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    Tools of the Game Processing Trade

    People like to eat deer. It's a very popular wild game animal with a lot of nutritious value. Plus, it tastes great, too. But to bring it from the timber to the table , you’ll need a few tools, things I call "tools of the game processing trade." Here are...

  • Women and Hunting

    For women and most men too, there's an overwhelming rush and feeling that comes on strong after killing an animal. Both sexes will benefit from these words. My father James was an excellent teacher when it came to all things outdoors. He loved hunting and wanted to share his passion...

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Kicking Bear Youth Camps Introduce Kids to Christ and the Outdoors

I’ve always said I don’t know who or where I’d be if it weren’t for the outdoors. It’s had that big of an impact on my life. And I know I’m not the only one. There are millions of people around the world who have been changed, at least in...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting tactics. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. If you want me to be frank,...


10 Important Takeaways from the 2017 QDMA Convention

If you travel enough, there are certain things you learn to expect when flying with commercial airliners. Rude people. Lost luggage. Terrible aromas. But getting peed on by an overhead bin? That's not one of them. I guess there's a first for that, too. Because it happened on the return...


The Fight Against Feral Hogs Rages On

Hogs. They’re a huge problem not only for agriculture but also for deer and deer hunting, too. I recently attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention where I sat in on a seminar. During that talk, Dr. Glen Gentry with LSU and the Bob R Jones Idlewild Research Station...


6 Little Things That Will Make Big Habitat Improvements

I recently trekked down to New Orleans, Louisiana, where I attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention . It was chocked full of deer facts and good fun yet again. From enlightening seminars to enjoyable social events, this year’s convention was a grand one. One of the events that...


Hunting Pronghorn Antelope on the Prairie

I sat quietly in the back seat of the truck while David Draper, with Cabela’s, and Ann Smith, online editor for NRA publications, talked about the upcoming pronghorn hunt. I had little to say as I couldn’t take my eyes off of the landscape and the multitude of animals that...


Why You Should Plant Fall Food Plots for Deer

There has always been a special coalition between man and the land with which we are briefly entrusted. Whether you’re a row crop farmer in the Midwest or a cattle rancher in Texas, an internal passion burns. Regardless if we own 10,000 acres or lease 100, the opportunity to act...


QDM Cooperatives: The Future of Deer Management on Small Properties

To implement a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program , one initially needs two things — a piece of ground to manage and good reliable information. Originally, QDM was only truly effective on relatively large properties of 1,000 acres or more. However, today, with QDM being both familiar and desirable to...


Realtree Gun Shooting Tips: How to See Better with Your Rifle Scope

Ever wish you could see better through your rifle scope? Read on. Oh Say Can You See It’s a fact that great optics help you see things more clearly. You can study the antlers of a deer hidden in brush, or focus on the chest of a bull elk back...


Pig Hunting in California

Forget all the stereotypes that come to mind when you think of the West Coast. California has some hardcore pig hunters. You could even call it something of a hog-hunting subculture. I learned this on a spring turkey hunt with Chad Wiebe, owner and operator of Oak Stone Outfitters ,...


Food Plot Tip: Planting Egyptian Wheat as a Plot Screen

Food plots have become a big part of deer management and hunting plans throughout the country. Providing additional nutrient-rich food sources for whitetails and other wildlife is both beneficial for them and increases your odds of success come hunting season. And as we’ve covered in previous discussions, planting the right...


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Elk Hunting in the Mountains of Montana

These stunning photos document a 2010 elk hunt in the rugged mountains of Montana.


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