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)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with 4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos

Summer’s knocking on the door and with Cinco de Mayo celebrations planned, it’s 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 roasts, you’ll end...

Huge fish and bigger payouts for 86 teams coming from across the country highlighted the 16th annual Muzzy Classic bowfishing championship on Lake Guntersville in north Alabama. The first major championship event of the bowfishing season attracted teams from as far as Wisconsin and the southwest.

Huge Fish Arrowed in Season’s First Major Bowfishing Tournament

With a 33 percent increase in participants from last year’s tournament and a record-breaking 84 teams, the 16th Annual Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament had some serious competition vying for the top cash payout of $10,000. This all was despite looming threat of major storms in the forecast on Lake Guntersville in north Alabama. While the...

When you're hunting or at the range, using hearing protection is a good idea.

What? Huh? What Did You Say? Hearing is Believing!

What? Huh? What did you say? Can you please repeat that? Did you say something? Come again? Are you talking to me? Did he say something? I’m sure witnessing me and my older buddies carrying on a conversation at the local feedmill or around the campfire is genuine comedy to those fortunate enough to...

Practice shooting freehand during summer sessions so you'll be comfortable during hunting season not resting on a bench. (Photo: Bushnell)

5 Ways Hunting and Ammo Support Conservation and the Public

Ask any hunter if he or she believes the hunting industry contributes greatly to the economy of their state and chances are good you’d get an affirmative answer. But do you know just how important hunting and ammo sales are to state wildlife agencies? That’s just the tip of the iceberg, too, because agencies...

Venison chicken fried on plate

Best Recipes: Chicken-Fried Venison Steak

Back when I was a teenager and apparently had an appetite similar to Mr. Creosote from the Monty Python skit, anything that wasn’t nailed down at the supper table was in danger. My father and mother weren’t gourmet chefs but they knew their way around a stove, oven and deep fryer. Dad handled the latter,...

North Dakota Mule Deer

Spring Deer Survey Shows Solid Increase in Population

After a few tough winters and slight changes in management strategy, the results of a spring deer population survey show some positive signs to a solid rebound that bodes well for the future. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April. Results indicate western North Dakota’s...

State wildlife agencies use spotlight surveys, and hunters sometimes do this on their own property along with game camera photos to keep up with bucks and does.

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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Buck Pole 2015: DDH Shows Your Best Shed Antlers

Welcome to the 2015 Deer & Deer Hunting Buck Pole: Shed Hunting! celebration of our super off-season fun of going out to hunt shed antlers! We will be updating this thread regularly through spring. Submit your photos of your shed discoveries and a little info to us at bigbucks@fwcommunity.com and we’ll post them! Be...