Dustin Apple Celebrates 7th Season With CoolBot

Dustin Apple – or you might recognize him by his YouTube handle Whiteriverrambo – and his wife Amy have both been bow hunting since the nineties. Dustin is actually celebrating his 30th year bowhunting. They reside in Southern Indiana and are “year round avid sportsmen,” hunting deer, turkey and fish. Their diet consists mainly of this meat, in addition to …

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Why Are There Almost No Spring Hunting Seasons?

Hunting is typically associated with cold, fall weather: perhaps a little snow on the ground, lots of warm layers. Why is fall hunting season, and not spring hunting season, the norm? Why can’t hunters pursue their passion in the spring? Hunting Seasons are Determined by States Each state has its own version of a department that regulates hunting. In California, …

Hunting Season 2022: How Much Storage Space Will I Need?

How terrible would it be to bring home an animal only to realize you don’t have the right place to process and age the meat? Proper meat and game storage space is essential for a successful season. Hunters, by necessity, are planners. It takes logistical knowledge to get tags, organize the trip, and execute the kill. But proper planning for …

Store, Hang, Cure + Process Meat With Ease – With CoolBot!

Curtis Pocklington grew up deer hunting with his family in Minnesota each fall since he was just a kid. “We had a cabin on some private land,” he tells us, “and then we would use [the venison] to feed our family for the entire year.” Eventually, Curtis’ wife “tired of Minnesota winters,” so they relocated to Arizona. “It was a …

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How Long Does Cured Meat Last?

Cured meat seems like a terrific counter to meat’s limited shelf life. But how long does it actually last? Here we’ll dig deep into the process of curing meat, why it works as a method of preservation, and learn how long cured meat lasts. What Is Cured Meat? Essentially, cured meat is a way of increasing the product’s shelf life. …

Carol Ptak Talks Success During Covid At Gryphon Ranch

“Behind every successful rancher, there’s a wife that works in town,” laughs Carol Ptak, claiming that is every rancher’s unofficial motto. Carol is delightfully voluble, charismatically imparting her wisdom upon us regarding the local cattle ranching industry and how it’s been affected by the pandemic. She’s bright and energetic, describing how Gryphon Ranch, a modest cattle ranch in the Arizona …

Our Most Unique CoolBot Build Yet: Matt Aderhold’s Silo

Matt Aderhold transitioned from his career in residential homebuilding construction to inside sales of construction equipment about six years ago. Now he manages a large rental fleet of heavy machinery and sells supplies, which grants him more benefits than his previous work. Growing up in South Dakota, Matt has been an avid hunter his entire life, since about the age …

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The Modern Rules to Home Meat Curing

Prosciutto, salami, chorizo, pepperoni, bacon, and pastrami are some of the most common types of cured meats. Most people will buy these items in a store or a restaurant, but they do not have to be exclusive to the professionals! Curing meat at home is easier than many people may realize, and it can produce extremely satisfying results. Today, let’s …

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An Expert’s Guide to Meat Hanging

Hanging meat isn’t overly complicated, and you can even do it in your own home. But what are the steps involved in this age-old tradition?