Hunting

Pre Rut Stand Selection

Posted by Dalton Will

Whitetail bucks, especially big whitetail bucks, can be notoriously difficult to kill. They are smart, wary, and have particularly keen senses of smell, hearing, and eyesight. However, every autumn, like the leaves around them, much of their intelligence and perception tends to fall away. When this happens, the woods and fields start to look a […]

Sweat Equity

Posted by Justin Edwards

The sawdust sprayed as the Stihl cut through the rough terrain. I thought to myself how were the bugs still able to light me up with so much debris flying everywhere. Luckily though the Florida sun took it easy on us due to a few storms in the Gulf providing cloud cover. 90 degrees is […]

Why wouldn’t you take advantage…

Posted by Cayden Allen

Hunting and being outdoors with brothers, friends, children showing them the joy and satisfaction can can only be given by the good lord himself. The hard work put into something is what makes it a sacrifice to want it and working for what you want to achieve, to achieve the meaning of life. Working for […]

The beginner’s guide to scouting…

Posted by Dalton Will

Life is cyclical. The globe spins, hurtling us through time and space at a thousand miles per hour (literally) causing the seasons to move. Winter loses it’s icy grip on the earth and the renewal of spring bursts forth into full bloom and blossom. The warming develops into the heat and green of summer, and […]

mental games

Posted by GRANT MEYER

the story As soon as the bolt left my crossbow I had a pit in my stomach, the wind had started to shift and it was now or never; I had just decided now. It was only one season earlier when I had wounded an eight point buck with a compound bow, never recovering the […]

COLUMBIA BLACKTAIL DEER HUNTING | FIRST TIMER

Posted by Brady Bouchet

I was born in a coastal town on the central Oregon coast called Florence. Florence is an old logging town that turned into a retirement and tourist town. I was raised on a cattle ranch bucking hay and feeding cows. I learned at a young age how to work hard all day and how to […]

patience gone in the wind

Posted by Logan Dewald

GUILTY Most of us are guilty of it. Knowing the buck you’re after is consistently coming to one spot like clockwork, but not having a lot of time to get after him. When you finally get time, the wind is not in your favor…figures. I, myself, am 100% guilty of this. Having the itch so […]

What Trees and Shrubs to Plant for Wildlife

Posted by Tyler Heeter

Is your property lacking food or cover? Does your property need cover, food, or a mix of both? A mix of both is highly preferred for many wildlife species to thrive on your property. What species of wildlife are you managing for so you know what trees to plant? You must formulate a plan before […]

Preparing for Spring Turkey Season

Posted by Grant

There’s not a feeling that compares to listening to the Spring woods wake up by a turkeys gobble echoing across the hardwood ridges. I enjoy all types of hunting, but chasing wild turkeys is by far my favorite. I’ll never forget the adrenaline rush I had watching my first longbeard strut into shotgun range, and […]

Chasing the grey ghost

Posted by Dell Oliver

When you get outside of Tucson on I-19 you enter an area that is right out of a western movie.  The Sonoran Desert and all it has to offer starts to surround you. The Santa Rita mountains start to rise up in the distance, and you wonder what you are getting into. Steep ravines, and […]

Timber Stand Improvement

Posted by Tyler Heeter

What is Timber Stand Improvement? Timber Stand Improvement or “TSI” consists of practices designed to produce more and better quality wood products by improving the quality and species of the stand and by increasing the rate of growth of the residual or crop trees in the stand. Only that vegetation competing with crop trees is […]

Spring Thunder

Posted by Dalton Will

The Gobble, Long and Loud There are few things in this life that compare to the feeling one experiences while sitting in the predawn of an April forest at the base of an ancient oak tree. New life is beginning to emerge from winter’s harsh grip. Songbirds begin to fill the air with their morning […]