Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Ron, John Sr. and John Jr. have worked together for more than four decades.

Profile: After Starting Over, Viking Solutions is a Success

DECATUR, Ala. — The building is nondescript, with a lone oak struggling against the asphalt of the parking lot. The area is nondescript. Similar buildings exist nearby. They would be called wallflowers at the sock hop, or homely. Nothing fancy or spectacular. Less than 10 blocks away is the original part of this town,...

Zach Cherryholmes with his Ohio bruiser arrowed in autumn 2015.

Average Deer Hunter, Small Plot Yield Bruiser Buck

Zach Cherryholmes of Blanchester, Ohio, is like other hunters who love to get into the woods, don’t have deep pockets and are looking for a good buck to draw on if presented a chance. Diversity makes the deer hunting world go ’round, for sure. Some hunters don’t give two rips about antler size and...

Sportsmans Alliance

Vortex, Sportsman’s Alliance Form Strong Partnership

Vortex Optics, an American-, veteran- and family-owned business based in south-central Wisconsin, recently joined the Sportsmen’s Alliance as a business partner at the $5,000 Chairman’s Club level. “Supporting the Sportsmen’s Alliance isn’t about marketing or promotion,” said Mark Boardman, Vortex Optics marketing manager. “It’s about supporting a likeminded organization that fights hard to protect...

HHS Crossbow Harnss

Hot Gear: Safety Harness Specifically Designed for Crossbow Hunters

As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish,...

A PY photo

First Bowhunters Rendezvous Packed with Shooting, Fun

The first Pope and Young Bowhunters Rendezvous is shaping up to be an incredible, action-packed, archery event that features more than $15,000 worth of hunts, $25,000 worth of 3-D targets, eight bow packages and a truckload of top archery gear. The rendezvous is scheduled for June 10-12, with all proceeds going to the Pope and Young...

Venison Kababs

You Must Try These Jamaican Venison Kebabs With a Jerk Kick

Our friends at Food for Hunters have what looks like a stupendously easy venison dish to prepare for a weekend hangout with friends and family. Kebabs are simple, everyone likes them or some variation and if you have someone who’s not into beef or venison then chicken can be substituted. Heck, make some of...

INOVATION  Vortek rifle

D+DH Innovation Zone: Traditions Vortek StrikerFire

Check it out: A hammerless muzzleloader! Live from the NRA Show in Louisville, Daniel Schmidt and the D+DH crew visit with Alison Hall as she unveils the all new Vortek StrikerFire from Traditions Performance Firearms. +++++ Maximize Your Deer Season Planning With the 2016 Whitetails Wall Calendar! From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the...

Fawn

Folks, Quit Messin’ Around with the Fawns and Wildlife

It’s that time of year when state wildlife agencies send out press releases urging folks to leave “abandoned” or “orphaned” deer fawns and other wildlife alone if they find them in the wild. It’s that time of year when folks at wildlife facilities and organizations get telephone calls or emails about finding a fawn...

Venison Shepherd's Pie is a different version of the Venison Sausage Pie (below), but both are fantastic and incredibly easy to make for hungry family or friends.

If You Love Breakfast, Try This Awesome Venison Sausage Pie

If you’re like me, breakfast isn’t just something to eat in the morning. Right? Bacon, eggs, venison sausage, hot biscuits with honey or sorghum or jam, grits with butter and maybe cheddar cheese, fresh fruit with yogurt, maybe some fried taters with onions … doggone, that sounds good. I love breakfast. All that above...

whitetail doe

New Deer Biologist Hired, is Eager to Get Started

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has a new deer biologist and a new mammalogist. Joe Caudell, the deer biologist, joins the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife from Murray State University in Kentucky, where he had served as assistant professor of wildlife since 2013. He also has served as an adjunct professor in...