Hunting > Whitetails

Game-Day Substitutions

Here are some of Georgia Pellegrini's favorite go-to recipes from across the web that incorporate wild game into the menu, both as main course options and simple finger food for game day.

November 04, 2013

From The Cookbook: Toothsome Tenders

Everyone loves chicken tenders, but have you ever tried wild-game meat tenders? Check out the latest recipe from the NRA Member's Wild Game Cookbook, Second Edition.

October 31, 2013

Member's Hunt: The Legend of the Bell Buck

NRA member Jim Izzo was hunting bucks in western Montana with Big Salmon Outfitters when he encountered a buck that will forever 'ring' in his memory.

October 29, 2013

Deer in the Long Grass

Pockets of plum hold prairie mule deer and whitetails—a few little ones. For more bucks and big antlers, look in the grass.

October 29, 2013

Hunt Bucks as Individuals

Using his personal property as a laboratory to study individual buck behavior, the author has made some eye-popping discoveries. Even if the area you hunt is nothing like his, his findings might help you better understand your quarry.

October 29, 2013

Deer Hunting: When to Get Aggressive

When the rut is in full swing and the bucks are moving that doesn't mean it's time to sit in your stand and passively wait. Use these tips to help you get aggressive with bucks this season.

October 29, 2013

Thieves Want Your Taxidermy

Not so very long ago Jeff Foxworthy might have joked, “If you’re more worried about your deer heads being stolen than your credit cards … you might be a redneck.” But over the last decade a couple of high-profile thefts of big deer have given the worry some validity.

October 21, 2013

Six Generations of Deer Camp Traditions

Nothing says tradition like deer camp. Just ask this old-timer whose hunting party now spans six generations of family and friends ... and sometimes deer. 

October 20, 2013

Five Rut Revelations

After 25 years of hunting every day of the rut, Bill Winke found that keeping it simple is the key. Use these five hard-won tips to fill your tag this fall.

October 17, 2013

Member's Hunt: The Brawl in the Fall

A brawl between two bucks is something that most hunters only dream of. NRA member David Trimble got to witness two mature bucks fighting, but would he get a shot at one?

October 15, 2013

On the Whitetail Clock

Whether we’re hunting the rut or keying on food sources, most deer hunters have a favorite day and magical hour for besting big bucks. What’s yours?

October 14, 2013

The Ultimate October Playbook

This month presents opportunities for a bowhunter or early-season muzzleloader hunter—if you don’t mess up first. Here’s how to score before the rut arrives.

October 03, 2013

Reading Rubs in Pre-Rut

A decade-long study of rubs done by Dr. Bryan Kinkel on a 488-acre property in Tennesee sheds some light on buck behavior to help plan your fall setup.

September 24, 2013

From The Cookbook: Quick Venison Stew

This Quick Venison Stew recipe from the NRA Member's Wild Game Cookbook, Second Edition is a great option for someone who wants to dip their toes back into a cold-weather favorite quickly and easily.

September 19, 2013

Hunting From the Ground

Although treestand hunting is often preferred, there are some unique advantages to hunting a ground blind. Field Editor Bill Winke looks at some of the situations where ground blinds are best.

September 10, 2013