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...

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...

Spotlighting — Not Just For Poachers

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Admit it. The first thing you think about when you hear of spotlighting deer at night is poaching. Fair enough. This heinous act is carried out by criminals every year. We all...

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...

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...

The Excitement of Whitetail Antlers

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As the search for shed antlers ends, the excitement of whitetail antlers begins again. A few weeks ago, my family was surprised by a pair of visitors who made their way into...

New Hunter: 6 Tips for Wading Through the Good Old Boys

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Don’t be afraid to be different. Hunting was always something I wanted to do. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to hunting at a young age. I grew up with trained rabbit...

Does Scent Control Matter?

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To argue for scent control is to defend a science that is for the most part, rather loose. In my opinion, there is no substitute for good woodsmanship skills. But when it comes to...