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  • Police Shoot Mountain Lion That Killed Pets, Charged Officers

    Residents in a Fontana, California, neighborhood can finally breathe a sigh of relief thanks to quick-acting officers who shot and killed a mountain lion responsible for killing pets in the area. Homeowner Yvonne Martin spotted a mountain lion sleeping behind a bush in her backyard and called the Fontana police...

  • Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Backstrap Recipe

    I have tried backstrap prepared just about every imaginable way, including raw. I loved just about all of them. But this recipe ranks way up on my favorites list. It combines the flavor of a Philly Cheesesteak with grilled backstrap. How could you get much better? To stuff and roll...

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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...


My Sunsets

OK, I know these aren't actually my sunsets, after all, who can truly claim a sunset? But the photos are mine and so are the memories tied to each one. I treasure these images, not just because they're beautiful, but because of how they make me feel when I think...


Grilled Backstrap with Romesco Sauce Recipe

Romesco is a popular sauce in Northern Spain. Made from roasted peppers, a bit of tomato, nuts, spices and olive oil, it is perfect on everything from fish to red meat. It even makes a good dip for toast squares or roasted vegetables. The sauce can be made up to...


Top 7 Goose Hunting States by Species

Goose hunting seems to have exploded across the country. From great honker hunts in the Midwest and East Coast to light-goose mania in the Central Flyway and even specks down South, opportunity abounds. When you see so many flags, field blinds and full-bodies across the nation, it makes you wonder...


Venison- and Sausage-Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

Make use of those summertime poblano peppers with this venison appetizer recipe. The stuffing is ground venison, pork sausage, refried beans, melted cheese and southwest seasoning. The mixture gets stuffed into halved and hollowed poblanos, then topped with a bit more cheese before getting smoked on the Traeger. Serve them...


7 Things to Know About Buck Home Ranges

Deer are very tough critters to figure out. But the very foundation of figuring out how to kill one is determining where they live. Once you know where they bed, feed and water, the rest is knowing when to hunt and when not to and waiting on the right conditions...


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...


Gallery: Buck Beds Down in Scrape

Scrapes are a magical part of deer hunting. As hunters, we get excited when we see one. It gets our adrenaline and blood pumping. That’s par for the course. What isn’t par (at least generally speaking)? Killing a deer over a scrape, let alone witnessing a deer bed down in...


Bob Hautman Wins 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

A familiar name and bird will appear on the 2018-’19 federal duck stamp. On Sept. 18, Minnesota artist Bob Hautman won the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His acrylic painting of a pair of mallards will appear on the 2018-2019 Federal Migratory...


5 Fall Turkey Hunts for Your Busy Schedule

Time is at a premium for many turkey hunters. Still, you miss hearing birds waking up on the roost, then drawing closer and closer to your setup after fly-down time. You need to hunt. Try these five tactics for your busy schedule and tag a bird this fall. 1. Hunt...


3 Reasons to Shoot a Legal Fall Turkey Hen

Fall turkey hunting is available in 42 states and a number of Canadian provinces. Often, either-sex birds are legal to shoot. Always check your regulations to be sure. That said, there are common points of discussion when it comes to killing legal fall hens, juvenile or adult. Reasons why you...


7 Kinds of Wild Turkeys You Can Hunt This Fall

If fall turkey hunting is open in your state (it is in 42 of them and some Canadian provinces as well), your chance at interacting with different kinds of autumn gobblers and hens is likely. In the end, as either-sex fall hunts go, you choose which one will wear a...


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