9 Deer Hunting Myths That You Probably Fell For!

Whenever you combine sport, chance, and fanaticism, you end up with a recipe for massive and hard to debunk superstitions that are passed down generation to generation. In no area of life is this any more true that when it comes to deer hunting. RELATED: This Weird “Sock Trick” Will Make You A Deadlier Hunter This Year From strange beliefs about deer having nearly supernatural senses, to astrology, to plain old misinformation, hunting lore is chock full of some laughable whoppers. However, the more you try to gain an edge and improve your odds, the more likely it is that you’ll […]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Talks Hunting, Smoking Brisket

From Silicon Valley to the woods? Surprisingly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke out about his appreciation for hunting and hunters (scroll down for video). The fact that he did so while livestreaming from a backyard BBQ makes his comments seem much more believable, and we have to admit that we’re as impressed as we are surprised. After all, we would have never been able to imagine Zuckerberg disconnected from technology and sitting in a tree blind. You might be wondering if Zuckerberg actually hunts or is merely content to sit back and let others do it for him. According […]

7 Deer Habitat Problems and How to Fix Them [VIDEO]

Are you seeing fewer mature deer on your hunts this year? It could be that several habitat issues are causing bigger, more mature bucks to avoid your property during the daylight hours, if not entirely. Just because you have that monster buck on camera, and you’re seeing does and fawns regularly, chances are still very high that the elusive big buck has noticed many things about your hunting area that aren’t obvious to your human eyes. Surprisingly, there are significant differences between what immature deer notice versus older does and bucks. They might as well be different species. Some of […]

Hunter’s Deli: Simple Corned Venison Recipe [STEP-BY-STEP]

Diehard deer hunters are always looking out for new recipes that make the taste of their venison as sweet as thrill of the hunt that brought it to the table. While just about every hunter knows 2 or 3 recipes that work great with this very flavorful, yet extremely lean meat, it’s easy to wear those recipes out like mom’s meatloaf. If you’ve ever gone toe-to-toe with a freezer piled high with venison, you know what you’re up against. In short, it can be a bit challenging. Venison is very easy to overcook and has the tendency to dry out, […]

Hold on, There’s a Leopard Feeding on an Impala on My Deck [VIDEO]

As a time honored, centuries-old art form, taxidermy often gets short shrift from the highbrow types who control the coastal “art centers” here in the US. But wouldn’t those snooty jerks be surprised if they looked out their back door to find an extremely lifelike leopard snacking on an impala… or an antelope driving a car… or a rhino ordering a scotch and soda? Heck yeah they would! RELATED: Watch These 2 Huge Bobcats Face Off in a Suburban Yard [VIDEO] We’d love to see the horrified looks on their snobby faces, but alas, we’ll have to settle for the fine work of […]

How NOT to Release a Bobcat [VIDEO]

We’re not exactly sure why these two shovel-toting gentlemen are fooling around with this bobcat, but the result is an incredible, entertaining, and highly educational piece of video footage. While many people, including the woman in this video, think of bobcats as fairly benign creatures, they’ve been known to put up quite a fight when they feel threatened. In this instance, the bobcat has been snared in a trap of some kind. RELATED: Crazy Bobcat Attacks a Coyote in a Public Park [VIDEO] Was the trap set by the men in this video, or someone else, we don’t know. This could easily […]

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Can You Spot the Mountain Lion? He’s Standing Right There… [VIDEO]

If you ever wondered how difficult it really is to spot a cougar in the wild, you need to watch this video. Although we don’t think of the mountain lion’s coat as being “camouflaged,” the light color does a pretty good job concealing their hiding spots in a wide variety of climates. But as you can see, it’s even effective in the snow. RELATED: Amazing Things Happen When You Throw a Cardboard Box into a Cougar’s Enclosure Equally impressive is this particular cougar’s ability to sense that it’s being watched. This animal clearly knows that the cameraman is hiding in […]

Top 5 Turkey Guns

In the quest for self-sufficiency, there are certain activities that sharpen one particular survival skill at a time, such as target practice or learning new shelter-building techniques. Then there are those rare activities that can sharpen your self-reliance skills in a more “global” kind of way. Turkey hunting, in particular, involves moving stealthily, sometimes under the cover of predawn darkness, listening carefully, and training your eyes to spot short birds at long distances. If you saw the recent film, American Sniper, you probably noticed the parallels director Clint Eastwood drew between the skills used to hunt and those used by […]

Deer Hunting: A Lifetime Survival Hobby

There’s no doubt that hunting is a skill that could come in handy in a SHTF scenario. When the supermarket shelves are picked clean, supply lines are disrupted, and panic has set in across all urban areas, well, let’s just say your family probably isn’t going to be frequenting your favorite neighborhood pizzeria… Likewise, eating MRE’s and canned chicken for every meal, well, that could get old quick. Not to mention, most preserved foods are extremely high in sodium, which could exacerbate a variety of health problems. Needless to say, bagging some fresh animal protein from time to time would […]

Why Hunting is the Ultimate Survival Pastime

Wanna know a dirty little secret? The majority of patriots in the survival movement don’t know how to find their own food out in nature… It’s true! Many of us focus on the material resources that we need to survive — canned food, water, generators, etc. — that we don’t focus enough energy on our survival skills like construction, gardening, foraging, and hunting… In fact, I’d argue that foraging and hunting are two of the most important survival skills you can develop, but not exactly for the reasons you might think. Yes, hunting could put food on the table during […]