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Dr Jim Brauker with poison ivy

How to Never Again Suffer From Poison Ivy

I don’t know how many times I’ve had poison ivy over the years but I’m fortunate that it’s not as bad as some folks I’ve seen who must be more sensitive to it. I’ve never really had such a terrible case, at least that I can recall, that it would scare children or make...

Whether Ted's in the stand with his trusty shotgun or Mathews bow, he's happy to have the chance to embrace and enjoy the outdoors.

Hone Your Projectile Management Instincts All Year Long!

Ahhh…  to contemplate the trajectory of one’s life. To envision our path in life. To take control of our destiny. Even the road less traveled needs to be negotiated with attentiveness and discipline. Zen, the origins of man’s earliest religion is to be the next step instead of just taking the next step. Now,...

The Firminator's 3-in-1 system lets you turn soil, apply seed and fertilizer, and then cutlipack all in one pass.

Plan Now for Your Best Warm-Season Food Plots

Most hunters who think of food plots think of deer hunting on or near cool-season plots in the fall.  But warm season plots – those with plants that provide high protein and nutrients in the spring and summer – are vitally important to game animals. That’s because animals like deer are nursing their young,...

Ron and Caleb Morris with the 180-class Illinois buck they found after Caleb ran it over while snowmobiling. The buck was dead and buried in the snow when Caleb hit it. (photos courtesy of the Morris family)

Snowmobiler Lays Claim to 180″ Illinois Buck

  When Caleb Morris, of Amboy, Ill., was launched from his snowmobile on Nov. 20, 2016, after hitting a hard object buried under the 10 inches of recently fallen snow, it was safe to say he was thrown for a loop. Thankfully, Caleb and his snowmobile were no worse for the wear. When he returned home,...

VENISON Guinness Oven Venison Stew

Your St. Patrick’s Day Stew Needs Venison!

When March rolls around and St. Patrick’s Day festivities ramp up, folks think about leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, maybe the Chicago River being dyed green, parades with funny hats, green beer and Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day originated to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (AD 385-461), who may have dressed in green togs...

Buck making scrape1

If Your Deer Hunting Isn’t Enjoyable, It’s Time to Recharge

It’s not the first time Facebook friends shared an article with a common theme, inviting hunters to fire shots at the declining number of deer. I initially scrolled past, but the teaser asking if the “good days” are gone forever forced my mouse back to the scene where hunter upon hunter predict- ably bemoaned...

Donald Trump Jr. is in the DDH Whitetail Madness bracket contest looking to move to Round 2! Will he make the cut? Only voters can decide who moves on!

Who Will Move on in the DDH Whitetail Madness Bracket?

Former president and adventuring hunter Teddy Roosevelt or Aldo Leopold, considered by many as the father of conservation? Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan or Donald Trump Jr., son of the current President of the United States? Eva Shockey or Mia Anstine or Tiffany or Nicole? Ted Nugent or Kid Rock? Who will...

Stephen Burchett of West Virginia loves bowhunting and making venison chili.

Sunday Hunting Closer as Bill Easily Sails Through Senate

Sunday hunting in West Virginia has been prohibited for years but could be closer to a reality after a bill easily sailed through the state Senate and is now in the hands of the House of Delegates. Eleven states still prohibit Sunday hunting in some form, even on private land, based on archaic laws dating...

Freedom to enjoy our lives outdoors hunting, shooting, fishing and pursuing other liberties, doesn't come easily

WOW! That Deerseason Sure Was FUN!

I slept in this morning. No, really. It wasn’t storming, I wasn’t ill, not feeling particularly lazy or tired, but I simply slept in this morning, March 1, 2017 for the 1st time since September 4, 2016. You see, I’ve got this terminal American Dream Spirit of the Wild thang goin’ on, and I...