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5 Must-Dos Before Opening Day

August 12, 2013


I’m the type of hunter that thinks about being in the woods all year long. Sadly, due to the life demands of being a responsible adult I spend more time thinking about being in the woods than actually being in the woods. If you are like me, then here are 5 things you Must-Do before archery […]

Trim Shooting Lanes or.. Learn the Hard Way

September 25, 2012


Many archery deer hunters (myself included) have learned the importance of cutting shooting lanes the hard way. For me, it was just last season. I had done all the preseason preparation necessary for a successful season. I sighted in my bow, practiced regularly, setup and used my trail cameras to gather information, and cleaned and removed the scent from my clothing. All that was […]

You Located a Big One. Now What?

September 27, 2011


The season is beginning soon and you have just located a bruiser buck. Whether you see this buck while you are watching a food source in the preseason or viewed him in the timber during the season, there are a few things you have to do immediately if you want a chance at this buck. […]

The Perfect Storm: Spotting during low pressure systems

September 20, 2011


It was September 13, 2011 and I decided today I was going to wait until about 1 p.m. and start my day of hanging and moving cameras, film a pasture with some loaded apple trees, and go for a ride spotlighting deer in the fields when it became dark.  I did not decide to look […]

Say “YES” to Trail Cams

September 7, 2011


If you aren’t already using a trail camera to enhance your hunting experience in the field, then shame on you. Trail cameras have changed scouting and monitoring of deer hunting dramatically during the last decade.  Now hunters that have always wondered what was happening at their favorite treestands, bedding areas, food sources, and high traffic areas can […]

Okay, I’ve seen the place. Now where to I hang my treestand …?

May 13, 2011


Recently, I found myself asking my father this exact question as we scouted a new hunting location I had been eyeing. As we walked the property line with the land owner we discussed potential strategies and corresponding treestand placements. There was a lot of deer sign so there was a lot to discuss. Finally, I […]

Scouting for Deer

May 13, 2011


Scouting may play the most critical role in your deer hunt. Spending an adequate amount of time in the field scouting prior to the start of the season without over exposing your presence can be the difference between an unsuccessful hunt and bagging the buck of your dreams. Some things to consider while scouting the […]