September 2014

Scott Bestul

Uncle Sam’s Bucks, Part II


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Last week I promised advice on how to find good whitetail hunting on public property. So it’s time to deliver the goods. The photo above serves as my opening example; this monster-beamed whitetail was kind enough to pose for my camera on a state wildlife management area two summers ago. Sure he beat me that […]

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Scott Leysath

Canned Meat


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My experience with canning deer is somewhat limited. I’ve done it a time or two, but it’s one of those techniques that most of us don’t know much about. It’s scary to some. Reports of botulism and poisoning from careless canners are true, but avoiding contamination is simple. Pay attention to detail, don’t take any […]

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Whitetail Properties

How to Kill a Mature Buck


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Rule #1: be in an area that produces big bucks. Quite simply put, if the area you hunt does produce big bucks, do not shoot small bucks.

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Scott Bestul

Uncle Sam’s Bucks (Part One)


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At no time in modern deer hunting history has there been more interest in “managing” for mature bucks. And, of course most of the habitat work, food plotting, and selective harvest that produces those deer occurs on private land. Entire real estate companies have been created with the sole purpose of selling a hunter his […]

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Scott Leysath

Ten Minute Deer


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As much as I like cooking, I’d rather be outside doing something, anything. Right now, I’m thinking about hopping in my kayak on this beautiful day and earning a cold beer or two after a good workout on the water. When I get back, I’m not going to feel like making a mess in the […]

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Ron Spomer

An Oily Business


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To oil or not to oil, that’s is the question. And it has nothing to do with Shakespeare.   Rifle shooters are often puzzled by barrel maintenance protocol. How often should you clean them? Should you oil them after cleaning? Grease them? Leave them dry? Does oil make a barrel inaccurate?  There are some hard and […]

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Scott Bestul

What a difference a year makes?


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Last summer my trail cam snapped a photo of a pretty ten-point that posed for so many pictures I poked fun at his vanity by nicknaming after a movie star: “Butch Cassidy” wore a clean, gorgeous rack that most any hunter would be proud to wrap a tag around….But secretly I hoped Butch would survive […]

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Scott Leysath

Crispy Venison Stir Fry


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My oldest brother, who has always been very careful about what he eats, explained his diet regimen to me. “I eat plenty of vegetables, no beef or pork, very little fat, never fried and a lot of chicken.” Seems reasonable, however, he was telling me this over a plate of Lemon Chicken at his favorite […]

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Whitetail Properties

Where To Best Hang Trail Cams


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