Tag Archives: Dan Gorman

Running Waterfowl Trail Cameras

I normally run my trail cameras year-round, but until this year I’ve never run any waterfowl cameras. This is mainly because I’ve never had a good safe place to run them where the subject matter outweighed the risk of cameras being stolen. Since our new farm has a small pond I figured I would put […]

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Crab Stuffed Morels

Spring is here and that means it’s time to look for morel mushrooms. It’s been a few years since we have been able to find any because we didn’t have any good local spots. This year we have been searching the timber at our new house hoping the promise of mushrooms wasn’t just a sly […]

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Smoking a Fatty

Deer season is over, turkey season is about to began, which for me is an excuse to cook ridiculously impractical comfort food, and one of my favorites is something I call a “Fatty.” The options are nearly endless as to what kind of meat to use and which fillings to stuff it with, but I’ve […]

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Late Season Magic

Many hunters are hopping for a little late season magic, and I’m no different I have two late season Iowa tags. I’m hopeful that one of these bucks gives me an opportunity over the next few weeks. Good Luck to all of you still hunting this late season!  

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Trail Cam Update

Another deer season is upon us, and I’ve never felt so unprepared. We have zero stands hung on the main property we hunt, and I’ve been so busy lately trying to get ready to move and get my house ready to sell, I’ve barely had time to round up my gear, let alone actually prepare […]

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Mock Rub Tree

I had a few spare minutes today and a wild hair, so I found a small willow tree and hauled it out to my new farm and “planted” it in the corner of a pasture on a heavily traveled deer trail. I’ve not done one of these before, but I’ve read about them for a […]

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First Card Pull

This year has really gotten away from me, and I finally pulled camera cards for the first time of the summer. I tried a few new sets this year based off where I saw bucks last year on camera as well as from the stand. This didn’t work out so well for me, as picture […]

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The Family Vacation

Growing up I was very fortunate to be able to take family vacations every year. We would all pile in the car and head to various places throughout the United States and sometimes even into Canada. Being able to see so much of this great country has helped me appreciate not only the places I’ve […]

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Dan’s Spring Recap

I had a rough time during the fourth Iowa spring turkey season this year. I was only able to hunt on the weekends, and I only ended up making it out for five or six hunts. The first weekend of the season was a no go due to my wife being out of town Saturday […]

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Turkey Down

2016 Iowa Second Season Turkey Recap! I was able to get out for a couple hunts last weekend during the second spring turkey season in Iowa. I had to work Friday, but I met Cody at his house to see if we could connect with a gobbler on his way to roost for the evening. […]

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DIY Firestarters

It’s cold this weekend. As I lit a fire in the fireplace this morning, I realized I was running dangerously low on our DIY firestarters. We don’t have a lot going on right now, so I decided it would be a good time to replenish the supply. These are simple to make, easy to use, […]

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The Carcass Cam 4.0

This is the fourth in a series of trail cameras posts we call The Carcass Cam, it will feature pictures from some of our best trail cam contributors, including Pat Howard with his USA Trail Cams and our own Dan Gorman. In this post Dan Gorman is finally getting the pictures he has been after all winter, […]

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Making Dried Deer

I always enjoy trying new recipes, and this year I decided to try one with some of our deer meat. It is technically called dried deer, but it is far from dry. It is made from whole muscle, and although it takes more than a week to make, it’s very simple and most of the […]

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Late Season Hunting

After the shotgun seasons close in mid-December here in Iowa, the late archery and muzzleloader seasons open and continue through January 10th. Some years the conditions aren’t too bad, and others they are downright brutal. This year started very mild and we only recently received some snow cover and colder temperatures which tend to get […]

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