From chasing snipe to stripers, mushrooms or ducks or deer, here are my hunting and fishing stories. I mostly hunt, fish and forage in Northern California, but I travel so much you will see stories from all over America here.
If you are looking for deeper essays and such, here is a compendium of my philosophical essays on food, nature, hunting and fishing.
Bluebills and a Blown Mind
Diver ducks have a reputation as smelly, fishy tasting birds. Sometimes that’s true. But as I found out, even a clam-eating, saltwater duck can be magnificent at the table. Believe me, I am as shocked to write this as you are to hear it.
Hunting Ducks on Great Salt Lake
I tend to be a home body when it comes to hunting ducks. California’s duck hunting is just so good, I rarely see a reason to leave. But when I got an invite to hunt the Great Salt Lake I had to take it — and it did not disappoint.
Paying Respect to the Spoonie Gods
Whether you call them spooines, spoontang or northern shovellers, these ducks are common in California – and a hunter who ignores them does so at his peril. Until recently, that would be me.