July 2015

Scott Leysath

Meat Test – Top Eat


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I recently found a mysterious chunk of venison hindquarter in the freezer. Not sure where it came from. I suppose I should have followed my own good advice and done a better job of labeling the package. After a three-day thaw in the garage refrigerator, I put it to the test. Whenever I’ve got a […]

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Q & A – Accuracy and Range Time


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A questions asked from time to time is: “What sort of accuracy can be expected when shooting Winchester’s new Deer Season XP?” 1 minute of angle accuracy can be expected not only with Deer Season, but the rest of Winchester line that hunters use for deer. Do know that every rifle is different as well […]

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Ron Spomer

To Become a More Skilled Deer Hunter, Practice With a .22 During The Off-Season


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22 Long Rifle rimfire often shoot one or two types of ammunition more accurately than all others. Anyone in search of ultimate accuracy should systematically and carefully test as many loads as possible. Ideally, clean the barrel when switching between plain lead and copper coated lead loads. Shoot several five shot groups with each load […]

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Scott Bestul

A Trail Cam Kit – The Essentials


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I like to make a “milk run” once a week or so to check trail cams; swap and pull cards, tweak setups and set new cameras. View this week’s video tip on how to assemble a trail cam kit loaded with all the essentials needed for keeping your cams fed and watered, and for avoiding […]

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Scott Leysath

Summer Sausage Salad


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This recipe wasn’t created with venison summer sausage in mind, however, I do believe that it would work just fine. I made it this summer with homemade venison bratwurst. My goal was to make a lighter warm-weather dish and free up some freezer space. Next time I’ll try it with summer sausage. I remember when […]

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Deer Season XP Animation


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Watch this fascinating animation of the making of Deer Season XP ammunition.

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Ron Spomer

How to Best Carry a Rifle


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Carrying a rifle for a full day of hard hunting usually requires a sling, but do you know how to carry that slung rifle safely and whip it into action quickly? Ron Spomer gives directions for the safest method of carry and two options for quick, smooth engagement.

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Scott Bestul

Spray a Scrape


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Think it’s too early to worry about mock scrapes? Not by a long shot. You can get started on mocks right now and increase your odds of getting fantastic trail cam pics in the weeks ahead, or setting up a super stand site for the fall. This week’s tip shows exactly how to get started.

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Scott Leysath

Don’t Overlook Deer Ribs


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My informal survey of deer hunters leads me to conclude that most of us don’t save our deer ribs, especially if we have to pack out a large animal without the aid of a horse, truck or quad. There’s just not much meat on a rack of deer ribs, but they do make for a […]

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Factory Peek – Technologies That Go Into Deer Season


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Deer Season XP, quite simply put, is a 21st Century option for hunting deer. Technology and innovation are driving forces at Winchester – Deer Season is filled with technology. An extreme point bullet with a polymer tip delivers rapid expansion. Winchester likes to say that you can trail deer in feet instead of yards after […]

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