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Mule Deer

  • Video: CVA Muzzleloaders at SHOT Show

    Muzzleloaders have come a long way in the last 20 years — even the last 10 years for that matter. The technological advances companies like CVA are making are incredible, and they’re getting more people in the field because of it. Check out what CVA has new for 2017 in...

  • Mexican Style Cornbread with Ground Venison on the Traeger Grill

    If you like cornbread, try this recipe. Complete with Mexican-flavored ground venison filling and lots of cheese, it moves cornbread from a side dish to the main course. The recipe can be cooked in the oven, but cooking it on a Traeger Grill adds a ton of additional flavor. A...

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How to Hunt Coastal Mule Deer

As a well-traveled bowhunter , I’ve hunted a lot of game in a lot of places, but I’m drawn to bowhunting these deer like nothing else — they offer an extreme challenge in rare mountain habitat that I have yet to find elsewhere. Few archers even know these deer exist,...


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Deer Season: A Season for Firsts

Deer season is a time for adventure, provision, and fellowship with family and friends. We hunt to live. And we live to hunt. It’s a never-ending cycle of life and death as we take another deer to keep us fed and alive for another year. Don’t get me wrong, deer...


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Mule Deer Hunting in Alberta

I grew up hunting whitetails . I’ve hunted them from South Carolina to Kentucky to South Dakota . Whitetails are my true passion and a captivating animal that I’ve been blessed enough to build my career around. But growing up in the creek and river bottoms of Kentucky, I’ve had...


How to Do a Deer Drive

There are many tactics out there that are effective enough to kill a deer. Some are more reserved tactics. Others are more aggressive methods. Deer drives fall among the latter. And while this approach might not be for everyone, it is preferred by some. If you’re a part of that...


Smoked Venison and Onion Sandwich

We love backstrap. Grilled, roasted, fried, smoked, sous vide, I’ve never found a bad way to eat it. For this recipe, the seasoned backstrap gets smoked on the Traeger Grill over a bed of onions. The onions let off a bit of steam as they cook, flavoring the backstrap while...


Bowhunting High-Country Mule Deer

It’s a unique endeavor calling on accumulated experience to guide you through success outside lucky happenstance. Be that as it may, understanding a few basic principles abbreviates the introduction and makes high-country success more likely. The Location The definition of “high country” differs from region to region, but what I...


Are Mule Deer Getting the Boot from Whitetails?

“Go West” was 19th century publisher Horace Greeley’s advice, and now, more than a century later, it appears North America’s whitetails may be heeding that same advice. The prolific and adaptable species is expanding into areas once the primary domain of the mule deer . And where it’s occurring, there’s...


How to Shoot Uphill and Downhill

The world isn’t flat, as mankind believed before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, nor is it perfectly round — at least from the perspective of bowhunters faced with an important shot at mountain game, or from elevated positions. The Earth’s surface is an irregular juxtaposition of topographical ups and...


Product Review: New Weston Commercial Grinders

We do a lot of grinding around here. From venison to pork; burgers, tacos, sausage, chili, red sauce, the list of stuff to do with ground meat goes on and on. If you are just grinding a deer or two per year, then look at the Weston Realtree Series Grinder...


Dog Treats from the Gut Pile

If this article title piqued your hunter’s curiosity, you likely have a fur buddy or two and are the adventurous, frugal, self-reliant type. After all, a recipe for deer liver brownies isn’t going to make many humans mouth water, but the digestive delight wild game snacks trigger in man’s best...


5 Reasons to Butcher Your Own Deer This Season

If you are a successful deer hunter, you have a decision to make. Do you take your deer to a local processor for the butchering process, or do you do it yourself? While there are several reasons to take it to a processor, lack of time and butchering space being...


Video: Realtree Xtra Multi Weapon Pack by In Sights Hunting

Almost all of my bowhunting for turkeys has been done on foot. Sure, I've spent some time in blinds, but as a run-and-gun type (even with archery tackle) I've enjoyed hunting turkeys – especially fall flocks – covering ground, and trying to get close enough to birds for a good,...


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