November 2014

Rare to Well Done

Scott Leysath

Rare to Well Done


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“Man, I can’t believe you ate that!” When it comes to the internal temperature of a piece of deer meat, or any meat, one man’s perfectly-cooked is often another man’s “no way.” I’ve been cooking wild game for longer than many people who will read this blog have been alive and I’ve learned that some […]

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Whitetail Properties

Kill Plots Need Attention


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Once planted and successful, food plots still need attention and maintenance. If the plot has gone too far south, it is sometimes best to start all over again. Get a soil sample kit – a soil sample is the most important part of a food plot. PH and nutrients are critical data to gather. Both […]

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Ron Spomer

Simplify, Simply for Better Shooting


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Perhaps Henry David Thoreau said it best for hunters —“Simplify, simplify, simplify.” It’s tempting in our high-tech era to throw all kinds of complicated gear, theories and calculations into our shooting. Deer and elk love this because so many high-tech shooters miss. They’re so busy fiddling with bipods, tripods, scope turrets, parallax dials, magnification settings […]

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Cowgill Rubs

Scott Bestul

The Midday Speed Scout


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I learned a simple truth a long time ago; you can’t kill bucks where they ain’t. Food, cover, and terrain that looks absolutely killer to us sometimes, just isn’t holding deer. You can stick it out in a spot like this and pray for luck (I’ve tried this; don’t recommend it.), or you can lace […]

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Scott Leysath

Neck Meat – Often Overlooked, But Tasty


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Often shamefully discarded, venison necks have some of the most flavorful meat on the animal. Either cooked as a bone-in roast or filleted like the my extremely talented friend, Tiffany Haugen, demonstrates in the video, you brown it and let the slow-cooker do the work. After several hours, the meat strips off the bone to […]

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Whitetail Properties

Different Food Plots for Different Reasons


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You can’t go wrong with good old-fashioned imperial whitetail clover as a primary food plot food source. Recruiting plot or hunting food source…it serves well at both. If you are talking late season…standing corn, wheat or beans are great options. A great one-two punch is green food sources in the early year followed up with […]

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Ron Spomer

Wrong B.C., Right Bullet


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A bullet’s ballistic coefficient (B.C.) is an important thing. But it isn’t necessarily an accurate thing. B.C. is a number that reflects a bullet’s ability to resist drag. This is important because the less a bullet drags, the flatter it flies; the “less” is deflected by the wind and the more energy it retains downrange. […]

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Scott Bestul

Houdini Bucks II


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It’s a nasty truth of deer hunting; bucks disappear on us all the time. I’ve captured summertime pics of deer that seemed to live on a train track linking bed and feed that were predictable enough to be boring….Until velvet shed, when they vanished like smoke. I detailed some of the many reasons whitetail bucks […]

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Scott Leysath

Venison Tenderloin


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SOUS VIDE I’m the last person to order some cooking gizmo on late night TV. My kitchen counter is uncluttered and free of Miracle Cookers and George Foreman Grill that are guaranteed to “knock out the fat.” I am able to slice a bagel in half without a bagel slicer and prefer a cast iron […]

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Whitetail Properties

Annuals and Perennials…Forage for Whitetails


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Use faster-growing annual nurse crop species such as oats, wheat and rye to the slower establishing perennials such as clover. This will provide forage for a longer period of time to whitetails and other species. Too, depending on the weather, winter wheat can be drilled in during August and September. The key is to provide […]

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