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Properly prepared venison jerky will bring smiles to your entire family. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

27 Benefits of Hunting, Eating Wild Venison

Whether you’ve been eating venison and other wild game for years or have just begun, there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it’s a clean, healthy, nutritious lifestyle when you’re enjoying the bounty from a hunting trip. Check out this series of facts about the benefits and be sure to share this with your friends...

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Northeast Wyoming Offers Some of the Best Deer Hunting in the West

Learn more about whitetail deer and deer hunting opportunities at Trophy Ridge Outfitters of Carlile, Wyoming. Ralph Dampman, who guides for deer, elk, antelope, turkey and mountain lions, explains how long it took for him to build his business, which is one of the top destinations for big-game hunters each year. Then watch as...

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How to Clean a Deer Rifle in 3 Steps

A good deer rifle is a tool that should work for you at the range and in the field, instilling confidence and doing a task when called upon no matter what the conditions. But you can’t ignore it, either. Your best deer rifle, whether it’s 38 years old or brand new off the shelf...

When deer season ends, don't despair. Get into the woods to scout and use your game cameras for surveying does and bucks to see what survived the season.

Best Tips for Trail Cameras: Time to See What Survived the Season

The inevitable time is here, the end of deer season. It always seems to end as fast as it started. It’s hard to think that only 100 days ago we were fighting the “October lull” and waiting for the rut to break loose. But since then food sources have become scarce, many gun seasons...

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2016 SHOT Show: Best New Gear from Hornady

Hornady engineers, using Doppler radar to study bullet flight, have discovered that polymer tips melt as they slice through the air, resulting in a varied ballistic coefficient (BC) from the time the projectile leaves the muzzle until impact. This revelation lead to the development of the Hornady® ELD-X™ with Heat Shield™ Tip, which promises improved match-grade accuracy with...

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ATA 2016: Mystery Ranch Backpack Large, Comfortable

Mystery Ranch, an industry-leading pack company with multiple product lines focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, introduces the Cabinet Backpack to its Wilderness Series of hunting specific packs. Good things may come in small packages, but in the hunting world, great things have expansion capabilities. While hunters loved MYSTERY RANCH’S Crewcab pack, it...

One of the great things about deer chili is its versatility, and folks definitely like to put their own twist on things when they make it.

3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some even nastier weather hitting 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. That does sound...

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ATA 2016: Sitka Fanatic Series Gets New Vest, Bib

Sitka Gear has rounded-out its Fanatic whitetail system by introducing the Fanatic Lite Bib and Fanatic Vest. The bib, when coupled with the Fanatic Lite Jacket, provides enough warmth for those chilly mornings yet breathes enough for when the sun is beating down in the afternoon. A hexagonal grid fleece is ultra-quiet and purges...

Utah's biologists are keeping an eye on state mule deer populations this winter.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

Biologists Keeping Close Eye on Deer This Winter

Snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places mule deer live in Utah, bringing biologists with the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources out in force. As they do every winter, biologists are monitoring the state’s deer herds closely. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are prepared to feed the deer specially designed pellets. The...