Archive for March, 2010

Angler for Life

Posted by MNAngler On March - 14 - 20103 COMMENTS
Angler for Life

I love getting things in the mail. I’m not talking about pieces of paper asking for money, snail spam, or those coupons circulars you could wrap a small child in. I’m talking about something that puts a smile on your face. Even if it’s something I bought on line that I was expecting, the momentary sting of ca-ching leaving my checking account is replaced by the childlike wonder of Christmas morning. Today was such a day. (Ok, so it actually arrived in yesterday’s mail,... (more...)

Recipe: Braised Rabbit

Posted by MNAngler On March - 12 - 20101 COMMENT
Recipe: Braised Rabbit

I don’t really consider myself an “outdoorsman.” I don’t really do anything “outdoorsy” except fish. But recently, I’ve taken to dispatching rabbits because of their destructive behavior. My wife surprised me last year when she wanted to try to cook them. I learned how to skin them via the classic Joy of Cooking cookbook and she made hossenfeffer last summer for our neighborhood wild game feast. It didn’t turn out too bad, but the meat was very... (more...)

Recipe: Homemade Chicken Stock

Posted by MNAngler On March - 10 - 20104 COMMENTS
Recipe: Homemade Chicken Stock

This may be an odd subject for a fishing blog, but there is a method to my madness. This post is a preamble to a braised rabbit recipe I’ll be posting shortly. Granted, rabbit doesn’t have much to do with fishing either, but at least it has to do with the outdoors. My wife has been making homemade chicken stock for as long as I’ve know her. After making a (homemade) roasted chicken, she’ll use the carcass to make the stock. She’ll then freeze it for making homemade... (more...)

Ice Fishing Season In Review

Posted by MNAngler On March - 7 - 20102 COMMENTS
Ice Fishing Season In Review

With high temps firmly in the 40s degrees F since last Tuesday and my 2009 fishing license expired as of March 1, my inaugural season of ice fishing seems to have come to a end. Here’s a summary of the cold weather fun: Days fished: 7 Fish caught: 8 (1 perch, 7 crappie) Dec 19: First ice fishing outing Ice 6″ thick First ice fish (perch) Jan 24: First time driving on ice Ice 20″ thick Four of us landed 38 Crappie So other than the day Crappie were nearly jumping out of the holes,... (more...)

Ice Driving Dangers

Posted by MNAngler On March - 4 - 20102 COMMENTS

It has been widely reported that, by Minnesota law, permanent/unattended ice houses in the Southern two-thirds of Minnesota will have had to be off the ice by midnight, March 1. The Northern third of Minnesota has until March 15. The Waseca County News reported the same in their own article. But what made the Waseca County News article interesting is their warning about driving on ice. They said the following: The DNR recommends vehicles stay off the ice for 24 hours after a cold snap, as a rapid... (more...)

Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM Twin Cities

Posted by MNAngler On March - 1 - 20105 COMMENTS
Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM Twin Cities

I had the opportunity to participate in a very cool initiative last Sunday. It was called Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM put on by the Sportsman Channel, Safari Club International Foundation, and Comcast. Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM is a program to encourage sportsmen to donate their extra meat from hunting and fishing harvests to their local hunger relief organizations. They are in their second year and this year they started in Las Vegas. Their visit to the Twin Cities was their second stop in the 2010 national tour... (more...)


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