October 2015

Scott Leysath

A Halloween Treat – Dutch Oven Venison and Pumpkin Stew


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This recipe is ideal for the tougher cuts of venison that are best cooked “low and slow,” using liquid, time and low temperature to transform otherwise chewy meat into tender morsels. If pumpkin is not readily available, substitute butternut or acorn squash. Dutch Oven Venison and Pumpkin Stew6 – 8 servings 6 cups venison, cut […]

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Ron Spomer

High Brass v Low Brass in Shotshells…Why?


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  Shell pounds per square inch (p.s.i.) ANSI Max. Av. Breech Pressure in pounds per square inch (p.s.i.) 10 ga. 3.5″ 11,000 12 ga. 3.5″ 14,000 12 ga. 3″ 11,500 12 ga. 2.75″ 11,500 16 ga. 2.75″ 11,500 20 ga. 3″ 12,000 20 ga. 2.75″ 12,000 28 ga. 2.75″ 12,500 .410 bore 2.5″ 12,500 .410 […]

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Scott Bestul

What Is A Staging Area And Why Should You Make One? By Scott Bestul


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Because staging areas are usually used by more than one buck (and often every buck in the area), they’re a great place to hang a camera and survey which bucks are in the neighborhood. Follow this week’s tip to create a killer staging area.

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Scott Leysath

Share Your Favorite Deer Recipes – Community Cookbook


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Within the hunting community, it seems that most folks are more than willing to share their tips, techniques, recipes and gear reviews without hesitation. OK, so maybe we’re not going to tell you where we saw a trophy buck, at least not within a five-mile radius, but we’re a group that is anxious to share […]

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Ron Spomer

Is Hunting Our Personal Super Bowl?


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We enter the game, we choose many of the rules (within the parameters of season dates, license fees, shooting hours, etc.), and we alone win or lose according to the dictates of our own conscience. By choosing the rules, I’m referring to such things as deciding which tools we’ll use and how we’ll use them. […]

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Scott Bestul

Hunt Near Water – Deer Love It There


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The only water sources here are creeks (which flow only in the valley bottoms) and farm ponds (which are usually located in open fields and visited by deer only at night). Ted hired a friend with a bulldozer to create small push-up ponds, either near stands he had up, or close to bedding cover, in […]

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Scott Leysath

It’s Time For Some Easy-To-Make Stew!


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Probably because I added something to it to make it taste better. My favorite oysters come from Apalachicola, Florida. They’re medium to small in size, briny and delicious. On the west coast, Hog Island Oysters from Tomales Bay are a close second. When cooking with tomatoes during cooler months, I’ll opt for either the canned […]

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Ron Spomer

One Shooting Myth Busted


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The breeze nudges into yet another vector, usually right or left. But that bullet doesn’t just drift along like a stick in the current. Its nose is pushed in the direction the wind in blowing, so it progresses ever farther off its original, barrel directed vector. Now, knowing what happens when we try blowing a […]

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Scott Leysath

Jerky Is Super-Easy To Make


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Slice trimmed meat thinly. How thin depends on whether you like yours a little chewy or a little brittle. You can either coat the sliced venison with a good dry rub or soak it in a liquid concoction. Both work fine and there are a few good venison rubs and marinades on the market. The […]

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