Monthly Newsletter – Feb. 2018

Hunting is an important tool for managing wildlife populations

Sustainable hunting practices and conservative use of wildlife are part of a long tradition in North America. As the original device behind the North American conservation movement, hunting represents the three pivotal pillars of wildlife management: habitat, wildlife populations, and people. READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Seminar Series: Remote Scouting Techniques – March 6, 2018 (Registration open)
This seminar will be held from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Forbes Natural History Building in Champaign, IL.Learn to Hunt: Turkey – March 10, 2018 (Registration open)
This workshop will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area.

Learn to Hunt: Small Game – March 11, 2018 (Registration open)
This workshop will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Rice Lake.

Learn to Hunt: Small Game – April 14, 2018 (Class is now full)
This workshop will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Aurora Sportsmen’s Club.

Learn to Hunt: Turkey – April 15, 2018 (Class is now full)
This workshop will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Learn to Hunt: Deer – April 28, 2018 (Registration open)
This workshop will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Ten Mile Creek SFWA.

Learn to Hunt: Deer – April 29, 2018 (Class is now full)
This workshop will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl – May 19, 2018 (Registration open)
This workshop will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Aurora Sportsmen’s Club.

MONTHLY TRIVIA QUESTION

What are the key differences between antlers and horns?

REVEAL ANSWER


RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Venison Roast Sandwich (Recipe submitted by Ryan Conat)

Ingredients

Roast

  • 4 lb venison roast

Marinade

  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Directions

  • Cut roast in half, place in crockpot. Mix all ingredients in bowl, pour over venison.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours
    • At 4 hours, cut roast into small chunks
    • At 7 hours, shred meat using two forks
  • Serve on toasted bun, enjoy!

READER PHOTOS

Learn to Hunt mentor, Nancy Donaldson, shared a photo from a successful Canada goose hunt a few weeks ago. Thanks for sharing and congrats, Nancy!

 

 

 

 

Learn to Hunt mentor, Deborah Knoff, shared a photo of her newly packaged deer meat. Deborah said: “This is why I hunt for my own meat. All natural, free range, no growth hormones, no antibiotics, no farm raised venison. Wild venison filled happy freezer!”