Author Archives: Tom Carpenter

Traditions, Emotions Anchor Our Deer Hunting Roots

In deer hunting, as in life, it can be easy to lose track of what matters most. A certain number of inches of antler. A bigger buck than the next guy. More whitetails on the meat pole. The fastest bow. The sleekest rifle. The latest high-tech gear. Many factors can send...

5 Tricks for Success When Teaming Up on Whitetails

In many ways, whitetail hunting is a solitary game. At least, that’s the way we make it these days. Sure, deer camp with people who matter to us is an important part of the gun hunting experience. But how much do we really share? Certainly, the joys of camp life. As...

How to Make Your Best Venison Sausage Ever

I remember my first batch of venison summer sausage. This was back in the “olden days” of the early 1980s, when I was fresh out of college and poorer than when I was in it. But true to form for a young hunter with boundless energy, I had a good autumn...