Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Yes, It’s This Easy to Make Your Favorite Deer Chili

I don’t recall exactly which year it was but when I was asked by my wife and kids in early autumn what I wanted for Christmas, I didn’t hesitate. “I want a Crock Pot big enough to put in a roast or chicken or whatever, something big,” I said. Not a bow, or camo,...

Turkey and Turkey Hunting 2015 cover

Launch Your Spring Season with Turkey & Turkey Hunting Magazine

With spring turkey seasons quickly approaching, what better way to scratch your turkey-hunting itch than to thumb through the information-packed 2016 April Issue of Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine? Inside you’ll get top-shelf instruction on how to improve your hunting skills, as well the inside scoop on Great Gobbler Gear for 2016. From tips...

2016 DDH Whitetail Wall Calendar

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: DDH 2016 Wall Calendar

From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the 2016 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2016 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing...

Blaze pink

Governor Signs Bill Approving Blaze Pink for Hunting

Blaze pink is now approved for hunters following the signing of a legislative bill Feb. 4 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Walker signed Act 131 into law, making Wisconsin the first state in the nation to allow the bright pink color as a safety apparel for hunting. The color was studied by the University...

Parker Ambusher

Hot Gear: Crossbow Hunters Have New Option from Parker

Parker Bows’ new Ambusher Crossbow sets a new standard by being the lightest, most compact, high performance crossbow in the industry. The Ambusher incorporates a revolutionary front-end that features Parker’s proprietary Advanced Split Limb Technology with integrated Micro-Lite Limb Pocket System, making it ultra-compact while sending arrows downrange at over 315 feet per second. The Ambusher...

Gumbo is fantastic and versatile, too, so if you want to add some deer meat or sausage then it won't hurt a bit! (Photo: MonsoursPhotography.net)

Break Out the Gumbo Pot and Spicy Venison Sausage, Too

After the recent post here about gumbo and such, I started poking around for a few more Cajun recipes that could incorporate deer meat into them for a different flavor. Louisiana folks love their deer hunting and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated states in the Southeast for big bucks. The...

Properly prepared venison jerky will bring smiles to your entire family. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

27 Benefits of Hunting, Eating Wild Venison

Whether you’ve been eating venison and other wild game for years or have just begun, there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it’s a clean, healthy, nutritious lifestyle when you’re enjoying the bounty from a hunting trip. Check out this series of facts about the benefits and be sure to share this with your friends...

John Kassera with his stunning Wisconsin bow record that grossed more than 201 inches.

Bow Record Falls with Stunning 201-inch Whitetail

Reports continue to roll in from across the country about giant bucks killed during the 2015-16 season, even from states where the season’s been closed for weeks. Such is the way today’s social media and reporting is done. But when it’s a truly gigantic buck that finds its way into the record book, it’s...

Hunting was better in 2015 thanks to a change in fitness and diet, which made for better days afield. This buck was taken with the Thompson-Center Strike muzzleloader at the Chain Ranch in Oklahoma last October.

Healthy Hunter: Season Was Easier Thanks to Fitness

Alabama’s north zone season ended Jan. 31 and after more than three months, preceded by late summer work, I was glad to see the sun set on yet another hunting season. It wasn’t great from the standpoint of putting meat in the freezer. For another season, on the property I hunt, I didn’t release...

Venison Donated for food banks

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Receives Significant Grant

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the organizations hunger relief effort in the state of Indiana. Specifically, this grant will positively impact the local community by enabling FHFH to provide nutritious meat from donated deer and livestock to feeding programs...