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Bendrix B.

Mouth watering javelina taco recipe - posted 1 week ago

Hey Josh, nice prep. I’ll try it. I’ve done one javelina and in addition to cleaning off the knife between skinning and meat cutting, I threw away the nitrile skinning gloves and donned some fresh for the cutting. Everything tasted great.

Here is a question I’ve not been able to find an answer for anywhere. Do Javelina carry trichinosis? Steve Rinella says they must becuase they are omnivores. He doesn’t cite a source other than his reasoning. I cant find anything on the CDC website or any other website that says they carry Trich.

After searching and finding nothing I tried cooking the backstraps medium rare, like i do a deer. They tasted great. We didn’t get sick and the Javelina was a very old sow. Large and with teeth worn almost to nothing.

Anybody out there who can supply a scientific source (not your opinion please) would be much appreciated. Do they or don’t they?

Bendrix B.

Hunter defends viral mountain lion video and photo - posted 1 week ago

Proof that the PC police have caught you when you jump on a hunter for posting a photo of a kill. Next you’ll be agreeing with these antis that hunting magazines should not show dead animals, and hunting TV shows, and views of meat being cooked are offensive.

Walk up you morons. You can’t satisfy the antis with appeasement. All you do is encourage them when you bow to their demands.

Post proudly!

Bendrix B.

High conflict year for Wyoming grizzlies - posted 1 month ago

The state could issue high priced tags and require an outfitter accompany the hunter and make money off of the problem. If hunters paid $5,000 per tag (just a low guess compared to what an AK griz hunt costs) that would be north of 25 * 5000 = $125,000, all of which could be used for habitat improvement and acquisition. I'll be they spent twice that rounding up, killing and moving those bears.

Bendrix B.

Show season - My favorites from the 2019 ATA show - posted 1 month ago

Thanks for the tip on the Firing Line. I just ordered one. Just as it true with long range rifle practice, dry firing should be part of practice. Ryan Cleckner recommends that you "Dry fire your rifle more than you fire it with ammunition in it." While you can dry fire you firearm without harming it, you cannot do so with a bow. So, what's the alternative? Some other device.

I've looked at and used a few, but this one looks like the best. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

I use a Nock 2 It and employ back tension and a slight rocking of the wrist to trigger the release. When done right, it comes as a complete surprise, which is how a release should be. I find it much easier to practice that and perfect it when I'm not thinking about pulling a bow over the top of the draw-force curve, or thinking about my sights, level, peep and so on.

Bendrix B.

What's killing California's desert bighorn sheep? - posted 1 month ago

Since sheep wander as most young males do, a strong recovery of sheep numbers will mean more travel between herds and the places they must pass to make the voyage. There will never be a way to prevent the spread of lung diseases in wild sheep. What is needed is an easy to disperse vaccine, like the "dog food" vaccine chunks used here in the Northeast, or a super sheep. Till then this story will repeat, and if sheep numbers grow, will get worse.