Want to add a touch of wild elegance to your dining? Try serving some antelope stroganoff. How about a platter of sweet ’n’ sour javelina or a sumptuous rack of roast rabbit?
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has the perfect wildlife cookbook, "Almost All Things Edible," a special collection of favorite recipes from department personnel.
You’ll find more than wild game recipes in this unique collection, although they certainly provide the seasoning. You might want to try Sour Cream Pumpkin Coffee Cake or possibly the Busy Woman’s Dream. There are even tips for the care and handling of everything from game birds to buffalo.
This interesting collection of recipes is available for $7 at Arizona Game and Fish Department offices.
While there, consider picking up some of these other publications and maps.
• "Arizona Fishin’ Holes" (revised 2000 edition), $6. This popular guide to fishing waters lists all the public fisheries of Arizona, their facilities, types of fish, any restrictions and directions.
• "Arizona’s Wildlife Water Maps," $35. Have you ever been drawn to hunt for deer, elk or javelina in an area you don’t know very well? Just imagine how helpful it will be to know all the wildlife waters in that area.
• Maps for Game Management Units 6A, 30B, and 30A, $5 each. If you have tags in any of these units, or hunt them for small game, you’ll want a copy of these.
Department offices also have free items that will inform you about Arizona’s diverse wildlife and fishes. You can pick up a video on catching and preparing crayfish, a video that shows homeowners how to cope and coexist with urban wildlife and a wide range of informational items on wildlife, off-highway vehicle programs and boating safety.
And don’t forget your 2004 hunting and fishing licenses.
To find the nearest office or to buy your license online, visit the department’s Web site at www.azgfd.com.
The Arizona Flycasters will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Sunnyslope Community Center, 802 E. Vogel St., in Phoenix.
The public is invited at no cost. Featured speakers John Rohmer and Bob Willard of Arizona Flyfishing will present tips on where, when and how to successfully fish Arizona’s high-country lakes. For more information, call (480) 497-9008.
African big game hunter, guide and photographer "Bwana Hal" Cope will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Scottsdale Sportsman’s Club at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the Eldorado Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Road near Oak, Scottsdale.
In addition to an outstanding video presentation of an African safari, Cope will talk about his 40 years of adventure in Africa, his experiences as a big game hunter and guide, and his expertise in wildlife and outdoor
The meeting is open to the public at no charge.
For more information, contact Al Larson at (480) 994-4750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SO. CAL FISHING GUIDE
If you’re planning to visit friends or family in Southern California soon and want to do a little freshwater fishing, you might want to pick up a copy of the "Definitive Guide to Fishing in Southern California" (Shafdog Publications).
This book has been recognized by some as the newest and most comprehensive book written on fishing in Southern California.
Chris Shaffer, the author, has fished every lake, river, pond and stream listed in the book and has written about his experiences at each location.
As described in the Los Angeles Times, this was a labor of love, and it is reflected in the writing technique of Shaffer.
The book is in full color and covers all the fishing sites with descriptive text and beautiful photographs. It is an absolute must for the out-ofstate angler.
The book sells for $24.95 and is available on the Internet at www.fishingcalifornia.net.
For more information about hunting and fishing in Arizona, visit www.azgfd.com