Author Archives: Alan Clemons

This Super Guacamole Kicks Up Your Tasty Venison Burgers

This is perhaps my favorite time of the year, other than during hunting season, because everything here in the Southeast is pretty much at full-bore throttle going wide open. School is out so the kids are playing, swimming, biking, fishing, getting muddy in creeks, staying up late and sleeping in, having fun and being...

Topping is for Ice Cream, But Not Your Valuable Trees

Trees are invaluable for deer hunters, whether we’re hunting from them in stands or creating new mast areas or even trimming their limbs to create mock scrapes and licking branches. Without trees, of course, we’d just have barren landscapes and what fun would that be? No treehouses as kids, no firewood for winter, no...

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Against DNR Quarantine for CWD

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower ruling against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR’s quarantine of a hunting reserve where chronic wasting disease was discovered was challenged by the reserve’s owners. Tom and Ronda Brakke and McBra, Inc., owners of the former Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge in Bloomfield, Iowa,...

7 Things at Deer Camp That Make You Cuss

Young Ralphie got a good taste of soap after his utterance of the protracted “Fffffuuuuddddgggggeeeeee.” for movie and television viewers in “A Christmas Story,” but we learned that wasn’t what the bespectacled coveter of a Daisy Red Ryder air rifle really said. After tumping the hubcap filled with lug nuts, young Ralphie’s use of “THE...

10 Things You Must Have in Your Deer Camp Kitchen

If you’re accustomed to hunting at a cabin or other camp, chances are good that the cooking falls into one of a few categories similar to what you’d find just about anywhere. One is that everyone is pretty much on their own. Someone may whip up a pot of chili, but otherwise if you...

Hot Gear: Sig Sauer Adds SIG HT in Ammo Lineup

Sig Sauer continues to expand its SIG HT line of premium-grade rifle ammunition with the addition of 223 Rem. This supremely accurate hunting round features an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and consistent 1.8x diameter expansion. The 60gr 223 Rem bullet has a muzzle velocity of 3,100 fps and muzzle energy of 1,280 foot-pounds making...

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking aroundfor an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some research work. Two professors at the University of...

Jason Aldean to Perform for Hunters, Anglers After CMT Awards

Exclusive! Deer & Deer Hunting has learned that Field & Stream, the outdoor specialty product and retail brand owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods, in partnership with its brand ambassador and country music star Jason Aldean, is holding a special event for country music fans and outdoor enthusiasts tonight in downtown Nashville.  Immediately following tonight’s CMT Awards,...

FeraDyne Wins Sweeping Ban on Imports of Rage Broadhead Knock-Offs

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued a powerful General Exclusion Order (GEO) protecting the FeraDyne Outdoors popular and innovative Rage line of broadheads from foreign patent and trademark infringers. The GEO, which takes effect immediately, empowers more than 20,000 Customs & Border Protection Officers at more than 300 U.S. ports of entry...