Weston Venison Jerky

Tasty Venison Jerky Easy to Make on Your 4th of July Break

With the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Friday this year, that means a long weekend and, most likely, more food consumed than normal with folks bugging out a day earlier to take advantage of the break. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, there is such an organization) estimates that more...

Three lifelong buck hunters and best friends (from left), Tom Miranda, Stan Potts and Joel Snow pose in an Ohio woodlot with Miranda’s Union County buck.

Miranda: Give Thanks, Appreciation for Deer Blessings

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. This book is titled The Rut Hunters, yet it’s really a tribute to all who pursue, protect and proliferate whitetails. North America’s whitetails are truly amazing and they continue to expand their range. Whether a hunter pursues bucks...

Does are in the crosshairs in West Virginia.

Game Commission Increases Permits for Antlerless Deer Hunts

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is enlisting assistance from hunters in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. The Game Commission has developed a permit that can be used to hunt antlerless deer, but can be used only within the boundaries of what is known as Disease Management Area 2 – the...

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Coyotes Changing Deer Dynamics, Getting More Scrutiny

It’s no secret that coyotes love to eat deer, whether it’s fawns they find or older deer brought down by two or more songdogs working as a team. Researchers in Pennsylvania have been studying the expansion and impacts of the Eastern Coyote on deer populations. They looked at information from Canada to the Southeast...

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Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Deer Hunting Dad

Father’s Day is near and that means a lot of dads will be opening boxes or bags containing socks, ties, belts and another flashlight to stick in the garage with the others he got for Christmas. Don’t go there. Please. Give your deer hunting dad something he can use and enjoy for years. He’ll...

Enclosures often pit landowners and hunters against state wildlife officials and others in a never-ending debate.

High Fence Deer Battle Reaches Attorney General’s Crosshairs

The debate has raged for years between landowners, wildlife agencies and, occasionally, the judicial and legislative branches in different states: when a landowner erects a high fence on his property and captures otherwise wild deer, or moves deer into the enclosure, are they his property or do they still belong under the purview of...

Hurricane Bag target stops the arrow with a resounding thwock!

Locavore Blog: Archery Practice

I’ve been practicing a lot. Every day I’m outside, bow in hand, field arrows at the ready, and I can feel myself improving. The funny thing about this journey of learning archery is how intimidated I was in the beginning and how that intimidation is starting to slip away as I realize more and...

World's Smallest Hunting Bow

Is This the World’s Smallest Hunting Bow?

Deer hunters want the lightest, most quiet and technologically-advanced bows possible while also getting the best speeds and accuracy. That’s a high challenge for the companies making compounds and crossbows. While you’re wanting all these things, you also need to have the best skills and bow setups possible. It’s all part of the process...

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Signpost Secrets II: Revealing the Mysteries of Whitetail Scrapes

As I discussed in my previous “Whitetail Behavior” blog, white-tailed deer rely heavily on scent-marking at antler rubs and scrapes, commonly referred to as signposts, to communicate information of social significance, especially during the breeding season. There’s good evidence deer can communicate individual identity, dominance rank, physical condition, breeding status and other bits of...

Ted Nugent loves bear hunting and got this bruin a couple of years ago. Rugsteaks!

Improvise, Adapt and Overcome to be Your Best

Thank God for the United States Marine Corps. Without their lessons of “improvise, adapt and overcome,” not only wouldn’t I be here literally, but I sure wouldn’t be able to provide this installment of my writings to share with you all. By Ted Nugent In fact, why not take the time here on my...