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Colorado Archery Hunt- Taxidermy Trails Ep. 2

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Colorado, Colorado, Go West U.S., North America, Places to Trek | 0 comments

http://youtu.be/qkVxu_Xt3Cs This is one of the end results of my time spent living out West, while working as a cameraman for the television show Taxidermy Trails. During this time, I traveled with, Archery Hunter and President of the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy, Dan Bantley to multiple locations to document his hunts and outdoor travels. To read other stories about the making of this show go to- The Full Process-The full process of hunting, skinning, and butchering a kill. The Moose Hunt-Story about the excitement of Montana Moose hunting. Missouri Breaks- Story about hunting elk in the Missouri Breaks located  in Eastern Montana. Eastern Montana and the Missouri Breaks- My first hunting experience in the Missouri Breaks First Day Out In Montana- My close encounter with a mountain lion.  ...

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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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Missouri Breaks

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 0 comments

Trekking deep into the wilderness in search of Elk can bring you to places where no other human has traveled in years. One great place to do this is in the Missouri Breaks in Eastern Montana.  The desert terrain of the land, with the addition of the constantly moving mountains of sand and dirt carved from the overflowing Missouri river, makes the land very difficult to explore.  The first European’s to explore into this territory were the Lewis and Clark expedition which warned of the perils of land the land including the prickly pears(whose thorns caused Lewis’s foot to swell with infection), the Grizzly Bears, and the threat of the “Gumbo” when it rains (Gumbo refers to deep slippery mud that forms in the Breaks even with a small amount of rain). Lewis concluded that no one would ever settle on this land....

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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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