Storm Usrey

Storm Usrey is the Conservation Education Manager for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

July, 2021

  • 6 July

    Resurrecting an old compound bow

    Feeling nostalgic and remembering my archery beginnings and passion for the outdoors. As a teenager, I had a few folks who were instrumental in getting me into archery. Members from the Gallup Bowmen’s Association helped me tremendously in those beginning years, including Lieu Sullenger, Henry and Mike Montano, Gary Longan, …

March, 2021

  • 26 March

    What gear should I put in my turkey hunting vest?

    Having a turkey vest in the spring woods makes for a convenient way to transport your turkey hunting calls, essential hunting gear and a way of packing out your harvested gobbler. The padded seat on a turkey vest is a bonus too! Here is what I like to have in …

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    Tips, Tactics and Advice For Archery Elk Hunters

    Chasing bugling bull elk through New Mexico mountains each fall is not just something a hunter does; it can be an all-consuming passion. There is something magical about hearing a bull elk bellow his challenge to other elk in the area, whether on a piñon/juniper mesa or in a quaking …

January, 2021

  • 21 January

    Along for the ride and enjoying every second of it

    Being able to return to where I began archery deer hunting brought back many memories. I was hopeful of harvesting a velvet antlered buck for the delicious protein. However, at the end of the day, I did not. Shot opportunities were present and I had many close calls, but the …

November, 2020

  • 13 November

    Homemade Fowl Noodle Soup

    With fall upon us, soup is a popular meal to warm up on a chilly night. The wild bird meat used for this recipe is very interchangeable, and there is no hard and fast rule on what game bird should be used. I usually use half a wild turkey breast …

August, 2020

  • 27 August

    Homemade spaghetti sauce and wild game meatballs

    It’s hard not to find someone who does not enjoy Italian food. Try this recipe at your next hunting camp and you will impress. This is a great way to carb load for those long miles of hiking in the mountains. The meal plan below will feed two nicely. Ingredients: …

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    If you have a wild game roast left, pull it!

    Crockpots are a great way that I like to cook roasts to ensure the meat “falls apart” with minimal effort for an awesome shredded meat that can be doctored up with the barbeque sauce of your liking. There’s nothing like shredding, or as we often see on menus at barbeque …

May, 2020

  • 28 May

    Venison Green Chile

    Venison Green Chile

    If you are a New Mexico resident, there is a strong likelihood you love chile. Here is a quick and delicious recipe to make green chile with venison. Ingredients: Approximately 10-12 ozs. of chopped roasted green chile 1 cup of water 3 tbsp. of flour 1 tsp. of garlic salt …

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Walleye Fillets

    This past year I was able to get my hands on some of the best fish I have ever eaten! Eating walleye fillets was a new experience for me and I just wanted to share my simple recipe that I used to turn the fillets from this:

  • 13 April

    Grilled Sandhill Crane Breast

    Sandhill crane, also often called “Ribeye of the Sky” by hunters, is a fantastic game meat. These large birds can be hunted here in New Mexico, mostly by draw; you won’t be disappointed with the hunting experience or taste of their dark meat.