July 2016

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Scott Leysath

How to Cook a Delicious Deer Shank by Scott Leysath


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The process is simple and really doesn’t require a recipe. Coat the shanks with flour and your favorite seasoning. Use more seasoning, which can just be salt and pepper, than you think it necessary. Much of it will fall off during the browning part. Heat a thin layer of cooking oil, any kind, in a […]

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Ron Spomer

The BEST Deer Cartridge – Could This Be?


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That’s what kills the deer. Everything else is what I like to call the launch pad. Yeah, it’s important to have a launch pad (rifle action, barrel, stock, trigger, cartridge, primer, powder) that is comfortable, convenient, stable, smooth and pretty, but plenty of uncomfortable, rough, ugly launch pads are capable of killing deer, too. IF […]

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Scott Leysath

A Noble Cause – Hunt.Fish.Feed


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…those of us who hunt and fish are an exceptionally giving and supportive groups when it comes to coming to the aid of their communities. Last month, I called Pat Fitzmorris at the California Deer Association and asked if their group could help out with a donation of venison for a lunch for 700-plus in […]

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Ron Spomer

The .223 Remington versus the 5.56x45mmNATO…is There a Difference?


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…bullet moving faster than the speed of sound (supersonic) at 500 yards. The 5.56×45 did. It fired a 55-grain spitzer boattail bullet 3,250 fps and was officially adopted by the Brass as the 5.56 Ball cartridge M193 in 1964. That same year the same cartridge was released to the civilian market as the .223 Remington. […]

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Scott Leysath

How to Make Summertime Cool and Crunchy Wraps


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It takes a little practice to turn a head of iceberg lettuce into a pile of lettuce cups that won’t fall apart when filled and eaten. When at the store, look for the lightest heads with the loosest leaves. Start by cutting the stem and core away from the head with a sharp knife. From […]

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Ron Spomer

“How To” Trigger Accuracy


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Some old timers could knock the heart out of whitetail every time, while somehow pulling triggers that felt more like railroad spikes. Ideally you should get a gunsmith to tune your trigger to a save pressure. Three pounds is considered about perfect for a hunting rifle. But regardless what you’ve got, train to control it […]

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How to Break Down Venison Into Little Parts by Scott Leysath


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There was a time when many processors would slap a hind leg onto a band saw and cut it into gigantic deer steaks. They looked like the cross-section of the leg with all the muscles connected to one another. Since some muscles are more tender than others, it makes it virtually impossible to cook a […]

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