Venison Meatloaf Recipe

Lets face it, Meat­loaf is not a meal that is loved by every­one. Most peo­ple have ate meat­loaf that is bland, dry, or just flat out gross. This recipe is here to change your mind, with amaz­ing fla­vor and mois­ture. Con­tinue read­ing

Venison Pot Pie Recipe

This recipe makes two 9″ mouth-watering pot pies.

We used a 1/2 Lb of Ground Venison
1/2 can sliced potatoes
1/2 can corn
1/2 sweet potato cubed
1/2 can peas
1/2 onion chopped
1 large clove gar­lic minced
1 can beef stock
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Bobcat Hunting

Michigan’s Bob­cat hunt­ing sea­son started Jan­u­ary 1st, so here is a list of the rules, bag lim­its, maps and units. First, All those who hunt and trap furbear­ing ani­mals, includ­ing those who trap or hunt on their own enclosed farm­land or pri­vate prop­erty, must have a valid fur har­vester license. This license allows the license-holder Con­tinue read­ing

DIY Boiling/Bleaching European Mount

If you are look­ing to do a Euro­pean mount, this is a good arti­cle that would show you one of the many ways you can do it. First, a few tips…

1. If you need to remove the flesh from the bone on the skull, then you will need to get a pan large enough to sub­merge the Skull in, just to the pedi­cle Con­tinue read­ing

Michigan Wolf Hunting Bill

On the evening of Decem­ber 12 the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives passed Sen­ate Bill 1350 by a vote of 66 – 43. This bill, which was intro­duced by Sen­a­tors Casper­son, Meekhof and Booher, allows hunt­ing to be used as a man­age­ment tool to con­trol the wolf pop­u­la­tion in Michi­gan by declar­ing the wolf as a game species. Cur­rently it is esti­mated that there are over 700 wolves in Michi­gan which is up from 500 in 2008. The wolf was removed from the endan­gered species list in 2011. Con­tinue read­ing

Killer Venison Neck Roast

Hope­fully at this point in the sea­son you’ve got the deer you har­vested back from your proces­sor and you’re ready to make a good veni­son recipe. Get your crock­pot out and start thaw­ing your neck roast! Con­tinue read­ing

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2012 Michigan Deer Harvest Report

It’s that time of year again where the Michi­gan Depart­ment of Nat­ural Resources asks for your help by com­plet­ing a short sur­vey to help eval­u­ate hunter suc­cess and total har­vest. Now that most hunters sea­sons are over this is a great time to fill out this ques­tion­naire, but if you plan to con­tinue to hunt dur­ing the remain­ing sea­sons, fill the ques­tion­naire out once your sea­son con­cludes. Con­tinue read­ing

Michigan Muzzleloading Season

With the Reg­u­lar Firearm deer sea­son wrap­ping up on Novem­ber 30 many hunters will be turn­ing their atten­tion to the Muz­zle­load­ing sea­son in Decem­ber. The sea­son will begin on Decem­ber 7 in both the U.P. (Zone 1) and the south­ern Lower Penin­sula (Zone 3). The north­ern half of the Lower Peninsula’s sea­son will begin on Decem­ber 14. The com­plete sea­sons are as fol­lows: Con­tinue read­ing

Sportsmen Against Hunger

There are over 1.1 mil­lion res­i­dents in Michi­gan that seek food assis­tance and you are encour­aged to keep this in mind this hunt­ing sea­son. Con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion to the Michi­gan Sports­men Against Hunger group, this can be done by mak­ing a dona­tion when you pur­chase your license. These dona­tion go toward help­ing proces­sors that par­tic­i­pate in this pro­gram. Last year alone, over 100,000 meals were pro­vided by the veni­son donated to local food banks and food kitchens through­out the state. Con­tinue read­ing

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2012 Online Bear Harvest Survey

Now that Bear Hunt­ing has con­cluded for 2012, the DNR asks all Bear Hunters to report their activ­ity by vis­it­ing their web­site and com­plet­ing a short online ques­tion­naire. This Helps the DNR eval­u­ate hunter suc­cess and total har­vest num­bers, so it is impor­tant to do the sur­vey even if you did not har­vest a bear. Con­tinue read­ing

Upland Game Bird Hunting

The Michi­gan DNR reminds us that the “Sharp-tailed grouse hunt­ing opens Oct 10th in the Upper Penin­sula. The sea­son lasts until Oct. 31. The first ring-necked pheas­ant sea­son will also open for Zone 1 (par­tial) in the U.P and lasts until Oct. 31. The next oppor­tu­nity to hunt pheas­ant occurs on Oct. 20 for Zones 2 and 3 and lasts until Nov. 14. Don’t for­get there’s also a par­tial Zone 3 hunt from Dec. 1 – Jan 1. Remem­ber: males only; bag lim­its are two per day, four in pos­ses­sion. Check the DNR’s pheas­ant page for more infor­ma­tion on zones and hunt­ing dates and reg­u­la­tions. Con­tinue read­ing

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Youth Deer Hunt and Early Antlerless Season [Video]

Some­times it is hard to prac­tice what we preach when it comes to spoil­ing our grand­kids. We tend to have a set of hunting/management rules for our­selves and oth­ers that hunt with us and then a com­pletely dif­fer­ent, gen­er­ally more lenient set of rules for grand­chil­dren. This is what we dealt with dur­ing Michigan’s Youth Deer Hunt this past weekend.

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EHD Confirmed in 26 Michigan Counties

The Michi­gan Depart­ment of Nat­ural Resources and Michi­gan State Uni­ver­sity Diag­nos­tic Cen­ter for Pop­u­la­tion and Ani­mal Health announced that epi­zootic hem­or­rhagic dis­ease (EHD) has been con­firmed in 26 Michi­gan coun­ties. The Coun­ties are; Alle­gan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cal­houn, Cass, Clin­ton, Eaton, Gene­see, Gra­tiot, Hills­dale, Ing­ham, Ionia, Jack­son, Kala­ma­zoo, Kent, Lenawee, Mecosta, Mont­calm, Muskegon, Ottawa, Sag­i­naw, Con­tinue read­ing

Early Canada Goose Season

Have you been excited to get back out into the field? Sep­tem­ber 1 marked the start to the early Canada goose sea­son. The sea­son runs from Sep­tem­ber 1 through the 10th in Huron, Sag­i­naw and Tus­cola coun­ties; and Sep­tem­ber 1–15 and the rest of the lower penin­sula. This past week­end we headed to the fields with cam­eras and guns in hand with On A Mis­sion Out­doors. Con­tinue read­ing

Michigan Waterfowl Legacy Kicks Off Sept 8th

The Michi­gan DNR and many other part­ners announced that the Michi­gan water­fowl legacy (MWL) and the “Year of the Duck” cel­e­bra­tion will kick­off with five water­fowl and wet­land events around the state on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 8. These events will be held in Cadil­lac, Escan­aba, Fruit­port, Pin­con­ning and Rock­ford. Con­tinue read­ing

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Approved Waterfowl Dates for 2012–13

Accord­ing to the reg­u­la­tions that were approved by the nat­ural resource com­mis­sion Michi­gan goose hunters will be able to enjoy a longer sea­son and duck hunters will be able to take up to four scaup daily.

The early Canada goose hunt­ing sea­son begins statewide Sat­ur­day, Sept. 1 and runs through Mon­day, Sept. 10 in the North Zone and in Sag­i­naw, Tus­cola and Con­tinue read­ing

Michigan Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Plan

The Michi­gan DNR has updated the 2002 Michi­gan sur­veil­lance and response plan for chronic wast­ing dis­ease (CWD). Case stud­ies and pub­lished research have become avail­able in the past decade since the plan was put in place which described CWD dynam­ics and man­age­ment. Recently the new 2012 CWD plan was approved by the Michi­gan depart­ment of agri­cul­ture, the Michi­gan DNR and rural devel­op­ment direc­tors.
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Apply for Reserved Managed Waterfowl Area Hunt Applications by Aug 28th!

Appli­ca­tions for reserved water­fowl hunts on man­aged water­fowl hunt­ing areas are on sale now through Tues­day, Aug. 28, the Depart­ment of Nat­ural Resources reminds hunters. Hunters can apply for reserved morn­ing and after­noon hunts dur­ing the open­ing week­end of the water­fowl hunt­ing sea­son at Fish Point, Harsens Island, Nayan­quing Point and Shi­awassee River State Game Area. You can read all the details of apply­ing at: Con­tinue read­ing