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 […]

Stuffed Shells with Venison Meat Sauce

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Comfort food just hits the spot sometimes, and this Stuffed Shells with Venison Meat Sauce recipe is about as comforting as it gets. Generously sized pasta shells get stuffed with a blend of cheeses and topped with a slow-simmered, meaty red sauce and even more cheese before being baked till golden and […]

Can a Piece of Grilled Backstrap Save Hunting?

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley The crowd surrounding the Quality Deer Management Association’s Hank Forester and his grill had been attracted by the enticing scent of grilled venison wafting across the farmers market. Few if any of the urban locavore crowd were hunters, but they were all there that morning to procure locally grown (and preferably organic) […]

Venison Pepper Steak

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Your favorite Chinese restaurant pepper steak is the perfect recipe to substitute venison. Use a tender cut like backstrap or top round sliced thinly across the grain. Stir-frying in a hot wok is the ideal way to quickly make a weeknight dinner the entire family will love. Serve the pepper steak over […]