Cool Stuff – Hunting
“Girls, Guns & Butter”

I just got back from hosting the first Adventure Weekend of the year with 20 wonderful women from all over the map. They brought a warmth and fearlessness with them, since many of them had never even held a gun before, driven an ATV, thrown on waders and gone fly fishing, or sat in the saddle of a horse. Some of them had, but many of them hadn’t, and they […]

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“The Bacon Adventure Weekend”

I’m super excited to announce… The Bacon Adventure Weekend Open to just 6 people, this once in a lifetime exclusive cooking and outdoor adventure will take place in the heart of where I wrote Girl Hunter, at a privately owned 3,000 acre nature preserve along one of the most soulful parts of the Mississippi River. Meet The Commish, Roger Mancini, and all of the other colorful characters, hunt, cook, learn […]

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“Tips for Field Dressing Game Birds, Part 2”

In part 1, I talked about my tips for field dressing and aging game birds. And though my preference is to keep birds whole with skin on whenever possible, here are several other options when the circumstances call for it: On skinning a bird… There are times when a bird has been too badly damaged to keep the skin in tact. In this case, you can skin the bird, while […]

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“Tips for Field Dressing Game Birds, Part 1”

Bird hunting season is upon us and there’s nothing I like more than a wild bird at the dinner table, especially during the holidays. Preparing wild birds after the hunt can sometimes be tricky, so here are a few of my handy tips on dressing and preparing wild birds for the table. In the field… Field treatment of game birds is crucial, especially if you plan to age them. Get […]

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“Tips for Finding Shed Antlers”

I love shed antlers — meaning, the antlers that the male deer “sheds” at the end of every mating season, late Winter and early Spring. Every deer sheds its antlers and grows back larger ones the following season. What is wonderful about hunting for shed antlers is that, aside from the possibility of finding these beautiful specimens of nature, it encourages you to get outdoors and hike. It’s a fun […]

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“White Stallions & Southeast Georgia Philosophers”

After Arkansas I flew to Georgia for a magazine article I’m writing. I have never been to the rural parts of this pretty state of ours but I took a nice long drive with my photographer friend Terry Allen to a place called Pine Hill Plantation. This is a view from the car window. I believe I was eating a sandwich at that moment. And I had just purchased Dr. […]

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“A Girl Hunter Weekend”

You may have heard the chatter on Twitter (see #GirlHunter if you haven’t) but two weeks ago, some beautiful ladies joined me in Hill Country, Texas for a weekend of girl bonding, good food, outdoorsy adventures, and togetherness. It was a weekend I’ll never forget and far surpassed my expectations for just how much fun we would have. We were hosted by the beautiful Joshua Creek Ranch which is one […]

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“The Official Girl Hunter Trailer”

Today my book Girl Hunter is officially published into the world! It’s amazing to think that so many hours and years of work can culminate in one singular day. And Amazon just named it one of the best books of the month. *Pinch* I’m thrilled to share The Official Girl Hunter book trailer with you, filmed and edited by my talented friends Todd & Diane from White On Rice Couple […]

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“Blue Grouse with Roasted Apples and Pears”

These are the facts that we know: 1. There was an apple tree and a pear tree growing nicely outside the cabin minding their own business. They were producing nice fruit and dropping it on the ground at their leisure. 2. In the morning there were claw marks down the side of the pear tree and most of the branches had been torn down. 3. All that remained were these […]

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“The Beginning”

It is the beginning again. And also the end. Temperatures are finally cooling off in Austin and things feel like they’re changing. When the summer ends it also means the beginning of new fall adventures for me, and it always starts with dove season. I usually start my hunting season in Arkansas because it is endlessly fun. The night before opening day there is a feast of meats and other […]

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