Tips for Making Bulk Venison Sausage

Venison is the tasty reward bowhunters receive for a job well done. For many hunters, wild game is one of the main reasons they bowhunt. Wild game meat is healthy…

  Jackie Holbrook   FeaturedWild Meat   December 28, 2023

Canning Venison: Tips and Best Practices

The saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” transfers to the hunting world as “Don’t put all your venison in one freezer.” It’s a good rule to live…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWild Meat   November 21, 2023

Donate Venison to Give Back, Help Feed Those in Need

Hunters do so much good. They help control population levels, contribute to nationwide conservation efforts through equipment and license purchases, and donate harvested deer to programs that help feed hungry…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWild Meat   November 16, 2023

How to Age a Buck in Real Time

A lot of bowhunters set a goal of harvesting a mature buck. But what exactly does that mean? Biologists divide bucks into three age categories including young, middle-aged and mature….

  Jackie Holbrook   ConservationFeaturedWild Meat   November 7, 2023

Why You Should Eat Your Buck’s Testicles (and Heart, Tongue and Liver Too)

The typical American mindset says that eating organs, or offal, is weird and gross — perhaps even something from a Halloween skit. But the truth is that the heart, tongue,…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWild Meat   May 18, 2023

Recipe Roundup: 4 of the Best Wild Game Meals

Here are four must-try recipes that will satisfy even wild game skeptics. Plus, they’re beginner friendly and don’t require hours of labor. Try them at home and you’ll probably add…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWild Meat   April 13, 2023

What a Buck With No Eyes Taught Hunters About Rut Timing

Bowhunting is rife with superstitions and lore. From how the moon affects deer movement during the rut to the factors that grow big bucks, deer behavior and biology spark big…

  Jackie Holbrook   FeaturedWild Meat   April 11, 2023

How to Prep and Preserve Meat for the Processor

The work you put in shooting, scouting and waiting paid off. You bagged a white-tailed buck. Now, as many hunters say, the real work begins. They’re referring to the work…

  Jackie Holbrook   FeaturedWild Meat   March 14, 2023

How to Field Dress a Deer in 10 Steps

You have a big smile on your face and a tagged bow-kill at your feet. You did it! If it’s an adult white-tailed deer, you’ve harvested 30- to 50-plus pounds of…

  Cassie Gasaway   BowhuntingWild Meat   December 20, 2022

Understanding Major Deer Diseases

Hunters and other predators aren’t the only causes of deer mortality. A host of diseases and parasites may infect deer, and hunters should be familiar with them. Some of these…

  Joe Shead   FeaturedWild Meat   December 15, 2022