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Spending time with family and friends, and helping with those who want one final hunt, helps put things in perspective.

The Spirit Line Drawn in the Sands of Time

Adam was just 15 years old and was fighting the battle of his young life. Like way too many youngsters in the world, stricken with the dreaded disease of cancer, he showed courage beyond measure as he trooped like a warrior through his agonizing chemo and radiation treatments. By Ted Nugent Losing his hair,...

Weston Venison Jerky

Overnight Deer Jerky Recipe With Tabasco Sauce

With several jerky recipes in our 301 Venison Recipes cookbook, which was created from user submissions, you’re sure to find one with a nuance that you might like. This particular recipe was submitted by Ralph Krepp of Franklin, Pa., and includes Tabasco sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and liquid smoke. That’s a nice combination of flavors...

Shooting skills and safety are part of smart education for young shooters.

The Spirit of the Wild Saves Lives

The Great Outdoor lifestyle will not only cleanse the soul, it will save your life. Just ask my favorite guitar player (yes, that’s me) and I assure you that the jury is not still out. Growing up on the not so mean streets of Detroit back in the roaring ‘50s and 60’s, then on...

Dan Schmidt aiming at an extreme quartering-to target as part of the Deer Talk Now illustration.

Deer Talk Now: Bowhunting Shot Placement is a Game of Angles

When you’re deer hunting and have a big buck or doe within range, your best shot placement on the deer depends on the angle that deer is standing when you release the arrow. Makes sense, right? A broadside or slightly quartering-away shot is what most bowhunters look for. A severe quartering-to or quartering-away is...

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

Great Venison Kebabs Are Party Favorites

Venison kebabs are easy to make and great to eat for a family dinner or party with friends, or even at deer camp after an evening hunt. The veggies can be prepped a day or two earlier, or even at home to take to camp. Venison can be chunked and marinated beforehand. Add some...

Be sure to plan ahead so you can have time to hunt and kill big bucks.

Make Plans Now for Your Best Deer Rut Hunting Dates

Every year in late December I make a little run to the office supply store and pick up at least one, if not two, big desktop calendars for my office. I’ve used these for 25 years, going back to my first job where the sports editor had pretty good long-range planning abilities. Before each...

When you're hunting or at the range, using hearing protection is a good idea.

What? Huh? What Did You Say? Hearing is Believing!

What? Huh? What did you say? Can you please repeat that? Did you say something? Come again? Are you talking to me? Did he say something? I’m sure witnessing me and my older buddies carrying on a conversation at the local feedmill or around the campfire is genuine comedy to those fortunate enough to...