Author Archives: Alan Clemons

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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...

Matt Moss with his 216-inch triple beam Mississippi monster buck! (Photo: Mississippi Sportsman)

Gut Instincts Help Hunter Topple Three-Beamed Record Buck

Sometimes when we’re hunting we look at a map or the sign-out board and figure, “Eh, why not? I’ll hunt that old barn by the cutover and see what happens.” Sometimes it pays off. Sometimes you come back to camp and wonder why you didn’t choose another stand. Matt Moss had one of those...

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Best Bows for 2015: PSE Decree Leads Strong Lineup for Deer Hunters

It’s always interesting to ponder a bow when you’re sitting in a tree stand or ground blind, or it’s interesting to me. I mean, it’s a simple contraption that has been around for centuries: Stick, string, pointy stick that flies toward a target. That’s the basic version, of course. Stick. String. Pointy stick. Fwingggg!...

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3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...