2020 in Montana

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 17th, 2020, 3:38 pm

Making the pheasant stew today.

Browning the legs:
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Carrots, celery, onions, garlic
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After 1 hour in the oven
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It needs another 2 for meat to fall off bone and then the bones will be used for broth before finishing the stew.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 17th, 2020, 4:02 pm

Don, I just checked out the Firebox Stove channel. I'll have to look at more but I already like it. I should have added earlier that I added a couple oberhasli goat bucklings to my llamas back in the summer.
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They've grown quite a bit since the photos. Their names are MJ and Kobe. :). They are like a couple dogs. They love attention.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 17th, 2020, 4:59 pm

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Meat is picked from bones except for a few that need more time. Bones are back in pot to continue making broth.
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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 17th, 2020, 5:11 pm

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Snow is back at it

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by soiltester » October 18th, 2020, 9:48 am

Hobbes,
What a fantastic year in review and a lot yet ahead, but please don't post those white pics., as they make want to dig my swampers and Carhartt's out :banghead:
Yer' critter herd is shaping up and pics. of family and grand daughter are precious and priceless :thumbup:
Keep the food pics comming :cheers:
ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts??

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by timbrhuntr » October 18th, 2020, 10:59 am

Jealous !! Ya spoiled and lucky SOB lol :mrgreen: :thumbright:

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 18th, 2020, 11:53 am

timbrhuntr wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 10:59 am
Jealous !! Ya spoiled and lucky SOB lol :mrgreen: :thumbright:
I try to keep in mind how lucky I am to be in Montana.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 18th, 2020, 12:00 pm

Finished stew last night in a classy plastic bowl. I did not add the milk and used potatoes instead of rice.
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Granddaughter ready for the snow this morning.
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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 20th, 2020, 8:59 am

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Opening of the General Season (rifle) is looking fun.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Swampstalk » October 20th, 2020, 10:44 am

You can keep that cold stuff! It's 81 here this morning in Miami, but overcast and possible rain!
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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Swampstalk » October 20th, 2020, 10:48 am

Here's an interesting story on the Firebox Stove founder. I like his approach and the products are great for backcountry camping.






https://www.outsideonline.com/2414521/s ... ors-stoves
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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 20th, 2020, 6:18 pm

Cool story Swampstalk.


I just finished grinding antelope.
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20 lbs of burger before adding a couple pounds of pre-ground beef suet.
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Beef suet added and reground to blend.
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I'll wrap and freeze tonight.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Swampstalk » October 20th, 2020, 7:56 pm

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Ground stuff looks great. We do venison hamburger occasionally with pork fat or bacon. Did a bacon wrapped roast in the smoker last week.
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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 20th, 2020, 10:54 pm

Swampstalk wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Vension roast.jpgGround stuff looks great. We do venison hamburger occasionally with pork fat or bacon. Did a bacon wrapped roast in the smoker last week.
Looks good.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 20th, 2020, 10:55 pm

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18 packages, so an average of around 1.2 lbs.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by timbrhuntr » October 21st, 2020, 10:27 am

Hey Hobbes I see you grind your antelope and then freeze it. How well does it stay ? I was told that I should leave the meat in large chunks and then just grind what I need as it will last longer in the freezer . Maybe your ground doesn't last like mine lol I still have several pieces from last year in chunks that are in excellent condition in the freezer.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 21st, 2020, 12:57 pm

I've not had a problem with it. We wrap in Saran wrap then freezer paper, but burger doesn't last a year here very often. I did find some of last year's burger burried in the freezer a week or so ago that we just ate. I've left big packages for grinding also but prefer to get it over with.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by timbrhuntr » October 21st, 2020, 8:22 pm

I usually grind my deer and haven't had a problem I was told pronghorn is different if you grind it and leave for a long period not sure why . I know some say don't grind with pork or it will go rancid sooner maybe same for pronghorn :dontknow: It does mean more work to make a few burgers for dinner lol

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 21st, 2020, 10:45 pm

It won't take us long to go through it, but this is only my second antelope.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 24th, 2020, 9:19 am

We are going to sit this morning out. It's still snowing sideways.
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No complaints from my hunting partner
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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Swampstalk » October 24th, 2020, 4:40 pm

Shane,

You guys go through some type of time warp or what? Looks like January out there! Your partner has got a good idea. Good enough for bears! Good time for cookin' and eatin', instead of hunting!
Don

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 24th, 2020, 4:52 pm

Swampstalk wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Shane,

You guys go through some type of time warp or what? Looks like January out there! Your partner has got a good idea. Good enough for bears! Good time for cookin' and eatin', instead of hunting!
It feels like we have. I'm about to head out and do some glassing. It'll take a lot to get me out of the truck.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 24th, 2020, 4:57 pm

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My oldest son's apartment building/parking lot.

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Re: 2020 in Montana

Post by Hobbes_mobile » October 24th, 2020, 9:05 pm

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Definitely not a good photo, but that's somewhat on purpose. :)
I found a bull while glassing. He was too far to make it to him before dark. We'll look for him in the morning and hope no one else saw him. Ive been in there before, actually just a few weeks ago in archery.

It'll be a very cold morning.

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