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EASY GROUSE CARBONARA RECIPE

 

Ingredients

10 slices of bacon
3 to 4 cups grouse meat, cut into strips
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1 tsp homemade onion powder

Sauce
2-1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1 tsp homemade onion powder
8 egg yolks
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated (not powder)
1/4 cup fresh basil or 3 TBS dried basil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

4 oz fettuccine or spaghetti noodles

Directions

In a large heavy skillet, fry bacon until cooked (not crispy); drain and set aside. Fry the grouse meat and onion in the bacon fat until meat is cooked through. Drain well. Discard the bacon fat.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta. (I always put a teaspoon or two of canola or vegetable oil in the water so the pasta doesn’t stick together.)

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan or dutch oven, whisk the sauce ingredients together and slowly heat to medium-low (no higher or the eggs will scramble).

When the meat/onion mixture and pasta is cooked and drained well, add that to the sauce ingredients. Cook until it is thickens and season with more salt and pepper if you need to.

Serve with a salad and crusty butter bread. So delicious.

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Posted by on June 29, 2014 in grouse, recipe, Wawang Lake Resort

 

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No more dead device batteries while off the grid!!!

Go Kin uses the motion of walking to charge electronics and batteries. Generate power anywhere anytime using a renewable resource.

The GO KIN – Electricity “Powered by You”

The GO KIN is an innovative and portable device that can be used anywhere, anytime to generate power on the go! With the GO KIN, a short 5 minute walk will produce enough power for a 10-25 minute phone call. You can feel good about using the GO KIN knowing that it is environmentally friendly and a healthy choice. Unlike other devices which rely on sun or wind, the GO KIN can be used 24/7.

How it works

The GO KIN is simple and easy to use. The device fits into our backpack or fanny pack and two cords extend from the bottom of the pack and attach to your ankles (either clipping onto the tabs on your running shoes, or using our ankle straps). To generate power, you simply need to go for a walk!

Electronics (cell phones, tablets and batteries) can be plugged into the two USB ports and charged as you walk. In case of emergency or when walking isn’t an option, the GO KIN also includes a built-in lithium-ion battery that stores power for later use.

With GO KIN you’ll never be without power when you need it most. It is available anywhere, anytime.

 

 

Grin and Bear it: How to bear eating bear meat.

As an outfitter, we often hear how many people would love to hunt bear but have no idea what to do with all the meat or if they did keep it, how to cook it (Ontario is a no waste province, it is mandatory to take all of the meat with you upon departure.)

Below is an excerpt from a great story written by Jackson Landers and how he dealt with an unexpected amount of bear meat…..and what he learned.

 

 

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Now I had heard all sorts of stories from hunters about what bear meat is like: that it’s tough, gamey, and unpleasantly greasy. But in my experience eating a fairly wide array of unusual species, I had found that meat that tastes “tough and gamey” is more often a case of bad butchering and sloppy handling than an intrinsic quality of a species.

To maximize the potential flavor of my bear, I dry-aged it for a week before I started experimenting. Dry-aging meat, for the uninitiated, is the process of letting meat hang out for a while at cool temperatures while allowing moisture to evaporate from it. Dry-aging accomplishes two things. First, natural enzymes in the meat begin to tenderize it by breaking down the collagen in the muscles. (Collagen is what makes tough meat feel tough, and more of it builds up in muscle tissue as an animal gets older.) Second, dry-aging allows water to evaporate out of a piece of meat, concentrating the flavor. High-end steakhouses all do this with their beef, and I have been dry-aging most of my venison in my fridge at home for years.

Once my bear was sufficiently dry-aged, the very first thing I tried was cutting some simple steaks out of a forequarter (the upper portions of the front legs) and from the backstraps (the cuts from alongside the spine that are referred to as “pork loin” in pigs). I wanted to keep the recipe simple so as not to hide the true flavor of the meat, but I also wanted to have some fun. So I just ran with the bear theme. I pan-seared the steaks in olive oil and drizzled just a bit of honey on them. A handful of blueberries went into the pan with them (bears love blueberries almost as much as they love honey). Then I transferred the meat to a covered dish to finish cooking in the oven and deglazed the pan with a splash of Toasted Head cabernet sauvignon, which I had chosen on account of the wine’s label having a black bear on it. I made sure to cook the meat to 140 degrees and hold it there for a while, since bears, like pigs, can carry trichinosis.

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My girlfriend and I sat down to eat our first bites of bear meat, drizzled with that red-wine pan sauce. The texture was good, and the backstrap cuts were a bit more tender than the forequarter cuts. The flavor was mild; it tasted more or less identical to venison—which is to say a lot like beef, only with less fat and a blander flavor. There was nothing greasy or tough about it. It looked like a thick piece of filet mignon. Between sips of the bear-bearing Toasted Head wine (which paired very nicely with the bear meat, I should add), we soon forgot that it was bear meat that we were eating. By the end of the meal, it was just dinner, no more exotic than the artichokes we served along with it.

Heartened, I started putting bear meat in everything. And once I began running it through the meat grinder, the stuff became a household staple. Think bear tacos, spaghetti with bear sauce, lime-marinated bear stir-fry served over ramen noodles.

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Bear burgers in particular were a big hit. I mixed one egg with 1 pound of ground bear meat and just a touch of onion powder and pepper and broiled them under high heat. Three minutes per side seemed to get me up over 140 degrees every time, without taking the burgers beyond medium-rare. I invited some friends over to eat them, and the unanimous agreement was that they simply tasted like very good beef burgers and that nobody would ever guess they were bear.

I began to take the ground bear meat so much for granted that I confess to feeding it to a dinner guest in a ragout over angel hair pasta without thinking to tell her that she was eating bear as opposed to beef. She ate every bite. I’m still not sure whether I should tell her what she ate.

Lately I’ve found myself worrying about the dwindling supply of bear meat in my fridge and freezer. I have one whole hindquarter in my chest freezer awaiting a special bear dinner with a group of friends, but other than that and a pound or so of medallions, all I’ve got left is an array of very unusual bones that my dogs have been chewing on in the front yard. What will I do when I run out?

 

 

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JackKnife Smartphone Bow Mount

For the tech savvy and no tech savvy alike, this seems like it would be a great asset to have in the field to relive the memory or analyze any errors that were made.  Those of you that have used it or a product similar, feel free to leave comments in the section below with your experiences 🙂

 

JackKnife Smartphone Bow Mount

Don’t wait until you get home to see your latest adventure or share with friends…

Social media live in the woods!

 

Thanks to the new patent-pending JackKnife Smartphone bow mount from S4Gear, hunters will no longer have to wait to get home to see their latest adventure. Mounted off the sight mount, the JackKnife allows hunters to use their phone to film their hunts from the hunter’s eyes. With the ability to view and share their footage filmed right from their bow, its social media live in the woods.


• View your placement before you track your animal
• Use your Smartphone as a training device.
• Sight mounting bracket placement records video from
the hunter’s eyes
• Use in addition to other camers to incorporate split screens in final video pieces

*Before use of the product, be sure to consult your local hunting regulations as there may be restrictions on the use of elctronic devices while hunting.

 

 

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Rhinowire lace review

// When I was at a sport show this past season, I had seen a demonstration for these laces and they truly are amazing and very effective for hunting!  Here is a very well pointed review written by Tim Collins for Rhinowire 🙂  Enjoy!

Article Written By: Tim Collins

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rhinowiresThis review is for the RHINOWIRES boot laces. And no, that is not an error in my typing. I used all capital letters for their company because these “boot laces” are the real deal!

As soon as I received them and took them out of the package I realized I had ahold of a pair of serious laces. The RHINOWIRES feel stiff and you wonder how on earth am I going to tie these up?! I can assure you though that they do tie up. I put mine in a double knot and they hold my entire 12-13 hour day. RHINOWIRES also come with optional lace locks so you don’t have to tie them. I would suggest getting them custom sized and go with the lace locks. Mine are too long to do this and the extra RHINOWIRES length would prove to be a trip and entanglement hazard.

Those of you who are blue collar and perform hard labor for a living would benefit greatly from owning a pair of RHINOWIRES. Outdoor guides, farmers, steel workers, loggers, military, law enforcement, of course firefighters and everyone else who needs to wear steel-toe boots on the job need to get a pair of these RHINOWIRES. Even individuals who spend their time in the great outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities would be wise to own a pair of RHINOWIRES. They come in a variety of colors and sizes as well as even being reflective. I received a pair of OD green that is reflective. I work as a dry kiln operator at a lumber mill and the reflective laces will actually benefit me since I need to wear a reflective vest in my work environment. Working around 56,650 lbs. forklifts carrying around lumber bundles that weigh from 17,500 lbs. to 35,000 lbs. means that safety is of the up-most importance. That is where having the reflective laces add an additional safety element to my work. Granted, right now I am wearing rubber over-boots for the winter to help with the freezing temperatures and snow, but I am confident that when summer rolls around my RHINOWIRES will not fail me. You will know what I mean as soon as you lay your hands on your very own pair. As you can see from the photo’s below, I took a picture of my Rhinowires without flash and then one with flash to show the degree of reflectiveness they have. Quite impressive if you ask me.

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RHINOWIRES come with a replacement guarantee. That’s right, if they ever break they will replace them no questions asked! If you don’t believe me, just read their RHINOWIRE guarantee.

These RHINOWIRES were invented by 2 fire fighters. They said it best on their website that “$400 boots are only as good as the $3 shoe laces. Once the laces break, your $400 boots are useless!”. They invented a product that we all can benefit from because they understand the need for RHINOWIRES. Right now they are running a kick-starter program to fund their project. I hope that everyone will consider helping them. They have several packages available that will get you a pair of these RHINOWIRES and believe me; they are worth every penny and then some.

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I am proud to participate in this product review for RHINOWIRES and I assure you that I am also going to invest in the project even though I received a pair for review. It is completely worth it and I hope you feel the same way as well. As they say on their website, I am definately going to Rhino up! Thank you for reading my product review for RHINOWIRES and if you have any questions, comments or even critiques please feel free to contact me.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in hunting, hunting equipment

 

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10 Reasons Hunting Should be a Woman’s Sport of Choice

Article Written By: Ammoland.com,
http://www.ammoland.com/

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1. Coming face-to-face with a bear could add that necessary element of danger your day job is lacking – because avoiding Steve from accounting has become too easy.

2. It’s a much cheaper way to get organic meat than Whole Foods.

3. All of your friends think that you’re a real-life Katniss, which reminds them why it’s in their best interest to stay on your good side.

4. It opens a whole new realm of possible comebacks to “make me a sandwich.”

5. That sunrise pic from your deer stand doesn’t even need a filter #nofilter #camoselfie

6. Hunting boots are a nice break from those blister-inducing stilettos.

7. When asking for extra vacation days to go on your guided Alaskan grizzly hunt, there is freedom to interpret your boss’ shocked silence as a “yes.”

8. Puppies. Brand-new bundles of furry joy that will someday be your partner-in-crime in the duck blind.

9. There are few better ways to blow off steam than at the shooting range.

10. Last but not least, you did most of the work bringing the “groceries” home, so asking your significant other to do the cooking is completely valid.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in hunting, Wawang Lake Resort

 

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2 spaces just opened up!!!!!

Due to a family event, 2 of our spaces have just opened up!  Take advantage of hunting the pristine boreal forest of Northwestern Ontario with one of the most successful outfitters in the industry.  Wawang Lake Resort has long been associated with hard work and determination which has lead our hunters to harvesting not only bear, but bear of substantial size!
Contact us for information on this fantastic opportunity to join us for our 2014 hunt!
 

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