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The Maryland Natural Resource - Winter 2016

Ice After the Storm by Jennifer Solpietro 

Out now, the Winter 2016 edition of the Maryland Natural Resource showcases our annual photo contest winners, a new Ask an Expert feature and more. Click here for a complete version of the digital magazine.

Winter 2016 Features

pdf iconTrailblazingTrailblazing
By Steve Carr
Expanding Paths in Garrett County


pdf iconOwlThe Secret Saw-Whet
By John Taylor
Hiding in plain sight


pdf iconTalkin' TurkeyTalkin' Turkey
By Candy Thomson
Wildlife success story


Friends Forever 
by Ink Byer

"When snow falls, nature listens. "  — Antoinette Von Kleef

2015 Photo Contest ResultsPhoto of a eastern chipmunkClick here to view winning photos​


Slow Cooker Deer Stew​Deer StewSubmitted by Kathleen Catania​
Serves 4-6

2 pounds venison;
1 can of beer;
1 onion, chopped;
1 cup of frozen peas;
3 potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces;
6 carrots; cut into 1-inch pieces;
1.5 cups of beef stock;
1.5 cups of flour;
salt and pepper
Coat meat with a flour/salt mixture: one cup flour to one teaspoon salt. (Use more as needed.) Place coated venison in slow cooker. Add beer, peas, carrots, onion and potatoes. Pour in just enough beef stock to cover vegetables. Add ½ cup flour (or 1 tbs. cornstarch mixed with 3 tbs. cold water.) Add salt & pepper to taste. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. (If cooked on high, it gets too chewy.)
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