CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. – It didn’t feel cold until the group was being taxied out to the blinds on the edges of Queen Sound Channel off Chincoteague Island. Luckily, the nearly nonstop blasts from the 12-gauges warmed us up.Continue reading “Chincoteague's finest: Limiting out with buffleheads and hoodies”
There’s something different about wild duck and how it tastes. It’s gamey, slightly tastes like liver and incredibly overwhelming if it’s not cooked right. That’s why duck makes wonderful jerky. If it sits in the right marinade for at least a day, the overpowering taste tends to die away and gives way to the spices and juice it’s been soaking in. Now two batches in, … Continue reading From flying to dehydrating: Duck breast makes for tasty jerky
There’s been a lot of controversy around Spring Hill Mountain in Kanawha County, W.Va., in the last week surrounding a young man — a 17-year-old to be exact — and a piebald deer.Continue reading “PERSPECTIVE: Ethical argument surrounding West Virginia teen killing piebald deer needs an injection of morality”
I’m concered about what the preliminary whitetail deer harvest numbers are going to show in West Virginia. Since 2008, the Mountain State has seen a steady decrease in harvested deer – something I’ve touched on before – and after speaking to fellow hunters since bowseason opened in September, I have a gut feeling that trend is continuing.
Several factors play into this, but I’d like to touch on two that I think are the most important.Continue reading “PERSPECTIVE: Alarm bells are already going off at the end of the West Virginia buck gun season”