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 […]

10 of the Best 7mm Rifle Cartridges

By: Daphane Cassidy

The Magnificent Sevens By Bob Robb If there’s one thing big-game hunters like to do, it’s to debate the relative merits of cartridges intended for hunting. When it’s all said and done, it is hard to argue with the 7mm cartridges for general all-around North American big-game hunting. My first “real” deer rifle was an […]

Argentinian-Style Grilled Elk Backstrap with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Elk backstrap doesn’t need much help when it comes to the flavor department, but this Argentinian-style seasoning blend and chimichurri sauce help to put it over the top. Ingredients 1 thick-cut elk backstrap, sliced into medallions ¾- to 1-inch thick per person, about 8 ounces each Seasoning Blend 2 tablespoons Kosher salt […]

Top AR-Style Rifles for Big Game Hunting

By: Daphane Cassidy

Because of the prevalence of the platform, it didn’t take long for AR-style rifles to become popular among hunters. Some “purists” will say these modern sporting rifles have no place in the hunting blind, but they’d be wise to look around before saying such things too loudly. In the standard .223/5.56 chambering, the AR has […]