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Conservative Deer Season Planned to Help Rebuild Population

Hunters can expect a conservative 2014 deer season designed to rebuild a population hit hard by the harsh winter of 2013-14. Antlerless deer will be the focus of this conservative management plan, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters should check the 2014 hunting regulations closely because only one deer can...

Alex LeBlanc of Louisiana with his possible state record 204-inch buck.

Land of Whitetail Examines Exceptions to Bergmann’s Rule

In 1847, German biologist Carl Bergmann illustrated a pattern in which larger-sized species of animals are typically found in colder environments, while species of a smaller size reside in warmer areas. Generally, white-tailed deer fall under this rule, but on this week’s Land of Whitetail, hunting experts look to prove that there are always...

Beef is most often used for carne asada tacos, but venison makes a great dish everyone will love.

Venison Carne Asada Tacos Make You Want More

Who doesn’t love tacos, salsa, a little bit of jalapeno or habanero to spice things up and maybe a cold cerveza while enjoying a weekend? Venison works great for Mexican dishes. They’re fun to make, easy to make and usually have folks asking for more. The good things about making these tacos is you...

If you don't have any grilled venison right now, since it's summer, practice with a nice beef roast and get your groove down before deer season opens and you bring home some venison!

You’ll Love This Great Grill-To-Crock Venison Roast

A nice deer roast in the slow cooker with a few vegetables is an easy way to whip up supper and have a delicious, nutritious meal. Venison is lean and healthy. So whenever we get a chance to enjoy our hunting success it’s great to make the most of it. Here’s a great recipe...

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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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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...

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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...