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Dr. Jeffrey Lusk with his Mississippi River island 183-inch 16-point buck.

What a Difference a Year Makes for Monster 183-inch Buck

Dr. Jeffry Lusk pretty much planned things out but, as we know, making plans when you’re dealing with big white-tailed bucks is kind of like building a bridge with twigs. Everything can go right and you get a gorgeous twig bridge. Or you do one thing wrong and it collapses. Ditto with dealing with...

Deer Liver with Onions is a fine meal if you want a change of pace from your regular venison dishes. (Photo: Neal Lambert)

Deer Liver and Onions, Want a Bite?

In the last few years a “nose to tail” attitude has taken hold among some chefs throughout the country, either in an effort to affect some cool, trendy vibe in their restaurants or they’ve honestly embraced the idea of utilizing almost every portion of an animal for their menu. This really isn’t anything new,...

Open-Gate Weekends Bonus for Public Land Hunters

The Alabama State Lands Division announces a series of “open-gate weekends” on four Forever Wild properties designed to increase access to hunting on public lands. During the weekends, the internal woods-roads gates will be opened to allow for easier access to hunting on the properties. The Forever Wild properties listed below are open-permit public...

Public Input Sought for Wildlife Management Plans

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a public opinion survey to help identify key wildlife issues to be addressed in the department’s 2015-2021 Game Management Plan. The information gathered from the survey will help WDFW update its current plan, originally developed in 2003 and updated in 2009. The plan guides the...

Vegetable Garden Soup with Venison

Venison Vegetable Soup is Easy, Delish With These Tips

Stacy Harris, author of two great cookbooks and founder of Game & Garden, grew up in central Alabama in a family that enjoyed scads of fresh vegetables and fruit each year, so it’s no surprise she still reaps the benefits of a big garden every summer. Savory herbs growing in planters on her back...

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Three Cited For Alleged Deer Hunting Violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 10 in Morehouse Parish. Agents cited Cody Walker, 23, of Mer Rouge, Caleb Harrell, 24, of Bastrop, and Johnathan White, 25, of Bastrop, for taking deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle,...

Antler pedicles are unique and can be matched with other shed antlers from the same deer.

Deer Antler Pedicles Are Unique, Like Fingerprints

Growth of antlers in white-tailed deer, along with elk and moose, is one of the most remarkable things in nature. Consider that from the time a deer’s antlers are shed in late winter, within just a couple of months they’re growing again. Hormonal changes spur the entire process, peaking in late summer when the...

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In Deer Camp, All You Have to do is Ask

Through the years of hunting with private landowners and at lodges, one thing I’ve tried to remember is to ask specific questions about the hunt. That seems like a simple thing. We ask about deer ages and antlers, or what the host has as a minimum requirement. Some don’t have them and others have...