whitetail deer hunting

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Governor Signs Bill Approving Blaze Pink for Hunting

Blaze pink is now approved for hunters following the signing of a legislative bill Feb. 4 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Walker signed Act 131 into law, making Wisconsin the first state in the nation to allow the bright pink color as a safety apparel for hunting. The color was studied by the University...

Parker Ambusher

Hot Gear: Crossbow Hunters Have New Option from Parker

Parker Bows’ new Ambusher Crossbow sets a new standard by being the lightest, most compact, high performance crossbow in the industry. The Ambusher incorporates a revolutionary front-end that features Parker’s proprietary Advanced Split Limb Technology with integrated Micro-Lite Limb Pocket System, making it ultra-compact while sending arrows downrange at over 315 feet per second. The Ambusher...

GEB  Buck in food plot

Fencing Options for Better Deer Food Plots

As gamekeepers we constantly preach about the importance of spring and summer nutrition for whitetails. There are huge upsides for your deer herd when they are provided quality high protein groceries during the growing months. Anyone who has tried to grow a small food plot of soybeans, lablab or other highly attractive warm season annual...

Gumbo is fantastic and versatile, too, so if you want to add some deer meat or sausage then it won't hurt a bit! (Photo: MonsoursPhotography.net)

Break Out the Gumbo Pot and Spicy Venison Sausage, Too

After the recent post here about gumbo and such, I started poking around for a few more Cajun recipes that could incorporate deer meat into them for a different flavor. Louisiana folks love their deer hunting and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated states in the Southeast for big bucks. The...

TED in his plaid jacket and whompin stick

I Got Terminal Backstrap Fever and I Like It

Be it known by all deerhunters everywhere that we do indeed have our own deerhunting soundtrack. Sing it like ya mean it; backstrap fever, na na na, backstrap fever a na na na!”  Catchy little ditty ain’t it! Sing it often enough and I can guarantee you that your deerhunting dreams will soar on...

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...

John Kassera with his stunning Wisconsin bow record that grossed more than 201 inches.

Bow Record Falls with Stunning 201-inch Whitetail

Reports continue to roll in from across the country about giant bucks killed during the 2015-16 season, even from states where the season’s been closed for weeks. Such is the way today’s social media and reporting is done. But when it’s a truly gigantic buck that finds its way into the record book, it’s...

Hunting was better in 2015 thanks to a change in fitness and diet, which made for better days afield. This buck was taken with the Thompson-Center Strike muzzleloader at the Chain Ranch in Oklahoma last October.

Healthy Hunter: Season Was Easier Thanks to Fitness

Alabama’s north zone season ended Jan. 31 and after more than three months, preceded by late summer work, I was glad to see the sun set on yet another hunting season. It wasn’t great from the standpoint of putting meat in the freezer. For another season, on the property I hunt, I didn’t release...

Tru-Fire Spark release is designed for shooters with smaller hands and wrists.

Hot Gear: Tru-Fire Introduces the Spark Release

Tru-Fire, the leader in the evolution of archery releases, has introduced the new Spark dual-jaw caliper release. Designed as a smaller version of the popular Tru-Fire Smoke release, the new Spark offers a smaller strap design to accommodate archers with smaller hands. The strap will fit wrists 4.5 to 8 inches in circumference. The...

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Shed Hunting: The 4-Point Shed That Grew From the Ground

Antlers are already dropping and some shed hunters are having some early success. Whether or not you plan to get out looking for antlers right now, it’s a good idea to at least get out and scout. Drive around and observe where you see deer right now, particularly antlered bucks. Just like in deer...