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Outdoor News video: Grow your own shiitake mushrooms

In this Outdoor News video, Kathy Yerich, author of “Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest,” demonstrates – with help from Mike Hehner – the do-it-yourself process to creating shiitake mushroom logs. Categories: How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Mushrooming, Mushrooms

Great spring project for kids: Outdoor News Wood Duck Challenge [video]

Since 1989, the Wood Duck Challenge has been an Outdoor News institution that encourages youth under the age of 18 to construct and install a wood duck nesting box. For access to complete plans and instructions, check out this video. Categories: How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, Nature, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos, Wood…

Deer Camp Favorites- Venison Jerky Challenge: The Smoker vs. The Dehydrator

A recipe contributed by Justin Townsend of Harvesting Nature

In this recipe, Chef Justin Townsend pairs the two preparations methods of crafting homemade venison jerky against each other using the same recipe. One using a smoker, the other using a dehydrator, comparing time, texture, and overall flavor of both. After he passed the pieces out to some work colleagues for a blind comparison, you may be surprised by the top choice.