Big Game

Pages


12 Reasons Why Your Venison Tastes Like Hell

I’m often amazed at the people, deer hunters included, who tell me they just don’t like venison. That statement is usually followed by a qualifier: it’s tough; it’s gamy; it’s dry. And so on. I’ve eaten a lot of good deer meat. But I’ve eaten some really bad deer meat,...


Video Shows Black Bear Waking Man From Poolside Nap

A Greenfield, Massachusetts, man just wanted a peaceful nap by the pool, but a curious black bear gave him quite the shock instead. A Ring home security camera caught the moment the bear walked into Matt Bete’s backyard. It appeared to drink from the pool before walking up to the...


Rangers Euthanize Smoky Mountain Bear Discovered Scavenging Human Remains

For the second time since 2019, rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) have euthanized a bear for scavenging human remains. According to 10 News , hikers stumbled upon an unoccupied tent at a campsite near the remote Hazel Creek Trail in North Carolina last Friday, Sept. 11...


Gallery
10 Giant Public-Land Bucks

If walking 3 miles deep into a big chunk of ground, killing a stud so far away from civilization you can’t hear a car horn, and dragging it all the way back to the truck doesn’t sound appealing, this isn’t for you. But public-land deer hunting is the hot topic...


Video Footage: Bear Repeatedly Enters Lake Tahoe Gas Station, Customer Smacks It on the Butt

Surveillance footage shows a number of dangerous close encounters between a large black bear and people at a Lake Tahoe gas station. Footage taken on Aug. 30 and shared by CBS Sacramento shows a bear lying on the Kings Beach Chevron convenience store floor devouring candy and crackers for approximately...


South Texas Ranch Owners Sue Seller and Real Estate Broker Over Subpar Deer Herd

Rosita Creek Ranch in Eagle Pass, Texas, was advertised as a “true sportsman’s paradise.” The 7,000-acre property, with an asking price of approximately $14.5 million, features four large lakes for waterfowl hunting and fishing and is home to blackbuck antelope and other South Texas critters, but the buyers say it...


New Missouri GPS Study to Track Turkey Poult Mortality

Wild turkey locations and movements are a mystery, adding to the bird’s appeal. As a result, biologists rely heavily on telemetry technology to understand the dynamics of wild turkey breeding, brooding, and mortality factors. Their conservation efforts ultimately benefit both the bird itself — and those of us who love...


It’s Hot. You Shot a Deer. Now What?

If you’re not bowhunting already, you will be in a few weeks, and chances are the September or early October weather will be warm to downright hot. Whether you shoot a doe or a 150-inch buck, it is both your ethical and legal obligation to properly care for the meat...


Watch Three Cubs Ride Mama Bear’s Back Across Wisconsin Lake

Boaters in northern Wisconsin caught remarkable video footage of a mama bear carrying three cubs on her back as she swam from one side of the Chippewa Flowage to the other. CBS 58 reports Dan and Nelda Powers, along with Bluford and Helen Fitch, witnessed the amazing sight in Couderay,...


5 Tips for Better Crossbow Hunting

My guess is there’ll be a bunch of crossbow hunters in the woods this fall. Interest in hunting is on the general upswing, many states have relaxed their crossbow regulations, and there are more crossbows than ever on the market to suit all budgets. I grow tired of people comparing...


Woman Killed by Black Bear While on the Phone With Her Father

Stephanie Blais, 44, was talking on the phone with her father when she was attacked and killed by a black bear in a remote fly-in camp in Canada. CBC News reports Blais was attacked at her family cabin on McKie Lake in Saskatchewan. Blais had used a satellite phone to...


Realtree Turkey Hunting News – August 2020 Edition

When we turkey hunters talk these days, the spring kill, hatch reports, and season regulation changes are in the mix … and other stuff only gobbler chasers like us love. Sooner State Changes The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) has executed changes to wild turkey bag limits. The reason?...


Pages