Author Archives: Alan Clemons

GEAR  Mystery Ranch Cabinet backpack

ATA 2016: Mystery Ranch Backpack Large, Comfortable

Mystery Ranch, an industry-leading pack company with multiple product lines focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, introduces the Cabinet Backpack to its Wilderness Series of hunting specific packs. Good things may come in small packages, but in the hunting world, great things have expansion capabilities. While hunters loved MYSTERY RANCH’S Crewcab pack, it...

One of the great things about deer chili is its versatility, and folks definitely like to put their own twist on things when they make it.

3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some even nastier weather hitting 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. That does sound...

Cash Koch, 7, had an unusual but memorable hunt when he killed two deer with one shot.

Young Hunter Surprised, Happy After 2 Deer, 1 Shot

Whether you’ve hunted deer for decades or this is your first season, the first one you put on the ground and then proudly help haul home for dinner is unforgettable. Seven-year-old Cash Koch never will forget his first deer. Or, his first two deer. The Missouri youngster was hunting with his father, Eryc, when he...

Chris Hunter with NAP loves bowhunting for mature bucks and other critters!

Cool Video Shows NAP From the Factory to the Field

If you love bowhunting for deer, predators and other game, as well as shooting your favorite target in summer in preparation for the season, you’ll get a kick out of this cool video from New Archery Products. The cameras follow NAP’s Chris Hunter as he demonstrates his daily passion for archery and bowhunting mature...

GEAR  Sitka Fanatic Vest

ATA 2016: Sitka Fanatic Series Gets New Vest, Bib

Sitka Gear has rounded-out its Fanatic whitetail system by introducing the Fanatic Lite Bib and Fanatic Vest. The bib, when coupled with the Fanatic Lite Jacket, provides enough warmth for those chilly mornings yet breathes enough for when the sun is beating down in the afternoon. A hexagonal grid fleece is ultra-quiet and purges...

Utah's biologists are keeping an eye on state mule deer populations this winter.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

Biologists Keeping Close Eye on Deer This Winter

Snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places mule deer live in Utah, bringing biologists with the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources out in force. As they do every winter, biologists are monitoring the state’s deer herds closely. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are prepared to feed the deer specially designed pellets. The...

This young mountain lion with fangs and teeth growing from its head was killed in Idaho. (Photo: Idaho DNR)

Cougar’s Unusual Fangs has Wildlife Officials Baffled

Idaho wildlife officials are baffled at the cause of a young mountain lion’s gross deformity that is gaining worldwide attention and interest from other biologists. A yearling mountain lion killed by a hunter had a separate set of teeth — including canine fangs — growing from the side of its forehead. The cougar was...

This giant buck was hit by a truck in Alabama.

Monster Buck Hit, Killed But Will Make Your Eyes Pop!

Whoa! Check out this genuine monster buck killed when it was hit by a truck in Alabama, which is unfortunate of course but sometimes that happens when the peak rut kicks in. This big bruiser was struck and killed by Bryne Diehl, the punter on the University of Alabama’s 1992 national championship football team....

Hawk ladder stand 2

ATA 2016: Stacking Ladder Stand Great for Easy Transport

Hawk introduces its latest ladder stand, the innovative SLS Stacking Ladder System. With SLS ladder sections stack, or nest, together to create a portable package that is easy to carry or transport. The SLS also results in a wide-stance base, which creates a stable and safe footprint and the combination of HAWK heavy-duty tubing, solid-bolted...

Blake Shelby of PSE with the company's new Carbon Air bow and a Canada brute.

PSE’s New Carbon Bow Looks Wild, Kills Big Bucks

Carbon fiber isn’t anything new for bows, arrows and archery accessories, so it wasn’t a surprise to see the new PSE Carbon Air bow make a splashy debut next to a big whitetail buck. Longtime PSE marketing guru Blake Shelby revealed the new Carbon Air and its results on an October hunt in Canada....