Author Archives: Alan Clemons

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3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some nastier weather hitting the northeast and west this week it’s not a bad idea to whip up some venison chili. A hearty bowl of chili, some crusty garlic bread or cornbread, and whatever spicy hot sauce you may want to add … mmmm, mmmm....

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Deer Talk Now: Great Game Camera Tips for Deer Hunters

Deer season has ended in some parts of the country and still is going on in others, but it’s not too early to start thinking about off-season camera surveys. Planning ahead now is the best way to get a jump on next season. When you’re trying to get the best information about your deer...

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Deer Hunting Shot Placement: Is the ‘No Zone’ a Myth?

Take a look at what a whitetail deer’s ribs, spine, heart, lungs and liver look like with this incredible video we shot at the 2015 Archery Trade Association show in Indianapolis. Wisconsin taxidermist Brian Johnson removed the hide, muscles and sinew to reveal a deer’s internal organs, then used an air compressor attached to...

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

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Great New Deer Gear Gives Hunters a Helping Hand

Getting a helping hand lifting or loading a deer, cooler, packed boxes or other items is simply smart, whether you’re 25 years old or 85 years old and are still at it out in the woods each season. Viking Solutions is coming up with some cool deer gear ideas for hunters and outdoorsmen. This...

Mossy Oak BreakUp Country camouflage is the newest pattern from the Mississippi-based company.

Best Apparel for 2015: Mossy Oak Debuts New Break-Up Country

Remember those days when our camouflage was an olive drab Army jacket or something brown with black Sharpie scribbles, or just good ol’ red-and-black checkerboard wool? If you’re of a certain age then yeah, you remember those days. And if you’re of a certain age you remember when a guy started a company that...

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Deer Talk Now: Three Biggest Bloodtrailing Mistakes

What do you know about bloodtrailing a deer? Just follow the track you think the deer took? Use a big light? Spray some kind of blood juice on the ground to make things shine? Maybe you should get on your knees and hands to become the deer? Or maybe you could, if you’ve exhausted...