Tag Archives: Whitetail

Edge of Shadows: Coues Deer

When my friend and hunting partner, TC, managed to draw a much coveted Coues deer rifle tag in a trophy unit of Arizona, I jumped at the opportunity to come along as an extra set of eyes and intuition. Though … Continue reading

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Land Between The Lakes 2015

In a continued effort to exploit Tennessee’s larger tracts of federal land open to ┬áhunting access which includes at least two national recreation areas that are exceptions to the national park services’ usual policy on hunting (it is rare that … Continue reading

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Tennessee Buck Limits: For Better or For Worse

Deer hunters in my home state have spent the last couple of months in a bitter and highly divisional debate over antlered deer limits. Tennessee has had a statewide antlered bag limit (the state does not distinguish between sex of … Continue reading

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Venison Shank Stew

I’ve long been a fan of shanks of most any animal (pork, deer, lamb, beef etc) because it is one of the more unique tasting cuts. Even beef shanks are often described by pedestrian eaters as being “Gamey.” In most … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Smoky Mountain Bear, Hog & Whitetail

We spent six crusty days in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, having the first two days to hunt Whitetail and then another four days for the late season bear segment which also allows for the opportunistic taking of wild hogs. … Continue reading

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Ultra-Late Season Mixed Bag Hunt: Bear, Hog & Whitetail

It has been a great hunting season that has included two trips: A Backpack Elk Hunt in Colorado and a Backpack Whitetail Hunt along the John Muir Trail in Tennessee. For the last few days of the season, we’re headed … Continue reading

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Late Season Mature Buck Success

In last week’s post, I wrote a bit about a specific area that I have been focusing on as of late. Though I do not consider myself a trophy hunter per say, like many hunters, within the confines of hunting, … Continue reading

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Dec 13th, Random Day in the woods

Despite having an invitation to hunt a large, premium property, December 13th did not appear to have much going for it in terms of presenting an ‘incredible” day in the deer woods. It is is post rut (breeding period), though … Continue reading

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Zen and The Art of DIY Butchering

Been putting this old butcher’s block to work this season. Nothing like putting on some tunes and breaking down game animals; It completes the hunting process and opens up an entirely new realm of hunting to geek out over. If … Continue reading

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Venison Field & Meat Care Tips: Game Bags & Ice

I am a big proponent of skinning and butchering game meat as soon as possible. Part of this has to do with the weather this far South in Tennessee where cold fronts usually involve clear, sunny skies, meaning that cold … Continue reading

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