Archive for whitetails

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

Decoy a Buck

Poor decoy placement can spook a whitetail. Looking for some advice? Try this tips from Frank Miniter.

October 19, 2012

From the Cookbook: Big Buck Chili

Temperatures are dropping, and that calls for a hearty meal. This venison chili recipe from the NRA Members' Wild Game Cookbook fits the bill.

October 18, 2012

Episode 8: Cold Fronts

Episode 8: Cold Fronts

October 17, 2012

Five Regional Wild Game Dishes

Recipes and cooking styles differ throughout the United States, and wild game isn't an exception. Here are five regional dishes you can infuse with game meat.

October 17, 2012

Buck Fever

It's unlikely that anything stirs more hunters across America than the opening day of whitetail deer season—a day that leaves many with "buck fever."

October 16, 2012

Chicago-Style Venison Sandwich

Want to give one of the Windy City's famous sandwiches a wild-game kick? Try this recipe from Georgia Pellegrini.

October 10, 2012

Best Deer Hunting Days

Here are your best days to hunt whitetails in 2012.

October 04, 2012

Beating the October Lull

Many hunters struggle to find bucks in October. That doesn't have to be the case, as Frank Miniter makes plain in his four simple tips to beating the October lull.

October 01, 2012

Bargain Deer Hunts

It's not too late to score on the whitetail hunt of your dreams—and you might be able to get it for far less money than you ever imagined.

September 28, 2012

Nebraska Whitetails Rising

Nebraska uses the whitetail deer as a state symbol for good reason, as the author shares just how good trophy deer hunting has become in this Great Plains state.

September 25, 2012