August 2016

Ron Spomer

Safety First – Travel With a Backup Gun


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Firing pins break, stocks break, magazines get bent or lost… In most camps you can usually borrow a rifle from a teammate who’s already tagged out, but if they haven’t… You can use your backup rifle! What do you mean you don’t have a back up rifle? Well beg, borrow or buy one. Used rifles […]

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Scott Leysath

Quick and Easy Venison Meatloaf


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It was like eating a giant hamburger, but without the bun, lettuce and tomato. Of course, lettuce and tomato would have been a good accompaniment, but I probably would have left it on the plate back then. Here’s my version of what I remember about Mom’s meatloaf. She used a combination of beef, pork and […]

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Ron Spomer

Wind Impacts Bullets in Flight Dramatically – Here is More


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When a side wind blows against a bullet in flight, it gives it a new vector, a new direction of travel in addition to the one the powder gases have given it. Even a tiny degree of nudge to the left or right results in a significant divergence from point-of-aim far downrange. Now for the […]

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Scott Leysath

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


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Asian Barbecue Sauce Just before removing venison from the grill, brush it with this peppery sauce. If you apply it too early, it will burn. 1/3 cup bacon, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1/3 cup ketchup 1/4 cup honey […]

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Scott Bestul

Trails Cams Pick Up The Weirdest Things


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I had to admit that the first time he explained his phobia I was a little taken in by it and a slightly spooky myself. By the end of the hunt, however, I was starting to wonder if Ben was just using the critters as an excuse to not put me in areas where I might […]

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Ron Spomer

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


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Unlike broadheads, bullets don’t cut so much as push, rip and drag. Its the expanded front (nose) that slows and eventually stops them. So, if you want a pass through with a second hole to increase chances for a good blood trail, shoot tough, controlled expansion bullets like Winchester’s Accubond CT, all-copper alloy E-Tip, Power […]

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Scott Leysath

An Easy and Delicious Way to Prepare Backstraps by Scott Leysath


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When you package venison backstraps either whole or in 8 to 10-inch portions, it leaves you with preparation options beyond fast-cooked butterflied steaks. If you decide that butterflied steaks are what you’d like for dinner, feel free to thaw out one of the large chunks and slice away. But rather than butterfly it, why not […]

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Ron Spomer

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


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The diameter of a 12 gauge bore is .729 inches, slightly over 3/4 of an inch across. The 20 gauge tapes out at .615-inch and the 28 gauge at just .550, slightly wider than a half-inch. This small tube diameter means you can’t efficiently run huge doses of pellets down that bore. Neither can they […]

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