Author: North American Outdoorsman Staff

Avatar photo

NAO is the window into the outside environment for readers pursuing their passions in hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing/kayaking, rock climbing, and all pursuits in the outdoors on the North American continent. We will present stories, tips and techniques to be a better outdoorsman, and be completely at home in the outdoor environment for a day, week, or a lifetime.

Jace Cowell had been hunting for over fifty years, but every time he got into the woods this year he seemed to encounter something new. Here is his story of a bucket list black bear hunt in his own words.  It’s part of what I love about hunting and the outdoors. Though I have grown to anticipate new and exciting experiences with every hunt, I had no idea what was in store for me this particular day. During a routine hunt near the end of deer season, I had one of the richest learning experiences of my life. This brief…

Read More

The United States is home to diverse and fascinating walking trails, offering a glimpse into the nation’s past. From the peaks with buffalo views that echo Native American heritage to the historic trenches of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, these trails provide a rich journey through history.  Whether you’re drawn to the remnants of the East-to-West migration, the stories of native conflicts, or adventures across historic lands, we’ve selected the top 10 most captivating historical trails across the US for you to explore. Before Embarking on a Historic Trail A simple lighter or a knife can make all the difference…

Read More

In the world of firearms, the precision and reliability of a trigger can significantly impact the performance and satisfaction of the shooter. The Rise Armament Rave 140, part of the company’s renowned trigger lineup, is a product that has garnered attention in the firearms community for its quality, affordability, and performance. This review aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the Rise Armament Rave 140, exploring its design, installation process, performance, and overall value in the market. Design and Build Quality The Rise Armament Rave 140 is a single-stage trigger, a design choice that appeals to a wide range of…

Read More

Our recent Hunt/Process/Cook hunt in southeastern Ohio would turn out to be a memorable deer hunting expedition.  Since we were going to be at camp for 6 days with limited refrigeration and /or freezer capabilities, it was critical to have the right gear.  Each day we broke down our deer with the intention of cooking some and packing away most of it for the trip home.  We learned to value the features of the Mammoth Coolers Ranger 125. With its remarkable construction, immense size, and superior performance, this cooler proved itself to be an indispensable companion. We’ll take a deep…

Read More

In the realm of high-performance eyewear, Wiley X stands out as a brand synonymous with durability, style, and unparalleled protection. Their reputation for crafting sunglasses that blend tactical functionality and occupation approved safety requirements with everyday usability is well-earned. The good folks over at Wiley X were kind enough to send me 4 pairs to try and test.  In this review, we dive into four of Wiley X’s most popular models: the Wiley X Kingpin, Wiley X Alfa, Wiley X Omega, and Wiley X Peak. Each model boasts unique features and design elements, catering to a wide range of outdoor…

Read More

Ice fishing, a unique and challenging winter sport, demands specialized gear to ensure both safety and comfort. The most crucial piece of equipment from a comfort standpoint, are ice fishing boots. Designed to withstand extreme cold and slippery conditions, the right pair of boots can make or break your day out on the ice. This article delves into the world of ice fishing boots, exploring key features like insulation, waterproofing, and grip. We’ll guide you through selecting the best boots for your next ice fishing adventure, focusing on durability, comfort, and protection against the harsh elements of winter. Whether you’re…

Read More

A Guide for Aspiring Hunters Hunting is a long-standing tradition that has been practiced by humans for thousands of years. While it was once a necessity for survival, hunting is now enjoyed as a recreational activity by many people around the world. If you are someone who has always been intrigued by the idea of hunting, but you’re not sure where to start, this guide is for you. In this, we will provide a comprehensive overview of hunting, covering topics listed below, plus links to stories that will inspire and further educate you on the subject of becoming a better…

Read More

Here’s a Recipe to Help You Succeed and Impress Your Guests If you feel anxious about cooking fish, specifically trout, I guarantee that this recipe will help alleviate any concerns about your cooking success and help you impress your dinner guests. I understand the anxiety some people feel. Fish is expensive, regardless of whether you’re an avid fisherman who can catch his own or not. Either way, you don’t want to ruin it. People tend to worry about several factors when cooking it: selecting fish, cleaning fish, seasoning it too much or little, under-or overcooking, and deciding which method to…

Read More

Place the potatoes in a pot with enough cold water to cover them with 1TBSP of salt over high heat. Set the buttermilk and butter for the potatoes on the counter to allow to come to room temperature. With the apples standing right side up on the cutting board, make 1/4” slices on all sides stopping before hitting the core. Toss the slices with just enough vegetable oil to coat and a pinch of sugar and salt. Grill lightly on both sides as you would a chicken breast. Remove the apple slices from grill and chunk them up into a…

Read More

Try this venison ribs recipe and you’ll never leave another rib cage in the field! Simmering them slowly in a flavorful boil will get them fall-off-the-bone tender without drying them out! Use this same method for boars, bulls, gators, etc. Fair warning- these beans and sprouts are addictive!!! Whiskey Glazed Venison Ribs 1 rack venison ribs 12oz lager beer 2T + 3T Low Down & Dirty 2T honey Tt hot sauce Water to cover Orange Charred Brussel Sprouts 10ea brussel sprouts, cut in half 1c orange juice Tt sea salt Campfire Beans 16oz white beans, pre-cooked 3ea strips bacon, chopped…

Read More