Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Alex LeBlanc of Louisiana with his possible state record 204-inch buck.

Land of Whitetail Examines Exceptions to Bergmann’s Rule

In 1847, German biologist Carl Bergmann illustrated a pattern in which larger-sized species of animals are typically found in colder environments, while species of a smaller size reside in warmer areas. Generally, white-tailed deer fall under this rule, but on this week’s Land of Whitetail, hunting experts look to prove that there are always...

Venison Loin with Arugula is easy to prepare and delicious with a light vinaigrette dressing. (Photo: Stacy Harris, www.GameandGarden.com)

A Good Knife is Definitely A Solid Investment

Among all the important things to have in your home or deer camp kitchen is a good, sharp, reliable knife that you know will get the job done without fail. With almost 25 years of marriage under my belt I can attest that my wife and I have gone through a bunch of knives. Some...

Will Kochevar and his giant Alabama buck.

Kochevar Buck: Monster is His First Bow Kill!

Will Kochevar knew the buck was using the small tract of woods after seeing it on his game cameras last summer, a monster deer bigger than anything he’d ever seen. On Alabama’s opening day of bow season last Oct. 15, Kochevar was in a stand on the travel route between the buck’s bedding area...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

Speed Talk! Twenty Deer Hunting Questions Answered!

Deer Talk Now wanted your questions about deer and deer hunting, and the response was overwhelming with great ideas! In this latest episode of Deer Talk Now, the web’s only show dedicated to deer and deer hunting, you’ll hear hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks discuss fawn percentages and antler growth, the best way...

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Over-the-Counter Deer Hunting Licenses? Destination Crew Investigates!

The Destination Whitetail team heads to Colorado to get all the details about Colorado’s new over-the-counter whitetail-only licenses in the new episode airing July 30 on the Sportsman Channel  at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. For those in the know, hunting in eastern Colorado is a dream for sportsmen seeking monster white-tailed deer. In years past, however, that dream...

Weston Original Jerky Gun

Your Complete Smoked Venison Jerky Recipe Now!

Making jerky is easy and it’s fun to do in summer if it’s too hot to head outside, because you can make a few pounds of jerky and have it ready for the upcoming hunting season. Jerky recipes can be as simple or as complex as you want. Just use natural meats and go...

Thermacell Lantern

Keep Biting Flies, Skeeters at Bay With ThermaCell’s Shield

Few things in the outdoors world — hunting, camping, fishing — garner universal or near-universal praise, acclaim and downright joy in some instances. I’ve seen a lot of stuff over the years. Some has been great or good, and some has been junk. Even the most enthusiastic, wide-eyed, deep-pocketed and media-savvy company or businessman...

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Swanky Resort Eyes Sharpshooters to Reduce Deer

Despite the usual yammering about using contraceptives and idiotically sensational phrases like “slaughtering” in media reports, officials at a swanky coastal resort community have given the green light to bring in sharpshooters to effectively, quickly and firmly deal with a severe problem of overpopulated deer. Following the science-based recommendations of its deer management committee,...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

QDMA Forms New Deer Group for Conservation Advocacy

Deer hunters, conservation organizations and hunting industry companies from across North America are rapidly uniting to form the National Deer Alliance (NDA) – a new organization created to serve as the unified voice of the modern deer hunter and guardian of North America’s wild deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. While deer are...