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Tag: MH Bonham

How to Make Tallow Candles from Deer Fat

When you’re butchering your deer or elk, you may notice a lot of fat on the critter.  Don’t throw it out, just because it’s too gamey to eat.  You can easily make tallow container candles that burn well and have Read More

First Day of Whitetail Deer Season

The first day of rifle season for deer and elk is always fraught with worry.  This year, we knew I’d have to harvest my deer first because I had drawn an antlerless whitetail tag and my husband didn’t.  We went Read More

The Realities of Hunting: a Message to Non-Hunters

I had originally written this for our sister site, Eating Wild Montana.  (If you have a chance, go over there and check it out.)  After rereading it, I couldn’t help but think it would help other hunters explain why they Read More

4 Secrets for Great Tasting Game Meat

I love to eat game meat.  Some of the best meat Larry and I have eaten have come from whitetail and mule deer, which is why if you’re having trouble with gamey-tasting animals, I have terrific tips to ensure your Read More

A Woman’s Advice: Preparing for Your First Hunt with Your Partner

Your partner has asked you to join him or her hunting (or maybe you asked if you could hunt) and the answer is “yes.”  You’re excited and maybe a little nervous.  After all, you’re a newbie and your partner is Read More

Not Hitting What You Aim At? 5 Things Women Should Consider When Choosing a Hunting Rifle.

.300 WSM (L) next to .300 Win Mag. I have a love-hate relationship with my rifle.  It has put meat on the table, but I’ve missed a fair share of deer to the point where I questioned my shooting.  I’m Read More

Five Secrets to Spotting Game Animals

It’s no secret that if you can’t find game animals, you can’t shoot them. Which is why having a good game spotter in your party is imperative. Don’t despair if you hunt alone — there are ways to improve your Read More

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