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Best deer hunting knife? We review the Bark River Bravo EXT-2

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The Fox River is already one of Bark River’s most popular hunting knives. This version combines the Fox River blade and Bravo handle, and I’m betting it will be even more popular.

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Mule deer bucks forage through the snow.

10 reasons your venison tastes “gamey” (and what you can do about it)

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Don’t like venison because it tastes gamey or musky? Solve these problems and enjoy the feast.

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Top ten deer hunting knives I used last season

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When the smoke clears, you have hopefully made a quick, clean kill on a trophy whitetail or mule deer. You need a good knife, because that animal deserves to be treated with respect. That means field dressing and skinning the animal quickly, so the carcass will cool rapidly, and so none of the meat will spoil. I used these knives during the last year’s deer seasons, and you can depend upon them too.

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Five knife fads and fashions that need to go away

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Cutlery goes through fads and fashion cycles just like anything else. Here are a few that need to fade into the sunset.

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Five tips to prepare for western big game hunting

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Got tags for that first western big game hunting trip? Start preparing now! Like right now!

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Video: What to carry in your big game hunting daypack

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A hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what I carry in mine.

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Best whitetail knife? First impressions of the Bark River Bobcat

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Somebody did their research on the new Bark River Bobcat, and it was obviously designed by a deer hunter. I predict this is going to be a really, really popular hunting knife.

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Video: Cross Knives Forged Hunter combines good looks with usability

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Don’t let the good looks fool you –  this Cross Knives Forged Hunter, handmade by Pete Winkler, is pretty as well as being a hard working user. 

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Bark River 5 inch Kephart

Best utility knife? Check out the Bark River Kephart five-inch blade

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The Kephart design blade is a proven performer. This latest Kephart from Bark River may prove to be the best version yet.

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Can Damascus steel cut it in the deer hunting world?

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Damascus steel is REALLY pretty in a knife blade. But how does it work in the field? I took a Jesse Hemphill custom blade on a deer hunt, and used it hard. Check out the review.

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