February 2015

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Scott Leysath

Venison Scaloppine


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Venison Scaloppine One of my favorite venison recipes from one of my favorite chef buddies, Stacy Harris. Get more recipes from Stacy and find out about her sustainable living lifestyle at GameandGarden.com.       1 1/2 pounds venison 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 […]

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Ron Spomer

Save Those Slug


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Don’t throw these away. Instead, label and keep them as Exhibit A in terminal performance. Hunters never stop discussing, theorizing and arguing about effective bullet performance. Keeping records alongside recovered bullets creates a “trail” of details that can help you firm up your opinions. Here’s how to go about building your case: Watch carefully, remember […]

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Scott Bestul

Offseason Antics


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By mid-February deer seasons are done across the country. And the weeks ahead—the ones that separate us from turkey hunting and/or fishing—are usually reserved for resting up and reflecting on last fall’s hunt. Truthfully, I used to get in a little funk this time of year, with the previous season in the rearview mirror and […]

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Scott Leysath

Mushroom Rub


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Earthy mushrooms and antlered game do seem to work well together. The usual deal is to sauté a pile of mushrooms with some butter and smother a properly cooked deer steak of burger with the mushrooms. And it’s freakin’ awesome! On the other hand, there are those people whose pantries are loaded with cans of […]

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Ron Spomer

Economical Road to Accuracy


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If you have a .270 Win. or any other common deer rifle, consult with family and friends to determine who else has rifles chambered for the same cartridge. Then offer a trade. You trade them 3 to 6 rounds of your ammo for an equal number of theirs. Label carefully so you don’t mix them […]

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Scott Bestul

What Javelina Taught Me About Deer Hunting


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I’m on the last day of my first-ever, one week javelina hunt. And though I’m almost certain I won’t get one, I’ve had a fantastic time and learned a lot–or had truths re-confirmed–about how and why I like to hunt. Since most of these apply to whitetails as well, I thought I’d share them with […]

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Scott Leysath

A Lasting Impression


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My wife and I recently celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Looking back, one of the reasons I think we still have a great marriage, aside from the fact that I’m gone much of the time, is that I do most of the cooking. I’ve always liked to cook, even when I was in high school. […]

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Ron Spomer

Keeping Guns Safe


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What this country needs is more gun control. It’s essential for hitting what you want to hit. But proper gun control also means you keep your firearms out of the hands of unauthorized users. Like kids. And thieves. Any firearm not being used for personal or home defense should be cleaned, lubricated to prevent rust […]

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Scott Bestul

Totally Classic


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Totally Classic…. It’s that time of year. Winter is when shows devoted to deer hunting—frequently called a deer “classic” or “expo”—start popping up around the country. If you’ve not been to one of these glorious 3-day weekends marked by huge whitetails, overpriced beer, and elbow-to-elbow deer geeks, you’re really missing something. I liken them to […]

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Scott Leysath

Field to Fork


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It seems that the “farm-to-fork” movement is gaining momentum. All over the country, people are celebrating the idea that sourcing one’s food close to home and having a better understanding of where our food comes from is actually better than having the luxury of buying a nectarine in January. Of course, the winter nectarine comes […]

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