Outdoor Yoga

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  Five feel-good poses for a healthier you, inside and out By Tara Huff With warmer temperatures and longer days ahead, springtime is the perfect season to start taking your yoga practice into the great outdoors. Practicing yoga in nature … Continued

Ramp Up Your Spring

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  Also known as leeks or wild onions, ramps are sure to spice up your spring! By Jennifer Dums Foraging for wild food has been a part of my life since early childhood. One of the earliest memories I have … Continued

Gourmet Bear Burgers

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By Aimee Hartwig INGREDIENTS: 1 lb ground bear meat 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 cup sliced bell peppers (green, red, orange, yellow) 1 egg 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp … Continued

Chaga, Chaga, Chaga!

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  Packed with health benefits, this unique mushroom has become a sought-after winter gem By Chanda Gebhardt As a family of the outdoors, we are always looking for things to do on the way out to the woods! That’s where … Continued

When Life Hands You Lemons

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  Creating a unique item from your own harvest By Joni Marie Kiser In 2012, I took a Pope and Young Record Book brown bear with my bow. A brown bear hunt is on the ‘bucket list’ for many hunters, … Continued

BBQ Pheasant Pizza

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By Jenny Nguyen – foodforhunters.com Here is a new twist on BBQ Chicken Pizza — BBQ Pheasant Pizza! The pheasant came from Nebraska, a gift to us from family, so we wanted to do something different with it – pizza … Continued

Strawberries & Recipes

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Part II of Gardening with Higher Standards +Recipes! By Jennifer Pudenz A perfectly fitting sign of summer, the beautiful, bright red coloring of strawberries stands out as much as their versatility. While June might be the most popular time for … Continued

Recipe: Wild Turkey Meatballs

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  Wild Turkey Meatballs with mushrooms and asparagus on Alfredo pasta By Melissa Lindsay Serves 6-8 (makes 12 meatballs) Ingredients: 1 lb. wild turkey ground breast meat 3 cloves fresh garlic 1/4 c. fresh cilantro 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt … Continued

Gardening with Higher Standards

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  Building a raised garden bed & strawberry patch By Jennifer Pudenz I had been dreaming of my own strawberry patch for a while, but on my husband and I’s acreage, we had some issues that continued to hold back the … Continued

Woman’s Best Friend

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  A great hunting dog starts with the right training as a puppy By Sloan Williams & Samantha Williams Weaver Our passion for the outdoors developed at an early age, and dogs have been a part of our lives since … Continued

Tips: Face Paint

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To women hunters! What does wine and hunting have in common? Why, face paint! Like many other women, I love a good glass of wine and have plenty of corks around, often finding themselves as decorations in a vase. Using … Continued

Spring Cleaning Taxidermy

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Caring for your taxidermy mounts It might seem too early for spring cleaning… after all, it is only winter still. But as an outdoor enthusiast, I don’t know a time I’ve actually wanted to clean once spring has sprung. I’d … Continued

DIY: Ice Picks

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  Save a Life! Save Yourself! Making your own ice rescue picks There are several how-to’s on the Internet for making your own ice picks; however, I couldn’t find one that stated actual details, so I made my own and … Continued

Recipe: Candy Buckeyes

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Ingredients: 1 (16 oz.) container of      creamy peanut butter      (or 1-1/2 C) 1 stick (or 1/2 C) butter,      softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt 4 C powdered sugar 1 (12 oz.) package … Continued

DIY: Buckeye Ornaments

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Sharing your Luck Making a buckeye Christmas tree ornament or decoration I often make some of these buckeye Christmas tree ornaments to give as gifts each year. It is a great way to teach others about buckeyes as I often … Continued

Soap Tips for Scentless Season!

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  Scentless Season! Help keep yourself scentless and save money by replacing the regular hand soap in your bathrooms and kitchen with soap dispensers (can buy for less than $3) filled with your favorite scentless body wash. This allows you … Continued

Light it Up!

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Building the perfect campfire I’m not sure how building a fire became a “man’s thing” because from my observations, many of them suck at it – ha! They throw big logs together, campfire garbage and douse with lighter fluid. Hmm… … Continued

Plant a Tree. Eat a Pie.

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This is not about making the perfect pie. This is about trying something new, finding something delicious and planning for the future. Last year, I had a blast picking away at my mom’s cherry tree. I soon realized – what … Continued

ADVENTURESS endorses “Wyatt’s First Whitetail” children’s hunting book

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A wonderful story about a boy going hunting with his grandpa that showcases the tradition of hunting and the fundamentals of being a responsible, ethical hunter. This story comes full circle from the field to harvest appreciation at the family’s … Continued

Recipe: Marinated Wild Turkey Breast

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MARINATED WILD TURKEY BREAST INGREDIENTS: turkey breasts zesty Italian dressing DIRECTIONS: Slice turkey breasts with the grain in 1-inch strips. Place strips in a quart Ziploc bag or container and add dressing as needed to completely cover. Marinate strips overnight … Continued

Recipe: Deep Fat Fried Panfish

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DEEP FAT FRIED PANFISH INGREDIENTS: panfish fillets peanut oil seasoned breading DIRECTIONS: Heat deep fat fryer of peanut oil to 375 degrees. When it is heated, roll damp fillets in a plate of seasoned breading, our favorite is Totally Wild’s … Continued

The Life of a FarmHer

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One Iowa woman’s journey to take photos with a purpose Photos and article by Marji Guyler-Alaniz I love the magic that can be captured in one simple image.  A couple years ago, I was laying awake thinking about how blessed I am … Continued

DIY: Slough Off Winter

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How to make HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUBS! When you are an outdoorswoman, whether hunting, fishing, farming or gardening, the skin on your hands really takes a beating. I recently fell in love with making and using homemade sugar scrubs, and I … Continued

Little Blues

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Creating a bluebird trail for your home Last year, I decided to make a bluebird trail for our acreage. While I got so much fun out of monitoring the parent bluebirds and watching the eggs turn into baby chicks and … Continued

The Marvel of Morels

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They’re famous for being a true delicacy. And if there’s anything to make them even more irresistible, it’s the fact we only have them to savor once a year. However, many don’t realize there are true morels and false morels. … Continued

Recipe: Fried Morel Mushrooms

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FRIED MOREL MUSHROOMS We’ve tried many variations for cooking morel mushrooms over the years, but this is the favorite we always come back to! Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: fresh morels butter eggs flour salt pepper DIRECTIONS: Clean morels and cut in half. … Continued

Recipe: Grilled Asparagus

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GRILLED ASPARAGUS Wild asparagus is FREE and FULL OF HEALTH BENEFITS!!! We taste tested four common, simple ways to grill asparagus: one with butter, one with extra virgin olive oil, one with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and one with freshly squeezed … Continued

Making a Turkey Spur Necklace

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By Skye Goode Last spring I was fortunate enough to harvest two mature gobblers. After consuming the meat, displaying the fans and beards, and taking more pictures than necessary, I decided I should do something with the “true” trophy on … Continued

The Other Spring Bounty

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Easier to find than mushrooms, hunting for wild asparagus can be a great family activity! By Christi Byerly People are often surprised to hear about one of my favorite spring activities – hunting wild asparagus. Many Midwesterners are familiar with … Continued