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Stacy Harris has an array of items for cooking venison and other dishes, but among those are basics you can use and need in your kitchen.

12 Things You Must Have in Your Deer Camp Kitchen

There’s a good debate of sorts among hunters and chefs when it comes to preparing venison: salt and pepper, and nothing else, or a little marinade or herbs to give the roast some added flavor on the grill, smoker or in the slow cooker. I’ve had it both ways and, honestly, appreciate both when...

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Rubs: The Whitetail’s Communication Hub

Humans learn by seeing. Deer do, too. When a hunter comes upon a big rub, his heart skips a beat. When a whitetail buck encounters a rub of any size, it has different thoughts. Our excitement has to do with hunting possibilities. A buck’s has to do with identifying who made the rub, because...

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

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Great New Deer Gear Gives Hunters a Helping Hand

Getting a helping hand lifting or loading a deer, cooler, packed boxes or other items is simply smart, whether you’re 25 years old or 85 years old and are still at it out in the woods each season. Viking Solutions is coming up with some cool deer gear ideas for hunters and outdoorsmen. This...

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The Problem With Scientific Deer Management

Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized the lessons learned from wars between nations apply to those waged over natural resources. By Marybeth Lorbiecki In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. During the dark months of the next 2½ years, Europe exploded with tanks, bombs and guns. The...

Mossy Oak BreakUp Country camouflage is the newest pattern from the Mississippi-based company.

Best Apparel for 2015: Mossy Oak Debuts New Break-Up Country

Remember those days when our camouflage was an olive drab Army jacket or something brown with black Sharpie scribbles, or just good ol’ red-and-black checkerboard wool? If you’re of a certain age then yeah, you remember those days. And if you’re of a certain age you remember when a guy started a company that...

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Deer Talk Now: Three Biggest Bloodtrailing Mistakes

What do you know about bloodtrailing a deer? Just follow the track you think the deer took? Use a big light? Spray some kind of blood juice on the ground to make things shine? Maybe you should get on your knees and hands to become the deer? Or maybe you could, if you’ve exhausted...