Golden Rule

Finally managed to get a pig off a Golden Ram ranch in Sonoma yesterday.  My buddy Eric ended up taking the shot, but I played guide (he had never been on the ranch before). We were on 1/3 of the property (a 4000 acre section) that is walk-in only, so we did it entirely on [...]

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A Good Day for Barnes & Envrion-Metal Inc.

Barnes X and HEVI-Shot should be on everyone’s Christmas list this year… Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 711 into law ”making California the first state to impose a statewide ban on lead bullets for all types of hunting.” Generally, today’s decisions by the Governor relating to were a mixed bag, though on the plus side, SB [...]

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Managing Boar Taint

I did a little research on “boar taint” because, as you know, the husband (Chris) is a fan of shooting big, gnarly boars that have that certain flavor and smell.  I always feel guilty not eating these particular pigs because of the strong urinesque flavor and odor while cooking so I’ve found a solution that [...]

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Boar Sausage & Kale Pasta

This recipe is originally  from The New York Times Wine  Club.  It  was so good, I made it two weekends in a row.  Plus it has kale in it and that makes it a superfood! I modified their recipe a bit, so here’s my improved version… Yield: 4 to 6; Cook Time: 1 hour INGREDIENTS 1 [...]

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A Biggun

We’ve hauled a few large hogs off Tejon Ranch over the years, “The General” taken down by Uncle Johnny was a real monster, but this was one of the bigger ones we’ve ever harvested. The real beauty if this boar was what a straight-forward opportunity he offered Chris.  He was uphill a scant 70 yards [...]

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Who’s Making This One First?

Paracord bracelets are so 2011…make your whole (adjustable) shotgun sling out of it. While you’re debating whether you want to tackle this project, be sure to check out the rest of Rock Paracords how-tos, too.  

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Best 30 Bucks…

I had a crap cooler, and desperately needed a new one (it barely kept ice from melting for a day).  Did a little research, and found that the Coleman xtreme coolers performed just as well as the Engel’s and better than the Yeti’s. Here’s the SportmanGuys.com helpful take: Picked up a 52 quart one today [...]

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Good to the Last Strap

Today, I brined a boar backstrap with star anise, mustard & coriander seeds (among other stuff) and grilled it over almond wood coals next to a roasted corn salad. Here are pics of a few other dishes I made.  Kogi style tacos from misc bits, Split pea soup from smoked hams, and of course some [...]

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