whitetail deer hunting

Darron McDougal often pursues bucks by utilizing tactics around rivers, creeks and waterways.

Nab a River Buck: Exploit Big Bucks with an Aqua Ambush

Worn from seven days of rising early for the 1.5-mile trek to my public-land stand, I sat overlooking a whitetail runway along a wooded Kansas river-bottom. For two days I’d hunted from dark to dark, which proved tiresome because mature bucks were locked down. Winds had calmed, the river sang a sweet serenade, and mid-morning rays...

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Hit a Home Run With This Fast Venison Chili

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath says this Fast Venison Chili is pretty doggone easy to make and tasty, too. Considering he travels around the country as one of the most in-demand chefs for special events, trade shows, and Sportsman Channel Hunt.Fish.Feed events. Oh, and he hosts the successful show “Dead Meat” on Sportsman Channel, one...

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...

Lentil Soup with Venison and Sausage hits the spot on a chilly autumn evening! (Photo: GameandGarden.com)

Knock Off that Cold Blast with Lentil Venison Soup

Combining lentils and venison is a great way to enjoy these savory flavors and give Ol’ Man Winter a nice 1-2 punch across the jaw. This great recipe comes to us from Stacy Harris, author of Happy Healthy Family, who said it’s one of her family’s favorites. “This is a scruptious one-pot meal that is healthy...

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Gadgets and Gear for Bloodtrailing Deer

There’s nothing worse than feeling the excitement of shooting a big deer turn to desperation when you lose the wounded animal’s track. More often than not, game is lost because of mistakes made during the excited moments after the shot. It’s important to understand that the hunt doesn’t end successfully when you pull the trigger,...

Bob Sampson with his Lucky Buck buck.

New Knife, a Dollar Bill and the Good Luck Buck

It’s hard to believe that prior to 1975 regulated deer hunting did not exist in Connecticut. Landowners, designated persons under a closed system using crop protection permits and poachers were the only people hunting deer in the state. There were not many deer to hunt at that time. Some notorious poachers were connected to the black market, where they illicitly sold their venison in big cities...

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What Happens Now With Bass Pro Shops Buying Cabela’s?

News broke early Oct. 3 about Bass Pro Shops purchasing Cabela’s for what the BPS press release called “an aggregate transaction value of $5.5 billions,” ending rampant speculation and reports dating more than a year about the possible deal. The announcement calls it “a definitive agreement” instead of a purchase or merger. It is, of...

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...