August 2014

Scott Leysath

A Bloody Mess


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If an animal has been correctly field-dressed, butchered and aged, most of the blood will be drawn out, but there may still be some liquid. Contrary to the way you may have been trained to eat red meat, the juice it won’t hurt you. I hit the Internet to take a look at some of […]

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Scott Bestul

The Boys of Summer II


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Yes, deer are individuals; as unique from each other as you are from the people you work with every day. Some are shy, others are outright bullies, and it’s fairly easy to pick up these character traits as they feed and travel together. Ornery bucks will use body language (posturing) or outright aggression (kicking) to […]

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Scott Leysath

Barbecue Sauce


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Since barbecue sauces are traditionally a little sweet and a little vinegary, some folks add a little heat to the mix to create sweet-sour-spicy combo that tastes great and won’t overpower the natural deliciousness of the venison. Orange Barbecue Sauce Makes about 2 cups sauce 1/4 cup butter 1 cup onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, […]

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Ron Spomer

Shoot Quick and Deadly With MPBR


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Adjust your scope so that the bullet just kisses the top of the pipe before falling. This will be around 150 yards. Depending on the bullet’s velocity and B.C. (ballistic coefficient) it will drop to the bottom of the pipe somewhere between 250 and 325 yards downrange. Ta da! Your bullet never travels out of […]

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Scott Bestul

The Boys of Summer


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…far more than the benefit. I’ve watched good-sized bucks spot a similar-sized rival from across a field, and slam on the brakes in order to steer a different course. So why do these boy-bands form every summer? Safety is the simplest reason; more eyes and ears make summertime feeding a low-risk proposition. But bachelor groups […]

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Scott Leysath

A Few Random Things On Cooking Game


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What are the chances that you can cover a pan with foil, check it after an hour or two in the oven and replace the foil back over the pan without tearing it? About 500 to 1. Buy heavy-duty foil. 3. Many game recipes list of ingredients specify the weight, not the volume, of the […]

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Ron Spomer

Better Accuracy Through a .22


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Same is true of lever-actions, break-actions, autoloaders and pumps. If you can find a .22 with stock dimensions and weight similar to your centerfire, the effect is even better.  Most important, however, is trigger pull. Because the report and recoil of a .22 rifle are practically nil, shooters can concentrate on proper and precise trigger […]

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