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Ted and Kid

Bowhunters Unite for the Future of Our Sport!

Super Detroit Rocker (son of MotorCity Madman?!) Kid Rock called awhile back and asked if I would teach him the fine art of bowhunting. He said Jerry Lee Lewis taught him to play piano so why not the old MotorCity WhackMaster StrapAssassin1 baptize him into the stimulating world of the mystical flight of the...

Dobie A rare snowstorm on the last day of the hunt at Greystone Castle during the peak of the rut made it easier to spot mature bucks chasing does. (Photo: Duncan Dobie)

High Fence vs. Free Range: A Deer Hunter’s View from Both Sides

As I picked yet another cactus needle from my knee I smiled thinking about the fond memories of a Texas whitetail hunt in early December 2011. You always hope every hunt is memorable, and this one certainly had been that. I had hunted on a beautiful ranch with a great outfitter, I had shared...

Kim Rhode at the 2004 Olympics during her run of five straight with a medal. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Busts Clays, Hunts Deer

Kim Rhode of El Monte, Calif., is one of the world’s greatest competitive shotgun athletes, a mother and has loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors ever since she was young. Rhode is the first United States Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won Olympic gold...

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Great Tips to Help You Process, Cook Your Own Venison

Labeling one of the most popular books in the Deer & Deer Hunting library a cookbook is, quite honestly, a misnomer considering the vast information found within its pages. Gut It Cut It Cook It for years has been one of the favorites of deer hunters who are truly part of the DIY crowd. When...

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How a Rifle Sling Can Help You Kill More Deer

A rifle sling can be so much more than just an accessory for shouldering your rifle. It’s an important tool that can enhance shooting accuracy if applied correctly. Gunsite Academy shooting instructor Il Ling New schools DDH Editor Gordy Krahn on how to properly deploy a gun sling to stabilize the rifle in the kneeling position....

Ted in a helicopter with a machine gun

Deerhunters Do Not Live By Deerhunting Alone!

I think we can all agree on another hunting lifestyle truism; deerhunters do not live by deerhunting alone! Every deerhunter I know lives this wonderful hunting lifestyle in every way we can possibly manipulate our schedules and responsibilities and lives overall to get out there as much as humanly possible to hunt every species...

Heck yeah! This backstrapmobile is rockin' after some TLC from Uncle Ted!

A Salute to Our American Off-Road Horsepower Dreams

Well that was fun wasn’t it! Sending my 1st mystical flight of the whitetail backstrap arrow in Nebraska way back on September 10, 2014, the indescribable joys of my venison boogie throttled relentlessly through Michigan then Texas right up to February 28, 2015. Lord have mercy and somebody call me a doctor! Goodness gracious...

Theresa Vail

Giant Bucks, Loads of Fun Expected at P&Y Convention

Great speakers, incredible seminars, world class trophy mounts and an amazing auction packed with bowhunting gear and top shelf hunts are what you will find at the 2015 Pope & Young Club Convention. Every two years the Pope and Young Club gathers to celebrate North America’s rich bowhunting heritage, honor outstanding examples of this continent’s wildlife, discuss issues relevant...

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What's your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

Venison Chili Debate: With or Without Beans?

One of the biggest debates when it comes to chili aficionados involves ingredients, and of course that spans the gamut from ground or chunked meat to the best spices and even the inclusion or exclusion of beans. Whoa, beans? That’s a thing for chili folks? Doesn’t chili always have beans in it? If not, isn’t...