Tag: hunting

Improve your odds by preparing for the cold

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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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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It’s Getting Hot In Here: How The Extreme Summer Heat Will Affect Hunting Season

When we say the hunting is going to be hot, we generally mean that it’s going to be a prime season when the animals are moving, and our chances of success are greatly increased. However, it seems that in 2021 saying that the hunting is going to be hot, it’s a reference to the sweltering

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TUP Podcast Episode 17: We didn’t die!

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TUP Podcast Episode 17: We didn't die!
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After a prolonged hiatus from podcasting, Editor-in-chief Nate Granzow and TUP Founder Karl Hylle return to reflect on their epic/memorable/nearly deadly 2020 backcountry elk and bear hunt in the inhospitable mountains of Colorado. From freezing weather to back injuries and sore feet, few things went right, but they survived to tell the tale. They also

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