Smoked Venison Meatloaf Recipe

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Everyone needs a little comfort food from time to time, and meatloaf definitely fits the bill. This recipe gives this home-grown classic a hunter’s twist by using ground venison and by baking it in a cast-iron loaf pan on the smoker. If you don’t have a cast iron loaf pan, you can […]

It’s a Fake! Decoying Deer For Hunting Success

By: Daphane Cassidy

I have a love/hate relationship with deer decoys – but the more I understand where and when to use them, the more I love them. By Bob Robb Back in the Dark Ages of whitetail hunting, before food plots and sophisticated trail cameras and quality deer management and YouTube videos and a plethora of hunting […]

Understanding The Basics of Ballistics | Firearm Science

By: Daphane Cassidy

Ballistics: The science of the motion of projectiles, such as bullets or pellets. Whether you’re hunting or practicing with a firearm, there are several things you can see and control, like where your muzzle’s pointing, if the safety is on, and if the gun is loaded. But there are some very important things happening that […]

Elk Backstrap Steak Diane Recipe

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Steak Diane is one of those classic recipes that was all the rage at upscale restaurants back in the 1950s and ’60s. The classic presentation used brandy, and the pan sauce was often flamed tableside for a presentation with flair. Luckily, after falling out of style for a few decades, the dish […]

Hot-Weather Big-Game Meat Care

By: Daphane Cassidy

Cooling your meat down, both internally and externally, is the key to the finest-tasting wild game possible. By Bob Robb Growing up in coastal southern California, our deer season in the massive “A” zone opened the second weekend in August and lasted six weeks. Where I hunted for years, the daytime temperatures routinely soared into […]

Pre-Season Scouting for Northern Fall Black Bears

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Phil Massaro The black bear, Ursus americanus, is a favorite big-game animal, and with population numbers increasing each year, the opportunity to hunt one is better than ever. They are shy animals yet will make an appearance in populated areas to attack unwary bird feeders and garbage cans with vigor. A bear is an […]

The All-American Pronghorn

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Bob Robb We found the Antelope shy and watchful insofar as we were unable to get a shot at them. I got within about 200 paces of them when they smelt me and fled … The antelopes which had disappeared into a steep ravine now appeared at a distance of about three miles. So […]

+ONE Gains Traction with Industry Conservation Partners

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Josh Honeycutt It’s no secret, our hunting heritage is in trouble. According to the National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, for most of the past decade, hunter numbers have declined significantly. Fortunately, there are many organizations working to help reverse this detrimental trend—and who have taken the message of NSSF’s +ONESM Movement […]

Hunting High-Country Mule Deer

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Bob Robb It had been a long, long week. I’d backpacked several miles into the high country of southwestern Colorado, lived on military-surplus freeze-dried something and creek water, and blistered both my heels. A midweek thunderstorm and nearly destroyed my little tube-tent shelter, and my nose was beet-red from sunburn. And yet, I was […]

Hunting the Mountain Grizzly

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Bob Robb In the journals of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition, Meriwether Lewis spent much time describing encounters with the great “white bear,” as they called the grizzly. Lewis noted that these “cantankerous bears” were just as likely to attack man as leave him alone. Though great hunters, he wrote, the Native Americans […]