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14 12, 2022

Recipe: Quick And Easy Deer Heart

2022-12-08T14:24:41-05:00December 14th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on Recipe: Quick And Easy Deer Heart

Personally I don’t do organs, neither lungs or heart, or liver for that matter. But if you want to try deer heart, collect it clean from a deer you gut and carry it home in a plastic bag. Then try this recipe courtesy of Trey over at Made To Hunt. Simple and easy way to cook up the deer heart: Cut off the ventricles and remove the fatty areas. Slice the heart into 1/4” steaks or however you prefer. Clean out the inside thoroughly and remove any of the connective tissue. Place slices in a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat with butter, salt, pepper, garlic, onions, red wine or Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side [...]

12 12, 2022

Georgia: 160-Inch Hermaphrodite Deer!

2022-12-08T14:09:36-05:00December 12th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Georgia: 160-Inch Hermaphrodite Deer!

Read on and find out about the craziest whitetail of the 2022 season! From Georgia Outdoor News: On November 9, 2022 Justin Buchanan put the crosshairs on the shoulder of the biggest deer he had ever seen in his life and fired. The .270 slug found its mark, hitting the animal right behind its shoulder for a double lung shot “When we got to the deer, I looked at the glands on the back of its legs and they were just white,” Justin said. “The glands had no color or smell. It had three little dried-up pieces of velvet stuck to the antlers, but the rest of the rack was hardened.” As he skinned the deer, Justin could not find [...]

8 12, 2022

Big Deer TV Road Trip 2022

2022-12-08T13:41:39-05:00December 8th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, trijicon, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Big Deer TV Road Trip 2022

Right now we're in the middle of a 3-week road trip filming for Season 12 of Big Deer TV on Sportsman Channel. I wanted to share a few photos with this update: I kicked things off in northwestern Oklahoma by shooting this beautiful 10-pointer (4.5 years old) with thick antler bases. He was pushing does all over the place and I finally stopped him with a loud eck and killed him with one 150-grain Hornady SST bullet. Rifle is the great new CZ model 600, mine in old-school .30-06, topped with the great Trijicon Huron 3X-9X by 40mm scope.             Next up was my friend John Trull of Trijicon, who for several days hunted a [...]

5 12, 2022

Hunt A Whitetail Buck’s Bedding Area

2022-11-23T08:42:20-05:00December 5th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Hunt A Whitetail Buck’s Bedding Area

Sometimes the only way to fool a gnarly old buck is to get bold and hunt near his bedroom. Risky, but it can be done. First, find which patch of cover a big deer favors. Spend a few sunrises glassing field edges, fencerows, brushy ditches, and the like. Try to spot Mr. Big slipping home after a late night on the woods. Consult an aerial photograph and draw on your past experiences to predict where the buck is holing up. One day around lunchtime go in from downwind and hang a stand on a ridge flat, along a trail, or near a funnel 100 to 150 yards downwind of the cover where you think he’s bedding. Some days. your target [...]

1 12, 2022

Deer Rifles: Sight-In, Wind Drift, Downhill Shots

2022-11-23T08:30:27-05:00December 1st, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on Deer Rifles: Sight-In, Wind Drift, Downhill Shots

 Should I sight-in my deer rifle with 3 shots groups or 5 shots like they did in the old days? Sight in with 2 or 3 shot groups. If you shoot 5, the barrel will heat up and the bullets’ point of impact might keep changing. You’ll fiddle with your scope settings too much and mess things up. BTW, zero your rifle and scope so that bullets group about 1½ inches high above a target’s bulls-eye. Now you have a rig with a 200-yard zero, so hold spot on a buck. I’d like to shoot my rifle more, but I’m squeezed for time and there’s no range near my house. What can I do? Set several archery deer targets or [...]

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