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Nicole McClain: Eating Raw Heart from a Kill (Video)

Is eating the heart of the animal you harvest insane? Toxic? Healthy? Demodectic mange is a disease in deer. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection found in commonly harvested wildlife like bison, elk, caribou and swine. Tuberculosis can be carried by deer, elk and bison. And handling and consuming brain, spinal cord, lymph nodes, eyes,...

Hunter Nicole McClain gives her 5 tips for a stress free hunt

Nicole McClain: 5 Easy Tips for a Stress-free Hunt

1. Leave the un-necessities at camp Do you really need to take your gut hook and gloves \to your treestand or hunting blind? Do you need two doe bleats and two buck calls? I’m a person who makes sure the bases of planning are covered, like taking a headlamp and a mini-light, but I...

Deer hunter Nicole McClain at camp in the kitchen

Does Jägermeister Really Contain Deer Blood?

‘Deer season’ is ‘beer season’ to many. I’m not a big drinker, even during hunting season. But if I do, a nice shot of Jägermeister does the trick. It comes in a square green bottle, tastes like rich black licorice, and you look like a badass drinker when you ask for a shot of it (especially...

Nicole McClain Peeks at a Spike

Nicole McClain on Deer Genetics: Is it ‘Right’ to Shoot Spikes?

“Male deer owning only ‘spike’ antler points can never amount to quality bucks.” Not true. Research indicates that while spike bucks are unlikely to turn into record-book-caliber bucks, with proper nutrition and enough time to age, these same spikes can turn into something most hunters would be proud to harvest. Button-bucks and nubbin-bucks are...

Deer hunter Nicole Mcclain wears the Huntworth camo hoodie with her Rottweiler Mog

Nicole McClain: Best Deer Hunting Gear Includes These 5 Items

Some choices are easier than others. (Hopefully choosing between ‘ladies’ or ‘gents’ is one of the easier decisions for you to make.) Choosing the best hunting gear like scent eliminator, clothing, or a deer call can be a little more complicated, especially for the fresh new hunter. Here are five products you can use...

Nicole McClain gives her niece her very first compound bow as a birthday gift

Nicole McClain: Replacing a Child’s iPhone With a Compound Bow

As hunters, patriots, and parents, we have an obligatory educational, judicial, and historical responsibility to the generations after us. We can’t rely on Disney’s Bambi to teach the importance and straight-forward story of hunting, gun ownership and archery, and we can’t let our children (or nieces and nephews) replace the outdoors ­­­with a constant...