Archive for whitetails

Venison Pizza

Just about everyone loves a good pizza. Make yours stand out by working in another favorite—venison.

December 10, 2012

Are Whitetail Populations Destined to Decline?

Deer populations are down by about 2.8 million since 2008. Some biologists are alarmed by this, while others believe it’s natural and healthy for the overall herd.

December 05, 2012

Rattle Deer the Right Way

Try rattling to take your next whitetail.

December 03, 2012

Late Rut Options

Not all of the hottest whitetail action takes place in November. In several places across the whitetail's southern range, the best rut hunts fall in January.

November 27, 2012

From the Cookbook: Venison Meatloaf

It's a good time of year to settle down at the dinner table and enjoy a warm, hearty meal—and meatloaf is a dish that fits the bill perfectly.

November 15, 2012

Starting From Scratch

You’ve got access to a promising new piece of ground. Before you bungle it with your boots, learn big buck hunting’s No 1. strategy.

November 13, 2012

Going to the Dogs

There are many advantages to running dogs for deer, but there are also some issues.

November 06, 2012

Episode 10: Wind Speed

Episode 10: Wind Speed

November 02, 2012

Eight Ways to Ruin Hunting

Don’t be a goon. Avoid situations that make all hunters look bad.

November 01, 2012

From the Cookbook: Venison Lasagna

Anything can stand to have a little wild game added to it, especially when the game is venison. Try this latest recipe from the NRA Members' Wild Game Cookbook.

November 01, 2012

Blood-Tracking Dogs

When done properly, blood-tracking can be an extremely useful conservation tool. 30 states allow some form of it. So how do you get started? Ron Spomer explains.

October 31, 2012

The New Bang for the Buck

Never hunted with an AR-15 rifle? Try it, you’ll like it. The author did.

October 31, 2012

Deer Don't Like Windows

Whether you attribute it to a shrinking habitat, illness or just sheer dumb luck, this is an absolute: Deer don't like windows. Here are five stories of out-of-place whitetails smashing glass from the last week alone.

October 26, 2012

The Six Guys You Meet in Deer Camp

There's not just one stereotypical whitetail hunter—it's more like six. Have you met them all? Read on and find out.

October 22, 2012

Field Judging Whitetails

By Bob Robb

Before you pull the trigger or release an arrow, do you know how to field judge a whitetail deer’s antlers? Those who hunt simply to fill the freezer, this is not really an issue. But for those who are hoping to shoot a buck with antlers that meet or exceed a certain numeric score, more often than not, overestimate the size of the antlers, leading to that common malady known as “ground shrinkage.”

October 22, 2012