Author Archives: Ben Sobieck

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Blind South Dakota Youth Kills First Deer

by Ben Sobieck, D&DH online editor Deer & Deer Hunting reader Nancy Jorgenson sent in this clipping from a newspaper in Flandreau, South Dakota. Her 12-year-old nephew, Marcus VanDam, killed his first deer this past November. That’s an accomplishment in itself, but it’s even more significant when you know Marcus lost his sight five...

Deer Camp is More Fun When You Have a Plan

By Dick Harris, Deer & Deer Hunting subscriber Ever since we purchased our deer hunting property and our family started hunting deer there during our state’s approximately week-long deer season, my wife, Karen, has made a menu and prepared all the meals for us. Some years that means making enough to feed 12, all...

Controversial Research: Bacteria, Not Prions, Cause CWD

by Darren Warner, D&DH contributor Note: Deer & Deer Hunting does not endorse one CWD explanation over another. Research is ongoing. It is committed to fueling discussion about important issues relating to deer hunting. Leave a comment below with your views about CWD. In 1982, neurologist Dr. Stanley Prusiner discovered the prion, a misfolded...

Venison Recipe: Stir Fry Venison Burgers

Venison burgers 1/2 stick butter or substitute Worchester sauce Onions Garlic Salt and pepper to taste Make a sauce that is deep enough to cover 3/4 of each steak slice by first melting the butter. Then pour in Worchester sauce until butter turns color of milk chocolate. Add to the sauce diced onions, garlic,...

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Photo Slideshow: Dan’s Texas Deer Hunt

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt had a blast hunting Vatoville Outdoors free-ranging ranch near Sonora, Texas, earlier in December 2011. Despite a devastating drought, Schmidt found plenty of evidence that deer hunting is alive and well in the Lone Star State. Read about his monster buck kill here. These photos were collected...

Venison Recipe: Grilled Deer Chili

This recipe comes from Mary Conley of Missouri. Using grilled venison adds a whole new dimension to chili. 2 lb. venison burger, cooked on the grill 1 med. onion, diced 1 pkg chili seasoning 2 qt. stewed tomotoes 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. garlic Shredded cheddar cheese Salt, pepper to...

Venison Recipe: Deer Eggs

Reader Kris Faulkenberry sent in this recipe for Deer Eggs. Kris says these “eggs” will “make your tongue beat your brains out.” Deer Eggs 1) Take venison cube steak and cut it in strips (4″x2″). 2) Seal in a plastic bag and marinate with worcestershire sauce for 8 hours. 3) Take the strips out...

Weird Deer Photo: Face Infection

This weird deer photo has made the rounds on the Internet. D&DH believes this is likely caused by an infection in the buck’s face. What is known for certain is the buck was killed in Ohio.