Author Archives: Guest Contributor for Deer & Deer Hunting

Bob Sampson with his Lucky Buck buck.

New Knife, a Dollar Bill and the Good Luck Buck

It’s hard to believe that prior to 1975 regulated deer hunting did not exist in Connecticut. Landowners, designated persons under a closed system using crop protection permits and poachers were the only people hunting deer in the state. There were not many deer to hunt at that time. Some notorious poachers were connected to the black market, where they illicitly sold their venison in big cities...

Post-season scouting is the best time to find trails and bedding and feeding areas, so you can plan accordingly for next season.

Making the Move from Rifle to Crossbow

Fate’s whimsy introduced me to the crossbow. Last November I was a guest at the Hixon Land and Cattle Ranch near Catulla, Texas, invited by Steve Hall, Hunter Education Coordinator for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, to participate in the 2015 IHEA-USA Heritage Hunt. Shooting a crossbow was one of the activities at...

Whether you're grilling venison or beef, make the best burgers possible!

Grill Magic: Make Your Venison the Best

There’s nothing better than firing up the grill and gathering family and friends to give thanks for what nature has provided. The cookout tradition lends itself well to celebrations and making life-long memories with those who mean the most to us, so why not take advantage of that as much as possible? Baking or frying meat...