Foodie Friday: Top 5 Gift Ideas for Cooks

As we noted last week after Thanksgiving in this story, some top cookbooks from would be a great addition to your Christmas list this season.

But if you’re not interested in those, already have them (we hope you do!), or are planning to give them as gifts (another great idea!), then check out these cool items you can use or give this year.

Can Cooker

Back in the old days, milk was delivered in metal cans that eventually were used for other purposes including cooking. The CanCooker has downsized, making the cooking time shorter, but the meals are still great. Check it out here!




Weston Non-Stick Burger EXPress

Get the kids involved with your venison processing by having them help out with this great Burger EXPress patty-maker. It makes uniform patties, which are easier to cook or freeze. Check it out here!




Eastman Outdoors Wild Game Processing Kit

If you process your own venison, this kit is outstanding for everything from sawing bones to trimming choice cuts. Includes knives for caping, skinning, boning and more. Check it out here!




Chatellier’s Rare Game Sauce

One of the Deer & Deer Hunting staff favorites! Chatellier’s is a favorite recipe of a longtime Atlantic flyway waterfowl and upland bird hunter. Great as a marinade or served warm over prepared game. Check it out here!




Hi Mountain Seasonings

With a wide selection of great seasonings, casings, equipment and more for jerky and snack sticks, you’ll want to pick up more than one! Check out the seasonings here!





Meyerco Mossberg Game Cleaning Set

Meyerco Mossberg Game Cleaning Set

The Mossberg Game Cleaning set includes a 7-3/4″ butcher knife, -1/4″ fillet knife, heavy duty cleaver, 4″ skinner with gut hook, deluxe game shears, and tungsten carbide sharpener. Also included is hunter’s bone saw, three chrome plated saw blades, six pair of field dressing surgical gloves and impact resistant blow molded carrying case.

List price: $79.99

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Deer Hunting Tip: Remember to Hunt Near Water During the Rut

As most of you know, I recently hosted Hurteau on an archery hunt, and although Dave did have a couple of those “if only” moments so common to bowhunting, he didn’t go home with a Minnesota whitetail. Since I was tagged out, I had the pleasure of shadowing him for much of the week. On the other hand, when you hunt with your editor, he makes you work. And so, between and during hunts, we put together a bunch of video tips.

This first one focuses on the importance of water during the rut. A lot of hunters think that water is only important during hot weather; in fact, it’s really important during the rut, too. Bucks that are running hard need to hydrate, and water sources are also great places for them to find does. I can’t tell you how many times being close to a water source has paid off for me and my friends over the years, but it’s a bunch. As a matter of fact, Hurteau himself arrowed one of his best bucks at my place, while hunting over a water hole during the late stages of the rut. So one morning as we left the stand, I asked Dave if he’d mind checking out a nearby pond. He said, “Sure, as long as you don’t mind my sticking a camera in your face.”


Russell Outdoors Men’s Explorer Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Russell Outdoors Men's Explorer Long Sleeve T-Shirt

The Explorer Long Sleeve T-Shirt is a lightweight 100% cotton tee equipped with a chest pocket. It’s perfect for those days out in the field or staying close to home.

List price: $29.99

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Hunting From the ground at Foggy Mountain with @FoggyMtnMeander

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Maverick at 23 Yards – To Shoot or Not to Shoot?

By Cody Altizer The morning of Wednesday, November 14th, was the type of day all deer hunters dream about.  The weather conditions were perfect for mid-November.  The wind chill was in the upper 20s, a hard frost glistened in my head lamp  and a new moon kept the woods pitch black as I made the…

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Allen Company Gun Cleaning Kit (in Aluminum Box, 60 Piece)

Allen Company Gun Cleaning Kit (in Aluminum Box, 60 Piece)

Loaded: 60 – Pc. Allen Gun Cleaning Kit with Aluminum Case. The whole kit ‘n’ kaboodle… brass rods, brushes, swabs, patches and more for guns of all sizes… all neatly packed in an aluminum case, ready for deployment in your arsenal! Here’s what’s inside: 14 brass brushes: .17 cal. through .54 cal.; 12-ga. through 20-ga.; 2 sets of brass rods for shotguns, rifles and pistols; 6 wool swabs: .30 cal. through 12-ga.; 2 sets of cleaning patches; Patch cutting diagram; 3 accessory adapters; 4 polishing cloths; 2 plastic handles; 2 muzzle guards; 13 plastic jags; 4 slotted tips; Custom aluminum case with handle.; Measures 14 x 12 x 2 3/4″h. Weighs 3 lbs., 9 ozs.; Order Today! Please Note: Case may be black or silver in color. Allen 60-Pc. Gun Cleaning Kit with Aluminum Case

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Possible Texas Record Typical Whitetail!

Texas has had some monster bucks come out of it, but whitetail deer hunters might flip out when they see these giant antlers from the Lone Star state!

Wade Hendricks of Alice, Texas, reportedly killed this buck Nov. 12 while hunting in Frio County. According to the Lukfin Daily News, it was scored as a 10-point typical with a few kicker points.

Hendricks watched as his giant buck scored 216 2/8 gross and would net 201 7/8 as a typical! Holy smokes!

Los Cazadores, the longtime and established big buck contest association, has a copy of Hendricks’ score sheet and a photo of the current state record.

What an awesome buck!




Married Ohio Couple Works Together to Tag Big Bucks

Lindsay Groom of Groveport, Ohio, tagged a 150-class 13-pointer with a crossbow the day after her second wedding anniversary, with her husband Kevin by her side. Read on to find out how this buck-of-a-lifetime became a late anniversary present for this hunting couple.