November 2015

Scott Leysath

Easy To Cook And Delicious – Backstraps


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Backstraps don’t belong in a slow-cooker. If that’s where yours end up, perhaps it’s best for you to give them away. Don’t think that I’m trying to cop some kind of snotty attitude here. Some parts of a deer are best suited for “low and slow” cooking that will turn tough into tender. Other parts, […]

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Ron Spomer

The Best Rifle Ever – Is There Such A Thing?


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It might be a lever action shooting the old, slow but oh so fun .44-40 Winchester. It might be a bolt-action in .270 Win. There are just too many options, too many variables and too many shooters for anyone to declare one perfect, ideal rifle/ammo combination for all reasons and all seasons. The perfect gun […]

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Scott Leysath

Trim And Sear That Steak


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The lower parts of a venison leg are tougher and much more sinewy than the upper cuts. The greater the sinewy “white parts” within the muscle, the longer it needs to be cooked and at a lower temperature than the upper parts. We’re talking stew meat that is best suited for, well, stews. Trying to […]

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Ron Spomer

More On The Venerable .30-06


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o. After all, the old Ought Six was created as a military cartridge and used as such for hundreds of millions of rounds. But it earned its reputation for versatility in the game fields. When loaded with 150- to 180-grain bullets, it’s ideal for medium-sized game like mule deer, sheep, whitetails, mountain goats and pronghorns. […]

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Scott Leysath

How To Make Mushroom Sauce Quickly


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 My former life as a restaurateur taught me that the customer is always right, even when they’re not. Believe it or not, there are people who actually boil their venison steaks! I’ve run into this a few times. The first was at a lodge in Riggins, Idaho many years ago. The steaks were first boiled, […]

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Ron Spomer

Ideal Cartridges For Youth Deer Hunters


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The most accurate is a waste if the kid can’t shoulder it and find the sight picture in time to make the shot. The good news is that plenty of rifles and cartridges can work. Light and compact, they deliver more than sufficient trajectory, accuracy and energy to help small shooters hit and terminate whitetails, […]

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