Saturday, June 7, 2014

Boiled Crawfish

Nearing the end of the season but... This is gonna be good... 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Trapping Wild Hogs

Well now that deer season is coming to a close in some parts of my hunting area its time to start setting out traps for those wild hogs that continue to over populate our hunting grounds. We are doing just that here on our hunting lease in Louisiana. With the help of a buddy of mine we have scouted the area for hog sign and moved a trap to a good location to try and catch a few of these bad boys. It may appear easy to catch hogs but they can be very stubborn, making it hard to lure into a trap sometimes. They are not as dumb as you would think. Some hogs have been trapped and escaped or let go or have seen other hogs trapped which makes it even more difficult to get one to come remotely close to a trap. We rarely see them in daylight hours making it hard to take one with a gun so we resort to trapping instead. Nevertheless we have to try and reduce the population somehow and we could use a few good ones to mix with our venison for sausage and or chili recipes as well. Once we get the trap in place we bait with corn and maybe some rice brand to get them interested. We will check the traps daily and add to the bait what the coons and squirrels have taken out. Checking the trap daily also gives me peace of mind that I haven't trapped an unwanted animal or if I did it gives me time to release it before it has a chance to hurt it self. 
This is our setup, a simple trap with a trip set for the gate. Hope the next pictures I post will be pork chops on the grill. Thanks for visiting my page and feel free to share your ideas as well.
Keep it safe and remember to Take a Kid Outdoors

Papa Scott

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A New Year - A New Beginning

 I sincerely hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with family and friends this Holiday Season.  For some of us who have lost loved ones in the past during or near the Christmas Holidays, It will forever be a little less joyful, but we must remain focused on the meaning of the Holiday as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Now that Christmas has come and gone once again its time to start thinking about New Years and New Years resolutions. New Years is like a new beginning for me. It's a chance to start fresh, clear out the things that get in my way, and I don't mean just cleaning out the garage but doing a little soul searching and cleansing as well. It's time to forgive and forget, Forgive yourself for mistakes made, Forgive those who trespass against you, Forgive the guy who hunted your deer stand and killed a monster buck. Ok I didn't say it would be easy but it will make you feel better. Forget about those arguments you had with your spouse, kids or friends and start anew.  Like cleaning out your Facebook page or email account, so too should you cleanse you mind, heart and soul, ignore those who irritate, use or mistreat you, or simply delete them and get on with your life. Give yourself the time to do the things you enjoy doing. As I watch the fireworks shoot up into the night sky and burst into many beautiful colors I like to think that all my troubles were packed inside one of those rockets, it's a feeling of relief even though just for a moment. 
I started this blog just over a year ago and I have enjoyed sharing my recipes, ideas and outdoor experiences with everyone who cares to read it, but often times I get distracted, overworked, and simply just too mind boggled to fulfill my duties as they need be.
I have plans to do better this year and improve my blog by adding new recipes as well as doing more cooking videos and sharing outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and cooking but I need to start fresh, I can't do it while harboring all the ill feelings I have inside. I am only one and I have the power to change only one, so Let the changes begin. Please feel free to comment and or share with any or everyone in your circle.
Wishing you and yours a Safe, Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Papa Scott

Saturday, December 22, 2012