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Watch: Treestand Hunter Films Giant Gator in Georgia Woods

You never know what you may see when out hunting, but a huge alligator is probably not on the short list of critters you think may pass beneath your stand while deer hunting in the Georgia woods. According to Georgia News Outdoors , a Macon County bowhunter got quite a...


Have Duck Hunting Ethics Truly Declined?

An old saying maintains that no one hates a duck hunter like another duck hunter, and that probably holds more weight nowadays. Many waterfowlers maintain that bad behavior by other folks is ruining the sport, and they blame television, YouTube, marketing, social media or a general moral decline for the...


Southwest Rut Report: Rut Picking up in Arizona, New Mexico, South Texas

Winter is coming but the hunting is heating up in the southern stretches of the Southwest region. With many of the seasons closed or closing soon in Colorado, Utah, and Nevada, it’s time to look elsewhere for more opportunities. I will be headed to northcentral Texas in a few days...


How to Can Deer Meat

For sportsmen across the nation, freezer space comes at a premium. You can walk into the average outdoorsman’s garage and find an ice chest full of big game, waterfowl, and fish. It becomes a game of Jenga when carefully removing a package of elk brats and bag of goose jerky...


Venison Backstrap, Sausage, and Cheese Sliders

Grilled backstrap is good. Really good. Slice that backstrap into a flat portion of meat and add some Realtree sausage from Uncle John’s Pride and strips of sharp cheddar cheese. Then roll it all up and grill it, and it’s out-of-this-world good. We cook this on our Traeger , then...


Northeast Rut Report: Rut Recap, Deer Settling into Late-Season Patterns

Thanksgiving has come and gone and there is much to be grateful for. Some hunters have put plenty of meat in the freezer already, while others still await the opportunity. Deer movement is suggesting we’re settling into patterns that are less related to rut behavior and more to bedding and...


Southeast Rut Report: Peak Rut in Some Areas, Post Rut in Others

Kentucky’s rifle season ended Sunday (Nov. 28), and for some hunters it was the slowest one in recent memory. Many hunters I know of in the western end of the state had trouble seeing deer, and especially mature bucks. Still, there were spurts of good news and activity, and I...


Northwest Rut Report: Peak Breeding Is Coming to a Close and So Is Hunting Season

Thanksgiving in many parts of the Northwest is a time for family and a last-ditch opportunity to fill a deer tag before the season ends. General deer seasons have already closed in most parts of Oregon, Wyoming, and Washington. When the 2021 hunting season wraps, the story many will tell...


Midwest Rut Report: The Rut Is Virtually Over

Last week, we discussed how a little bit of rutting activity remained, but most of that has since concluded. After all, this is the Midwest. Here, the rut is very defined and takes place within a confined window, especially compared with other areas of the country, such as the Southeast...


Red Stag Spotted on Georgia Game Cameras

Those hunting in the region around Augusta, Georgia, may have the opportunity to harvest a large deer not native to the state, or even the country. A red stag has been photographed by a number of trail cameras in that area, and it can be legally killed by a hunter...


How to Beat a Shooting Slump

The drake gadwall hung in the stiff southeast wind, seemingly motionless at 25 yards as its primaries clawed for air to aid an unlikely escape. Meanwhile, I swung my barrel easily through the target and slapped the trigger, confident in the outcome. But a funny thing happened on the way...


Thanksgiving Stuffed Wild Turkey Roll

It’s always nice to serve wild turkey for a Thanksgiving meal, but the super lean meat doesn’t always lend itself to traditional roasting methods. This year, we’ll serve ours rolled around a mushroom stuffing and grilled on our Traeger. To do this, we slice the breast meat to flatten it...


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