It was opening weekend of firearm deer season in Minnesota, and I was out deer hunting for the first time. I was beyond excited and planned to sit out in the stand all day, rain or shine, regardless of whether I saw anything. The problem was, “rain or shine” didn’t account for wet, driving snow.
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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
Deer hunters love the rut. It’s that brief window when bucks abandon their timorousness and boldly fixate on one thing: does. It is a time of action, where bucks are on the move throughout the day. They chase does by stands, come in hot to rattling antlers and grunt calls, and march proudly by trail
There is an allure to the mountains. A siren call that draws us to gaze up at their towering magnificence with desire. The Adirondacks, the Appalachians, the Rockies…just saying the names of these majestic ranges sparks something within us all. We wish to climb them, to explore them, to immerse ourselves in their rugged beauty
These days, no matter which way the wind is blowing, civil discussions between two parties always seem escalate to bloody, knock-down, drag-out fights in the street. The hunting community is far from immune to this, but few topics will get us foaming at the mouth quite like this classic: Is caliber or accurate shooting more
As the dog days of summer slowly wind to a close and those first early frosts delicately lie upon blades of long grass, I start to feel the itch. As soon as I feel that little tickling between my shoulders, I grab my bow and head out into the cool mornings and warm afternoons of