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Deer Hunting

How The 2023-24 Weeks Were Won

Another group of Georgia deer hunters will soon take the stage at the Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast on July 28 to compete in the 35th annual Truck-Buck Shoot-Out. The second-best shot will win a Firminator G-3 food-plot implement by Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment, and the man, woman or youngster who makes that last shot will win…

Fawn Killers On The Prowl

Coyotes may be known as the scourge of the West, but Trae Renfroe says Georgia is up to its elbows with them, too. His trail camera caught evidence that they are indeed fawn killers. “I had a camera on a food plot on the property we own in Baldwin County,” he said. “On one day…

Gas Station Bucks

Sitting alongside Highway 129 between Macon and Gray is an old Chevron station. I haven’t been there in years, and for all I know, the store might be closed now. Time changes things, but I can close my eyes and picture the inside of that gas station, still recalling the first time I walked in…

Report Ignites Unsubstantiated Fears Regarding CWD Transmission In Humans

A presentation earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology has unnecessarily reignited fear and uncertainty associated with human consumption of CWD-infected venison. Published in the journal, Neurology, the abstract stated, “The patient’s history, including a similar case in his social group, suggests a possible novel animal-to-human transmission of CWD.”…

Bottom of the Ninth… The Story of “Trespasser”

By David Hornback My heart pounded on this cold, rainy January day as I watched the buck I had been hunting for two seasons walk toward me. I am an avid bowhunter, and my story began two years ago when a special 3-year-old buck walked in front of my camera. He was beautiful—a perfect main-frame…

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Venison Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Crockpot Stew

Venison Crockpot Stew This is a great recipe to greet you and your buddies after a day of hunting in the cold at the hunting club, or just a way to share your bounty with your family. It makes a hearty stew that smells great while it is cooking. • 2 pounds venison hindquarter, cubed…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Zuppa Toscano

Venison Zuppa Toscano This is a take-off on Olive Garden’s popular Zuppa Toscano Italian soup. Venison sausage has been substituted for Italian sausage, and it is just as good. Good and hearty for a cold day. • 2 lbs. venison sausage • 2 large onions, chopped • 6 cloves garlic, minced kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Smoked Venison Spread

Smoked Venison Salad Spread You’ve probably prepared venison as a main dish, but it also makes a great appetizer. This salad spread is great served on finger sandwiches, Ritz crackers or vessel of choice. 2 lbs. smoked venison 3 cups Duke’s Mayonnaise 1 cup diced hard-boiled egg 1/2 cup diced onion 1/2 cup diced celery…