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  • Shagbark Hickory Syrup Recipe

    Mention hickory trees in relation to food, and most folks automatically think of hickory smoke on low and slow barbecued meat. Or maybe they think of hickory nuts with their sweet meat that is a perfect snack by itself or blended into pies or baked goods. But great barbecue and...

  • Mailman Befriends Infamous Crow That Used to Attack Him

    They started off as enemies. Canuck the crow, known for his bold and aggressive behavior around the Vancouver area, used to attack the local mailman during his mail runs. Tyler McLeod, the mail carrier for Canada Post, told CTV News , “I would walk up the stairs, and he would...

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Top 5 May Turkey Hunting States

Southern turkey hunters get an early start on the rest of the country, often beginning their spring season in March. Up north, chances are snow still covers the ground. Gobbler chasing often doesn't begin until late April or early May. In other parts of the country, it starts early enough,...


How Bad Luck Can Ruin Your Waterfowl Hunt

Waterfowlers prepare fanatically for the season and individual hunts. We repaint decoys, check lines and repair blinds. We make sure our boat batteries are charged and trouble-shoot motor problems. We shoot frequently to hone our eyes. And we scout like fiends, noting bird numbers, location and movements. Before the first...


Coyote, Hog and Turkey Hunting

I've had coyote and hog encounters on turkey hunts around the country (and closer to home). As for many, sometimes it ruins the hunt. Other times, it becomes the hunt – or part of it. Texas. A bright-eyed but toothsome head popped up in range where we thought a turkey...


Wild Turkey, Sausage and Potato Dutch Oven Recipe

This is one of our favorite one-pot camp recipes. Wild turkey breast slowly simmers in the Dutch oven with spicy andouille sausage and fingerling potatoes while you kick back and relax. I like to do some of the prep work at home by cutting up the turkey and sausage and...


20 Tips for Blood Trailing Deer

Blood trailing isn’t just a skill. It’s an art. It takes years of practice and a lot of blood trails to gain the experience it takes to become proficient. To accomplish this, don’t just blood trail your own deer. Help other people blood trail theirs, too. This will increase your...


ScoutLook Hunting App Offers New Property Line Feature

I’m still a fairly young man; but those who know me call me an old soul. I like new-school, hi-tech bowhunting equipment; but I take just as much enjoyment from shooting a recurve. Call me conflicted. Call me whatever you want. But I love it all — both tactics that...


8 Types of Deer Crossings You Should Hunt

Some say work hard. Others say work smart. I say do both. And when it comes to hunting whitetails, both are important ingredients for success. Which leads me to one of the most important tactics known to bowhunters — hunting near deer crossings (or pinch-points). These are key to hunting...


The Toughest Duck: Which Bird is the Baddest?

Waterfowlers love to talk about physically “tough” ducks — birds that shake off seemingly lethal charges of shot in the air or on water and then dive or swim to escape. The idea is a bit misleading, I think, because hunters are often responsible for creating seemingly rugged birds. Poor...


Turkey Hunting: Give Your Buddy a Deer Shed Today

"Hey, there's a shed!" said Realtree.com deer man Josh Honeycutt as we turkey hunted his Kentucky home ground this past weekend. Let's back up a bit. This was a first. Not the shed find. I'd seen plenty of those. I'd made many. The first? It's always me who gives the...


Watch Family Rescue Dog from Mountain Lion

A boxer mix named Maeby is one lucky pup after escaping the claws of a hungry mountain lion last week with the help of her family. The 3-year-old dog went outside the family home in Nederland, Colorado, when it ran into a mountain lion. "The mountain lion jumped out and...


Venison and Sweet Potato Stir Fry Recipe

Stir fry recipes are perfect for busy weeknights when time is at a premium. This one combines thinly sliced venison with sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and green beans for a full meal that the entire family will love. The most time-consuming portion of this recipe is slicing the sweet potato into...


Freak Waterfowl Accident: Lightning Kills Geese

Folks casually use the expression “lightning strikes” when describing chance events. But unfortunately for some waterfowl , lightning sometimes actually strikes — with fatal results. According to an April 8 article by Nate Eaton at EastIdahoNews.com , more than 100 light geese were killed April 7 and fell into a...


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