Saturday, September 26, 2009

Joey Harris got his first one!

Craig and Cade Olson, 8 points

Venison Snack Sticks come in 1 lb. packs

McLean Hicklan and Keith Porter

Pete Stickle, Conrad Smith, Kurt Parker, Joseph Smith, & Julian Cumbee with two 9.5 footers

Michael George Odom Sr., Jr., and III with a 9 1/2 foot alligator!

Deer auto collisions on the rise - Live 5 News, Weather Sports, and Traffic for Charleston, SC-

Deer auto collisions on the rise - Live 5 News, Weather Sports, and Traffic for Charleston, SC-
Be sure to click on the small video link "Beware of deer when driving" to see the film.

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Alex MaGuire, doe, 108 lbs.

Wesley High, 8 points, 185 lbs.

Joseph, Garrison, 7 1/2 footer

Joseph Teal III, 9 footer

SAMPLE TRAY: TODAY: Venison Hot & Cheesy Summer Sausage, Plain Summer Sausage and Snack Sticks


George Hyams won the stand for Aug 31 to Sept 13 th, 132 lbs.

Maria Crank and Megan Hoff brought in a doe

Friday, September 25, 2009

Venison Gold, Snack Sticks, and Smokies on the sample tray tonight!


Ronald Wilson, 9 footer

Buist Rivers, 9 points, 166 lbs. and Stafford Graham, 8 points, 133 lbs.

Venison Steak Recipe

Venison Steak Marinade

Sliced venison steaks - Sliced ham steaks are good for this one!

1 bottle Progresso red wine vinegar with garlic (found on salad dressing isle)

1 chopped onion

1 garlic clove section crushed

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup water

pepper to taste

Marinade venison steaks in the above ingredients overnight and cook on the grill the next day. Poor the leftover marinade on the steaks when you first put them on the grill. (This recipe can be used for tenderloin kabobs as well if you cut them into 1-2 inch pieces and place them in a tin foil packet for grilling).

Found on the Internet and tested -- it's tried and true!

McKenzie Rogers got this big buck as her first and still made it to school!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fried alligator cubed steak recipe


pounds alligator cube steak

powdered garlic, salt and pepper to taste
cup milk
cup flour

Season alligator cubes with garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Combine eggs, milk and mix well. Roll each piece of alligator in flour then dip in egg and milk batter. Shake off excess batter and deep fry at 325 degrees F until golden brown.
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 606, Calories From Fat 351, Total Fat 39g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 73mg, Total Carbohydrate 30g, Protein 35g

Tonight's samples: Venison Smokies and Peppers and Cheddar Smoked Sausage

Venison Smokies:  Those small wieners that you heat in a crock pot with barbecue sauce are sure to please any crowd.

Peppers & Cheddar Smoked Sausage: Smoked sausage cooked with real jalapenos right off of Ambrose Farm and good old fashioned cheddar cheese.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Recipe for Venison Ham Roast

Easy Venison Roast

Venison roast (usually a boneless ham roast)

2-4 cans cream of mushroom soup (with or without garlic)

1 large onion sliced

1 package Lipton Onion Soup mix

1/2 head fresh chopped garlic (if desired - the taste is not strong)

salt and pepper and any other seasonings you like

Place the roast in a crockpot and add the above ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours. The sauce makes a great gravy for mashed potatoes and the leftovers are wonderful! (This recipe is also great with cubesteak instead of a roast - just shorten the cooking time.)

From the kitchen of Michelle and Jeff DiMaio (daughter and son-in-law of Michael).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jason Gordon, 8 points

DNR notice...

Somebody came in and shared a notice they got in the mail last week:

The SC Department of Natural Resources is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and keep alert for alligators while in Middle Coastal, Southern Coastal and Midlands Alligator Management Units.

They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as "little bells" on their clothing to alert, but not startle the alligators, unexpectedly.

They also advise the carrying of "pepper spray" in case of an encounter with an alligator. It's also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of alligator activity and be able to recognize the difference between young alligator and adult alligator droppings.

Young alligator droppings are small, contain fish bones and possibly bird feathers.
Adult alligators droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper. ;)

Tonight's samples: Venison Bologna, Cheddarwurst, and Peppers and Cheddar Smoked Sausage

Taylor Outdoors strikes again! 10 feet, 6 inches, 351 lbs.

Trevor Housley took his deer freehand at 35 yards with a pistol!

He's shown here with his Ruger Red Hawk.45 LC. It's his first deer with a pistol.

Trevor Housley, 9 points, 187 lbs.

Check out the hit counter at the bottom of this blog!

We've become quite a group! I set up the hit counter way back in spring and had around 3000 hits, I think, when deer season came in. I've been amazed at how many people are joining us! Now we're having nearly 1000 hits per day. Thanks for stopping by! It was at 17032  this morning when I first checked.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Venison Kielbasa and Bologna on the sample tray tonight!


John Casey and Jordan Patrick of Tail and Scale Outfitters

John Casey's alligator was taken in the Edisto River. He weighed 377 lbs and was 11 feet and 5 inches long. Click on the title link for more information from

Custom packaging for your alligator meat at Cordray's!

Alligator meat is processed into cubed steaks and alligator sausage. We package it into meal sized portions and label each pack with your custom made label. You must have the tag number. You may choose to add your name or the location of your gator hunt, whatever you'd like.  The cubed portions are great for frying and will also cook right on the grill.  We've gotten rave reviews on the sausage, too! If you've gotten an alligator from us, would you please send in some recipe ideas?

Taylor Outdoors bags his third one! 10 feet, 4 inches, 254 lbs.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bill Baughman, 171 lbs.

Mitch Stanley's deer came in style in the backseat of a Mercedes SUV! It was an 8 point and 140 lbs.

Tonight's samples: Venison Smokies and Hot 'N Cheesy Summer Sausage

An alligator skin can be tanned into a soft piece of hide.

Cordray's Taxidermy can tan the hide of your alligator so that you can have boots, wallets, and belts made from the skin. Contact him at or 843.766.7922.

Brad Drawdy with a 10 foot alligator

Gerie Martin, 8 points

Stop by and pick up Cordray Farms Beef Peppers and Cheddar Smoked Sausage!

James Sams, 8 points

Elliott Thomas, 8 points, 164 lbs.

Ashton Buell, First Deer