Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's Spring Time - What do hunters do?

Well, we go fishing. But we also get ready for the summer and fall
 season. We clean our rifles and shotguns applying a light coat of oil to preserve them over the warm humid months.
Most importantly, we sight in our guns and practice getting those tight groups at the range. We also repair our cammo clothing.
Now is the time to inspect our cammo and make sure we repair any tairs or rips, fix zippers, re-attach snaps, and apply waterproofing if possible. I was recently introduced to NIKWAX folks and have used their waterproofing washing products. I'll let you all know how they work.
Lastly we use up the last remaining game from the freezer. The ducks and geese are long gone, grouse are a faint memory, there are only a few packages of venison that will end up as stews or braises.
So get out there and catch a mess of trout.  I like to grill them over a big bunch of sage brush. If you are using a gas grill place the sage brush directly over the burners with the grill grates on top. Brush the grates with oil and place the trout perpendicular to the grates for those visually appealing grill marks. A few minutes on each side and the bones will pull right out.