Thursday, January 6, 2011

Involve the kids in the outdoors

Programs From the FWC

Pioneers - "Wildlife and Conservation" - for ages 9 to 11
Pioneers learn about wild things and wild places in the country's southern-most national forest. This basic program teaches wildlife concepts such as predator/prey relationships and habitat protection through fun hands-on activities to inspire ethical and environmentally responsible behavior. Campers participate in hikes, outdoor educational games, natural arts and crafts and other biologically based activities with a conservation theme. Campers are introduced to other outdoor activities such as orienteering, basic survival skills, emergency field first aid, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Pioneers are further exposed to the fundamentals of archery and firearms safety with shooting sports activities. For Info

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Smoked Salmon dip from the Wild Chef

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Dip
by David Draper
Win friends and influence people on New Year’s Eve with this smoked salmon dip. It’s easy to make, which is good, as you'll want to whip up a big batch because it doesn’t last long. Be sure to save some to spread on a bagel when you finally roll out of bed on New Year’s Day.

I’m assuming you have some smoked salmon lying around, or, if not, have befriended a salmon fisherman who does. If not and you want to learn how to smoke a salmon, there’s a good tutorial over at Salmon University. As a last resort, you can also pick up a package of smoked salmon at most good grocery stores, but do me a favor, make a New Year’s Resolution to catch a salmon before this time next year.
- Once you’ve procured your smoked salmon, shred it in a bowl using two forks. You could use a food processor, but then you’d have to clean it and you’ve got better things to do with your time, like spiking the punch.
- Dice up some green onions and add them to the salmon, along with some capers if you’re into that sort of thing.
- Next, put a big scoop of sour cream in the bowl, followed by a squirt of lemon juice.
- Mix all this together, adding more sour cream until you get the consistency you prefer. Certain folks like it chunky; I like mine creamy.
- If you’re feeling a bit frisky, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes. Some recipes call for a dash of salt, but I find the saltiness from the smoking process is enough.
A great smoked salmon dip is as simple as that and the great thing is, it’s infinitely variable depending on your tastes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with Tabasco, Worcestershire, mustard, celery (seed or diced) or whatever you like.
And the best thing to spread it on? Saltine crackers. It's that simple.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Get your permits soon!!

News Release from the FWC
May 7, 2010
Contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867
There will be an increase in the cost of some of Florida's hunting and saltwater fishing permits, beginning July 1.  If sportsmen act now, however, they can beat the price increase.
On July 1, 2010, the cost of a turkey permit will go up from $5 to $10 for Florida residents and from $100 to $125 for nonresidents.  In addition, Florida waterfowl permits will increase as well, from $3 to $5.
The cost of two saltwater fishing permits also will go up July 1.  The snook permit will increase from $2 to $10, and lobster permits will increase from $2 to $5.
Until July 1, though, sportsmen can buy all of these permits at the current prices, and all permits are valid for one year after the date of purchase.
There also is a new deer permit that will be required whenever hunting deer in Florida, beginning during the upcoming 2010-2011 hunting season.  The permit will cost $5 and will not be available for purchase until July 1.
Those with a Sportsman's License, Gold Sportsman's License, 64 or Older Sportsman's License, Military Gold Sportsman's License, Lifetime Hunting License or Lifetime Sportsman's License will not need to purchase the new deer permit because it has already been included in each of these licenses, even if they were purchased before July 1.
However, the deer permit is not included with a hunting license, combination hunting/freshwater fishing license, combination hunting/freshwater/saltwater license or a five-year hunting license.  Anyone hunting deer with either of these licenses must also buy the $5 deer permit to hunt deer legally.
All permits and related licenses can be purchased at county tax collectors' offices, retail outlets that sell fishing and hunting supplies, online at or by calling toll-free 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356).

Monday, January 3, 2011

Next Gun Show dates

January 22nd & 23rd
War Memorial AuditoriumPH. (954) 828-5380
HOURS: Sat 9am - 5pm | Sun. 10am - 5pm
Adults $8.00
(12 & under)
All person under 18
years of age must be
accompanied by an adult.

Note: We do not accept credit cards, we only take cash. An ATM is available on premises.

800 N.E. 8th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304