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"Our biggest concern is access to manage wildlife, to manage the water developments. The bighorns are irreplaceable. They are the whole reason that the desert national wildlife refuge was founded."


–Wild Sheep Foundation Board Chairman Brad Jefferson

VIDEOS


How to Cook Sea Ducks: Bourguignon Stew

After an epic sea duck hunt on the Chesapeake Bay this winter, I ended up with a surplus of meat to work through. Conventional wisdom has not been kind to the modest sea duck, and I found exceedingly little literature on how to make them table-worthy.


How to Cook Sea Ducks: Make Bacon Bombs

I wasn’t sure what to do with a pile of sea ducks I brought home from a hunting trip to Maryland, but I figured I couldn’t go wrong with cheese and bacon.