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Wild venison is the missing link for many of today's locavores. There's nothing more satisfying than preparing a dinner that you completely grew and/or harvested yourself. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

3 Ways Shot Placement Affects Venison Quality

The quality of your venison is a direct result of the care you take (or don’t) after the animal is down and while you are processing the animal at home. However, did you know that the it’s equally important to take care before the shot and during the trailing process? Here’s a few tips...

A well-planned clover plot can yield results for years and give deer, turkeys and other wildlife nutritious forage.

Extend the Life of Your Favorite Clover Food Plot

Most companies will claim a lifespan of three to five years on their perennials. However, if you care for them properly a perennial stand can last for many years. Perennials like red and white clovers, alfalfa, trefoils and chicory provide dependable nutrition and attraction and are especially important for antler growth, fawn rearing and...

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New Lighted Nock Works With Hybrid Profile

Nockturnal has taken all of the guesswork out of adding the benefit of lighted nocks to your crossbow quiver with the introduction of its universal Predator Nocks and hassle-free Predator Bolts. With its hybrid-nock profile, the Nockturnal Predator Nock was designed to work with all crossbows, whether they require a flat-back, half-moon or capture...

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After the Frenzy: Whitetail Bucks in Post-Rut Mode

By the time a buck makes it through November’s breeding ordeal and inches into the post-rut period, he’s a far cry from the muscular rutting machine he was when the rut was cranking. By Charles J. Alsheimer, Deer & Deer Hunting contributor A whitetail buck in the post-rut is typically 20 to 25 percent...

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Get Smokin’ With This Great Venison Dry Rub

Did you know deer season opened in California last weekend in one of the state’s northern zones, and whitetail season is just a few weeks away in southern Florida and South Carolina? Amazingly, we’re into hunting season! Hurray! Most of the country will still be sweatin’ to the oldies as summer hangs around for...

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Nonprofit Deer Fest to Help Needy Children

Proceeds from the upcoming Deer Fest will go to Adopt-A-Box, a local charity designed to provide children in 20 north Texas counties in need with basic hygiene items and clothing. Deer Fest will be held Aug. 2 at the MPEC Exhibit Hall in Wichita Falls, Texas. Adopt-A-Box is a local charity designed to provide children in...

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Best to Take Hunter Education Courses Online in Summer

It might be hot outside, but hunting seasons will soon be here. If you need a hunter education class, sign up now to get into a class this summer or early fall. You can register online at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm. Just browse the calendar for the best date and location, then click on the course of your...

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Slice Limbs Like a Boss for Your Best Shooting Lanes

When you’re in the stand getting ready for the season one of the most important things to do is create shooting lanes or gaps for your bow or gun shots. These are so critically important that it may well be one of the best hunting tips you can act on. It completely stinks when...

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Antlerless Permit Applications Being Accepted

Applications for the 2014 Antlerless Deer Season are available at West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices and the DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices. These applications also may be downloaded from the DNR’s Web page at www.wvdnr.gov. “These limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the...

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Multiple Options Now Available for Young, Smaller Shooters

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, throughout the company’s 95-year history, has been a leader in the development and design of firearms for younger and small-statured shooters and promoting responsible gun ownership and safety training for all gun owners. In the recently-launched Mossberg 2014 Youth Catalog, 45 shotguns, rimfire and centerfire rifles feature the company’s...