments

This was my first day out in the Montana wilderness and I have already had a once in a life time experience. A cougar came out of the trees and sat staring at us in the middle of the road. Many people live there their whole lives and never see one....

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Go West-South Dakota

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Go West U.S., Places to Trek, South Dakota | 0 comments

Started the engine in Pennsylvania and bolted off like a bat out of hell towards the West Coast. The stir crazy feeling of staying put in one place for too long had finally become too heavy for me to handle.  Just in the nick of time I was invited to head to Montana to film a wildlife hunting show for Dan Bantley’s show “Taxidermy Trails” which airs on the Outdoor Channel. I originally planned on flying, but when I found out my girlfriend had been offered a job at South Dakota State University I decided it was better to drive plus it fit more into the adventurers spirit-style of travel.  I prepared my mental state by reading “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a book that follows a man and his son on a motorcycle trip across the Northwest which becomes less of...

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