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Deer Talk Now: Tactics for Hunting Smaller Properties

Wide Open Wednesday is one of our most popular days on Deer Talk Now because that’s when you’re the star of the show. In this classic episode of Deer Talk Now, hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks answer viewer questions that cover a wide range of hunting topics. For example, one viewer wants to...

Corned venison is pretty easy to make may give you something new to try this season. (Photo: blog.westonproducts.com

No Lucky Shamrocks Needed for this Corned Venison

I’ve been sick for the last few days, like run over by a tank after 2-a-day football practice sick, so I haven’t been doing much eating and certainly nothing related to St. Patrick’s Day. The thought of green beer kinda makes me want to hurl — current illness aside — although when in college...

The author killed this buck after it followed his scent trail in the wrong direction. After a short time the buck came back in the right direction.

One 8 Can Win This Hand When Deer Find the Trail

It is a widely accepted fact, with plenty of research to back it up, that high quality protein is essential during antler growth and fawn rearing season for your deer to express their genetic potential. However, one area that is often overlooked for year-round nutrition is during the late winter and early spring. Hunters...

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Ted Nugent on Fred Bear and Public Relations

It’s tough to put a label on Ted Nugent: music icon, diehard hunter, passionate defender of the Second Amendment, outspoken … probably a few more descriptions, too. Uncle Ted’s been going hardcore gonzo backstrap-lovin’ deer hunting for decades. How many? Let’s just say decades. He’s 67 — can you believe that? — and still...

Heck yeah! This backstrapmobile is rockin' after some TLC from Uncle Ted!

A Salute to Our American Off-Road Horsepower Dreams

Well that was fun wasn’t it! Sending my 1st mystical flight of the whitetail backstrap arrow in Nebraska way back on September 10, 2014, the indescribable joys of my venison boogie throttled relentlessly through Michigan then Texas right up to February 28, 2015. Lord have mercy and somebody call me a doctor! Goodness gracious...

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Deer Talk Now: Bartylla Secrets for Deer Hunting Success

If you’re thinking about deer season, leaves changing colors and putting a broadhead through a ribcage then you’re not alone at all. Thing is, deer season will be here before we know it. Seasons open in mid-summer in California and Florida, and then everything breaks loose in September. That’s just … oh, five or...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Learn to Burn to Get the Best Habitat for Deer Hunting

We’ve had stories on the site before about prescribed burns, their benefits, and announcements about classes or other informative sessions regarding habitat burning. In short, prescribed burning may be one of the best things you can do for your property. It has numerous benefits, from killing unwanted and weedy vegetation to revitalizing the soil...

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Barnett BC Raptor R: Fast, Light and Ultra-Cool Limb Design

With a radical design that includes reversed limbs and blazing speeds, the new Barnett Buck Commander Raptor Reverse is turning heads as one of the best new crossbows for deer hunting. The reverse draw design helps shift the center of gravity more toward the center just above your fore hand, which will aid in...