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Month: January 2017

Breasting & Cooking Duck

Breasting & Cooking Duck

If you go on a duck hunting adventure and are lucky enough to take one or more home with you, you might want to try your hand at cleaning & cooking them. Cleaning them isn’t as scary as it might seem. I’m even going to share an easy how-to video of Sparky breasting the duck we shot on our adventure you can read about in the Inaugural Duck Hunt post. My Sparky is big & strong, so he makes it look SO easy, but he’s a great teacher, too! Breasting Sparky’s…

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Babe’s Crappie Christmas

Babe’s Crappie Christmas

Sparky & I haven’t been engaged long, and his dad was real keen on getting me something I wanted for Christmas. I really strive to collect less things & more experiences these days, so I asked for an adventure, or maybe a pig call if he just had to buy something (I LOVE bacon & SO want to shoot a pig, but that’s another tale). Well, he bought me my very own fishing pole – a Zebco 33 – something…

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Inaugural Duck Hunt

Inaugural Duck Hunt

Last Friday, while our 45th President of the United States of America was being inaugurated, I was on a slough in Nashoba, Oklahoma, having my own inaugural experience….my first duck hunt! Duck hunting is an early bird gets the worm type of adventure; starting thirty minutes before sunrise and ending at sunset. Once you’re awake & camoed-up, it’s time to grab the gear and walk to the slough if you’re not using a boat. This is a hunt where scent blocker isn’t needed and you can move…

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The Frog-Gigging That Brought Babe to the Pines

The Frog-Gigging That Brought Babe to the Pines

Late in the Summer of 2015, really at the very end of the frog season, is when I went on my first frog-gigging adventure. “Gigging” is technically not allowed anymore, and so we caught them barehanded or with the approved frog catching device. Being the end of the season, there weren’t very many on the edge of the banks, and almost all of them were small, but it was FUN! This was also the first time I met my future father-in-law (or father-in-love as I like to…

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Pirogue Practicing His Mad Skills…

Pirogue Practicing His Mad Skills…

I’m not known to be a “dog person” because, well, I have horrible luck picking a dog that is sweet & obeys. My previous experience with dogs & boys was to pick one that appeared fun, sweet, & loyal but was often more trouble than they were worth. Now…I’m blessed, I’ve got a wonderful fiancé in my Sparky, and he comes with two trained dogs – one that is just a lazy house dog, and then Pirogue, a chocolate lab…

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