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Deer Hunting

Deer Hunts With My Dad

By JD Richards As Father’s Day approaches, I look back at many of the first memories I have had with my dad in the outdoors that have shaped who I am as an adult. As hunters, many of our first outdoor memories have been with our dads. Dad was with us the first time we…

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.”…

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Venison Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Blueberry Venison Backstrap

Blueberry Venison Backstrap No hindsight ip unit displayed. Ingredients 2 tablespoons melted butter 4 venison loin steaks, cut one-half inch thick Juice and peel of large, fresh lemon (about 2 tablespoons) 1 cup chicken broth 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup fresh blueberries Several generous dashes ground cinnamon Few dashes ground ginger Salt and freshly ground…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Meatballs Currant

Venison Meatballs With Currant Sauce Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground venison 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup finely minced onion 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 garlic clove, finely minced Mix ingredients well and shape into one-inch balls. Place in baking dish and brown in 350-degree…