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Venison Shooter’s Sandwich

You might have heard of a Shooter’s Sandwich. It's been around for around for a while. First made in England back around 1900, the sandwich was an attempt to make a version of a Beef Wellington that was transportable in a saddle bag. It was a good sandwich that remained...


2022 Northwest Deer Hunting Forecast

Elk, mule deer, black bears and other big game are the most sought-after animals of the Northwest. Whitetails tend to drop down on the list of importance. Still, in the isolated pockets with whitetails, the region cranks out some eye-popping deer hunting opportunities. Although hunters shouldn’t expect Midwest-esque antler sizes,...


Pennsylvania Record Buck Hid in Garage for 60 Years

The days of monster bucks going unnoticed are almost gone. With the advent of hunting magazines, digital outlets and social media, folks talk about big whitetails often — almost always. According to Bob D’Angelo, the Pennsylvania Big Game Scoring Program coordinator, and official Boone & Crockett Club scorer, few top-end...


Prep Your Brain for Opening Day of Bow Season

Many competitive archers and coaches will tell you that the most important elements of shooting a bow well happen in your head. That’s just as true for bowhunters. For Realtree’s David Blanton, a big component of pre-season practice is not just shooting groups of arrows, but shooting a few perfect...


9 Ways to Ruin Your Outfitted Hunt

Outfitted hunts can be very exciting. I’ve done several of them, and most were with salt-of-the-earth folks who respected one another and had a great time. But I’ve shared a couple of camps with chest-thumping types who cussed and drank more than they hunted. It ruined an otherwise great atmosphere...


Dog Defends Family From Mountain Lion in Utah Backyard

Ella, a 7-year-old lab, sustained serious injuries when she took on a mountain lion in her Cedar Hills, Utah, backyard. Ella's owner, Crystal Michaelis, said she was acting strangely alert last Wednesday, July 20, while the kids played in the pool. "She was on point. She’s a hunting dog but...


Old-Fashioned Blackberry Preserves

Summer in many parts of the country means three things: hot weather, bugs, and blackberries. Of the three, I enjoy the last one the most and endure the first two to get it. While blackberry season doesn’t last long, this easy, old-fashioned blackberry preserve recipe allows you to enjoy the...


Safety Precautions for Public Hunting Areas

I have never been an overly cautious hunter and certainly not a paranoid one. But these days, I’m more aware of my surroundings than ever. Crime and drugs are out of control. Runaway inflation and $5 gas have scumbags coming out of the woodwork and looking for opportunities to rip...


Man Bitten by 15-Foot-Long Great White Recounts Attack

A 62-year-old swimmer says the day a 15-foot-long great white shark attacked him in California’s Monterey Bay was both the unluckiest and luckiest day of his life. According to the Los Angeles Times , the attack occurred just before 11 a.m. on June 22 off Lovers Point Beach. Steve Bruemmer...


Punching Match: Slop Fishing Tactics for Giant Bass

Slop. Junk. Grass mats. Whatever you call it, the thickest vegetation in the lake often draws the biggest bass. But heavy cover presents a problem: How in the world do you fish this stuff? Fans of pro bass fishing often watch in awe as the nation’s top anglers take incredible...


Top 5 Things to Know about Brassica Food Plots

If you’ve paid attention to the hunting media in the past decade, you know that brassicas have received a lot of praise. Brassicas are fast-growing annual forages that provide excellent nutrition for deer. When deer catch on to the palatability and attraction of brassicas, few plants can influence a herd...


Giant Spotted Eagle Ray Jumps Into Boat During Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

A woman competing in the 2022 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo was having some bad luck. She hadn’t caught a thing while fishing in the waters off of the Sand Island lighthouse on Friday, July 15, 2022. She had just told her husband she was ready to move to a...


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