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Weston Jerky Gun

Weston Jerky Gun Perfect for Deer Season Snacks

One of the easiest things you can make with your venison is jerky, and with the season wide open it’s a good bet you’ve had more than one snack stick or two this year. Jerky has been around for many, many years. Various forms of it have been recorded through Native American history, of...

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Alsheimer: Bucks Begin to Recover After the Rut

For all practical purposes the rut is over in the North. For the better part of the last 40 days, bucks have been on the march searching for does to breed. During that time they’ve devoted little attention to eating, causing them to lose up to 25 percent of their pre-rut body weight. Though breeding...

Tree Block SS

Protect Attractant Blocks With Crafty Cutting

We got a note about a cool way to put out mineral or attractant blocks on your property with a little manly work with a chainsaw and drill. First, of course, this isn’t something you should (or probably legally could) do on public land. If you lease land, you probably should check with the...

Beaver

Beaver (yes, a beaver) Steals Deer Hunter’s Rifle

Nathan Baron admits that strange things happen to him, but having a beaver slink away with his deer hunting rifle may top the list of “you won’t believe this” situations he’s encountered. John Holyoke in the Bangor Daily News has the crazy tale of the Maine hunter who was enjoying nature when nature called....

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Alsheimer: Hunting Tips for the Breeding Phase of the Rut

Whether you call it the breeding phase or lockdown time, now is one tough period to hunt bucks in the North. In last week’s blog post I illustrated the chasing action that precedes peak-breeding. Though breeding can take place throughout the month of November in the North, the 20 days that follow the full...

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Alsheimer: Deer Hunting’s Most Exciting Time is Upon Us

Two weeks ago I ended my blog by saying, “Buckle up your safety harness because things are about to get exciting.” Well, the rut in the North has gone viral. The accompanying photo is a prime example of what is going on in the deer woods across the whitetail’s northern range. Simply put, the chase...

deer hunting chili

Another Chili Challenger: The World’s Best Venison Chili?

This venison chili is one of our all-time favorites and we thought now, with a little snow falling up north and cooler temps down south, would be a great time to see it again. This chili recipe looks so good you’ll be cryin’ if you don’t have any venison left in the freezer to...