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Except as noted, all text and images  are by Ken Perrotte (Outdoors Rambler (SM). Some items, written by Ken Perrotte and previously published elsewhere, are revised or excerpted under provisions of the Fair Use Doctrine


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Note: A version of this article also appears at www.fredericksburg.com

"You never know unless you go."

That saying has had me talk myself into plenty of fishing or hunting trips where the game was sparse and the weather miserable. I've had several, "You should have been here last week," moments or times when I'm checking out Facebook a week after a trip and I see that the world once again became right and boats were loading up on f...

Friday, June 14, 2019

  Here's a short video of a tom that came in totally silent in mid-April

VIRGINIA’S 2019 spring wild turkey harvest of 17,929 birds was up 11 percent over last year’s tally. While Bedford County again led the Commonwealth in terms of total turkeys taken with 533, Northern Neck counties are setting the pace when it comes to enjoying superb wild turkey populations compared to their geographic makeup.

Department of Game and Inland Fishe...

Monday, June 10, 2019

A 2018 wingshooting trip to Uruguay yielded predictably great bird hunting with the bonus of getting to enjoy an abundance of superb meats, much of it cooked over a wood fire. In South American “parrilla” (iron grill) cooking, oak or other hardwood and sometimes fruitwoods are burned in what we call a “feeder” fire. The embers are then collected and pushed or scooped beneath the cooking surface. The chef monitors closely, controllin...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Note: A version of this article was published June 6, 2019 in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Ryan Brown was appointed Executive Director of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at last week’s meeting of the agency’s board. Brown, age 39 and an attorney by profession, was previously an appointed member of the board, representing Region 4 for the past two years. He chaired the agency’s Wildlife, Boat, and Law Enforc...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

This dish is pronounced coo-be-yon and is a favorite in Louisiana where it is often prepared with redfish and, occasionally, speckled trout. The first time Ken had a delicious redfish court-bouillon was with Lafitte, La., with fishing guide Theophile Bourgeois. Later, J.P. Parsons, formerly with the Jackson County, Ala., Chamber of Commerce, whipped up a delicious catfish version for some outdoor writers. He readily shared his recip...

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Note: I held off on posting this blog about a hunt at Uruguay Lodge until the feature in Safari Club International's "Safari" magazine was published. That article ran in the July/Augu...

Anglers frequently ask each other, “What’s your favorite fish to catch?” The followup question is often, “What’s your favorite fish to eat?” For me, at least in terms of freshwater fi...

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Note: A portion of this blog appeared in my newspaper column in the July 26, 2019 edition of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. Click here to access the paper.

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