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Gator Tail Jambalaya

Gator Tail Jambalaya

By Tim H. Martin

Traditionally, jambalaya is made with ham and other leftovers, but is wonderful with a variety of meats and your favorite ingredients. Try swapping out items in this recipe with things such as scallops, crawfish, duck, squirrel, pheasant, rabbit — the list is endless!  Ingredients: • 1 pound smoked sausage, preferably Andouille, in ... READ MORE

Beef or Venison Tips

Beef or Venison Tips

By Tim H. Martin

Beef or Venison Tips & Rice with Wine Gravy — Recipe Courtesy of Chef Paula George Ingredients: • 2-2 1/2 lbs. sirloin tips or venison tips • 3 tbls. olive oil • 1/3 cup all purpose flour • 1 pack McCormick’s Seasoning, Beef Stew Blend • 2 cloves minced garlic v1/2 cup red wine • 2 cups beef broth ... READ MORE

Chicken & Buttermilk Dunklins

Chicken & Buttermilk Dunklins

By Tim H. Martin

Seems like most chicken and dumpling recipes are too thin and soupy for my taste. And they leave guests fighting for their fair share of dumplings. Not my recipe! When proportioning it out, I accounted for those common shortcomings and created the best possible dumplings-to-chicken ratio. My recipe is thick, soul-warming, simple as what Granny used... READ MORE

Will Primos’ Cheesy Chicken Chili

Will Primos’ Cheesy Chicken Chili

By Tim H. Martin

Recipe courtesy of Will Primos Yields: 5 (1-cup) Servings Ingredients: • 1/2 cup diced onion • 1/2 cup diced celery • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 1/2 cup cooked, chopped chicken or wild turkey • 1/2 cup chicken broth • 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans (do not drain) • 1 1/2 tsp oregano • 1/2 cup salsa &bu... READ MORE

Ten Cooking Questions for Kristy Lee Cook

Ten Cooking Questions for Kristy Lee Cook

By Tim H. Martin

American Idol Finalist, Recording Artist and Outdoorswoman Q: If you were cooking dinner for Simon Cowell, what would you serve him? A: Probably Rattlesnake. Ha! No! In all seriousness, I would cook him something like elk steaks, sweet potato casserole, bread and salad. (I know rattlesnake sounds best for the person who struck at me the most!) Q: W... READ MORE

Bayou Bunnies Beat the Blues

Bayou Bunnies Beat the Blues

By Tim H. Martin

I always get the blues when deer season ends. It's too cold to fish in early February and my stack of unattended honeydoos has grown into a mountain since October. This season, I decided to beat the blues by taking advantage of Alabama's February small game season and introducing my 12-year-old son, Graham, to the art of stalking rabbits. In the ev... READ MORE

Stacy’s Sweetheart of Story

Stacy’s Sweetheart of Story

By Tim H. Martin

Stacy Harris loves chocolate. So much so that a box of chocolate covered Alaskan berries helped solidify her choice for a future husband. Stacy's then-boyfriend, Scott, bought a box of her favorite treats at the beginning of his caribou hunt on Alaska's Mulchatna River Basin. Over the course of the rigorous hunt, Stacy's box of chocolates remained ... READ MORE

Bear Camp’s Magic Moments

Bear Camp’s Magic Moments

By Tim H. Martin

Recently, while cleaning out my hunting closet, I found my journal from a black bear camp. It's dated May 1997. The memories of Saskatchewan came flooding back when I opened the first page. I'd forgotten how much fun this hunting trip was, my first as a Buckmasters employee. For starters, there was the night a window was left ajar, and our cabin wa... READ MORE

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