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Best Recipes: Chicken-Fried Venison Steak

Back when I was a teenager and apparently had an appetite similar to Mr. Creosote from the Monty Python skit, anything that wasn’t nailed down at the supper table was in danger. My father and mother weren’t gourmet chefs but they knew their way around a stove, oven and deep fryer. Dad handled the latter,...

North Dakota Mule Deer

Spring Deer Survey Shows Solid Increase in Population

After a few tough winters and slight changes in management strategy, the results of a spring deer population survey show some positive signs to a solid rebound that bodes well for the future. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April. Results indicate western North Dakota’s...

State wildlife agencies use spotlight surveys, and hunters sometimes do this on their own property along with game camera photos to keep up with bucks and does.

Revealed: The Truth About Spotlight Deer Surveys

Hunters expect wildlife managers to determine how many deer there are in an area, and biologists strive to do so. Common approaches to examine deer population size and trends include harvest data reconstruction, pellet and track counts, and browse, camera, aerial, infrared and thermal-imaging surveys. By John J. Ozoga Deer & Deer Hunting Contributor...

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Buck Pole 2015: DDH Shows Your Best Shed Antlers

Welcome to the 2015 Deer & Deer Hunting Buck Pole: Shed Hunting! celebration of our super off-season fun of going out to hunt shed antlers! We will be updating this thread regularly through spring. Submit your photos of your shed discoveries and a little info to us at bigbucks@fwcommunity.com and we’ll post them! Be...

Kentucky's elk population has grown well in the 15 years since restoration efforts began in the southeast region of the state.

Apply Soon for Archery, Firearm Elk Tags in Deer-Crazy State

In one of the most deer-crazy states in the country, where a one-buck limit and decades of management help produce some monster nontypical and typical bucks, reintroduced elk have given hunters more opportunities to get outdoors. The elk were reintroduced more than 15 years ago in the southeast region of Kentucky. Efforts have been...

Lentil Soup with Venison and Sausage hits the spot on a chilly autumn evening! (Photo: GameandGarden.com)

Knock Off that Last Cold Blast with Lentil Venison Soup

It’s late April and doggone it, we’re already in the spring season but still are dealing with cold snow in the Northeast and rainy mess in the Southeast … Boo! Hiss! G’wan and getoutta here! It’s also a bit chilly here in the Southeast, too, with lows in the 50s. For us, in late...

Tim Anello, host of Inside Outdoor TV, will be in attendance along with other bowfishing fanatics.

Stage Set for Incredible, Bigger Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament

This year’s Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament, scheduled for April 25-26 on Alabama’s famed Lake Guntersville, is slated to be substantially bigger than the previous 15 tournaments. With a first place cash payout of $10,000, more waters to fish, up to four-person teams and a huge prize table, this tournament is slated to be one...

Indiana DNR banned captive deer hunting in 2005 and the issue has yet to be resolved. (Photo by Larry Smith, flickr Creative Commons)

Captive Deer ‘Hunting’ Gunned Down Once Again

Proponents of shooting deer inside fences took another blow recently when one midwest state legislature rejected a proposal to legalize “hunting” inside high fence enclosures. For the second year, Indiana’s Senate has shot down a proposal to allow people to kill captive deer. The voted was 27-23 in what has become a highly contentious issue...

Steven Davis of North Carolina with his crossbow buck that pushes 190-plus inches! North Carolina hunters may get a chance to hunt on Sunday if proposed legislation is approved.

Sunday Opportunities Finally on the Horizon for Tar Heel Hunters?

Almost a dozen states still prohibit hunting on Sunday in some form, and there’s no valid reason whatsoever to continue this idiotic practice — especially if it tramples on private property rights. There is no biological reason to “give animals a break” because out of a year these animals “get a break” for more...