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  • Grilled Backstrap and Fresh Garden Ratatouille Recipe

    When the summer garden starts to produce an abundance of delicious vegetables, it can be hard to find ways to use them all. When a buddy posted a photo of a fresh ratatouille the other day, it made me think about ways to incorporate it with venison. The result is...

  • Deer Hunting Gear: The Field and Stream Product Lineup

    Field & Stream is offering truly innovative and effective products. I’ve been testing many of them for the last 12 months, and let me tell you, they’re holding their own. Here is a very brief look at some of what they’re offering for 2017.

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The Fight Against Feral Hogs Rages On

Hogs. They’re a huge problem not only for agriculture but also for deer and deer hunting, too. I recently attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention where I sat in on a seminar. During that talk, Dr. Glen Gentry with LSU and the Bob R Jones Idlewild Research Station...


6 Little Things That Will Make Big Habitat Improvements

I recently trekked down to New Orleans, Louisiana, where I attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention . It was chocked full of deer facts and good fun yet again. From enlightening seminars to enjoyable social events, this year’s convention was a grand one. One of the events that...


Video Footage Shows Bobcat Killing Dog In Backyard

Welcome to Realblog Week! The Realblog features crazy, interesting and unique outdoor-related stories and events that often make you question everything you know about wildlife and the outdoors. I typically post the Realblog twice a week, but this week, I'm bringing you the best from the Realblog every day! We'll...


Grandma's Old Fashioned Blackberry Dumplings Recipe

When my brother and I were young, we would pick wild blackberries for my grandmothers and my mom in hopes of our favorite dessert, blackberry dumplings. Back then, I hated picking the berries, but I loved the results. These days, I don't mind picking a few gallons of fresh blackberries...


My Test Drive of the Yamaha Kodiak 450

As a member of the outdoor media, I occasionally get to go on some cool adventures. Last week, I got to check out the new Yamaha 2018 Kodiak 450 mid-class 4x4 ATV . And by check out, I mean drive it down rough and rugged trails through Capital State Forest...


Top 5 Waterfowl Hunting Concealment Fails

Fancy calling, slick shooting and masterful decoy spreads mean nothing if ducks and geese see you. Concealment might be the No. 1 key to success at any waterfowling setup. Yet day after day, season after season, you see experienced, well-intentioned hunters stumble horribly when trying to hide. Maybe they underestimate...


Sous Vide Orange-Ginger Mallard Pan Seared in Duck-Fat Recipe

If you have watched a cooking show in the past year or two, you have probably seen someone use the sous vide cooking method. Sous vide cookers work by circulating water over food sealed in a vacuum sealer bag. The moving water gently cooks the food to the set temperature...


Duck Hunting Literature: Separating Fact From Fiction

Waterfowlers love a good read, especially when it involves our passion. Whether we dig deep into stuff by the greats — Buckingham, MacQuarrie, Ruark, Hill and others — or just peruse a hunting story on a local outdoor blog, we enjoy reading about hunting almost as much as going afield...


Watch Amazing Video of Dog Saving Drowning Fawn

You've no doubt heard about dogs jumping into the water to save someone's life. But, have you ever heard of a dog saving another drowning animal? This amazing video shows one special dog doing just that. According to Fox News , Storm the golden retriever was on a walk with...


5 Tips to Help Travel with Hunting Dogs

If you travel with hunting dogs as I do – any canine pet really – portable, cushioned beds are essential. Good food and fresh water, including a collapsible dish, are also mainstays. Over the past 20 years my English setters have put on many road miles with me. They’ve been...


Featured Gun: The Daniel Defense Ambush .308 in Realtree Xtra

The Daniel Defense Ambush .308 in Realtree Xtra is the new benchmark for anyone demanding an accurate, fast-handling, hard-hitting platform capable of taking down any North American big-game animal. Built from the ground up, this rifle has been engineered to help you harvest that trophy with the precision and dependability...


Food Plot Tip: Planting Egyptian Wheat as a Plot Screen

Food plots have become a big part of deer management and hunting plans throughout the country. Providing additional nutrient-rich food sources for whitetails and other wildlife is both beneficial for them and increases your odds of success come hunting season. And as we’ve covered in previous discussions, planting the right...


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