Author Archives: Alan Clemons

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Drones Under Attack as Unethical for Hunting

Drones may be cool to fly and get neat footage of events, but state wildlife agencies and hunters are taking aim at the unmanned flying aircraft as unethical when it comes to scouting and hunting for deer and other game animals. Wyoming Game & Fish Department is the latest state wildlife agency to take...

Deer Talk Now: How to Plant Fruit Trees for Deer

Deer Talk Now returns with all new and shorter episodes but still packed with great information about deer hunting, strategies, the best deer gear, habitat management and other topics you want to hear about. This episode with host Dan Schmidt is pretty rock solid and gives you a great series of tips to get...

Game camera photos can tell you a lot about the deer you know about, and some you may not!

Two Game Camera Options for Scouting, Capturing Great Images

If you’re not already doing some things on your property or at least thinking about scouting for the 2015 deer season then you’re behind the curve. Diehard deer hunters put in time year-round on something to help them get a leg up during the season. It may be practicing bow shots with a great...

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...