Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Turkey Tuesday: Grand Slam Quest Begins in Texas

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four parts of one turkey hunter’s quest for the Grand Slam, a journey that takes him throughout the country as he seeks to fulfill his dream of hunting and killing the four U.S. turkey subspecies: Rio, Merriam’s, Eastern and Osceola. Slammed! Part One I was a relative latecomer...

Turkey hunters with Avian-X decoy

Lifelike Turkey Decoys Make Gobblers Take Second Look

The first time I saw an Avian-X turkey decoy was in spring 2012 on a hunt down in south Alabama and I was flat-out gobsmacked at how good the hen looked in the field. We were doing a turkey bowhunt with Nu-Fletch and Avian-X contributed some decoys. Holy smokes, did those hens look realistic....

Venison Loin

Must-Try Recipe: Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin

If this venison dish doesn’t make your tongue do back flips over your forehead, well, maybe you should seek medical help to find out if your appetite has been captured by aliens. We ran across this great site – SeriousEats.com – while poking around for some new recipes and found Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin....

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6 Pennsylvania Deer Poachers Learn Costly Lesson

A long investigation into complaints about poaching turned up a lot of numbers, but the most significant ones involve the convictions and fines imposed on the law-breakers. Six Pennsylvania people pleaded guilty to killing 18 deer over a four-month span and have been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in fines and court costs....

Venison Seared with Salad is easy to make and you can adjust the ingredients to fit your palate. (Photo: foodforhunters.blogspot.com)

A Nip and Tip ‘o the Glass, and a Stunning Venison Salad

A bit of confusion seems to be the norm whenever there’s a “national day” for something — cheese, smelt, hunting, booze, whatever — because everyone has their own little slice of the pie. So it seems that today is International Whisk(e)y Day to celebrate the beverage that’s been around for who knows how long. Apparently, World...

Mule Deer Nebraska

Deer Hunters get Big Increase in Antlerless Opportunities

Deer hunters will see an increase in antlerless deer permits by a significant number to help control population numbers on private lands during the 2015 season. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission made changes to the 2015 big game regulations March 20 at a meeting in Lexington. Most significant of the big game changes...

Buckeye is one of the first plants to bloom in spring in Alabama and one of the prettiest.

Turkey Tuesday: Signs of Spring, Predation and History

I’m fortunate to have a good friend with property who lets me hunt there a few times each season, and after several years I’ve learned a lot about the terrain and turkeys. In short, I think his Alabama turkeys have lockjaw. They are among the most quiet birds I’ve ever encountered. I know they...

Venison Chili is great anytime of the year! (Photo: HeHuntsSheCooks.com)

No Consensus in Venison Chili Debate of Beans v. No Beans

Our Foodie Friday on Facebook in early March asked a simple question that churned up a potload of answers: Beans in your chili … Yes or No? That’s not like asking about Bermuda or St. Augustine grass for your yard, or if 23 percent protein is better than 20 percent in your supplemental plots....

Kerrie Wells with a gorgeous pair of sheds from Illinois. Wow!

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...