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Hornady Whitetail American Slug

SHOT Show 2015: Deer Hunting Ammo for Top Performance

Deer hunters are constantly wanting outstanding terminal performance from their rifles, slug guns, handguns and muzzleloaders to effectively and quickly put a buck or doe on the ground. Whether you’re chasing big bucks in Iowa or helping with doe management in Alabama, you want to make sure you’re feeding your gun the best ammunition....

Tammy McKnight dropped this Indiana buck with her muzzleloader. Congrats!

More Women Owning Guns for Hunting, Target Shooting

Encouraging news is emerging about the increase in women who are purchasing and using firearms for self-defense, recreational, sporting and hunting uses. A report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation was released Wednesday at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas indicates that women are the fastest-growing segment in the shooting sports industry. The...

Weed Deer

Oregon’s Spirit Animal is a Stoner Deer that Loves Weed, Sleep

Oregon is about as diverse a state as it gets, with geography spanning desert to seashore and a population ranging from hippies and liberals to far right conservatives. Safe to say there’s not anything specific to say about Oregon other than it has a big variety. That’s not a bad thing, either. Variety is...

This 132-year-old Winchester lever action rifle was found propped against a tree and was blended in well. (Photo: NPS)

How Many Deer Did the National Park Mystery Winchester Kill?

  Lever action rifles helped win the west and are among the most popular for hunters, then and today, but a mystery is unraveling in Great Basin National Park thanks to a stunning discovery. A Winchester lever action rifle believed to be 132 years old was discovered in the park. The rifle was leaning...

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....

PSE Archery Decree new for 2015

Best Bows for 2015: PSE Decree Leads Strong Lineup for Deer Hunters

It’s always interesting to ponder a bow when you’re sitting in a tree stand or ground blind, or it’s interesting to me. I mean, it’s a simple contraption that has been around for centuries: Stick, string, pointy stick that flies toward a target. That’s the basic version, of course. Stick. String. Pointy stick. Fwingggg!...

Opening a deer easily and quickly helps you get it cleaned and cooled down. Click the photo to learn more ...

3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...