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Turkey hunters with Avian-X decoy

Lifelike Turkey Decoys Make Gobblers Take Second Look

The first time I saw an Avian-X turkey decoy was in spring 2012 on a hunt down in south Alabama and I was flat-out gobsmacked at how good the hen looked in the field. We were doing a turkey bowhunt with Nu-Fletch and Avian-X contributed some decoys. Holy smokes, did those hens look realistic....

Venison Loin

Must-Try Recipe: Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin

If this venison dish doesn’t make your tongue do back flips over your forehead, well, maybe you should seek medical help to find out if your appetite has been captured by aliens. We ran across this great site – SeriousEats.com – while poking around for some new recipes and found Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin....

Attempting to force a cartridge to do something that it’s not suppose to can lead to inaccurate results and wasted money.  (Photo: Philip Massaro)

5 Things I’ve Learned While Reloading Ammunition

When it comes to getting down and dirty at the reloading bench don’t learn from your own mistakes. Instead, allow custom ammunition manufacturer Philip Massaro help you avoid them through his lifetime of experience. When I started out handloading, it was a simple matter of economics. The younger me couldn’t afford to buy the...

Venison Seared with Salad is easy to make and you can adjust the ingredients to fit your palate. (Photo: foodforhunters.blogspot.com)

A Nip and Tip ‘o the Glass, and a Stunning Venison Salad

A bit of confusion seems to be the norm whenever there’s a “national day” for something — cheese, smelt, hunting, booze, whatever — because everyone has their own little slice of the pie. So it seems that today is International Whisk(e)y Day to celebrate the beverage that’s been around for who knows how long. Apparently, World...

Buckeye is one of the first plants to bloom in spring in Alabama and one of the prettiest.

Turkey Tuesday: Signs of Spring, Predation and History

I’m fortunate to have a good friend with property who lets me hunt there a few times each season, and after several years I’ve learned a lot about the terrain and turkeys. In short, I think his Alabama turkeys have lockjaw. They are among the most quiet birds I’ve ever encountered. I know they...

Kerrie Wells with a gorgeous pair of sheds from Illinois. Wow!

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...

Deer have incredible senses that alert them to danger, aid in reproduction and help them locate food sources. Learning more about whitetail behavior can help you score this season.

How to Get Into the Mind of a White-tailed Deer

During a spring turkey hunt I eased to the edge of a treeline near a small, secluded food plot and peered through with my binoculars for birds in the field. Instead of hens and a longbeard, I saw two big ears perked up and an anterless deer looking in my direction. It wasn’t stamping the...