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Melissa Bachman

Freeze-Dried Meals – Hunting Meals Made Easy


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Each hunting camp is a little different when it comes to preparing meals. I’ve been in camps where they literally put in more time preparing food than they do hunting. I’ve been in camps where everyone is so exhausted by the time dark comes that food preparation is the last thing anyone cares about. When […]

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Nikki Boxler

Aging Bucks on the Hoof


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Rule of Thumb: Ditch the antlers It is easy for us to get caught up on antler size. We hunters often forget to take a look at the entire picture. When determining a deer’s age, we want to start by ignoring their antlers and take a look at their body characteristics. As a deer ages, […]

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Scott Leysath

How to Make a Medium Rare (and delicious) Venison Roast


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Do understand that, no matter how perfect the preparation, some antlered game roasts are just not meant to be cooked medium-rare. Older rutting males will rarely taste as good as a young female. And venison that is not properly aged will be tougher than those that are aged for a week or two. Most of […]

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Live the Legend

Tips for Shooting in Low-Light Conditions


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If you hunt deer, odds are you are often faced with judging game and determining whether to take a shot or not in low light situations. Whitetails, mule deer, elk and even small game such as squirrels and rabbits are crepuscular, meaning they feed primarily at dawn or dusk (twilight hours) when night is transitioning […]

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Melissa Bachman

How to Best Prepare for the Late-Waterfowl Season


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These birds have heard and seen it all, so be cautious. Let scouting and setup do the work. Be confident in your setup and always be ready to adapt. Next, keeping yourself comfortable is an absolute must in the book of late-season gunning. Check out the weather and pick hunting days wisely. If you’re someone […]

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Nikki Boxler

How to Make a Set of Rattling Antlers – it’s Easy!


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First – get yourself a set of antlers You can use antlers from previously harvested bucks or sheds you found while walking the woods. Or, you may even be able to find them locally if there is a deer farm in your area. The antlers you select should have a sufficient number of tines on […]

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Live the Legend

Guns & Ammo Magazine Bestows Honor Upon Winchester Deer Season XP


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Winchester engineers knew the idea was a winner when they conceived it; and the marketing team knew they had a product that could practically sell itself. As for the millions of deer hunters across North America who dropped a deer using it in the field, they were convinced. Now it’s been confirmed by one of […]

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Scott Leysath

Chunky Chili…Mmmm Good!


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If I had a dollar for each time someone told me that they didn’t really care for venison, but they have had some “OK” venison chili, I’d have, well, more money than I have right now. Even if the meat hasn’t been handled properly, maybe it has a little extra gaminess to it, you can […]

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