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Joy Larson

Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
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Hunter’s Safety – A Rite of Passage

If you have a child that is 11 years of age or older, they are eligible to take the hunter education course that is required by the state in order to purchase a hunting license. Due to a law passed in 2003, all people born after the January 1, 1985 must show a certificate of completion for this course in order to get their license.

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Easy and Delicious Safe to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

I grew up eating homemade chocolate chip cookies at least once a week. They were a staple in our house. There was nothing quite like the smell of cookies baking when I came home from school. Although piping hot chocolate chip cookies are very tempting, I enjoyed the cookies much more before they were cooked. Chocolate chip cookie dough is quite possibly the best raw food ever.

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Are Dangers Lurking in Your House? They are in Mine

 

Does anyone else live in a house filled with dead animals? I’m sure that I can’t be the only one, given the fact that hunting and fishing are ways of life around here. In my kitchen alone there is an elk head, a moose head, 15 deer shed and a pot rack made from elk sheds. My living room is even worse, consisting of two antelope heads, three elk sheds, a duck, two deer heads, two fox hides, four sets of matching deer sheds, a wolf skull and a wolf hide.

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The Budweiser Donkey?

Who doesn’t love the Budweiser Clydesdales? They are pretty hard not to love. These beautiful animals are a symbol of strength and tradition. They were first introduced in 1933 to celebrate the repeal of the Prohibition. The first team of Budweiser Clydesdales carried the first case of post-prohibition beer from the Budweiser brewery in St. Louis to Pestalozzi Street in St. Louis.

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Does El Chupacabra Live in the Forests of Montana?

Have you ever heard of el chupacabra? It is a mysterious animal that sucks the blood out of livestock and goats. Its name actually means goat sucker. It cannot be confirmed if el chupacabra actually exists, but sightings of the creature have appeared from Mexico and the United States, to Russia and the Philippines. It has been described as a creature the size of a small bear with a row of spines going down its back.

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Strange Montana City Laws

Montana is a beautiful state, not many states can compare to her. However, when it comes to laws Montana may not quite be on the cutting edge. It seems that our cities in particular might have a little difficulty making sound judgements when it comes to city laws. Some of these laws may have been relevant at one time, but others I’m not sure were ever, or will ever, be relevant.   

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7 Simple Natural Cold Soothers and Cures

This time of year is filled with the sniffles and the sneezes. My boys have been coughing and hacking for the past couple months. It seems that as soon as one gets well, the cold has moved on to the next one. Pretty soon the whole family has had a cold for a month. If at all possible, I like to treat my family’s colds with natural methods. Here are a few natural remedies I have found to help soothe and cure those nasty winter colds.

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