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03-01-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,722
Posted By prairienights

Slow cooked venison roast

I'm anti-crockpot. With the exception of the occasional dip for a potluck or something (out of necessity of convenience), I just don't feel that they're necessary. Just another counter space...
02-25-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,724
Posted By prairienights

Quick morning hunt...found dinner!

I have taken up bunny hunting. I love chasing cottontails out in the hills! I'm having a gal pal over tonight for dinner and wine, and I found the main course!

This was my first time doing the...
02-19-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By prairienights

Injured Muley doe (video)

I have zillions of mule deer that hang out right in my backyard (of course, I'm surrounded by beautiful Wyoming hills). As in I'll literally have 8-pt bucks sleeping against my big glass back door. I...
02-11-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By prairienights

X-mountie, I have gone bird hunting!! We have a...

X-mountie, I have gone bird hunting!! We have a ridiculous amount of pheasants; I have to dodge the pheasant flocks driving to work every morning. I shot two huns (hungarian partridges) which were...
02-09-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By prairienights

Thanks guys :) He was delicious! I want lots of...

Thanks guys :) He was delicious! I want lots of bunnies! I'll probably go out this weekend for a few more if I'm lucky. I braised my first one with a white wine and mushroom sauce and had it with...
02-08-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By prairienights

I went bunny huntin' before work :) Just got...

I went bunny huntin' before work :)

Just got one cottontail (not bad for about 20 min worth of effort). It was a clean easy head shot at about 20 yards. I'm quite pleased with myself, honestly.
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02-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By prairienights

Yes, I absolutely agree that paper is for target...

Yes, I absolutely agree that paper is for target practice. And in this past year, I have spent many o' weekends at the range doing just that, practicing shooting. Dang, I shoot a can with a BB gun...
02-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By prairienights

I certainly wouldn't just be out destroying...

I certainly wouldn't just be out destroying animals for the sake of shooting them. But I do think there is some value in small animal hunting in terms of "hunting practice." I'd like to gain more...
02-04-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By prairienights

New hunter...need some "practice" game

Hey everyone :) I'm a new hunter. Very very new, lol. I learned things like what a bolt action is and what quartering away means this year. I shot my first rifle. I'm a newb, lol. I've been learning,...
02-02-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By prairienights

I had a great season...this was my first season...

I had a great season...this was my first season ever!!! I've always wanted to go hunting, and just never had the opportunity. I finally took matters into my own hands and went :) During the summer I...
01-31-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By prairienights

Aww, what a lovely lady! All dressed up and cute...

Aww, what a lovely lady! All dressed up and cute for work and still taking care of business, haha. Well done :)

I have never shot at a coyote before; may I ask what you used to shoot it with?
01-31-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,882
Posted By prairienights

Marinated teriyaki venison thrown on the grill

Hey everyone :)

I have always loved venison, but this was my very first year getting my own deer. I've never had a freezer full of venison, and I'm having so much fun trying new recipes. I...
01-29-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By prairienights

I was just in Wisconsin (Tomah area) for two...

I was just in Wisconsin (Tomah area) for two weeks visiting my husband's family while he was on midtour leave from Afghanistan. I walked around quite a bit in the Mill Bluff State Park. I found three...
01-28-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,214
Posted By prairienights

I have a question...and please excuse my...

I have a question...and please excuse my ignorance if it's a ridiculous question, I'm very new to firearms and hunting :)

Would a larger round/more powerful rifle not ruin more meat on a harvested...
01-28-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By prairienights

I love Wyoming. It's heaven on Earth. Some people...

I love Wyoming. It's heaven on Earth. Some people consider a tropic white sand beach to be paradise, I'd rather be in the prairie hills or the mountains. I was born and raised here, but I'm an Army...
01-28-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By prairienights

Congratulations to her!!!! I'm also a new...

Congratulations to her!!!!

I'm also a new lady hunter, and taking my first deer (not nearly as impressive as hers, hehe) was definitely a thrill. I'm completely hooked now. It's fun seeing the...
01-28-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By prairienights

Saw these handsome mulies in my backyard (pics)

I'm in the Sheridan, WY (northern Wyo) area, and I love watching our wildlife. Sometimes that means sitting on the couch and watching the pheasants run by or the mule deer family. Right behind our...
01-24-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,214
Posted By prairienights

Beautiful buck :) I'm a new hunter and new...

Beautiful buck :)

I'm a new hunter and new to firearms in general. This was my first hunting season, but before I hunted, I shot several different rifles. I was most comfortable with the .243....
01-19-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By prairienights

Just thought I'd throw a War Eagle out there...

Just thought I'd throw a War Eagle out there while we're on the subject :) I graduated in Dec 2010 (and stayed for the championship. Toomers was rolled like you've never seen it rolled before). I'll...
01-01-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,451
Posted By prairienights

Congratulations, that's a great buck period, let...

Congratulations, that's a great buck period, let alone for your first!

And Waaaaaaaar damn Eagle!
12-21-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By prairienights

My first bird hunting trip, pictures!

I was born and raised in a hunter's paradise, in Northern Wyoming. This is my very first season ever actually hunting though. I've spent several days deer hunting (and got my very first deer, just a...
12-20-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,890
Posted By prairienights

War Eagle!!! And thank you to everyone who...

War Eagle!!! And thank you to everyone who mentioned their support for my hubs/the troops. I always pass it on, and I'm also very proud of him :) He has a wonderful career ahead of him as a field...
12-20-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By prairienights

That's fantastic! It will be the trip of a...

That's fantastic! It will be the trip of a lifetime for him, for sure. And it will probably be a very special guide trip for you also.
12-19-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,890
Posted By prairienights

Thank you all so much :) And I would...

Thank you all so much :)

And I would absolutely never overcook a piece of meat. I mentioned that I'm not a big beef eater, but when I do eat it, I'd like to be able to put a band aid on it and...
12-19-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,890
Posted By prairienights

Thank you so much everyone :) And yes, she does...

Thank you so much everyone :) And yes, she does indeed taste great! I've already had a slow cooked roast with apples for extra flavor and some grilled bacon wrapped backstraps (just like you said,...
12-18-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,890
Posted By prairienights

A picture of my "trophy"...don't laugh :)

Alright...you can giggle a little. This was my first year hunting, and I was so ridiculously proud of my doe fawn. She was absolutely a trophy to me. I know she's kind of ridiculous compared to some...
12-13-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By prairienights

Thanks for the fantastic discussion, guys :) ...

Thanks for the fantastic discussion, guys :)

I can definitely appreciate the "challenge of the hunt" aspect. Bigger antlers indicating an older and smarter animal that is harder to hunt. Perhaps...
12-13-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By prairienights

How important are antlers to you?

I'm a brand new hunter. I fired my first rifle this year, I learned the difference between a bolt action and a lever action this year, I went on my first hunting trips, and I took my first doe fawn...
12-02-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By prairienights

I'm a newb hunter, but I'm a Wyoming girl through...

I'm a newb hunter, but I'm a Wyoming girl through and through. Even though this is my first year to actually hunt, I've always observed the deer population.

Last winter was long, but relatively...
11-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By prairienights

(Sorry to dig this thread up after a few weeks,...

(Sorry to dig this thread up after a few weeks, but I had some relevant experience/input)

I'm a 23yo girly girl. Never been hunting, nobody in my family hunts, and to be entirely honest, I had...
11-28-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,803
Posted By prairienights

Thanks again so much for the input :) One thing...

Thanks again so much for the input :) One thing I'm learning to love about the sport of hunting (even as a newbie) is the pride that hunters have of their sport.

I'm not sure how much my fawn...
11-28-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,803
Posted By prairienights

Thank you so much for the opinions, everyone :) ...

Thank you so much for the opinions, everyone :)

And yes, about the trophy buck, *I* personally do not care. I actually had a fairly decent opportunity to shoot at a large 4-pt buck (he didn't have...
11-27-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,803
Posted By prairienights

Purposefully hunting fawns?

Hey everyone :)

I'm a VERY new hunter. I'm 23, and I have always really wanted to hunt, but nobody in my family hunts or eats game meat. I have always wanted to learn the sport and have always...
11-06-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By prairienights

This handsome mule buck lives in my front yard

I live in northern Wyoming, and deer are, in a word...abundant. They're literally all over town. On Main Street, in the park, in the neighborhoods, etc. I live about 5 minutes out of town, so deer...
11-06-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By prairienights

Thank you so much for the reply! :) I was...

Thank you so much for the reply! :)

I was rather pleased with my doe. I love venison (far prefer it over steak), so I'm currently much more enthusiastic about a good-eatin' deer than a wall-worthy...
11-06-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By prairienights

New Female Hunter...trying to equip myself

Hey everyone, I'm a very new hunter. I hope this section is appropriate, I couldn't find a "newb" section, so I figured this will work since I'll be hunting whitetails. Despite growing up in northern...
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