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The benefits of venison


You’ve heard it here before… eating from the wild not only tastes good but is also nutritious and better for you! Plus hunting and fishing contribute to an active lifestyle and there is no downside to that! Check out this nifty infographic from GoodGameHunting and learn more about the benefits of harvesting and eating venison…


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Know what you eat



Knowing where my food comes from is a big reason why I hunt and fish.  Call me a locavore if you must but there is something about the field to table experience.  And the calorie count speaks for itself – eating from the wild not only tastes good but is also nutritious and better for you.  Plus hunting and fishing contribute to an active lifestyle. With our nation fighting what seems to be an obesity epidemic, it’s time we become accountable for what we’re eating.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 35% of Americans over 20 are considered obese.  Keep it active, keep it wild and, remember, camo truly is the new black!

*Created by: Wide Open Spaces 

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The Hidden World of Girls… Who Hunt


Magan Hebert, 15, poses with the young buck, or “spike,” that she shot in Waynesboro, Miss., in November. Magan has been hunting since she was in the fourth grade. ** Photo courtesy of NPR

Recently on an ordinary day running errands and listening to NPR, my husband and I heard a story on the radio that stopped us in our tracks.  The story was part of a series called “The Hidden Life of Girls” and hosted by none other than Tina Fey (don’t you love her?!?) 

During the episode, we heard stories from girls and women across the world on several different topics and then the interview started with 15-year old Magan Hebert.  Magan lives in Mississippi and sounds like a typical high school student – she loves cheerleading, pop music, texting and school...

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Hunting is for girls



By Richard Grant

Originally published on RichardGrant.US and reposted here with permission from the author.

THORNTON, Miss. — Cadi Thompson saw the deer first, but she wanted to give her friend Amber the chance to kill it. It was a frozen winter dawn on the Thompson family farm and hunting property. The two nursing students were concealed in a box stand, a simple wooden structure with openings to shoot through. The deer was a brown smudge on the tree line 200 yards away.

Cadi, a fresh-faced, confident 25-year-old, has been hunting white-tailed deer since she was 7. She lifted up her rifle and checked the animal through the telescopic sights. “It’s an eight-point,” she said, meaning it was a mature buck with eight tines on his antlers and a good deer to shoot...

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Celebrating President’s Day with the First Lady of Hunting

Guest Post

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To celebrate President’s Day we’re talking to a legend in the sportsmen and women community, Brenda Valentine aka the First Lady of Hunting ®. 

Brenda is often credited with starting the current women’s hunting movement and directly responsible for recruiting more women into hunting than anyone in modern history. Brenda grew up in a family where wild game was the primary table fare and good hunting/shooting skills were learned at an early age. The lessons of woodsmanship, animal behavior, and handling a firearm that once provided meat for the table were also building a firm foundation for Brenda to become a respected leader and a role model in today’s world of hunting and conservation.


Brenda doesn’t just hunt turkey, check out this beautiful elk!

Camo is the New Black: First, and foremo...

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