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Deer Hunter Attacked, Bitten by Rampaging Bear

A bowhunter on the search for a deer got more than he bargained for during a rest stop when a rampaging bear charged and attacked. The shocked bowhunter reacted by quickly grabbing his bow to fight off the snarling bruin. But he knew he wouldn’t have time to get off a shot, so he started...

Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors killed this magnificent 197-inch mule deer while hunting with 3 Rivers Adventures in Alberta, Canada. Drury was using a PSE Dream Season SP and Rage Xtreme 2.3 on the hunt. (Photo: Drury Outdoors)

Drury Starts His Deer Season with a Monster!

Wow! What a way to start the deer season and with a bow in hand, too! With a report on their Drury Outdoors website, Mark Drury revealed that he has killed his biggest deer ever — mule deer or whitetail — with his astounding 197-inch mule deer he shot in Canada. Drury was hunting...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Cost-Share Available for Private Land Prescribed Burning

Wildfires were common hundreds of years ago when much of America was still wild and undeveloped, and Native Americans used fire to rejuvenate the soil, move wildlife and restore areas for their crops. Today, some folks see fires as terrible but don’t understand the beneficial impact the process of a good, controlled fire has...

Mmmm ... click the photo for more recipes or visit GameandGarden.com (Photo: Stacy Harris/GameandGarden.com)

Fantastic Venison Burgers with a Spicy Zing!

Stacy Harris, one of our favorite authors and outdoors supporters, dropped us a note about a super venison burger dish she makes that has a little extra kick to it. Harris whips up great venison dishes each year along with lip-smacking meals with fresh veggies and fruit from the family gardens. She’s always interested...

New Jersey youth deer hunter

Hunting Heritage Not Being Ignored by Sportsmen

Hunting is a rich American tradition often passed down from generation to generation, and a recent survey by HunterSurvey.com reveals that passing that hunting heritage along to younger people is still alive and well with nearly 46 percent of surveyed sportsmen having taken at least one child hunting in the past year. The common...

Deer Scrape Dripper

Easiest Way to Create a Mock Scrape, Maintain Through the Season

We’ve written several stories about mock scrapes and Charles Alsheimer has written about them, mainly because they’re so simple to make and can fire up bucks looking for a fight or a hot doe. If you’re going to make some mock scrapes, definitely do not forget about the licking branch. It’s a major component of...

Arkansas hunters have a variety of options for topography, from mountains to river islands like the one this big buck was killed on a few years ago.

States Changing Their Deer Management Strategies?

If you want to stir up an argument at the coffee shop or hunting camp, just start discussing quality deer management and how state wildlife agencies should or should not be doing this, that or the other about deer for hunters. Whooboy, you’ll have a range of ideas flying around faster than a hornet’s...

drone

Will This State’s Game Wardens be Watching Hunters with Drones?

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, aren’t just some new thing. They’re here, they’re getting more popular with the public and law enforcement agencies, and now some state officials are trying to figure out ways to use them. That includes state conservation departments and wildlife agencies. At least one state governor has created...

If you don't have venison on hand, practice your chili recipe with beef and get set for deer season!

Chilly Temps This Weekend, So It’s a Great Time for Hot Venison Chili

Temperatures in some northern parts of the United States are starting to ever-so-gently teeter toward thoughts of “Hmm, it’s chilly,” and that means a couple of things: it’s football season and it’s time for venison chili! Football season and venison chili also means deer hunting season is just around the corner! If that doesn’t get you...