How to get through all of your wild game


When my brothers and I were growing up we did not eat much of what we killed. I can’t really blame my mother for not being overly excited to cook the squirrels and possums we were killing, but one grilled possum a month isn’t too much to ask. Now that I have to cook for myself I eat a lot of game meat to save money. Getting your friends to eat your wild game is a good way to get others into hunting, and a good reason for you to shoot more deer.  I wanted to share a few tips on how to eat more of your wild meat and how to get your friends and family to eat it with you.

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Budgeting for Month Long Hunts in the West

In the last year I spent 20 days in Colorado as well as 40 days hunting in Utah. I went broke both times, for different reasons. This blog gives advice on how much to budget for expenses once your hunt has started. I assume you will pursue a basic western hunt that doesn’t require a plane ticket. If you do a few simple things you can hunt for a long time on a little bit of money. Continue reading “Budgeting for Month Long Hunts in the West”

Single Pin Sights and Limb-Driven Drop Away Rests

This past season I switched the sight on my bow from a five pin sight to a single pin HHA Optimizer lite. I also switched from a string driven QAD rest to a limb-driven Hamskea rest. I figured I would give it a go this season, and decide whether to switch back in January. I believe single pin sights can work well in Iowa for whitetail. And I am going to continue to use the Hamskea rest as well. Here are a few considerations, and the set-up, I have for the single pin sight and a limb driven drop away rest. Continue reading “Single Pin Sights and Limb-Driven Drop Away Rests”

Transient Hunter: Stuart heads to Utah to hunt coyotes

As harvest wound down, I hunted daily for deer. I focused on completing one good hunt per day while getting a few hours of work in for my dad where I could. My plan was to leave Iowa Dec. 1 and head west. My brother Max told me the state of Utah pays for the removal of coyotes in order to protect their mule deer populations. I decided on Utah. Continue reading “Transient Hunter: Stuart heads to Utah to hunt coyotes”

Thoughts on Planning a Hunting Website (Part one)

Iowa Slam began about a year and a half ago, and we have published about seventy blogs and twenty five videos in that time. Recently I have had some friends talk about making websites or blogs for their fishing or dirt biking hobbies. I thought I would share a few general things about the first year of running a hunting website to keep in mind when planning a page. I’ll write a second blog that is more specific about which applications to use to create a website that looks good. Continue reading “Thoughts on Planning a Hunting Website (Part one)”

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