Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos You Must Try

When we found out that Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, well, it just was a perfect time to revisit some of our favorite dishes for slow-cooked venison! Tacos and burritos are fantastic ways to enjoy your venison. Whether you use ground venison with special herbs and spices or slow-cooked shoulders, necks and rump...

Alabama Tagged Deer

Would You Shoot This Deer the State Says is Special?

Hunters usually avoid shooting deer that have tags in an ear or collars around their necks for several reasons, some being that they’re unsure if the deer is protected, a pet, an escapee from a fenced property or perhaps some kind of science project. The deer really are hanging around biker bars and tattoo parlors...

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Revealed: The Truth About Spotlight Deer Surveys

Hunters expect wildlife managers to determine how many deer there are in an area, and biologists strive to do so. Common approaches to examine deer population size and trends include harvest data reconstruction, pellet and track counts, and browse, camera, aerial, infrared and thermal-imaging surveys. By John J. Ozoga, Deer & Deer Hunting Contributor...

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FLASH: Save Bucks for Your Bucks and Stay Cool

Engel DeepBlue roto-molded coolers are designed to provide long-lasting insulation to keep your food, beverages and deer meat colder when you’re heading to camp or back home after a successful hunt. These super coolers are engineered with seamless polyethylene and have a full two inches of dense polyurethane foam injected into the top, bottom and sizes....

Celebrate hunting!

Celebrate Hunting Like You Mean It!

Happy 42nd annual National Hunting and Fishing Day America! Celebrate it like you mean it! Raise hell, raise awareness, raise knowledge, raise cane, but whatever you do, speak up and raise the national dialog on this very important day that does not get anywhere near the attention and honor it deserves. By Ted Nugent...

Twins First Deer

Twins’ First Buck Memorable in More Ways Than One

For years, my twin boys have hunted with me. First they went to watch, then later they went to join in the hunt. Most of their deer hunts have been tests of patience, as Tennessee deer hunting can at times be more bird watching and squirrel barking than hunting and shooting. While they had...

Gun Digest Long Range Shooting

Latest, Best Info Updated on Long-Range Shooting

Rifle shooters looking to perfect their long-range game need look no further than the new edition of Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting, which includes information on the best technology, techniques and guns developed for both formal and informal shooting sports. Seasoned firearms writer L.P. Brezny has completely updated his popular, original book on long-range...

Deer app

Deer, Wildlife Observation Reporting Goes High Tech

Reporting your deer and wildlife observations for state game managers to help with data collection is getting easier in some states, thanks to all the electronic gizmos we have available today. If you’re required to provide harvest data or are asked to volunteer observation data and enjoy doing so, smart phone apps and check-in...

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Best Deer Hunting Tips, Tactics and More in Almanac

The trusted deer hunters’ reference guide is back on newsstands this week. The Deer Hunters’ Almanac 2015 packs a punch with statistics, hunting tactics, accuracy secrets and deer behavior research intended to help hunters be more prepared and confident for any upcoming hunt. Pick up your copy today to get an edge in the field this...