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Hunting is Changing – for the Better
By Chris Eberhart For decades hunter numbers had been declining. More and more hunting was seemingly being pushed into a peripheral existence, with its very own media limited to a small segment of the population. It almost seemed as though hunting had become its own club, difficult to enter or even understand from the outside. The anti hunting crowd predicted the demise of hunting as the demographic shrunk and aged. There seemed to be a …

Bi-ocular vs Binocular – What’s the difference?

One of the manus stuff you can notice once you begin researching thermal optics wherever you’ll be able to peruse them with each eyes is that you just ar conferred with each thermal bi-oculars and binoculars. So what’s the difference? Well a best thermal binocular has 2 objective lenses, that collect data from every of them, while a bi-ocular solely has one objective lens, however has Associate in Nursing eye-piece arrangement that permits you to appear at the image it generates with each eyes.

Coquilles Saint-Jacques a L’Ail (Scallops with Garlic and Basil)
By Chris Eberhart Okay, so I didn’t hunt the scallops. I didn’t even gather them. In fact, a friend of mine had some scallops and asked me if I knew of a good recipe. Never one to turn down anything seafood, and quite fond of scallops, of course I found a recipe, post haste. As the title implies this one is French. Having traveled around big parts of France I can tell you as far as cooking is concerned that place is wonderful. This recipe is clos…

Schnitzel – Wild Turkey Variety
By Chris Eberhart One of my first tastes of tradition German/Austrian food was schnitzel. I was fresh off the plane about twenty years ago, and wanted a taste of indigenous Germanic food culture. I didn’t know what to expect and was somewhat surprised when a dish appeared on the table that resembled my own grandmother’s breaded venison steak. Schnitzel is easy comfort food, and my own Germanic roots were obvious that day. It seems schnit…

Spring Scouting with Chris Eberhart
Learn to Hunt: The Eberhart Way Chris Eberhart’s Scouting Service and Bowhunting Instruction The key to regular success hunting mature pressured bucks is scouting, preparation, and planning. It has taken the Eberhart family decades of intense bowhunting to develop a unique and highly successful hunting style, and I would like to share it with you. You can learn much of our system through our books and videos, but nothing comes close to hands on …

Venison Filet with Tomato and Portobello Mushroom Game Stock Gnocchi
By Chris Eberhart Potato noodles are great stuff, and in case you weren’t aware of this: Gnocchi are the Italian version of the potato noodle. This recipe is simply an Italian twist added to venison filet. The main focus is the complementary taste nuances added by matching venison to gnocchi, tomatoes, Portobello mushrooms, shallots, parsley, garlic, and game stock. And you can’t forget the olive oil. Ingredients: A pound or two of venis…

Wild Boar Juniper Cotelettes
By Chris Eberhart I picked up some wild pig cotelettes from my friend Adam G that he shot in Texas this fall. If you follow this blog at all, you know that I am extremely fond of just about everything wild boar. These are simply some of the finest tasting animals out there –apart from rutty old boars that is. Fresh off of making a batch of venison stock I was looking for a way to incorporate the stock and come up with an uncommon but subtle tast…

Wildschweinpfeffer
By Chris Eberhart It’s sort of like Hasenpfeffer, but with wild boar instead of wild hare. Wild boars are on the verge of becoming a huntable species all across the U.S., like it or not here they come. They are established in the South and Southwest, are a plague in Texas, and are found as far north as Michigan and New York. How they arrived where they did is in some cases disputable, but that doesn’t matter because they are almost impossi…

Canning with Lorna
By Chris Eberhart At the beginning of the season I had a great offer that I just couldn’t refuse. A couple days before the opening of the Michigan bow season I incidentally met up with my brother-in-law’s mother, Lorna. She is perhaps in her seventies and was born, raised, and spent almost her entire life on farms in rural central Michigan. She is a recipe and cooking reservoir of unbelievable depth. Her home cooking is old style and sim…

Notes from the Mystery Machine – Hunting Log 2012
By Chris Eberhart: The Mystery Machine is about to roll. The Mystery Machine is the name my brother gave my minivan a couple years ago. For over a decade I have been venturing out across the country chasing hunting adventure on a shoestring budget. I’ve owned a series of vans, and somehow within my hunting circle they became associated with Scooby Doo, the association though somewhat dubious has stuck. The first one was dubbed Scooby. T…

Instinctive Running for Hunters
By Chris Eberhart The need to run is as natural in humans as the need for food or sex. Running and walking were, during most of our evolution as a species, the only form of transit. If you wanted to get someplace you had to use your own two feet to get there. The other reason running is such an integral aspect of our morphology was that it was largely the mode that we used for hunting. Humans are exceptional distance runners in the animal…