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DON’T FORGET: Rods, Reels & Heels Giveaway


There’s just over a week left to enter our one-year anniversary giveaway!

Entering is easy. You can enter once a day by referring friends to our Facebook page! Head on over to Facebook and comment on one of the giveaway posts and mention a friend. The giveaway closes on Friday, February 20 – so get going!

We’ll choose one of you at random to win the prize was generously donated by Rods, Reels & Heels (read her guest post, “Hooked“). Get a koozie and your choice of tank top or T-shirt!

Anniversary Giveaway

Brenna is a Montana native, currently living in Colorado with her 2 cats and 2 dogs. Oh yeah, and her partner in crime, Andrew. She spends the majority of her free time fly fishing for trout, and most recently started fishing for carp. On days she cannot fish, Brenna runs a Facebook & blog called Rods, Reels...

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Christmas Coundown #3: Hunter Identity

Guest Post

In the spirit  of the holidays, we’re counting down our top four guest posts until Christmas!  These posts were the most viewed and shared this year and totally worth another look.  In third  place we have Katie McKalip’s post – enjoy! And congrats Katie!!

Katie McKalip

I was paying for my new shotgun, several years ago in a sporting good store, when it hit me.

Hunting had become part of my identity. But I wasn’t sure exactly how it happened.

Growing up, I had few opportunities to get afield, even though both my parents came from hunting and fishing families. And my upbringing in the suburbs of a city that severely restricted personal firearms ownership was hardly one that celebrated sporting pursuits.    

But then I moved out west after college and had the good fortune to fall for a man who appr...

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Winchester Deadly Passion’s Melissa Bachman

Guest Post

MBACHMAN.068AGrowing up in a small town in central Minnesota I was raised by a family who loved the outdoors.  My mom and dad took both my brother and I hunting for as long as I can remember and really went the extra mile to include us in everything they did.  I truly believe this was the main reason I fell in love with hunting and the outdoors.  At a young age I realized how important hunting was not only as a food source for our family, but also as a way we could all enjoy something together.

Bachman 15As we grew older, hunting was still a big part of our lives all through high school and into college.  This was when I decided I loved it too much and wanted to find a way to make a career out of it...

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How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting


Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in 2013 through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program.

NSSF has created a new infographic, “How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns and Hunting ,” to illustrate how we as an industry and as sportsmen are the greatest contributors to wildlife conservation in America, providing nearly $9 billion over the past 76 years.

How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting

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Venison, AKA Bambi, Balls


 meatball and teddy

What’s cooking?  More wild game of course! As we come together this holiday weekend with family and friends, there is no better way to celebrate than with food.  I discovered The Meatball Shop in NYC three years ago and was delighted to learn they also have wild game recipes because they have a hunter friend. If ever in the Big Apple do yourself a favor and check out the shop – delicious!  In the meantime, here’s a recipe I’ve adapted for Venison, AKA Bambi, Meatballs – Whitney

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Drizzle the olive oil into a 9×13-inch  baking dish and use your hands or a paper towel to evenly coat the entire surface.  Set aside.

Combine the butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler and melt over medium heat...

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