• Elk Back strap
    Recipes

    Elk Backstrap Recipe

    Love elk backstrap? Looking for the perfect grilling recipe? Elk backstrap is a great cut of meat that may also be referred to as “loin”. This cut will run along the length of the backbone. Here you’ll find an easy marinade and spice recommendation and it will help you with step by step grilling instructions. Elk Backstrap Recipe Now I can’t share an elk recipe without telling one of my favorite elk hunting stories but if you’re just interested in the recipe, feel free to scroll on down to the bottom of this post where I share the recipe card with all the details you need to know to make…

  • Elk Burger
    Recipes

    The Best Elk Burgers

    Looking for the best Elk Burgers? Look no further! This recipe will show you the TRICK on making burgers delicious and juicy! For the life of me, I have no idea why elk meat is not a staple in everyone’s diet. I love to hunt and provide awesome elk meat for my family. For some reading this, it might not be the perfect situation to travel to unknown lands and make a kill… but for me, I love the challenge of the uncomfortable hiking, emotions involved in tracking down your dinner! If you’re planning an elk hunt soon, make sure to grab my elk hunting tips and packing list. Spending…

  • a bowl of elk chili
    Recipes

    The BEST Elk Chili

    The best elk chili using everyday simple products. You will find this to be a simple and great way to use your elk burger. Elk Chili Recipe I am always trying to find new ways to use elk burger! Sometimes it’s the bull in rut, sometimes it’s the delicious cow elk. Making chili, especially going into the fall and winter, is my favorite time for this recipe. It’s so cool to be able to harvest your own elk and often times you find yourself with massive amounts of elk burger. Smoked elk chili and elk stew meat chili are a couple of recipes I will have a series of “use…

  • How to Roast a Cow over charcoal
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    Holy Cow!

    Have you ever woken up early in the morning hours and said, “I want to cook an entire heifer?” Well…. My friend Mike did for his wedding reception, and he allowed me the privilege to help him along in this journey. This is a journey from eating grass in the field… to the bellies of hungry guests. Mike has a great friend that hooked him up with a 15-month old black angus heifer. Now, we could discuss breeds and the best type of marbling but I will save that for another article. Let’s just jump right in to the whole process. We put the heifer into a pen for a…

  • Jiu Jitsu for Beginners - getting strangled
    Fitness,  Jiu Jitsu

    So You’re Thinking About Starting Jiu Jitsu…

    An inside look at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from a white belt’s perspective to help you know what to expect when you start training. So you want to start your journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…. how cool. At the time of writing this post, I am a 6 month, one stripe white belt, and I hope I can give you some insight on the first 6 months. If you are looking for someone who knows everything… you won’t find that here. Rather, these are ground-level basics that I’m hoping you can relate to, to better prepare you for your first classes. What is Jiu-Jitsu? From Merriam Webster, the definition is “An…

  • How to make your husband want you all of the time: man and wife laughing
    Relationships

    How to Make Your Husband Want you all of the Time

    How to Make Your Husband Want you all of the Time: A deep dive look in to what key factors could turn things around in your marriage. Wow, this is a good one. As a 21 year veteran in a relationship, I’ve been asked to share a dudes perspective on this topic and I’m happy to. Guys, I’d love to hear from you at the end. Do you agree? Would you add anything? Let me know in the comments below. Ladies, first and foremost…. everyone is different and for the most part the type of “want” can vary. So as I dig in, don’t be sending me hate mail or…

  • Elk Hunting Montana, Colorado, Wyoming
    Hunting

    Montana Elk Hunting Tips

    Montana Elk Hunting Tips: Rifle, bow, black powder, guided, and more tips for one of the best hunting experiences of your life! Every big game hunter wants to travel to the west and hunt a giant bull elk. I have been hunting elk in the west for 20 years.  I have learned so much from my first journey to the mountains of Colorado or gutting my first bull on the mountain slopes of Montana. Many lessons are learned by first-hand experience but learning from those before you can save time and money. No matter what, always remember you go for an experience… and making a kill is just a bonus.…

  • The Dude Blog
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    Welcome to Where Dudes Talk Dude Stuff

    Man this is long overdue. The Dude Blog has been in the works in my head for a while now and I’m excited to finally get it launched. Who’s This Dude? I’m Matt, a mid 30’s guy who loves hunting (big game), Jiu-Jitsu, traveling, working in my consulting business, trying out new restaurants, drinking the BEST whiskey (or new beer on the market) and hanging out with my family… discovering new places to visit. What to Expect Here… Well you’ve heard what I’m in to, but that sure doesn’t sum everything up in regard to what you’ll find here on The Dude Blog. I plan to chat all things “dude”…