Category: Tradition

The Meat Sweats: How to Roast A Whole Deer

How To Roast A Whole Deer Perhaps the most satisfying aspects of being a hunter is sharing the bounty of your time in the field with others – divvying up the meat from the harvest with friends and family and sharing in your good fortune by handing out small freezer wrapped packages to the ones

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The Ethics of Trophy Hunting

Tips from a hunting guide: How to get the most from your guided hunt

In a 2014 survey designed to understand the perceptions of the general US population toward hunting, administered by Lightspeed GMI, a global market research firm, 87% of respondents indicated it was acceptable to hunt for food, but only 37% indicated it was acceptable to hunt for a trophy. In response to this, much of the

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The Good Stuff: Rendering And Using Bear Grease

Bagging a black bear: Tips for taking the toughest game

Humans tend to be a forgetful species. Our constant need for advancement has us continuously creating new technologies that we feel make our lives easier and more convenient. Yet many of these things we have set aside in favor of “innovation” are not gone but are simply outside of the vision of the masses, hidden

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Our hunting culture is threatening the future of the sport

Our hunting culture is threatening the future of the sport

Being a hunter is about accepting certain realities. The fact is, we set out into the fields, forests, and mountains to take the life of an animal, plain and simple. We do this not out of some perverse bloodlust, but rather because we choose a lifestyle that keeps us connected with the land. We choose

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The hunting spirit: Believing in something more

The hunting spirit: Believing in something more

In the moments after a successful hunt, when approaching a downed animal, we all—consciously or not—take a small moment to give thanks. Whether it’s to God or the spirit of the fallen animal itself, we feel compelled to send a small prayer of gratitude out into the astral plane. It’s a compulsion as old as

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A time-honored recipe for tag soup

A time-honored recipe for tag soup

Tag soup, as it’s known in the hunting community, is what a hunter is left ruefully sipping on instead of savoring a choice piece of backstrap or turkey leg when they fail to fill their tag. It’s a common recipe, served frequently at the end of most hunting seasons. Although tag soup has gotten a

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