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Steve Sorensen

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Steve Sorensen of Russell, PA is an award-winning outdoor writer whose column, The Everyday Hunter®, offers hunting tips, strategies, and insights on how to think about hunting. His byline has appeared in the nation’s top hunting magazines including Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Deer & Deer Hunting, Pennsylvania Game News, Fur-Fish-Game, North American Whitetail, Bear Hunting Magazine and more. He contributes regular website content to Legendary Whitetails and Havalon Knives and is a field editor for Deer Hunters Online. Steve is also in demand as an event speaker, presenting programs on do-it-yourself Alaska moose hunting, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, and eastern coyotes, with new programs coming. E-mail him at EverydayHunter@gmail.com to invite him to speak at your next sportsmen’s dinner (or to tell him where your best hunting spot is).
Deer tend to stand out well against leaves and tree trunks darkened by wet weather and overcast skies.

The Everyday Hunter: Dark and Damp

Hunters are tackling the late season — really late — and the woods are certainly different than they were in November and early December....
A shoulder harness for your binoculars keeps them from bouncing against your chest and makes them easy to carry.

4 Reasons You Should Use a Binocular

Ask a hundred hunters if they own a bino and about ninety nine will say “Yes.” Almost every hunter owns a pair, but does...

Faith Matters: Give Yourself a Corona Christmas

We have coronas everywhere. Everyone loves them, but no one wants a particular corona — the virus that’s the cause of the 2020 pandemic. “Corona”...
This New York buck was the result of an adjustable game plan.

Tenderloins or Tag Soup

The key to success is often doing just a little more. Sportscasters talk about it all the time. The basketball player who stays after...
Way back when the author was a long-haired freaky person, his father taught him the head-down method of skinning. He has stuck with it.

Skinning Head Up Versus Head Down

Hanging a deer head up versus head down for skinning is always a hot topic among hunters. I doubt I can end this debate,...
If you don’t see deer at this time of the year, you’re not looking. And if you see a buck and does are around, he’ll likely be very reluctant to leave.

Hunting Season Is Also Wildlife Viewing Season

Which states throughout the mid-Atlantic area and New England have hunting’s best values? That’s easy. New York and Pennsylvania have the lowest hunting license...
Try cooking an entire backstrap on the grill. Marinate overnight, cook to 145 degrees, wrap in foil for five minutes, and slice thin. Delicious.

The Everyday Hunter: Basics About Home Venison Processing – Part 2

For many deer hunters, butchering a deer at home is a natural conclusion to the hunt. Growing up, our family butchered our own deer....
Home butchering requires only a few simple tools. Sharp knives and a solid cutting surface are all you need. The Havalon knife has three different blades. Do it near running water and keep a rag handy. Inedible waste goes into the empty peanut butter jar.

The Everyday Hunter: Basics About Home Venison Processing – Part 1

I began processing my own deer a long time ago when I worked in the meat room of a little grocery store, and while...
One horn from the skull of an Alaskan Dall Sheep (left) has been removed to show the boney core. On the skull of a Sitka blacktail deer (right, also from Alaska) both antlers are branched. The buck died before shedding them, so they remain attached to the skull. Both were found after the winter snows melted.

Horns, Antlers, and a Lesson from a City Girl

Deer hunters routinely use the word “horns,” but we all know the growths on a buck’s head are not horns. They’re antlers. Very different...

Sorensen Scoops Up Writing Awards from Two Organizations

Steve Sorensen, Jamestown Gazette outdoor columnist and contributor to regional and national magazines, recently won several “Excellence in Craft” awards from the Pennsylvania Outdoor...
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