Deer Hunting Tips and Tricks. Venison Stew Recipe And A Great Deer Jerky Recipe.
Deer Hunting Tips And Tricks
The three best ways to check out your deer hunting area are.
1. By Horseback.
2. With Binoculars from the highest hill in the area.
3. With your vehicle.
If you have a horse available its one of the best ways to check out your hunting area because for the most part deer aren't spooked by horses and if you don't wear any strange scents the deer probably won't catch on that your on the horses back. If you are hunting dismount from your horse on the side away from the deer. If your horse is not gun shy you can shoot across the saddle and bag your deer. But be careful because you don't want your horse to spook and run or kick you. You can also get closer to a deer by hiding on the side of the horse away from the deer. Deer don't know how many feet a deer has.
You can quite often pick out the highest hill in the area and climb to the top of that hill and check out the area completely with a good set of binoculars. You can even take your deer stand along if there are good trees on the hilltop and get even more of a height advantage. If you can look down over the end of small valleys or at water holes where the deer like to drink. If your lucky you may just spot that big trophy whitetail buck.
And yes you can check out your hunting area with your vehicle. Deer especially on country roads are used to seeing vehicles. Just stay in your vehicle and don't play the radio. If you drive around in your hunting area you should spot lots of deer. Don't despair if you see a lot of does there is more than likely a big buck or two in the area. Look around carefully for a place where you can put your deer stand up a tree and watch for that big buck once hunting season starts.
Keep in mind that it may be illegal in your state to shoot from your vehicle. So be sure to check the regulations.
And remember to kill deer there must be deer around. To really find out if a area holds deer take a slow drive through your prospective deer hunting area at dawn or sunset. If there are deer in the area you will see them. If you don't see any deer the first day try another day. But if you still don't see any deer maybe the deer population is low and you need to hunt for another deer hunting area.
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Delicious Deer Stew Recipe
For this recipe you'll want about four pounds of venison that you have removed the sinew and bones from. You'll want to cut your meat up into small bite size pieces. Pieces of meat about half the size of a mans thumb is the perfect size you want.
I use self rising flour and to a cup of flour I add a teaspoon of black pepper and a teaspoon of salt. I then roll my pieces of venison in the flour and then I brown the meat in vegetable cooking oil. Once I have all my meat browned I pour the browned meat into a slow cooker and to that slow cooker I add.
1. One Cup Dry Red Wine.
2. Three Cups Beef Broth.
3. One Teaspoon Each Of Basil, Parsley, Minced Fresh Garlic, And Marjoram.
4. One Large Purple Or Red Sweet Onion Chopped Fine.
5. One Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes.
6. Two Cups Carrots Peeled And Sliced Thin.
7. Two Cups Potatoes Peeled And Cut Into Small Cubes.
I brown my meat on all sides and I pour all the browned venison cubes and all juices into the crock pot or slow cooker. Then I add the other ingredients and turn my crock pot or slow cooker on high. I let it cook for about eight hours stirring about once an hour and I end up with one of the best venison stews you'll ever eat in your life.
Bake you a pan of biscuits and serve this deer stew over the baked biscuits for some of the best deer stew you'll ever eat in your life. I've cooked this deer stew for a lot of people and almost all loved it. The gravy off this stew is oh so wonderful and tasty. You just have to make it and give it a try.
White Tail Deer Hunting Tips And Tricks
You have to make sure that your deer hunting area has deer but you also need to find areas that have fewer hunters. If you know of a remote deer hunting spot with plenty of deer then that is where you need to go. But in case you don't you need to look for a area that is not as heavily hunted as other areas that you know about. You may have to walk a little further than the other deer hunters but if you go to the extra effort you just may be rewarded with a big buck.
To increase the chances that you will get your trophy buck hunt more. Maybe you don't have the time to hunt 5-6 hours every day but maybe you can work in some short one to two hour hunts even on work days. And never leave your deer stand to early. Quite often a big buck is killed in the last few minutes of legal hunting time.
During the rutting season especially hunt a new location every day. Maybe you are hunting a huge field where you know deer are. One day put your stand up at one end of the field. The next day try the other end of the field and maybe on the third day try a position near the middle of the field.
Remember if you need to move you or your deer stand do it in the middle of the day when the deer are resting. This way the deer won't get spooked by your movement and after your movement you just might surprise that big buck.
Keep in mind that most deer will inhabit their same areas all their life. They may shift just a bit from winter to summer but for the most part they will return to the same area even if spooked. Bucks will roam across larger areas especially in the fall when the rut starts. The rut is the whitetail deers breeding season. Deer also tend to want to feed more once the temperatures start dropping. During this time watch for areas with pecans , apples , acorns and etc. Find the main source of the food your deer is feeding on and you will have a successful deer hunting season.
If you really enjoy deer hunting try to learn everything you can about the habits of the deer that live in your hunting area. Spend some time if possible checking out the deer in your deer hunting area all throughout the year. Learn everything you can about the deer in your deer hunting area and you will have a more successful deer hunting season. I strongly suggest you keep a notebook and keep notes about the deer in your hunting area. You can for instance if you find an old apple tree that still produces apples make a note to hunt there during deer season and draw simple maps so you can easily find your way back to a promising deer hunting area.
Wonderful Deer Jerky Recipe
You'll want to take two pounds of lean deer shoulder or brisket and cut it into pieces about the size of a mans finger but not as thick. You don't want it over one half inch thick. You'll want to trim and discard any fat from the meat.
In a bowl combine.
1. One Cup Soy Sauce.
2. One Fourth Cup Worcestershire Sauce.
3. One Teaspoon Course Ground Sea Salt.
4. One Teaspoon Garlic Powder.
5. One Teaspoon Onion Powder.
Mix the above ingredients together well and then put your two pounds of venison meat in the bowl and stir to coat all the meat.
Put the meat on a baking pan at 200 degrees for at least 12 hours and often up to 24 hours until your meat is real dried out and chewy. If you have a food dehydrator you can use it to make your jerky in. Your finished jerky should be brown, hard, and very dried out.
I make deer jerky by this recipe all the time and it always turns out perfect. If you'll follow the recipe you'll end up with a wonderful flavor.
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