August 2016

Ron Spomer

Safety First – Travel With a Backup Gun


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Many 19th century cowboys used to carry two guns. A rifle for the heavy work plus a revolver for any quick action. A heavy revolver remains a handy backup in bear, cougar and cat country, but for the average pronghorn, mule deer or elk adventure, a second rifle might make more sense. Imagine driving two […]

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Scott Bestul

A Tip on a Unique Trail Camera Setup


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The vast majority of trail cam setups involve strapping the camera to a tree. But what happens when the deer activity is happening nowhere in the vicinity of a handy cam tree? Follow this week’s tip to learn a unique setup for your trail cameras when you’re hunting farm or prairie deer and trees are […]

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Scott Leysath

Quick and Easy Venison Meatloaf


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What was once a regular part of my family’s dinner rotation seems to have taken a backseat to lighter fare like tacos, lettuce wraps and salads. I miss meatloaf. It’s one of the dishes that my mother did very well. Since I’m fairly sure she won’t be reading this, well, she meant well, but didn’t […]

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Ron Spomer

Wind Impacts Bullets in Flight Dramatically – Here is More


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Wind blows bullets. A lot. And a heavier bullet isn’t necessarily going to defeat that. Hunters have been advocating “bigger bullets” to beat the wind for generations, but that’s not quite accurate. The heavier bullet also has to be streamlined. Bullet weight and shape combine to beat the wind. It’s a matter of efficiency. The […]

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Scott Bestul

A Tip From an Expert – Work the Waterway


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Cornfields dominate huge sections of whitetail habitat in America’s heartland, and deer use them for both food and bedding/security cover. Getting close to a wallhanger buck that’s using cornfields is a big challenge, but it can be made simpler by following this week’s video tip; Work the Waterway.

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Scott Leysath

How to Make Tasty Homemade Sauces for Venison, Pork and Waterfowl


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THREE TASTY SAUCES FOR GRILLED VENISON Bottle sauces are OK in a pinch, but homemade is better. Here are two flavorful sauces that will complement the flavor of grilled venison. Make a double batch and use the same sauces on waterfowl, poultry and pork.   Asian Barbecue Sauce Just before removing venison from the grill, […]

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Scott Bestul

Trails Cams Pick Up The Weirdest Things


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I once hunted with a guy who was certain his woods were infested with Bigfeet. As in the plural of Big Foot. Though he had never seen a Big Foot, or captured one on trail cam, he’d heard them howling (or whatever Saquatches do to communicate) on a frequent basis. “There are certain spots I […]

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Ron Spomer

Do You Prefer Pass-Through or Maximum Energy Dump Inside the Animal?


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Bow hunters are all about the “pass through.” They want that broached to cut as much tissue as it can and leave a big hole on the backside for blood trailing. Riflemen can do the same thing. Or not. It’s your choice, and you make it by selecting the right bullet and applying it correctly. […]

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Scott Leysath

An Easy and Delicious Way to Prepare Backstraps


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Before we get too deep into our respective deer seasons, I feel compelled to offer my annual rant about why whole backstraps shouldn’t be hacked into butterflied portions prior to wrapping and freezing. Way too often, pro and home butchers alike will turn a perfectly good backstrap into individual servings that are supposed to be […]

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Ron Spomer

Perhaps Time to Check Out a 28 Gauge – Here’s More


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Winchester strikes while the iron is hot with two new Super X 28-gauge loads featuring 3/4 ounce payloads of #5 and #6 shot at 1,295 fps. This is the perfect load for the perfect gauge for today’s upland bird hunting. For decades the 28 gauge has been a curiosity in America’s uplands. It’s finally becoming […]

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