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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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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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Recipe: Venison Stew


Here’s a recipe we’ve been eyeing for a while that’s perfect for the season. Enjoy!

Venison Stew
A Vension Stew recipe from Emeril Live's "Manly Man Food" episode.
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Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 pounds venison stew meat
  3. 1/4 cup flour
  4. Essence, recipe follows
  5. 2 cups chopped onions
  6. 1 cup chopped celery
  7. 1 cup chopped carrots
  8. 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  9. 1 cup chopped tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  10. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  11. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  12. 2 bay leaves
  13. 1 cup red wine
  14. 4 cups brown stock
  15. Salt and black pepper
  16. Crusty bread
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Tips and Tricks: Blinds and Tree Stands


Hunting Unseen – The Benefits of Hunting Blinds and Tree Stands:

Typically, tree stands and hunting blinds are desirable for archery or crossbow hunting. However, they have also become increasingly popular when hunting with a rifle. Let’s assume you have done your pre-season scouting and already picked out a good location of your game’s traffic. Perhaps near a watering hole, or a well-worn game trail. Perhaps you want a good clearing near a tree line. Think of the maximum distance you are capable of shooting. Since you will require a good vantage point, the following factors should all be considered when picking out a tree stand or hunting blind.

A Deer Blind from Redneck Blinds

A Deer Blind from Redneck Blinds

Tree Stands – There are numerous designs available, so make sure you know what features you are comfortable with...

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