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How To Make Antelope Sausage Breakfast Scramble

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Here is a recipe for the perfect breakfast: Antelope Breakfast Sausage + Veggie + Avocado + Egg Scramble (with a side of Sourdough Toast). This is a meal that I believe everyone should experience in their lifetime, but I am going to assume many of you do not have any Pronghorn Antelope breakfast sausage laying around in your freezer.  First we must address the issue of acquiring Antelope breakfast sausage. Buying and selling wild-harvested game meat is illegal in the United States.  This was instituted over a century ago, to end market hunters from slaughtering herds of game for meat to sell to the nearest town.  If you have ever been to a restaurant and ordered an Elk Burger or Venison Chili,...

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Modern Hunter

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I just finished listened to a compelling, engaging and inspiring podcast (Episode 041) from Randy Newberg (someone who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite voices in the outdoor world) His guests were Gray Thorton of the Wild Sheep Foundation and Shane Mahoney, a hunter/conservationist who is as wise as they come.  I have become familiar with Shane's writing through Sports Afield over the last several years, and I truly appreciate his mindful approach to hunting and the communication that stems from hunters. About an hour and a half into the conversation (it's well worth it), Shane made several interesting points about the generational motivations for hunting evolving.  The guys my age are not necessarily drawn to hunting for the same...

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The Father-Son Hunt

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Like sons for many generations before me, few things excite me quite like the prospect of going hunting with my Father. Growing up in a town that few would consider to be a hunting town, our opportunities to go afield have been relatively limited.  In fact, town isn't even a fair description- we live in a city.  A city surrounded by other cities. Heading to Wyoming in pursuit of Pronghorn was the result of many years of us reading, scheming, dreaming and planning our eventual pursuit. (More on that in Part 1 of my Pronghorn Hunt story) October 1, 2016 I tagged out fairly early in the morning, and we made the hour-long return trip to camp to hang my...

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Pronghorn Hunt 2016 | Part 2

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Landing in Casper, WY was the culmination of many months of dreaming and planning and practicing; but it was also the very beginning of an entirely new shared experience for my Dad and I. We came into the trip knowing that we would see a lot of game, but I don't think anything could have prepared us for just how many Pronghorn we would see.   Jason Hill from SNS Outfitter picked us up from the Casper Airport in his pickup truck, and before we could even get to the highway to head towards camp, we were already seeing herds of antelope hanging out on every third hillside. We were pleased to learn that there would only be four hunters...

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Pronghorn Hunt 2016 | Part 1

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Traveling to Wyoming to pursue Pronghorn Antelope with my Dad is something that has been many years in the making. The purpose of this experience was in part to celebrate entering my 30's, and in part to share a memory with my Dad that would undoubtedly last a lifetime.  We landed on Pronghorn Antelope as the goal, both because of their fascinating taxonomy, and abundance of them in the West.   Once the goal became a Pronghorn hunt, I made it my personal mission to learn everything I could about them.  I read articles online, bought and devoured books, and enlisted the help of my grandmother to draw me a detailed pen and ink sketch, so I could print a...

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Pronghorn Slip

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This Pronghorn buck grew tired of us watching him, so he gave us the slip through the sagebrush.

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Carrizo Plain
National Monument

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We took a Father/Son/Son trip to the Carrizo Plain National Monument last week to stretch the legs and stretch the eyes.  We had visited here about 18 months previously, and it was as dry and desolate as any place I had ever been. It was dead silent last time, not even a bug was chirping.  Kind of eerie how lifeless it was. After a fair amount of rain this Winter (by California standards) we figured it was worth giving the Plain another shot. We also had CA hunting licenses, in case a coyote or ground squirrel made an appearance.  It was apparent from first glance the impact that the recent rains have had on the landscape of the Plains.  Life...

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Donald M. Jones

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Donald M Jones is one of my all-time favorite photographers.  I first became aware of his work in the pages (usually the cover) of Sports Afield, and have admired his photography for the last several years.  He lives in Troy, Montana, and specializes in photographing wild species and wild places.  Mr. Jones has a unique ability to bring wildlife and stunning landscapes together into crisp, clear view.  As close as you may get to these magnificent animals in the wild, Donald seems to bring them even closer.  Thank you for braving the elements to bring images like this to those of us confined to more insulated environments.  Sporting photographers like Mr. Jones have so many variables to align in order...

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