About Us

Hi! We're Rick and Jen.  We met several years ago at a little stable in Anaheim, California, realized that we had the same passion for the outdoors and fell madly in love among the horses. Naturally, Rick bought me my first shotgun, like any loving man would do. And the rest, as they say, is history. We now reside in Omaha, Nebraska, where we continue to embark on new adventures. 

Today, we hunt together, we ride together, we hike together and we cook together. We create tasty, creative and simple recipes with wild game -- recipes that you probably wouldn't find in any ol' wild game cookbook. Borrowing from our American, Mexican and Vietnamese backgrounds, on top our our love for all things ethnic foods, we aim to show you how versatile wild game can be. We hope to inspire you to think differently about wild game and to encourage you to make discoveries of your own, whether in or out of the kitchen. 


About Rick
As a start, my father was from Nebraska.  He came out to California during World War II as a soldier with the U.S. Army.  Once here, he met my Mom, she being a native Californian who had never even left the state.  Long story short, they fell in love, married, and started raising a family here in the Golden State.  I was born the 4th of 5 kids, and we grew up just 5 miles away from Disneyland. And so we'd go back to Nebraska every other year or so for our vacation.  I really looked forward to these trips. Even as a small child, I felt more at ease in the country than in the city.  Even today, I do not entirely feel comfortable living here in California, and as Jen can tell you, I yearn to go back to Nebraska any chance I can.  In Nebraska, I could fish, shoot, and just run around anytime I felt like it.  I love the open spaces, the wildlife, and just the peace and quiet that the country can bring. As an adult, I have been returning to Nebraska every year for some time now, to hunt or fish with my cousins, with whom I feel closer than just being cousins. I have recently fulfilled my dream of living in Nebraska.

As for what has led me to this blog that I do with Jenny is the fact that obviously, I like to hunt, fish, cook and eat the bounty that our wild lands provide.  And I like to share this with all of you, our followers, friends, and family.  Hearing from all of you brings a smile to my face, knowing that we are doing something that you all like and that we have a common bond, an understanding of what hunting and fishing brings.

I hope that you keep coming back to our blog and become an active part of it.  We welcome you and do appreciate your visits.  Like family, you are always welcome to stop by, chat and share recipes and anything else that you may like to.  Help us take care of our wild places, and let these wonderful animals that we chase keep us connected to our roots as hunters and providers to those we love.   

About Jen
I haven't been around hunting for long, so all this is still a learning process for me. But I love to cook, and I love to write. I've always had a deep connection with the great outdoors.

At 16, I made it to the top of Mount Whitney. A couple years later, I traveled to Alaska to kayak 62 miles in the Kenai Fjords with a bunch of girls from all over the country. After high school, I attended UCLA and earned a degree in American Literature and Culture. I took up horseback riding at 19 and fell in love with it.

In November 2011, I traveled to Nebraska with Rick and shot my first deer. There, I learned what it truly meant to participate in the natural cycle of the seasons. Then I moved to Nebraska in 2013, after graduating college, to become an outdoor photographer and writer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. 

Of course, I took my passion for horses with me, but traded in my western saddle for an English saddle. I currently belong to the North Hills Hunt club of Nebraska and Iowa to partake in English foxhunting-- a sport I have learned to love. 

My favorite outdoor books are Where the Red Fern Grows, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, The Call of the Wild, and My Side of the Mountain. Though not exactly "outdoor" books, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series do wet my whistle for adventure. And I also love Jane Austen's works and Jane Eyre and blah blah blah ... ok, I won't go there.

Find my photography and writing in NEBRASKAland Magazine, Game and Fish Magazine, Outdoor Channel online, Jones Dairy Farm and many local newspapers and magazines. Looking for someone to develop wild game recipes? Contact us!

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