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Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

Deer eats squirrel

You Absolutely Won’t Believe What These Deer Are Eating

Ask any deer hunter what he or she thinks are a deer’s favorite foods and you’ll likely get a laundry list of the best forage for deer. Probably would go something like this: corn, clover, soybeans, rye, wheat, alfalfa, acorns, whatever agriculture crops are available, apples, pears, persimmons, berries and on and on. You’ll...

Deer stuck between bales of rolled hay

Hay There, Mr. Stuck Buck … Need Some Help?

Well, this is pretty doggone interesting isn’t it? Have you ever seen something like this, and how do you think this might even happen? Kevin Meier posted this short phone clip on YouTube of a pretty doggone good buck partially trapped under a giant roll of hay. They found the buck “as it was...

Snowmobile deer

So a Deer and Snowmobile Meet One Dark, Snowy Night …

Yikes, this definitely is one of those “Whoa, where did that come from?!?” moments and likely one the driver of this snowmobile never will forget. Needless to say, snowmobile driver Dave Osborn has a good story to tell over a beverage or two for a long, long time. On his YouTube post Osborn said he...

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What's your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

Venison Chili Debate: With or Without Beans?

One of the biggest debates when it comes to chili aficionados involves ingredients, and of course that spans the gamut from ground or chunked meat to the best spices and even the inclusion or exclusion of beans. Whoa, beans? That’s a thing for chili folks? Doesn’t chili always have beans in it? If not, isn’t...

Be sure to give your meat a light dusting of flour before browning, unlike what I did with this stew meat.

3 Secrets to Great Venison Stew, and With a Hint of New Orleans

Creating great venison stew, or beef stew for that matter, is a task that comes with trial-and-error before you really get everything nailed down well. Following exact recipes can help you get started with a good recipe. Recipes are like blueprints for a house, with the ingredients being the walls, roof and interior spaces....

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Burris Droptine Scopes: Optics Specifically Designed for Deer Hunters

Are you looking for a solid, value-priced and dependable riflescope that will help you be more successful this year for deer and predators during hunting season? Burris believes they deliver with its new line of Droptine scopes. They’re designed in the 2-7 and 3-9 lines for centerfire rifles, slug guns and muzzleloaders with good...

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Proof That Lighted Nocks are Beneficial for Bowhunters

If you’re a bowhunter and ever have wondered whether a shot was a good hit or a miss, then you’re likely not using lighted nocks to help you see what’s going on. Before you get down from your stand and find your arrow to check for blood, a lighted nock can give you a...