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Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting: Part 2

Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting: Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog, I covered taking an inventory of your trail cameras and accessories so you know how many of both that you may need to scout for the upcoming deer season. Now that you have a better idea, it’s time to get those trail cameras out and put them to good use! But before you hang your trail cameras, consider these simple tips. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.) Continue reading

Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting - Part 1

Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting - Part 1

It’s almost summertime, and that means it’s time to get your trail cameras in the field to start scouting for the upcoming deer season! But before you get your trail cameras out, there are some things to consider in order to get the most out of your scouting this summer. Here are a few simple tips that will ensure everything runs smoothly for you heading into fall deer season. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.)

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Elk Chili Recipe

Elk meat has always been a favorite of mine, and after my last hunt, I still have some in the freezer ready to go. I love trying out new recipes, and this is one I keep coming back to. It’s especially great to eat in a bread bowl with all the toppings added. Make a large pot for the whole week or the whole family!

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Lemon Pepper Buttermilk Fried Wild Turkey and Morel Mushroom Salad Recipe

It’s hard to beat fried wild turkey, so I wasn’t going to steer away from that, but I was looking for a slightly different way to serve it this year compared to how I have in the past. Adding some fresh greens and vegetables to the fried turkey and morels, along with my favorite salad dressing, was the way to go! The Lemon Pepper seasoning in the turkey breading and the salty/crunchiness of the fried morels complimented each other perfectly in the salad.

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Bald Eagle Recovery Sweeps Across States

Seeing a bald eagle soaring high above is a magical experience for most Americans. I never take seeing an eagle for granted because generations of Missourians who came before us rarely had a chance to see an eagle in the wild. As sightings of our nation’s symbol of freedom continue to increase, we cannot forget the dire straights these magnificent creatures once faced.

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Scout Now for a Successful Turkey Season

By Brandon Butler:

Missouri’s Youth Turkey Season and regular Spring Turkey Season is approaching fast. With about a month to go, there are many preparations to be made…most importantly, locating some birds. This is accomplished by scouting. There are those lucky folks who basically return to the same tree year after year to tag out each spring. But most of us mere mortals aren’t so lucky and need to spend some time searching for this year’s flock.

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Baked Duck Poppers with Brown Sugar Glaze

Here's a recipe for making duck poppers in the oven, an alternative to making them on the grill! I chose to make them in the oven so I didn't have to worry about turning them on the grill while I was preparing other food. They were delicious and cooked evenly without having to take the time to turn them over, plus there was absolutely NO gamey taste whatsoever. Below I share what I did from field-to-table to make these delicious poppers.

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Crockpot Venison and Veggies with Sour Cream Sauce

If you're looking for a different (but still delicious) way to prepare your venison, then this recipe from Pro-Staffer Andrea Crider is perfect for you! Made in the crockpot with just a few simple ingredients, it's extremely easy to make and sure to be a hit with your family.

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Mini Venison Meatballs Recipe

There are a few things that I love about this recipe: It's quick & easy to make, it's delicious, and there are several different options on how to serve these. I added these meatballs to some pasta with our favorite sauce and served with spaghetti and salad to make a meal!

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