Urban Hunting Lifestyle Urban hunting is the future; especially archery hunting. Read about the different lifestyles and motivations of urban hunters compared to traditionalist motivations and values. Not all hunters and methods are created equal. What worked and motivated past generations often has little to no relevance in urban America. The quest for organic food because of health and environmental concerns weighs heavily on many. Hunting the small woodlots of urban America is the only option for many who wish to hunt. Learn how to overcome these barriers along with other tips and tactics at Urban Deer Complex 2.0

The Truth: Why I Hunt the ‘burbs’

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Most people scoff or laugh a little when I tell them that I hunt in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. They think it’s almost a joke that someone would want to hunt in another...

Field to Table: When to Trust a Butcher

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Why using a deer processor may be your best option The prospect of converting a 150-pound whole deer into cuts for dinner can be intimidating. “I don’t know how to butcher a...

The Thermodynamics of Deer – 2.0

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Cooling a deer in difficult conditions takes work. And ice. When it comes to the thermodynamics of deer I think back to when an HVAC contractor once explained to me that air...

Thermodynamics of Deer – 1.0

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Proper cooling may be the most important step in harvesting premium venison. Don’t let the mention of thermodynamics scare you. There won’t be a quiz and you don’t need a...

The Next Generation of Hunters

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I did not grow up with Howard Hill or Fred Bear adventure stories. To be honest, I didn’t know who they were until I was 14 years old and even then, it was because of Ted...

Three Reasons Why My Family Eats Venison Over Beef

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It might be the nutritional profile or the desire to curb environmental degradation from commercialized farming. Whatever the case may be, venison is becoming a top choice for...

Remembering the Color of Bone

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I have trouble remembering just how I felt before the harvest the day I discovered the color of bone. I was 18 years old and had gone out hunting alone for the first time on the...

Field to Table: Why We Hunt

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There are as many motivations for why we hunt as there are faces of hunters. For some, the camaraderie of deer camp and the solitude of the tree stand are important motivations...

Treestands—A Hunter’s Life from Above

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I’m three weeks into my coveted deer season and have only found myself in a tree once. I am hoping to witness my brother shoot his first buck. It will hold a more profound...

Field to Table: Field Dressing 1-0-No!

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Field dressing a deer when things go sideways. The first deer I ever saw field dressed was a young blacktail doe in Washington. My friend Harry had made a shot that many would...