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Project: How to Make Your own Euro Skull Lamp

<b>What You Need</b><br>● Skull mount<br>● Shed antler<br>● 3⁄16 x 21⁄2-inch toggle bolt ($3; lowes.com)<br>● 12-inch all-thread lamp pipe ($7; homedepot.com)<br>● Aluminum …

Recipe: Smoked Pheasant-Pecan Cheese Ball

Nearly every Christmas Eve of my childhood was spent at my grandparents' house where our entire family would gather to eat hors d'oeuvres, soup, and, …

How to Roast a Christmas Canada Goose

There are a lot of ways a roasted goose can go wrong—and it’s not light work to pluck and cook one, which is why I think a lot of people just breast …

Video: How to Make the Best Venison Backstrap Ever

Yeah, it’s going out on a limb to proclaim this the best. And yes, it involves marinades and bacon and fruit stuffing. But when you want something a …

Recipe: How to Make Chef Tim Byres's Game Bird Spice

I spent a few days last week testing out a new, secret shotgun from Remington on a pheasant hunt at High Lonesome Ranch near De Beque, Colo. Although …

Spices

Recipe: Venison Chorizo Chile Rellenos

My garden is mess this year. It seems every tomato gets half-eaten by rabbits before I can pick it, and mice or moles are taking chunks out of my …

Four Killer Campsites for Public Land Elk Hunts

<i>Photo by Donald M. Jones</i><p>Where to camp is one of the most important decisions you'll make while elk hunting, says Steve Speck, an Idaho big-game …

Recipe: Garfish Boules with Garfish Tasso Cream Sauce

Mark Falgoust, executive chef at Grand Isle Restaurant in New Orleans, believes every man should know what he calls the "Three C's" of fishing — how …

As Deer Overrun Civil War Battlefields, Park Service Plans to Hire Sharpshooters

As whitetails overrun Civil War battlefields, the National Park Service plans to pay sharpshooters $1.8 million over the next five years to trim deer …

Hunting

Recipe: Walleye Bouillabaisse

<i>Photo by Johnny Miller; Food styling by Roscoe Betsill</i><p>The fancy name translates simply to "fish stew," but our simplified take on the dish still …

Wild Side: Sweet Corn Cakes

August can be a cruel month, what with hunting seasons still a few weeks away and fishing at its toughest. But Mother Nature isn’t all mean. Late …

Breakout Bow Season: How to Pattern a Giant, Opening-Day Buck

<i>Photo by John Hafner</i><p>Is there a better way to kick off your best ever bow season?<p>Bob Borowiak has tagged 30-some Pope and Young bucks, half of them …

Breakout Bow Season: Tips and Tactics for Your Best Fall Ever

<i>Photo by John Hafner</i><p>Do you know what starts in a few weeks? No, not just bow season. Your best bow season ever! Here's how to prepare for a killer …

Sniper School: 10 Reasons Why You'd Never Make It

<i>Writer’s Note: By “sniper,” I mean either U.S. Army, Marine Corps, or SEAL. For purposes of compiling this list, I’ve combined what I was able to</i> …

Breakout Bow Season: Take a Trophy Buck on Public Land ... Right Next to the Road

<i>Photo by Lance Krueger</i><p>Dan Infalt has arrowed more than 20 P&Y bucks on public land. So this Wisconsin expert must hike farther back than everyone …

Ground-blind Setups for Fencerow Bucks

<i>Photo by Lance Krueger</i><p>Three killer ground-blind setups for fencerow bucks.<p><b>The Crossing</b><br>A spot where the fence is broken down or where a gate is open …

Recipe: How to Cook Cedar-Plank Quail

For the past few days I've been in Logan, Utah, hanging out with my friends from Camp Chef and Scott Leysath, filming a few segments for Leysath's …

How to Finish a Sous-Vide Venison Steak with a Blowtorch

For those of you who have sense enough not to watch all those ridiculous competitions shows that have proliferated on TV in recent years, let me give …

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Big Game Red Curry

A few weeks ago, I spent some time with Scott and Tiffany Haugen at their home in west-central Oregon. The Haugens are well-known outdoor …

Turn Back Bugs by Applying DEET in These 6 Places

After decades of tinkering, I’ve perfected an insect-protection system that has cut the number of ticks and chigger bites I find on my body by 90 …

Wild Side Recipe: Charred Sugar Snap Peas

<i>CC image from Flickr</i><p>I’ve gone my whole life thinking I hate peas in any form. That is until I spent some time turkey hunting with Steve McGrath, the …

Recipes

Recipe: How to Cook Bacon-Parmesan Trout

<i>Photo by: Minaret Photography</i><p>Mammoth Lakes is home to some of California’s best trout fisheries, so it's no surprise that Mammoth's chefs are well …

Safe Grilling Tips and a Carne Asada Recipe

Fireworks aren’t the only thing sending people to the emergency room on July 4th. Grilling also poses a potential hazard, with the National Fire …

How to Build a Log-Cabin Council Fire

Summertime and the living is, well, hot—which makes a roaring campfire a bit of a problem. But if you lay the right foundation, you can build a great …

How to Cook in a Cream Can

Take a peek in the July issue of Field & Stream and you’ll find a column I wrote detailing a few unconventional cooking techniques I’ve encountered …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

A “bionic pancreas” that uses a smart phone, glucose monitor and insulin pump to automatically control blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people live free of finger pricks and other troublesome reminders of diabetes, researchers reported Sunday.<p>And the system controlled their blood sugar …

Diabetes

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee