Mar 06, 2018 by Rob Endsley
2018 Pacific Northwest Turkey Outlook

By Troy Rodakowski I’m going to go out on a limb here! No pun intended but I'm going to go ahead and say that the 2018 Oregon spring turkey season will be fantastic! Why will it be fantastic might you ask? First of all, last year’s dry spring and mild winter...

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Dec 04, 2017 by Rob Endsley
How Much Should I Pay for a Scope?

By Wayne Van Zwoll Accuracy follows precise aim. But useless features are a money pit. Maybe you should spend less! Many of the biggest animals in B&C records fell to rifles with iron sights. Jim Jordan’s whitetail. John Plute’s elk. Zack Elbow’s Quebec-Labrador caribou, Ed Broder’s mule deer. You might...

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Dec 01, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Make This Now: Duck Banh Mi Sliders

By Julie Cyr Make This Now: Duck Banh Mi Sliders By Julie Cyr Banh Mi is, of course, a Vietnamese hybrid sandwich.  These field to table sliders are great for lunch or a casual dinner. Slaw: 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks 1 (4 inch) piece daikon radish, cut into...

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Sep 14, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Rodakowski’s Tips for Taking a Westside Blacktail

By Troy Rodakowski There are only a few magical days a season when mature blacktail show themselves during daylight hours and if you plan on having some success you need to make sure you are in the woods when these days happen. Every year people ask me what it takes to...

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Oct 31, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Blacktail Success – Reading the Sign

By Rob Endsley Blacktails will drive you to madness! For starters they live in the dense jungle known as the Pacific Northwest rainforest. Chest-high salal brush, re-prod, salmonberry's, alder thickets, and some of the deepest, darkest pockets of timber you can imagine is what you'll find in blacktail country. And you...

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Apr 17, 2013 by Duane Inglin
The Best Salmon Chips EVER…

Every once in awhile, through trial and error, you come up with something pretty good. That would be the case with my Salmon Chips. Only this time, I came up with something Damn Good.... I started making'em for the guys at work a couple years ago and kept refining it until I...

Dec 24, 2012 by Duane Inglin
The Worlds Best Smoked Duck

The reality is, there is more than one way to cook a duck. The first time I brought my limit of seven ducks home I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to cook’em or what I wanted to try. The one thing I knew for certain, is that after...

Dec 18, 2012 by Rob Endsley
Hidden Gem, Ranch House BBQ

When you see a bunch of Harley's parked outside a restaurant on the weekend you can bet there's some good eats to be had inside. There's one thing that bikers and outdoorsman have in common...they love to eat good food! I've been driving by Ranch House BBQ on Hwy 101...

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Dec 04, 2012 by Duane Inglin
Steelhead Egg Candy in a Wet Brine

I recently received a small cooler with 24 fresh Steelhead skeins in it from a good buddy of mine. "Thank You Andy". The timing is perfect as I was hoping to get some more eggs and get them cured up in one of my favorite and easiest Steelhead cures, that...

Dec 02, 2012 by Rob Endsley
Duck in Bourbon Cream Sauce

I'm always surprised at how many people grumble about the edibility of ducks and geese. Sure they're not a ribeye steak, but given the right recipe they can be delicious. We've got a family bacon braised goose recipe that even your yoga class instructor would horse down without blinking an...