June 2015

Scott Bestul

Ants In The Pants…Well, In My Trail Cams


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I bear no particular grudge against ants as a species. Heck, I had an ant farm as a kid, enjoyed the animated film “Antz” with my own children, and I’m continually entertained and amazed when I watch a parade of ants carry off a bug many times their size to enjoy as a meal. I […]

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Scott Leysath

Bourguignon…not so easy to say, but easy to cook!


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Take a look in your freezer. There’s a good chance that your inventory includes a few random packages of venison, maybe some that should have been cooked a few years ago. Frozen meat does not get better with age and, eventually, it will get worse. Take a look in your freezer. There’s a good chance […]

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Why Did Winchester Develop For The Deer Hunter?


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Big game species vary dramatically in body configuration, weight and size. A bullet used on elk shouldn’t be the same bullet used on wild pig. A bullet used on wild pig shouldn’t be used on whitetail deer. A “one size fits all” approach certainly isn’t the best way to go. This is exactly why Winchester […]

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Ron Spomer

Flat Enough for 300


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Age old arguments over which cartridge shoots flatter, the .270 Winchester, .30-06, 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag., etc. are so much wasted breath. They all shoot such remarkably similar trajectories out to 300 yards that for big game hunting it doesn’t matter. So what if one drops 6 inches and another drops 7.3 inches? […]

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Scott Bestul

Mowing Clover


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I’ve blogged about my fondness for tiny food plots, and my sentimental favorite is a little patch of clover that grows a stone’s throw from my house. The plot’s value is largely therapeutic; I’ve yet to shoot (or even come close to shooting) a deer there, but I love to walk back and look at […]

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Scott Leysath

Fuel For The Fire


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There was a time when I wouldn’t grill over anything other than real wood coals. When I lived in Arizona, it was mesquite. After moving to Northern California, I went through my red oak stage. Today, I’ve got a big pile of pear wood trimmed from a couple of trees on my property. When the […]

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Ron Spomer

A Little Motion Goes A Long Way


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Given today’s fashion for taking only “perfect shots,” I’ll probably be verbally lambasted, excommunicated and thrown to the wolves for suggesting what I’m about to — so just ignore it. The official, approved advice for shooting game is to take only perfect shots. That means your quarry is standing broadside, dead still. Your firearm, ideally, […]

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Scott Bestul

Tiny Plots Afre Terrific – version II


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Last week I discussed the joy and beauty of creating small (less than an acre) food plots. This week I’ll do my best to answer the question I am asked more than any other when it comes to food plotting: What in tarnation should I plant? Hold your horses there, Sparky. Because before we start […]

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Scott Leysath

Quick Cooking Venison, Part II


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A couple of weeks ago, I showed how to make a fast venison burrito. And by “fast”, I mean 5 minutes…tops. This video is pretty much the same technique, but with a few different ingredients in the pan. If I want to impress someone who doesn’t think they like venison, here’s how I do it, […]

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Breaking Down The Bullet – Wrap Up


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Deer Season XP – a new load from Winchester built specifically for you, the deer hunter. Be they whitetail, blacktail or mule deer, Deer Season’s extreme point bullet with its polymer tip delivers a massive payload downrange that will have rapid expansion and extreme lethality on game. It’s important to spend time at the range. […]

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