September 2016

Scott Leysath

“Omaha…Omaha!” Football’s Here – Get Your Venison Meatballs!


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One of the great things about meatballs is that they can be browned, cooled, vacuum-packed and frozen for heating later. They’re also perfect for fooling your friends who claim that deer meat tastes “gamey.” Don’t tell them it’s venison until after they’ve eaten a bowl full. There are dozens of ways to prepare venison meatballs. If […]

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Scott Bestul

A Whitetail Honey Hole – Public Lands


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Despite those bad experiences, public ground continues to be an important part of my deer hunting plans each fall. For every experience like those listed above, I’ve had dozens of absolutely stellar hunts, all on land that I didn’t have to ask permission to hunt. With that in mind, here are four tips for finding […]

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Scott Leysath

How to Make Venison on the Grill


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Most of the work is done well in advance so that all that’s left to do is bring your grill up to 375 degrees while you throw the football around. The cooking part only takes ten minutes or so. Venison, Sweet Onion and GarlicMost naturally sweet onion varieties like Maui, Vidalia and Walla Walla are […]

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Scott Bestul

Are Soybeans the Preferred Food Crop All the Time?


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As most farm country deer hunters know, soybeans are one of the whitetail’s favorite food sources. But the plant is preferred by deer only in certain stages, and early fall can be one of the most challenging times to hunt a buck over beans. But by following this week’s tip, it’s still possible to shoot […]

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Scott Leysath

How to Make Venison – Argentina Style


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Of course, it’s best to use something that won’t catch on fire or that has been painted or treated with something that you shouldn’t ingest. Once you have built your deer-holder, secure the animal with metal hooks or, in a pinch, bailing wire. Don’t plan on eating your Asado deer anytime soon. Open flames are […]

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Ron Spomer

Rabbit Hunting – A Great Introduction To All Kinds Of Hunting


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So it’s up to us adults to haul these kids out into the real world, the world of nature from whence we all sprang. Yes, I’m asking you to help a kid grow wild by taking him and her bunny hunting. This is a traditional education sorely lacking these days, but you and I can […]

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Scott Bestul

What do Trail-Cam Pics Mean to You?


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  First, I’m a trail cam nut mainly because it’s just fun. Trail cams rarely help me develop a hunting strategy, but they do give me an idea of what’s out there. Cameras provide a fun way to “view” deer without having to devote summer evenings to swatting mosquitoes behind a spotting scope. I like […]

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Scott Leysath

Venison Meatloaf to Practically Die For


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This meatloaf isn’t as dense as the traditional version, so it tends to fall apart easier. I don’t consider that a problem since it tastes so good. Now, about that sandwich. Lightly butter a couple of slices of sturdy sourdough bread and place them on a medium-hot grill. On one of the slices, add cheese, […]

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