March 2015

Scott Bestul

Hang ’em Right – Part 1


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I’ve helped a few friends hang stands on their properties in the last couple of years, and it has struck me that most of them don’t set stands the same way that I do. Which does not mean that these men know less about deer hunting than me. Indeed, most of them know far more […]

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Scott Leysath

Give it a Rest!


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After rubbing with olive oil and liberally seasoning with something that’ll make it taste better, like salt and pepper, place it on a medium-hot grill or skillet. Once browned, flip it over and brown on the other side until the internal temperature is 130 degrees for medium-rare. Here’s the important part. As much as you’d […]

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Ron Spomer

When to Buy That New Deer Rifle?


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Ah yes. The bigger-is-better syndrome. A hard-kicking, unfamiliar rifle in the hands of an inexperienced user has saved more deer, elk and pronghorns than PETA ever hopes to. I don’t care how accurate and flat-shooting the rifle. It’s hard to hit a deer at 300 yards when you close your eyes and jerk the trigger. […]

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Scott Bestul

Happy Trails


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This is a critical problem to solve if you plan to hunt a property—especially a small one—effectively. For example, if you hunt a food plot in the evening and it fills up with every deer in the area (except the buck you want to shoot) and your only path back to the truck or camp […]

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Scott Leysath

Plank It


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I don’t suppose they set their planks on fire, at least not on purpose. Cedar planks are the most readily available, although I’ve used alder, oak and any non-sappy wood planks that I could scavenge. It’s important that you don’t use any wood that’s been treated, like the cedar shakes on your roof. They need […]

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Ron Spomer

Targeting Weird Deer


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In two more days the hunt would end. That freaky-racked buck was intruding on my thoughts more and more. The next morning, while again hunting for the mythical giant, I watched Freak Horn walk not just in range, but in bow range. And I was holding a .30-06. At the urging of my videographer (filming […]

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Scott Bestul

Rub Lines…Connecting The Dots


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Old bucks bed in odd places, often don’t use the same trails that does travel, and sometimes don’t even feed in the same places (and usually not at the same times) as the rest of the herd. These old boys can be so anti-social I view most of them as hermits. For me, the key […]

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Scott Leysath

Pearce’s Venison Hawaiian Sliders


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  1 1/4 pound venison burger 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pineapple preserves 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 6 slices pepper jack cheese, cut into quarters 1 12-count package of Hawaiian rolls Combine mayonnaise, 1/4 cup pineapple preserves and […]

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Ron Spomer

Scope Settings For Whitetails


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  At 4x small tremors and wobbles — which could amount to significant distances far downrange — are hard to see. At 15X you’ll notice every quiver and either hold more steadily or forego the shot. You might even spot intervening limbs you’d miss at 4X or detect the wind blowing branches far downrange, alerting […]

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