By Emily Anderson
In my last post, I talked about preparing your body and gear prior to a hunt. In this post I’d like to talk a little bit about food. Who doesn’t like to talk about food, right?One of the last things I do prior to a hunt is prepare all the food for the trip. I like to do as much food prep ahead of time which makes meal time upon returning to base camp after a hunt easy. I don’t want to be fussing with putting something together after I’ve come back from a long hike, it’s dark and I’m tired. Therefore, I do a lot of thinking and planning ahead of time to make sure that my meals are ready to go and all I need to do is heat them up. I usually prepare them a couple days prior to our hunt and then freeze them solid so they are good to pull out of the cooler whenever we want a meal during our hunting week. (Hint: Use a disposable casserole pan so there are no dishes to be done either)
Here are some meal ideas that I return to year after year because they are non-fuss, plus my hunting friends threaten to harm me if I don’t show up at camp with…
Cook lasagna noodles (el dente)
Prepare sauce – brown 1 lb. ground meat (elk or whatever game meat is in your freezer). Sauté in with the meat, two minced cloves of garlic. Add one can tomato sauce and one can diced tomatoes. Add 1-2 tablespoons of oregano or Italian seasoning. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Build lasagna – butter the bottom of the pan, and then layer with noodles, then mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, meat sauce and parmesan cheese. Continue with layers, ending with meat and parmesan cheese until pan is full. Cover with tin foil and freeze.
Cook several chicken breasts, shred and mix in taco seasoning. Prepare a box or two of Spanish rice. Butter the bottom of a 9×13 disposable pan. Build enchiladas with the following ingredients… Black beans, taco chicken, cheese, rice, Pico de Gallo sauce. Roll each enchilada tightly. (I usually fit 6-8 in a pan depending on how big I make them). Cover the top of the enchiladas with a can of cream of chicken soup (Helps to keep them from drying out), and a layer of shredded cheese. Cover and freeze.
Both of these meals can be heated up either on a grill or oven in a camper (if you have one).
I have lots more hunting meal ideas, so stay tuned for future posts!
Emily Anderson’s hunting journey began shortly after she got married. She enjoys the passions for the outdoors, hunting and fishing as a team with her husband. She established www.FromTheDraw.com as a way to share her stories as a female hunter. Emily lives in Colorado and is currently on an Elk hunt. She is now a PSE Staff Blogger and will be posting daily about her experiences and views on archery and hunting.
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My name is Eric Grippa, and I am a PSE Pro-Staffer from a little town just east of Cincinnati OH. I have been competing in the IBO for the past 16 years, and this year at the World Championships in Seven Spring PA, it all finally came together for me.
The bow I shoot 3-D with is the Omen Pro. I shoot it for one reason, sheer speed. The Omen Pro is hands down the fastest bow I have ever shot. I shoot a 29” draw at 58 lbs of draw weight. With that set up, my Omen Pro sends my 300 grain arrow down range at 349 fps. Needless to say, that makes yardage estimation much easier to call. The class I shoot in is Male Bowhunter Release, which means I shoot fixed pins. At almost 350 fps, I no longer have to hold a pin high or low on the target. I judge the target for the top, middle, or bottom pin, hold the pin of my choice on the 11 ring, and let her rip. That tactic enabled me to take first place this year at the IBO Worlds. My Omen Pro and I made it to the finals with a comfortable lead. I maintained my lead through the finals and came off the mountain as a World Champ.
I hear a lot of people comment on how they think the Omen Pro has to be very critical or hard to shoot. In my 2 years of experience with the Omen Pro, I simply don’t find that to be the case. As long as I maintain good form and follow through, which should be done with any bow, it shoots very well. And I now have the belt buckle to prove it.
Thanks PSE for making such a fast, great shooting bow.
PSE Pro Staff
Congratulations to the Bohning X-Force X-Press Team for winning the 2012 IBO National Triple Crown Overall event in the Senior Hunter Class Division! This is their fourth time winning the event! The total score was 3643. The Bohning X-Force X-Press Team is Bill Epeards, Joe Burns, Rich Corsi and Larry Van. The whole team shoots PSE bows. Frank Burns – PSE Omen Pro, Rich Corsi – PSE Bow Madness XL and both Larry Van and Bill Epeards shoot the PSE X-Force Dream Season EVO.
The Bohning X-Force X-Press Team also won all three legs of the Triple Crown in the Senior Hunter Class. Way to go guys!!
I have been involved with archery for many years, I have competed in several styles and in several age groups. Now that I am in the Masters Division shooting with individuals that have all been past champions, it is critical to have an accurate, versatile and forgiving bow.
I had my eye on PSE a couple of years ago and even though I was very happy with what I was shooting at the time, it was apparent to me that PSE‘s engineers had really met the design needs of today’s competitive archers and hunters. I could not be more satisfied with the equipment that PSE produces. They are fast, accurate, forgiving, quiet, no hand shock, and good looking too.
Elias Malave takes the gold with his PSE X-Appeal at the Archery World Cup in Odgen, Utah. This qualified him to go to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His trainer is PSE’s Master Coach Alexander Kirillov.
Olga Bosch from Venezuela won gold at the Pan American Championship in the FITA round with her PSE Dominator.
At the Pan American Championship in El Salvador, two PSE bows won gold and silver! Elias Malave from Venezuela won gold and Jeff Anderson from the United States won silver!
Ana Mendoza from Venezuela won gold in the elimination round at the Pan American Championship in El Salvador with her PSE Supra!
Congrats to all the archers on their medals and to PSE’s Master Coach Alexander Kirillov on their successes!