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4 Steps for a Successful Spring Food Plot

The spring and summer months are critical when it comes to deer herd health. By providing a consistent, high-protein food source, whitetails will have their best chance for reaching their full genetic potential. Below are 4 key steps to help you grow a successful spring food plot this year.Spring food plot growing strong.Know Your DirtIf […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need This Rangefinder

Long-range shooting has surged in popularity in recent years, thanks in-part to technological advancements in rangefinding units that have taken some of the mystery work out of hitting targets at extreme distances.  Laser rangefinders, ballistic software, DOPE cards and wind metering devices have revolutionized the way shooters address long-range shooting problems.  The KILO 2400 ABS […]

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Venison Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe

A satisfying recipe for venison cheesesteak sandwiches with sautéed leeks, bell peppers and hot provolone cheeseVenison Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)Serves:4Prep time:15 minutesCook time: 30 minutesIngredients:2 pounds venisonSeason salt, to taste2 tablespoons butter1 red bell pepper1 green bell pepper1 leekWorcestershire sauce, to tasteGarlic powder, to taste4 slices provolone cheese4 sub/hoagie rolls, split​​Directions:Add in leeks […]

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How to Butcher a Rabbit

The Cast-Iron ChefRabbits might be small, but butchering them can be a big job if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to break down a whole wild rabbit from nose to toes. The organs are worth saving, especially if you have multiple rabbits, or you can freeze them until […]

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The Role of Foreign Plants on Whitetail Habitat

I’m fascinated by the Victorian era (1837-1901), as it represented the Golden Age of Science. Back then, scientific inquiry was practiced by innately curious individuals who didn’t consider it a profession. Humans began to become curious about new places, animals and peoples simply to gain knowledge wealth, rather than material wealth. Great organizations of explorers […]

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Sweet & Smoky Venison Jerky Recipe

Sweet, smoky and spicy – this is my favorite combination for jerky, and you’ll find all these flavors in this venison recipeSweet & Smoky Venison Jerky Recipe (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)I bet you’ll have a hard time keeping yourself from eating this entire venison jerky recipe in one sitting. In fact, I suggest doubling the recipe. […]

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Spicy Apricot-Bourbon Wild Turkey Recipe

Serve this Spicy Apricot-Bourbon Wild Turkey Recipe over a pile of steaming hot mashed potatoes, and you’ve got a winning dinnerSpicy Apricot-Bourbon Wild Turkey Recipe (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)Serves:4Prep time:15 minutesCook time:3-4 hoursIngredients:4 wild turkey thighs, skinlessKosher salt, to tasteFreshly cracked pepper, to taste2 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, chopped2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves […]

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