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Video: Black Bear Takes Down Wild Hog in the Smoky Mountains

Some visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park got quite a show on Tuesday as they watched a black bear take down a wild hog right off the side of the road. According to WATE 6 On Your Side , Philip Talbot and his friend were driving down U.S...


How to Tag a Gobbler When You Have No Time

Turkey hunting is often about having a boatload of insight on bird behavior — and especially when you time it right, to put that insight into action. Talk It Up “Mr. Johnson, those turkeys giving you a hard time with the farm work?” “Ha, don’t you know it. Can’t get...


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The 10 Toughest Game Animals in North America

Is there really such a thing as a “tough” game animal? After all, a bullet or arrow through the vitals will do the job on anything, from squirrels to elephants, right? That’s true. But equally true is that some critters, due to the size of their vitals, thickness of hide,...


Venison and Pork Kielbasa

Kielbasa in Polish means “sausage,” and this venison and pork version is one of the most versatile sausages we make. We smoke it and eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and as an ingredient in numerous other recipes. For most sausages, I like about a 70-to-30 ratio of lean...


80-Year-Old Retired Nurse Shoots Buck from Kitchen Window, and More Deer Hunting News

The Best Hunting Story of Last Season Virginia Luce, 80, recently retired after working 25 years as a nurse. She and her 83-year-old husband live and hunt on their 80-acre Texas spread. “I do all my hunting from the house now,” she told the Dallas Morning News. “My kitchen is...


Favorite Turkey Decoy Setups of the Pros

Jake and hen decoys? Strutter and breeder? Full flock? Even with hyper-realistic fakes in your arsenal, you still need to adjust your tactics to the time of the season and how turkeys are behaving. The truth is, sometimes decoys work. Sometimes not. Why do realistic decoys fail? Often, it’s a...


Dashcam Captures Deer Herd Jumping Over Car

According to State Farm , there are about 1.5 million car collisions involving deer each year that kill approximately 200 Americans, cause more than 10,000 personal injuries, and result in $1 billion in vehicle damage . For this reason, it’s a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for deer...


Spicy Fried Rabbit with Cajun Honey Drizzle

There is something about spicy, crispy fried food and a sweet, spicy drizzle that just works. The popularity of hot chicken and waffles is proof. You can find it on menus all across the country now. That same combo works for rabbit as well. We love to fry up rabbit...


How to Make a Wingbone Turkey Yelper

OK, you’ve got a wild turkey in hand. That was the hard part. To build a wingbone yelper, find where the bird’s wing joint and body meet. Remove the wing from the turkey by twisting and cutting it free from the socket joint. Do this with both wings. Be careful...


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How to Skin and Prepare a Rattlesnake for the Table

Let me start with a caveat. I hate killing snakes — even the venomous species. I can’t count the times I’ve shared a western Kentucky fishing hole with a cottonmouth, or a woodlot of squirrels with a copperhead. As long as I see them first, it’s all good. Still, venomous...


Cajun Crawfish Cornbread

It’s crawfish season down South. I love a good boil as much as anyone, but I also enjoy using peeled crawfish tails in other recipes. This cornbread is our take on a popular Mexican version of the dish but features Cajun flavors and crawfish tail meat. It’s quick and easy...


7 Best Land Improvements for Wild Turkeys

The average turkey hunter would probably be shocked at how few mature gobblers their land produces each year. World-renowned turkey researcher Michael Chamberlain explains it like this: “Let’s say you have 100 hens in your population. “80 of them attempt a nest — not all do. “Around 20% hatch at...


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