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Undercover Investigation Yields Bust for Selling Venison

A two-year investigation by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officers uncovered an illegal venison sales operation in the town of Edmeston, in Otsego County. Members of DEC’s Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation unit executed a search warrant recently at a butcher shop called Farmers Place (256 County Highway 20) and...

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Hot Gear: Ruger Introduces 10/22 Takedown Lite

Sturm, Ruger & Co. introduces the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite, a rifle that combines the popular attributes of the 10/22 Takedown line with a new, lighter weight barrel and the Ruger Modular Stock System. This new barrel configuration consists of a cold hammer-forged alloy steel barrel mated with a 6061-T6 aluminum alloy sleeve. The barrel nut...

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It’s Time to Get Moving on Mineral Sites for Deer

If you want your local deer herd to benefit from a mineral site, now is the time to get one established. According to D&DH contributing editor Matt Harper, in whitetail’s spring and summer, the whitetail’s mineral and vitamin needs spike dramatically. “This is due to the physical condition of the deer,” Harper said. “For example, the...

The Alps Traverse includes a bow/gun carrying component and can be used as a shooting rest in the field, too.

What’s in Your Backpack? Plan Well for Deer Season

In my office are many things: photos of my wife and children, a cool hog skull from a fantastic Texas hunt years ago with friends, the replica of my 53-inch muskie (yes, I’m humblebragging), my grandmother’s antique lamp, and an assortment of hunting gear that includes flashlights, action cameras and gear, a modern sporting...

Michael Cassidy

Veteran Industry Executive Joins F+W Outdoors Team

Michael Cassidy has joined F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, as vice-president of national sales and business development for its Outdoors television, video, digital and print properties including Deer & Deer Hunting and Gun Digest magazines; Deer & Deer Hunting, Destination Whitetail and Modern Shooter television shows on Sportsman Channel, and  Land of Whitetail on Pursuit Channel. Cassidy has served in the outdoor television and...

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Great Tips to Help You Process, Cook Your Own Venison

Labeling one of the most popular books in the Deer & Deer Hunting library a cookbook is, quite honestly, a misnomer considering the vast information found within its pages. Gut It Cut It Cook It for years has been one of the favorites of deer hunters who are truly part of the DIY crowd. When...

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Hot Gear: Think Outside the Arrow Storage Box

Archers’ arrows are where you find them: a few in the bow case, six in the quiver, and a dozen more in that cardboard thingy behind the door.  Specialized arrow tubes and plastic arrow cases see their share of action too, but have their limitations.  Most arrow tubes provide great crush resistance, but access...

Patrick Rogerson shot this awesome New York nontypical that rough scored at nearly 200 inches. Wow!

Deer Management Coalition Blasts State Agency Decision

The New York State Whitetail Management Coalition strongly disagrees with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision to halt the expansion of a policy to protect yearling bucks and better manage the state’s deer population. The New York State Whitetail Management Coalition, which represents nearly 10,000 hunters statewide, says DEC’s decision...

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Hot Gear: Tasty Molasses Brick Can Be Habit-Forming

Cattle farmers and ranchers were among the first to use molasses as an additive in mineral supplements. When it comes to coaxing hoofed ungulates into taking their medicine, it seems nothing beats the nearly universal appeal of molasses’ sticky, sweet goodness. Evolved Habitats, the undisputed gurus-of-the-good-stuff for whitetail deer and other game species works...