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  • First Responders Cut Dead Bear's Head Off to Free Man From Its Grasp

    You've heard stories from bear-attack survivors before, but I bet you've never heard one like this. While walking his dogs, a New Mexico man was attacked by an aggressive black bear, which clamped its jaw around his leg. And, it stayed that way even after the man killed the bear...

  • Did You Know Spotted Skunks Do This?

    Did you know that spotted skunks stand on their hands and dance around when they feel threatened? One spotted skunk was caught on camera displaying this behavior last week. According to the Smithsonian website , the spotted skunk has anal scent glands that can emit a foul-smelling spray just like...

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Hard Cider-Braised Squirrel and Mushrooms Recipe

Here in Kentucky, squirrel season is just around the corner. Potroast and I will be out on our traditional opening-morning hunt. Should our hunt be successful, this recipe for Hard Cider-Braised Squirrel and Mushrooms will be one of the first we cook. Acorn-fed squirrels are woodsy and rich, with just...


What Your Waterfowl Hunting Journal Should Reveal

Waterfowl hunting journals let us relive our days afield, reveling in previous success, laughing at past folly and mentally transporting us to treasured places. But if that’s all they accomplish, we might have missed a great opportunity. A complete waterfowl journal should document the facts and circumstances behind every hunt,...


Crispy Buffalo-Style Catfish Sandwich with Slaw and Blue Cheese Recipe

Buffalo sauce coats crispy fried catfish fillets in this crowd-pleasing recipe. A bit of Cajun spice in the catfish dredge pairs nicely with the spicy sauce. Top the fish with a serving of creamy cole slaw to cool things back down. For even more flavor, we like to sprinkle on...


5 Reasons Why Selective Doe Harvest Is Important

Antlerless harvests are a hot topic every year. Some say take a bunch of does. Others say you shouldn’t take any. Some question what’s right for their area. The truth is, the answer will be different from location to location. What’s right for one place may not be right for...


11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...


The 5 Stages of Duck Season

We can feel it. Duck season approaches, and our long national nightmare will soon pass. When that opening bell rings, life will take a familiar turn : early mornings, chilly boat rides, brilliant sunrises, muddy dogs and fresh protein. Yet even during duck season, nothing stays the same. Instead, we...


Try Hunting Fall Turkeys This Season

Haven’t tried this “second season” turkey hunting tradition? It's legal in 42 states around the country. Not yours? Road trip? Here's why you should . . . 1. Scouting Deer It will help you scout for deer firearms season, which often arrives later than fall turkey dates. 2. Improve Skills...


Rabid Beaver Attacks Father and Daughter

A father and his daughter had planned to enjoy a nice day kayaking with their dog. But a rabid beaver turned that trip into a nightmare. According to CBS News , Dan Wherley and his 7-year-old daughter Layla were kayaking last Sunday when things took an ugly turn. A large...


Buck Commander's Luke Bryan Gets a Bad Case of Buck Fever

Deer hunting is full of highs and lows. This is a great example of what it's like when things go right. Watch as Buck Commander's Luke Bryan tags a giant buck and expresses how much he enjoys the hunt. Don't Miss: The 8 Easiest Mature Buck Personalities to Hunt Are...


Slow Motion Playback of Bowhunter Missing Big Buck

Missing a deer is never fun. But if you hunt long enough, it'll happen. Hunt even longer and it'll happen repeatedly. That's part of it. So check out this miss from " Backwoods Life " and see it happen in slow motion. Don't Miss: 7 Bad Archery Shots Not to...


Muzzleloader Misfires During Snowy Deer Hunt

Misfires aren't necessarily common in the muzzleloader world. But they do happen. Check out this excerpt from a Kevin Knighton "Backwoods Life" deer hunt where a misfire cost them a deer. Don't Miss: Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your...


Chinese Egg Drop Soup with Crappie Recipe

Egg drop soup is always a family favorite at our local Chinese restaurant. I really enjoy it with shrimp or other seafood. Since the soup is so easy to make at home, we started experimenting around with recipes that included some of our local panfish. This version includes crappie fillets,...


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