Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A couple Fantastic Game Recipes!!!

Venison Medallions With Mushrooms
1 3/4 lb. assorted fresh mushroom sliced (shiitake, oyster, button, ext.)
1/2 lb enoki mushrooms sliced
1/2 c. olive oil 6 tbs. butter 2 tbs. fresh thyme, chopped
1 1/2 c. beef broth
1 c. dry red wine
6 venison tenderloin steaks,
1 1/4 inch thick toss mushrooms with salt and pepper.
Broil on large sheet pan 3 minutes on each side.
Turn oven to 250 degrees, keep mushrooms warm. melt 3 tbs. butter in each of 2 heavy skillets. Season steaks with salt and pepper, cook about 4 minutes per side for rare. divide wine and broth between skillets and simmer, about 5 minutes.
Divide steaks among plates. Spoon mushrooms and pan juices over meat.
Serves 6

Blackened Walleye
Be careful with the cayenne or you will have a super spicy piece of fish.
Fire up your grill.
Dip thawed fillets in melted butter (add a little lemon juice) or if you want your fish to be fat free substitute white wine.
Place the fillets on the grill and season them with cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
Put the lid back on your grill.
After 5 minutes (approx. for a fillet from a 2-3 lb. walleye) remove the lid and loosen the fillets from the grill surface, DO NOT FLIP OR TURN THE FILLETS.
Baste the fillets with butter or wine and re-season if necessary.
Put the lid back on the grill.
Wait another 5 minutes and your fillets should be ready.
They are ready when the thickest part of the fillet is white and will flake off.

Now this Walleye recipe is GREAT for Lake Erie Walleye, I have even had this recipe prepared while tailgating at a baseball game. Both these recipes are highly recommended

Friday, January 19, 2007

SureFire Flashlights from The Product Wizard

Today one of our sponsors asked me to do a product review on SureFire Flashlights. Follow this link and check out the fine selection offered at the Product Wizard. These SureFire flashlights are used by many professionals, such as firefighters, police departments, security forces, etc. They are durable, bright and they have a product for just about any application you can think of.

You will find a wide variety of styles at As you will see, they are priced very aggressively. As I said these are superb quality lights. In my previous post on fur bearer hunting, I mentioned my friends that are big time raccoon hunters. They use the SureFire Weapon Light models mounted to their rifles/shotguns.

A good friend of mine got the SureFire E1E for Christmas, and keeps it clipped to the visor of his truck. It is small, compact and brighter than those bigger heavier models. So again be sure to check out my friends at and find the SureFire light that meets your needs for work or play.

Monday, January 15, 2007

FurBearer Hunting on the Comeback??

Recenty I have had several conversations with friends who are big furbearer hunters. Apparently there is an increased demand for pelts, including racoon, fox, muskrat and mink. While this industry has virtually disappeared here in Western New York over the past few years, there is a renewed demand.

While I still hear the stories of my dad working his trap line when he was a boy, collecting mink. muskrat and skunk, I never found any motivation for trapping. However, there is nothing like a good late night racoon hunt, especially with a good dog. The going rate for racoon pelts is $40, so as you can imagine, the dedicated hunter can do pretty well for himself. A group of friends of mine took over 100 in less than a weeks time, not a bad return on a few hours less sleep at night!!

It is good to see this industry rebound, honestly I have not discovered where the demand for these pelts in coming from, let's just hope that it keeps coming. It would be great to see a revival of one of the oldest industries in our nation.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

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