August 2015

Scott Bestul

How To Get Kids Involved


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Last fall, as an 8-year old, Wyatt took his first whitetail—a fine 10-point buck—during Missouri’s youth deer season. The experience was apparently huge for Wyatt, who had his folks make him a t-shirt proclaiming that “My buck was bigger than dad’s” and his fascination with deer hunting has done nothing but blossom ever since. Last […]

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Scott Leysath

It Must Be Summertime – Deer Dogs


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Beer and Garlic Pepper Bratwurst and Polish Sausage are my go-to ready-made sausage kits, but I also create my own blends using a meat grinder and some readily available ingredients, except for the cures. Instacure, Morton’s Tender Quick, Prague powder and pink salt will give your homemade sausages the reddish color you’re most familiar with. […]

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Ron Spomer

What is a Volcanic Bullet


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It wasn’t until the invention of the percussion cap in the early 1800s that things began moving toward an effective breech loading system. At first the cap was placed over a nipple covering a narrow tunnel to the powder charge in the breech. Each shot still had to be loaded from the muzzle. Frenchman Louis-Nicolas […]

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Scott Leysath

Street Tacos – Yah!


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They were originally meant to be eaten while standing up around a taco cart which explains the size. You don’t want to manage a big, hunkin’ taco in one hand while you’ve got a cold cerveza in the other hand. You’re going to lose something, and it’s not gonna be the beer. These diminutive little […]

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Ron Spomer

Recoil Levels


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So does this mean a bullet jumping from a muzzle at 3,000 fps will drive the rifle back 3,000 fps, too? No. The bullet might weigh 150 grains. The rifle might weigh 56,000 grains. That’s 373 times more mass to move, so recoil will be just 1/373rd of the bullet velocity. Recoil, then, involves mass […]

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Scott Leysath

Venison Burger – Highs and Lows


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It adds body and depth. Just plain old pork, like pork shoulder, is considered a “medium note”. They are stabilizing ingredients that add flavor and body, but don’t swing to far high or low. What this means to most of us who don’t give a hoot about food lingo, it that it’s a way of […]

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