The Ladies Adventure Camp Experience | Introducing Future Hunters

By: Daphane Cassidy

NSSF selected the Ladies Adventure Camp Experience (L.A.C.E.) as one of its recipients for the 2020 Hunting Heritage Trust® Grant to expand the L.A.C.E. mentoring program for women interested in hunting and using firearms within a safe and nurturing environment while developing their outdoor skills. L.A.C.E. recently used some of these funds to offer +ONE scholarship hunts […]

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 […]

10 Tips for Early Season Whitetail Success

By: Daphane Cassidy

You don’t have to wait for the rut to punch your tag. By Bob Robb The rut is like a religious experience for many dyed-in-the-wool whitetail hunters, and it truly is a magical time. But I’ve also found that the early season, while bucks are still bachelored up, the weather’s nice, and there’s been little […]

From Field to Fork

By: Daphane Cassidy

Do you have a desire to learn how to source your own protein? Have you always wanted to learn more about hunting but weren’t sure who to ask? Would you like to introduce others to the many benefits of hunting while also helping to ensure the future of hunting? If you answered yes to any […]

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 […]

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 […]

BBQ Venison and Sauerkraut Sandwiches

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley These quick and easy BBQ sandwiches are perfect for a quick venison meal—and a great way to start emptying the freezer of last year’s deer meat as you start summer scouting for this year’s hunts. Thinly sliced venison steaks get pan seared then simmered in a sweet and spicy sauce. Top the […]

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 […]