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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,...

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Money, Efforts Being Poured Into Lyme Disease Research

Lyme disease, a bacterial infection spread by deer ticks, is getting a heck of a boost in one of the nation’s hardest-hit areas and that should help everyone affected by this terrible disease. Millions are being poured into a new laboratory and research facility that will focus on testing ticks and more studies on how...

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Certified Bowhunting Course Now Available Online

Florida’s certified National Bowhunter Education Foundation course is now offered in an online, distance learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may access the program on the NBEF website, enter through the Florida portal and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive field day. A student who passes the online test will be...

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Deer Hunter Puts the Slug Hammer on Running Buck

Making a shot on a running deer isn’t something you can practice easily, if at all, and maybe especially in cold weather when you’ve been standing around for a bit and muscles are stiff. Several years ago in Austria at a Kahles Optik and Steyr rifles event we were able to shoot at an...

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Two Bucks, One Warden: A Little Work and a Good Deed

Every so often we’ll run across a good video of two bucks that have gotten their antlers tangled, but this latest video is a doozy. Rarely do you see two bucks tangled up, pretty much looking at each other and then unable to figure out what to do. It’s a tug-of-war! Posted online by...

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How to Really Use a Grunt Call to Dupe Big Bucks

When is the best time to use a grunt call to try to bring in a big buck? Is it pre-rut when bucks are splitting up and establishing their territory? During the rut when they’re moving around and seeking willing does? Post-rut when they’re recovering but may still be interested in a doe if...

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Preserve Owner Uncooperative, Deer Escape as CWD Concerns Intensify

Ohio Division of Natural Resources officials are ramping up efforts to test wild deer for chronic wasting disease after the recent discovery of the disease in a captive herd northeast of Cleveland. Following the discovery of CWD-infected deer at a private shooting preserve and learning that deer had been transported from other states into Ohio,...

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Investigation, Arrest for Importing Deer From CWD Zone

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says a multi-year investigation has led to the arrest by game wardens of a Burlington man for importing deer from a chronic wasting disease (CWD) endemic area. Wardens executed a search warrant on Dec. 2 at the residence of Alan Baker in Burlington for evidence of the importation...

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Deer Talk Now: Proven Tactics for Hunting Big Bucks

When bucks split up, does start getting frisky and the rut zooms toward the peak when everything goes crazy, what do you do and how do you hunt during this exciting period? If you have a great calendar to keep things squared away for 2015, you can make notes now about what’s happening in...