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Babe Winkelman's Outdoor Secrets
About Babe Winkelman's Outdoor Secrets
June 8, 2011, 1:06 pm

Babe Winkelman's Outdoor Secrets
Babe Winkelman is a nationally-recognized outdoorsman who loves nothing more than passing fishing and hunting traditions along to others. Over the past 25 years, his charismatic style, coupled with a strong desire to educate, have resulted in some of the most informative and entertaining shows ever produced.

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Babe Winkelman is one of the most recognized personalities in the outdoor industry. . During his 20 years as an outdoor communicator, as host of Good Fishing and "Outdoor Secrets" Babe has earned the respect and trust of sportsmen everywhere. His dynamic personality, bigger-than-life persona, and passion for outdoor sports come shining through in his television programs and live appearances. Babe Winkelman's television shows cover fishing and hunting on the North American continent - from Alberta to Alabama. He offers something for everyone. His talents have won him several Cindy Awards and in 1992 he became the first fisherman to be recognized by the prestigious Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio.

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Kris' search for new and intriguing ways to prepare fish and game produced so many interesting recipes that she and Babe decided to start a cooking feature called "Kris' Kitchen" for his award-winning "Good Fishing" and "Outdoor Secrets" television shows. The feature was an immediate hit with viewers, many of whom wrote or emailed asking for a cookbook. When treated to meals of walleye, venison or pheasant, guests at the Winkelman household agreed, encouraging Kris to share her secrets with sportsmen by writing a cookbook. For the Winkelman family, preparing the wild harvest is a way of extending the hunting and fishing seasons. Eating the game can be as much fun as the actual hunting and fishing," she says, "and preparing tasty meals can be as challenging as catching a mess of walleyes or shooting a deer. Kris' goal has been to develop tasty, easy-to-prepare meals using readily available ingredients. This isn't about gourmet cooking," she says, "it's about gourmet meals that anyone can make. Wild game is different from domestic meats and it requires a different approach.