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Deer Hunting

  • January 27, 2014

    Super Bowl Snack: Tiger Meat

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    By David Draper

    As you probably have guessed, Tiger Meat is not made with actual tigers. Instead, it’s generally made with raw beef—though I make mine with good quality, fresh venison sirloin. Tiger meat is really popular in the Dakotas as a winter snack, especially in ice shacks, for New Year’s Eve and the Super Bowl. Recipes are protected in communities, and a popular one can make or break a meat locker. According to my friend Chris Hull, who shared his family’s recipe below, lockers in Eureka and Gettysburg, S.D., get long lines of folks when the word gets out that they have a batch coming out onto the shelves. Kessler’s Grocery store in Aberdeen, S.D., has a very popular one as well. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 27, 2014

    Buck Marksman: New Tactical Folding Knife

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    By The Editors

    This new knife from Buck is being marketed as 'tactical' but it could just as easily find its home in a hunter's pack. It has an aluminum handle and a blade of 154CM steel. The most interesting feature on this new knife is the locking system. This system makes the knife very strong and allows it open quickly. It will retail for about $125.

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  • January 25, 2014

    The Whitetail Rut 2013

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    Check out this snapshot from the 2013 rut. Find more deer activity data on the Rut Reporters page.

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  • January 24, 2014

    New Hunting Knife: SOG BladeLight Hunt

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    By The Editors

    This 4-inch drop-point knife from SOG was one of the most innovative products of SHOT Show. It has a stainless steel blade and an injection-molded handle. The most intriguing feature is the six LED lights that give you 90 minutes of burn time. If you've ever found your deer after dark just as your headlamp batteries were dying, you'll fully appreciate the intelligent design of the SOG Bladelight Hunt. 

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  • January 24, 2014

    Announcing the Winner of the Bowtech RPM 360!

    By Dave Hurteau

    What’s that package on your front stoop? That big, rectangular cardboard box? Is that your brand new Bowtech RPM 360, the company’s 2014 flagship, their fastest bow ever, a prize worth a cool grand? Well, let’s find out.

    But first, let me just say that you people are damn good. How good? We threw you nothing but curveballs in this contest; most of you are accustomed to rough-scoring whitetails, but we showed you two blacktails and two muleys (one in velvet) instead. And still, six of you guessed within a half inch of the actual total score—and one of you nailed it, right on the nose. Very impressive.

    And so, speaking of the actual scores, here they are: [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 24, 2014

    Field & Stream's 18 Greatest Deer Stories

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    By The Editors

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  • January 24, 2014

    SOG Zoom: New Assisted-Opening Knife

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    By The Editors

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    It's not a switch blade, but you can definitely open the new SOG Zoom with one hand. The 4-inch, drop-point blade is made of AUS steel and the handle is made of aluminum. The safety is designed to keep the knife from opening in your pocket. It will retail for about $100. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 24, 2014

    Food Fight Friday: Shredded Venison Sandwich vs Venison Heart Pita Sandwich

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    By David Draper

    Meat and bread has been a staple for humans since well before John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, is credited with inventing the concept in the 18th century. Throughout history, hunters have enjoyed this combination in some shape or form, and it’s safe to say it’s one of the most popular ways to enjoy the harvest—as evidenced by this week’s Food Fight. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 23, 2014

    Deer Hunting Gear: My Favorite Vest Gets Bigger and Better

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    By Dave Hurteau

     

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    If you could see my office… There are mounds, heaps, small mountains even, of outdoor clothing that I have either tested or need to test. And once these things are exposed to my personal funk, the companies naturally don't want them back, so things pile up. 

    As I say in the video, despite all these options, what I wear day in and day out always boils down to just handful of garments that I really, really like. It's the surest proof of what truly stands out. 

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  • January 23, 2014

    A Knife Expert on How to Really Sharpen a Blade

    By T. Edward Nickens


    Photos by Travis Rathbone

    I hold the knife in my right hand, thumb on the blade spine. My left thumb guides the edge along a sharpening stone at as close to a 20-degree angle as possible. The screech of diamond dust biting steel is like a door creaking open in a slasher film. I haven't broken such a nervous sweat since Mrs. Evans made me read a story about tarantulas to the entire third-grade class.

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  • January 22, 2014

    Video: Roe Deer vs. Lumberjack

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    By The Editors

    If you can ignore the weird and trippy music, this video is actually pretty funny. A young roe deer stands its ground against what seems to be a would be lumberjack. The LiveLeak post with this video says it was shot in Lithuania. In the end, it looks like the little deer finally runs the guy off. You've got to give credit to the deer for its persistence and credit to the guy for keeping his cool. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 21, 2014

    Veteran Hunter Takes Deer of a Lifetime: Monster 17-Point South Texas Buck

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    By Steve Hill

    For 30 years, Hil Stroup of Austin, Texas, spent more time putting his four sons on big bucks than hunting his own trophy. So this season his family showed their appreciation by giving Stroup a Christmas present he’ll long remember: a hunt on a 20,000-acre south Texas ranch that yielded a giant double-drop tine 17-pointer. This buck topped anything ever shot by Stroup, and nearly cracked the Lone Star State’s top 25 for Boone and Crockett. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 21, 2014

    Q&A With Miss Kansas Theresa Vail, Pt. 1

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    By The Editors

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    Theresa Vail, better known as Miss Kansas, shocked the Miss America pageant last year when she unabashedly proclaimed her love for hunting. We got a chance to sit down with Vail at the 2014 SHOT Show and ask her questions from you, our loyal readers. Here's what she had to say being an attractive woman in the outdoor industry. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 21, 2014

    New Rifle Scope: Nightforce SHV

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    By David E. Petzal

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    Nightforce was able to keep the costs down on its new SHV (Shooter, Hunter, Varminter) by utilizing simpler controls, employing a less complex manufacturing process, and by reducing the overbuilding that goes into their tactical scopes. The SHV will stand up to any kind of sane treatment, but you can’t break rocks with it, or chock truck tires, or beat recalcitrant mules, as you can with the higher-priced Nightforces. [ Read Full Post ]