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Venison Crockpot Stroganoff Recipe

Since shooting my buck a few weeks ago, I have been trying to come up with some new venison recipes to feed my family. This Venison Stroganoff was a hit and is a new favorite in our household. It’s so simple, yet extremely tasty!

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Bowhunting: 5 Tips for Early Season Success

Hunting early season whitetails has its advantages. Their pattern is more predictable and they haven’t been pressured yet by other hunters in the woods: two key factors to harvesting a mature buck in the first few weeks of season opener. But, there are still challenges that come with hunting in early fall. Below are 5 tips that helped me capitalize on a mature, early season whitetail.

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Spicy Venison Chili Recipe

Fall and cooler weather is finally here! What better way to warm up after a hunt than eating your favorite comfort food, like this spicy venison chili recipe?  The great thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile…You can add as little or as much spice as you like to suit yours and your family’s tastes, and you can also choose to make it in the crock pot instead of the stove! I am including both the crock pot and stovetop recipes below, as well as some tips on getting the spices just the way you like!

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Trail Camera Strategies in the East vs. the West

Moving across the country has impacts on just about everything, including hunting and trail camera usage. In 2017, my boyfriend and I made the move from Kentucky to Idaho, which not only meant we were giving up our private Kentucky hunting property for public-land hunting, but that we’d have to figure out a whole new strategy for using trail cameras.

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The “30/30” Trail Camera Setting

Just a couple weeks ago I made my first series of mock scrapes for the year and placed my Browning Trail Cameras on all of them using what I call the “30/30 setting”: Video mode set on 30 second clips with 30 sec delay). It didn't take long before the first mature buck found one in less than 24 hours of being made, and within a couple days they all started to heat up. I noticed one series of the three was showing more activity from a specific deer than the others. I knew right away this was a deer I wanted to target, but how was I going to be able to do so?

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Defender 850: Changing How You Hunt

The Defender 850 has some unique features and technology that set it apart from the rest and that can take your deer hunting to the next level. Here are 3 features on the Defender 850 trail camera that will allow you to change the way you hunt this season.

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Shifting Deer, Shifting Cameras


We’re beginning to get some early fall temps and the taste of clean, cool air. The skies are beginning to look a little different and we are both beginning to feel a bit different. We are anticipating… Having found a new core bedding area via trail camera recon, we are now closing in on exactly how this section of property functions and we are stoked for the postseason and the chance to move cameras into this area and establish precise buck bedding locations. Continue reading
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