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Jerry Peterson has pursued deer, predators and turkeys for decades yet always learns something when he goes in the woods.

Deer Talk Now: Best Tips to Fill Your Freezer This Week

Are you still out of deer meat with the season in full tilt and an empty freezer just waiting to be filled before the holidays? You’re hearing that freezer whispering to you, “Dude, c’mon. Get going and kill some deer!” Part of that deer hunting experience even late in the season, whether it’s post-rut in the Midwest...

Mmmm ... grilled venison is great any time of the year!

Dear Santa, My Deer Camp Kitchen Needs These 3 Things …

Black Friday deals, Christmas lists, Thanksgiving hangovers, turkey comas, football, your best Christmas tree ornaments, ugly sweater parties, scads of family, religious faith and church services … it’s that time of the year again to get stirred up about all these wonderful things. Deer season, of course, is part of the mix. We’re jumbled...

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The Three Deer Calls You Must Know How to Use

How many times have you heard a story about a guy who walked into the outdoors store, picked out a grunt call from the rack, went hunting and grunted up a buck that walked within shooting range? It may not happen often but it happens. And if absolutely nothing else, it proves that deer...

Stacy Harris, who created this venison tenderloin, and Scott Leysath both enjoy the ease of preparing this dish, which is fantastic for you and your family. (Photo: Stacy Harris, GameandGarden.com)

Serve This Delicious Stuffed Venison Loin for Thanksgiving

If you’ve been fortunate enough to kill a couple of deer this season and have a backstrap or two in mind for Thanksgiving, then you must consider doing this outstanding recipe that will knock your family’s socks off. Stacy Harris, author of several fantastic cookbooks and owner of Gameandgarden.com, has one of the best...

Opening a deer easily and quickly helps you get it cleaned and cooled down. Click the photo to learn more ...

3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...

Ted Nugent loves bowhunting and gets into the woods almost every day of the season when he can, whether it's for big bucks like this or ducks and small game.

If You’re Not Tagged Out, Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!

Happy continuing rut madness to you all, and happy backstraps across America! Is this month of November the greatest month of the year or what! Say HALLELUJAH and hunt with all you got as often as you can during this magic, mystical, maddening time of year. God knows I am! Remember when you are...

Gut It Cut It Cook It

Learn the Best Ways to Process Your Own Venison

Labeling one of the most popular books in the Deer & Deer Hunting library a cookbook is, quite honestly, a misnomer considering the vast information found within its pages. “Gut It Cut It Cook It” for years has been one of the favorites of deer hunters who are truly part of the DIY crowd....

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Should You Walk or Drive to Your Tree Stand?

“I probably would have seen more deer, if I didn’t jump some walking in,” is a pretty common line for any deer hunter. How you enter and exit your hunting spot can dramatically affect the deer movement and sightings on your property. By Jeremy Flinn Just because it is dark does not mean you...

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Deer Numbers Down Due to Management, ‘External Forces’

Whitetail deer numbers are down in one state due to what state wildlife officials say is a combination of hunting via management programs and an uncontrollable disease that hit the population hard in some areas a couple of years ago. Indiana deer hunters should expect another productive season in 2014, although they may see...