By Mark Kenyon

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get pumped. With the arrival of summer and fresh green leaves on the trees, I can’t help but start thinking about trail camera pics, velvet bucks and late nights glassing bean fields. I know, it’s hard to believe. But we’ll be seeing fuzzy antlered bucks soon, fawns are hitting the ground and hunting season is just a handful of months away. And that, my friends, is good news.

That being said, as we always do, here’s our round-up of some of the top hunting blog posts from across the web this week. Enjoy!

Hunter Recruitment: Getting at the Meat of the Issue – Outdoor Life: My latest for Outdoor Life explores the issue of hunter recruitment and how, according to Steven Rinella and Shane Mahoney, meat might be the solution.

How to Dry-Age a Venison Steak in Your Fridge – The Wild Chef: Speaking of meat, here’s a great trick for aging your venison.

Doe and Buck Bedding Areas: Small Parcel Habitat – Whitetail Habitat Solutions: Jeff Sturgis shares some great insight regarding the creation of doe and buck bedding areas.

Run-N-Gun Essentials – The Nine Finger Chronicles: My co-host on The Wired To Hunt Podcast shares his favorite gear for his run-and-gun set-ups.

The Five Stages of a Trophy Hunter – Winchester World of Whitetails: A discussion of the different stages you might go through when trying to master the hunt for big mature bucks.

Eat What You Kill: How Joe Rogan is Celebrating the Wild Meat Movement – Petersen’s Hunting: If you didn’t see the article in print, be sure to check out the story of Joe Rogan’s introduction to hunting and his thoughts on eating wild game meat.

The Traveling Hunter’s 6 Rules for Trimming Shooting Lanes – Outdoor Hub: Solid advice for cutting shooting lanes and when/how to do it right.

10 Common Deer Hunting Mistakes You Should Fix – Field & Stream: Great advice!