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Garlic-Butter Backstrap and Mushrooms

Whenever we trim up an entire backstrap (sometimes we freeze them whole) for a recipe like these competition-style backstrap steaks , there are always a few bits and pieces left that are too small for steaks. We save these for quick and easy recipes like this backstrap with mushrooms in...


10 Ways to Sound Better on a Friction Call

Mouth turkey calls are fun to yak on. So much so that most hunters yelp way too much and way too loud on a diaphragm. I’ll go out on a gobbler’s roost limb and say this: If we would keep our mouths shut and run a mix of box, slate,...


Turkey Hunting the Evening Shift

The afternoon doesn’t get much attention from hunters or turkeys. Birds hunker low in secluded places to while away the midday. Hunters take siestas to catch up on lost winks, or maybe work in the yard, around the house or at their job. But if your daylight and midmorning sessions...


Shark Bites Kentucky Teen on Vacation in Gulf Shores

A Kentucky teen says he’s lucky to still have his foot, and perhaps even his life, after he was bitten by a shark while vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Blake Berry, 17, said doctors told him the shark bite missed a major artery by a fraction of an inch. “It...


Is Your Deer Bait Killing Turkeys?

Turkey numbers are down right now, and that’s no secret. The most troubling declines are in the Southeast, where some measures of poult recruitment show that hens aren’t making enough little turkeys in the spring to keep flock numbers stable. In Georgia, for example, hens were producing an average of...


Competition-Style Grilled Backstrap

I’m a big steak fan. From hunting camps to roadside diners to fancy restaurants with wine lists longer than my camp kitchen packing list, I’ve had some great steaks over the years. But some of the best steak I’ve ever eaten was standing in the White Bread BBQ team’s driveway...


Utah Division of Wildlife Resources To Auction Off Antlers, Fur, and Hunting Equipment

If antlers, furs, and hunting equipment are your thing, and we bet they are, you’ll want to check out the upcoming auction hosted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR). On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the UDWR will be auctioning off hundreds of antlers and furs, as well as...


Strut Report: Turkeys Firing Off in Midwest, Plains States

I mentored two boys during Wisconsin’s youth hunt last Saturday. While I expected the wintery, blustery conditions would stifle gobbling and strutting, they didn’t at all. Both toms the boys bagged gave us the full show. The first one, roosted alone more than 650 yards away across a paved road,...


Strut Report: Expect the South's Best Turkey Hunting in the Next Week

One step too far and that big, fat longbeard hit the deck, all but disappearing in a field of relatively short grass. Its red head turned a pale pink, and its snood shriveled to nothing. Two beady eyes peered from behind thin blades of grass. We waited to see who’d...


Lemon Herb Grilled Wild Turkey Breast

One of my favorite ways to cook wild turkey breast is on the grill. This simple marinade is a great way to add some zip to your next wild turkey meal and prevent the meat from drying out as it cooks. The fresh flavor of lemon paired with dried herbs...


CWD in Alabama and the Cheapest States for Deer Hunting

How Long Do Deer Live? Researchers in Pennsylvania looked back at their 20 years of data from capturing, collaring, and tracking wild deer, and found that if a buck survives to his first birthday, on average he will live another one to two years. If a doe survives her first...


The Box Call Is the Deadliest Turkey Yelper You’re Not Using

I learned to call turkeys with a Lynch’s Foolproof, a one-sided box call that has been in production for 80 years and is still made today. I got mine for Christmas about 28 years ago. It was an easy call to use, and it would make turkeys gobble so reliably...


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