Author Archives: Alan Clemons

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ATA 2016: Mossy Oak Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Thirty years ago, it began with a simple fist full of dirt.  That same passion for hunting and love for the outdoor lifestyle that inspired the creation of Mossy Oak is still the driving force behind the company today. “Mossy Oak sprang up out of my love for hunting and being obsessed with getting...

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ATA 2016: Break Out the Big Bores With New Ammo Box

Hunters and shooters the world over have leaned on Plano’s venerable 1312, 1712 and 1612 Field/Ammo boxes for a decade. These low-cost, molded-plastic ammo cans are durable, won’t rust, and provide a practical and economical means of storing and transporting ammunition. And if the full story is to be told, their blue-collar versatility and...

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ATA 2016: Bushnell Introduces ‘No Questions Asked’ Lifetime Warranty

Bushnell is an industry leader in high-quality optics that are waterproof, fog-proof and shock proof. Now, consumers can add bear-snack-proof, crazy-brother-in-law-proof and even rough-handed-airline-proof to the list of attributes. Regardless how your scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes get wrecked, Bushnell has one response: “Yes, that’s covered.” The all-new No Questions Asked Lifetime Warranty applies...

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, and often see hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that isn’t tasty. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of PastyGoo and some herby pepper, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

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ATA 2016: Impale Scales Easier with Muzzy’s Bowfishing Kit

Bowfishing continues to grow in popularity and that’s not just a catchy phrase to be tossing around. More tournaments are being held each year, bowfishermen are spending more money for travel and gear, and the sport that dates more than half a century — Fred Bear was bowfishing back in the day, among others...

Redneck Blinds Silent Stalker 360

ATA 2016: Spacious Blind Allows Easy Movement for Hunters

Designed along similar lines as its wildly popular 360 Series fiberglass blinds, Redneck introduces its 6X6 “Silent Stalker” 360 Soft-Side Blind. With its spacious 6-foot by 6-foot interior, there’s plenty of room for up to three adults or two adults and two children to hunt comfortably—whether that’s with a bow, gun or crossbow. The...

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ATA 2016: New Deer Hunting Ground Blind Design Solves Bothersome Problem

Not all ground-blinds adhere to conformist design principals – some are just different, and others are simply better. The best-of-the-best – like the new Ameristep Haven Blind – are both. You see, Ameristep engineers have a reputation for designing the most intuitive ground blinds, and this standup performer is a significant example of their passion...

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Alan Clemons’ Pick of the Day: Super Hot Ma-Mah Call

When you need a versatile deer call to use throughout the season, you’ll want one that is proven in real-world hunting experiences and will work for bucks and does. Deer & Deer Hunting Managing Editor Alan Clemons reaches for the Super Hot Ma-Mah call to make realistic sounds that get the attention of deer in...

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The Most Important Thing You Forget About Making Mock Scrapes

If you’re making mock scrapes for hunting or your game cameras, one of the most important things to remember is the overhead licking branch. I’ve created mock scrapes for the last few years after getting some great Stealth, Browning and PlotWatcher cameras for the property where I hunt. I have several areas where I...