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10+ Delicious Dutch Oven Recipes for Camping
Dutch oven cooking over an open fire is the ultimate camping experience. 🏕️ Try these delicious recipes 😋
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Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms: A Complete Guide
Chicken of the Woods mushrooms are a delicious, meaty wild mushroom that are just as fun to hunt as they are to eat. Here's how to find them and cook them.
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13 Spring Turkey Hunting Tips To Help You Nab a Big Gobbler
Getty Images, Enterline Design Services LLC Wild turkey hunting is one of the most fun and most challenging missions you may ever try. Turkeys have extremely keen senses with sharp eyesight and excellent hearing, and their behavior can be unpredictable and change rapidly. That means you have to have everything from your camo selection, ground blind construction, and turkey decoy selection […] The post 13 Spring Turkey Hunting Tips To Help You Nab a Big Gobbler appeared first on Wide Open S
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Venison and Spinach Puff Pastry Cups
Jennifer Danella There are so many ways to prepare venison. It is a super versatile, lean meat that holds up in a variety of presentations. For a twist on your traditional mini quiches, try venison and spinach puff pastry cups. Picture flaky, buttery pastry enveloping a savory ground venison, spinach, and cream cheese filling. These fun little […] The post Venison and Spinach Puff Pastry Cups appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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Bear Strolls Into a Backyard, Startling the Homeowner and Himself
Getty Images, Carol Hamilton A bear walks into a backyard while... While it might sound like an opening to a joke, it was a reality for one North Carolina homeowner--and the home's Ring camera captured it all. The homeowner was enjoying some me-time on his lounger when he came face-to-face with a large black bear. The Asheville homeowner, David […] The post Bear Strolls Into a Backyard, Startling the Homeowner and Himself appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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California's Super Bloom Is Supercharged This Year After Historic Rainfall. Here's Where You Can See It.
Getty Images Californians have endured a long 2023 winter pelted with hail, snow, and heavy rainfall. But the seemingly endless wet weather has a silver lining: a magnificent super bloom. In fact, the eruption of flowers throughout the state is so extraordinary that the massive floral footprint can be seen from space. NASA released images highlighting the […] The post California's Super Bloom Is Supercharged This Year After Historic Rainfall. Here's Where You Can See It. appeared
Getty Images, Kondor83 The only thing better than a ridiculously delicious appetizer is one that is quick and easy to make. Whether you're having a party or just a little precursor to a delicious family dinner, these Venison Backstrap Crostinis scream gourmet finger food--even though all they require of you is a little grilling, toasting, and constructing. The […] The post How to Make Venison Backstrap Crostinis appeared first on Wide Open Spaces. Minced Garlic Recipes, Venison Backstrap, Venison Steak, Delicious Family Dinners, Crostini Recipes, Burrata Cheese, Garlic Recipes
How to Make Venison Backstrap Crostinis
Getty Images, Kondor83 The only thing better than a ridiculously delicious appetizer is one that is quick and easy to make. Whether you're having a party or just a little precursor to a delicious family dinner, these Venison Backstrap Crostinis scream gourmet finger food--even though all they require of you is a little grilling, toasting, and constructing. The […] The post How to Make Venison Backstrap Crostinis appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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Massive Python Nest With 93 Eggs Found In Florida — What Does That Mean for the Wildlife?
Getty Images Burmese Pythons--you know, the snakes that can grow so big and strong, they can squeeze the life out of an alligator--have become an invasive species in the Florida Everglades. And while researchers have traditionally thought python's lay 22 to 84 eggs at a time, a new study has uncovered the nest of a 16-foot Burmese […] The post Massive Python Nest With 93 Eggs Found In Florida — What Does That Mean for the Wildlife? appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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New Google Maps Updates Will Make Exploring National Parks Way Easier This Summer
Getty Images, Alex Potemkin Heard of a must-see waterfall but can't quite find the trailhead? Mid-hike and can't figure out whether you're supposed to go left or right at the fork? Nearly every hiker has run into these problems. But Google Maps updates are here to lend a hand to National Park visitors, just in time for the busy […] The post New Google Maps Updates Will Make Exploring National Parks Way Easier This Summer appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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Academy Sports + Outdoors Teams up With Whataburger, Providing Fun For the Whole Family
Photos Courtesy: Academy Sports + Outdoors Whataburger and Academy Sports + Outdoors have come together again to release a second line of products. The collection features a full line of apparel and products in a mashup of the two well-known Texas brands. "These two brands are a great fit. It's been fun to work on a second campaign with Academy and […] The post Academy Sports + Outdoors Teams up With Whataburger, Providing Fun For the Whole Family appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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New BLM Proposal Aims for Better Land Conservation & Restoration
Getty The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed a new rule earlier this week that could significantly shift how the agency approaches the 245 million acres of public land that it manages. The Public Lands Rule (also referred to as Conservation and Landscape Health) suggests adding conservation to the list of land uses, which currently includes […] The post New BLM Proposal Aims for Better Land Conservation & Restoration appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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Watch a Morel Mushroom's Entire Lifecycle in Just 1 Minute
One of mushroom hunters' favorite phrases is that the tasty fungi just "pop up" out of the ground before they're prime for picking. But the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club is here to set the record straight with an incredibly cool time lapse of a morel mushroom growing and dying over the course of 15 days. […] The post Watch a Morel Mushroom's Entire Lifecycle in Just 1 Minute appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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California Has Temporarily Banned Salmon Fishing — Here's Where to Go Instead
Supercaliphotolistic/Getty Bad news for salmon anglers hoping to catch some Chinook in California this year: The golden state's salmon season, which would have opened on April 1, is closed and will remain closed through May 15, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. This decision comes after the West coast region's Chinook salmon population […] The post California Has Temporarily Banned Salmon Fishing — Here's Where to Go Instead appeared first on Wide Open Space
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9-Year-Old's First Gobbler Is a Rare Albino Turkey
Image courtesy of Adam Huckaby That first turkey is special for any hunter, but 9-year-old Easton Colby's story was one very few hunters could ever fathom: He began his turkey hunting career a few weeks ago with an albino gobbler. A resident of Collins, Missouri, Easton had been hunting the same property with his grandfather, Curtis, since he was only […] The post 9-Year-Old's First Gobbler Is a Rare Albino Turkey appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.
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Rare Piranha-Like Fish Caught in South Carolina Lake
A teenage angler in South Carolina was fishing for striped bass at his favorite lake, but he didn't hook one. Instead, he pulled up somethings much more rare--and scary-looking: a South American pacu, an invasive cousin of the vicious freshwater carnivore, the piranha. An avid fisherman, Drew Patrick, 15, has been fishing at his family's […] The post Rare Piranha-Like Fish Caught in South Carolina Lake appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.