December 2016

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Scott Leysath

An Easy to Make Flank Steak Recipe by Scott Leysath


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It’s great marinated with olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro and Mexican spices. After a few hours in the marinade, slap it on a white-hot skillet or grill and cook for only a couple of minutes per side. Cooking it past medium-rare and you’ll think I’m crazy for telling you how great it is. Once […]

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Ron Spomer

Hunting Bucks in the Western US – Go to the Grass!


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In each case we faced a grand mix of habitats: wheat, milo, alfalfa and corn fields; extensive pastures and grasslands with vegetation varying from ankle-high to head-high; brushy thickets of plum, chokecherry, sage and willows; bottomland woodlands of oak, cottonwoods, willows and cedar. Whitetails use all of this, but we made a mistake by assuming […]

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Scott Bestul

How to Learn From Bucks That Elude You


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Not long ago, this hard fact would have bugged me a bit. When I was young and full of enthusiasm (and a healthy dose of seemingly boundless energy), getting beat by a buck irritated me. These days, with more grey in my beard and less spring in my step, that same scenario bothers me very […]

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Scott Leysath

Easy to Make – Christmas Eggs and Venison


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At other times during the holidays, I make mass quantity egg dishes to feed whoever happens to be staying at the house. It beats cooking eggs to order and, if you don’t like whatever it is I’m serving for breakfast, you’re welcome to make something yourself. Just don’t leave a mess in the kitchen. Frittatas, […]

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Ron Spomer

Historic Winchester Rifles Still Available Today


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Lever and shoot, lever and shoot again and again. Hunters fell in the love with the Winchester lever-action repeaters — and they’re still going strong. Here’s a quick look at some of the most famous Winchester lever-actions, all of which are still manufactured and — with today’s superior ammunition — better than ever. Model 1866 […]

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Scott Leysath

Home for the Holidays – Easy Venison Dishes


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Because it is so lean, cooked venison doesn’t travel well. Unlike fatty beef or pork, it tends to get dry and chewy if you prepare it too far in advance. The obvious exceptions are chilis and stews since the meat is slowly cooked in a liquid, stock or broth until it is tender and moist. […]

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Ron Spomer

I’ll be Home for Christmas – Winchester Style


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  Gift ammo can be used for practice, which is what every shooter and hunter needs most. Anyone who is gifted ammo that they imagine isn’t very good for hunting will at least shoot it at paper, dirt clods or cans. When they do, they might be pleasantly surprised to discover a load more accurate […]

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Scott Bestul

Where to Locate Late Season Whitetail


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No, I’m not suggesting that Yankee whitetails migrate to a beachfront for winter, but they pull a similar stunt, albeit on a much smaller scale; they move—sometimes a significant distance—to a place where winter is a little easier to bear. Those places are south-facing slopes, and if you’re going to be a successful late-season deer […]

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Scott Leysath

How to Make Fast and Easy Venison


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So, you get home, maybe take a little nap, and then throw a few things into a hot skillet or wok. In just a few minutes, you’ve got a great meal. By doing most of the chopping a day ahead, you can save yourself even more time and give the meat a little extra time […]

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