Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tom The Turkey!!!

Well, I DID IT!
Finally bagged a Tom!!!
I did get one in 2006, and now in 2011!!!!
In Washington state you can have 2 Spring turkey tags, hoping this weekend to fill the secondary tag. WOOOOOOOOOOT WOOOOOOOOT!!
Ton weighed 22 lbs, had 3/4 inch spurs and.........wait for it.........................................a 9 inch Beard!!!!!
I almost feel like I shouldnt be bragging, as Mr. Tom was taken with my Franchi 12 gauge, as opposed to the assasin Mrs. BowTech Tribute!! Thinking this week will shoot my bow, and hopefully stick an arrow in one. Then, I will have some KILLER bragging rights! RIGHT????????

Monday, April 25, 2011

Slow cooker Elk Enchiladas

Along with Keeping up to date on my is a NeW recipe. You gotta try this! You can certainly substiture the Ground elk for Venison or any other ground game.
This is a BIG hit at our house, and will be back on the dinner table before they know it!


1 pound ground elk
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (16 ounces) pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1/3 cup Enchilada sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
6 flour tortillas (6 inches)

In a large skillet, cook the elk, onion and green pepper until elk is browned and vegetables are tender; drain. Add the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Combine cheeses.
In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer about 3/4 cup elk mixture, one tortilla and about 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Off the deep end?

Have I officially gone off the deep end???
Nope..Just got so caught up with the new craze of Facebook! While I have met a handful of kick ass friends, fellow hunters & huntresses....I think I FORGOT about my Blog!!!
Lots has gone on...Finally got drawn last fall for my Branched Antler Tag..Yep 1 out of 12 permits for the Cowiche unit. The weather was crisp and nice.. typical Yakima Fall day. The Elk were bugling, the crows were and squirrels were pretty much as annoying as can be, and me I was in search of the great all mighty heard bull.
Had a great time, hunted my booty off for 2 weeks with hubby. Sat and did lots of calling sequences, using the one and only HOOCHIE MAMMA. Called a yearling in to within arms length..poor lost kid..I finally pulled my face mask down, looked at him and said "I'm not your mamma". HOLY cow did he book it outta there!!!
Got within 40 yards of my I stood behind a down log in my forest, I drew back, and released my arrow...NOTHING. BUT. HAIR.
Yes, yours truly, Mrs. Rachel Hunter chick, shot right underneath him. Ever seen a girl cry in the woods?????? 7 years of waiting for the tag and I blew a 40 yard shot. I was heart broken(and still am). Ranged where he was standing..41 YARDS...i PUT MY 30 ON HIM. Well, in a nutshell....I had the hunt of a lifetime, Eric tells me there is nothing to be upset about...He is right..nothing to be upset about....other than I dont have a $1000 Taxidermy Bill I would LOVE to have!!

OK! I'm Back!!

Look for an update in my blog..IM SO BACK!!!!Kinda got caught up with many good things have happened...POST TO COME SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Followers??? Come Follow me through Washington