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New Gun Digest Book Explores Customization Options for AR-15

Whether you are new to AR-15 fandom or a lifelong enthusiast, Kevin Muramatsu’s new book, Gun Digest Guide to Customizing Your AR-15, is sure to inspire firearm owners to reexamine their gun’s potential and range. The book is now available at www.gundigeststore.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most other major and specialty booksellers. Gun...

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Deer & Deer Hunting: The Best Bucks of 2014-15

Welcome to the Deer and Deer Hunting 2014-15 Buck Pole, where giant bucks from across the country are featured and deer hunters are celebrated. The bucks and hunters here are sent to us via email and also some of the hottest big bucks circulating on social media sites. We’ll keep this post updated as new...

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Celebrate Every Day With All You’ve Got!

HoHoHoHo boys and girls! Merry Merry Christmas to you all! Tiz the season to be jolly by golly and if your old Uncle Ted was any jollier at this point in December, I’d burst right here and now before your very eyeballs and explode my ever lovin’ venison infested guts all over the place....

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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,...

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3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some nastier weather hitting the northeast and west this week it’s not a bad idea to whip up some venison chili. A hearty bowl of chili, some crusty garlic bread or cornbread, and whatever spicy hot sauce you may want to add … mmmm, mmmm....

Utah's deer hunters will have some new opportunities in 2015.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

More Deer Hunting Opportunities Available in 2015

New hunts for mule deer await some hunters in in the 2015 autumn seasons after state wildlife officials added dates to provide more opportunities. Justin Shannon, big game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says giving hunters more chances to hunt was one of the major things DWR biologists wanted to do...

Grizzly bears are being monitored in Grand Teton National Park as part of a two-year study. (Photo: USGS)

Trouble a’Bruin? Bears Believed to Have Tracked Hunters

A study of the relationship of grizzly bears and hunters already is yielding some interesting results about interaction between the two and how bears may be tracking hunters in the woods in autumn and winter. For many years hunters have said something to the effect of “when a bear hears a gunshot it’s like...

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

Mmmm ... grilled venison is great any time of the year!

Dear Santa, My Deer Camp Kitchen Needs These 3 Things …

Black Friday deals, Christmas lists, Thanksgiving hangovers, turkey comas, football, your best Christmas tree ornaments, ugly sweater parties, scads of family, religious faith and church services … it’s that time of the year again to get stirred up about all these wonderful things. Deer season, of course, is part of the mix. We’re jumbled...

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Bushcraft 101: Tips and Tricks for Your Packs

There are many different packing configurations and brands on the market today, and the choices in colors and style are almost endless. I have never been a fan of packs with lots of pockets and compartments; whenever you look for a certain item, finding it becomes an ordeal. Keep things simple; our mentors of...