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Venison Crock Pot Chili

Yes, It’s This Easy to Make Your Favorite Deer Chili

I don’t recall exactly which year it was but when I was asked by my wife and kids in early autumn what I wanted for Christmas, I didn’t hesitate. “I want a Crock Pot big enough to put in a roast or chicken or whatever, something big,” I said. Not a bow, or camo,...

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Hot Gear: Walker’s New Razor Muffs Thinner, Comfortable

Walker’s, the shooting and hunting pioneer and industry leader in hearing protection, introduces the all new Razor series of ear protection. These “Razor” thin muffs were engineered from the ground up with the goal of having the lowest possible profile without compromising the hearing protection and amplification properties of the muff. Delivering an impressive...

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Interest in Archery Continues to Climb at Steady Rate

Archery participation in America climbed about 14 percent from 2012 to 2014, boosting the number of archers to 21.6 million, according to a new scientific study commissioned by the Archery Trade Association. The nationwide survey – conducted in February and March 2015 by the respected research firm Responsive Management of Harrisonburg, Virginia – scientifically...

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10 Tips for Finding More Shed Antlers

Hey shed heads, want to find more antlers this year? It’s time to start thinking about where to look and how to find the antlers bucks have cast. Shed hunting is a super way to learn more about the property where you hunt along with enjoying the outdoors. “Honestly, I can’t think of a...

2016 DDH Whitetail Wall Calendar

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: DDH 2016 Wall Calendar

From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the 2016 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2016 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing...

Properly prepared venison jerky will bring smiles to your entire family. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

27 Benefits of Hunting, Eating Wild Venison

Whether you’ve been eating venison and other wild game for years or have just begun, there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it’s a clean, healthy, nutritious lifestyle when you’re enjoying the bounty from a hunting trip. Check out this series of facts about the benefits and be sure to share this with your friends...

When deer season ends, don't despair. Get into the woods to scout and use your game cameras for surveying does and bucks to see what survived the season.

Best Tips for Trail Cameras: Time to See What Survived the Season

The inevitable time is here, the end of deer season. It always seems to end as fast as it started. It’s hard to think that only 100 days ago we were fighting the “October lull” and waiting for the rut to break loose. But since then food sources have become scarce, many gun seasons...

This young mountain lion with fangs and teeth growing from its head was killed in Idaho. (Photo: Idaho DNR)

Cougar’s Unusual Fangs has Wildlife Officials Baffled

Idaho wildlife officials are baffled at the cause of a young mountain lion’s gross deformity that is gaining worldwide attention and interest from other biologists. A yearling mountain lion killed by a hunter had a separate set of teeth — including canine fangs — growing from the side of its forehead. The cougar was...

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ATA 2016: Mathews Introduces New Halon Compound Bow

Built on Crosscentric Cam technology, the 2016 Halon delivers hard- hitting energy with the consistent accuracy you’ve come to expect from Mathews. Inspired by No Cam technology, the Halon’s all-new CrossCentric Cam employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and delivers speeds up to 353 feet per second. AVS technology...