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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 […]

My First Buck…A Moment 13 Years in the Making

Posted by Josh

The Start of a Passion When people ask a deer hunter about their first time harvesting a buck, typically the story goes something like “I was 12 years old sitting in the stand with dad and a buck stepped out and I shot him.” But the story of my first buck didn’t go that way. […]

The Experience of a Wyoming Duck Hunt

Posted by Emily Peterson

Experiencing Wyoming Duck Hunting If you have never been to Wyoming, I highly recommend it, I recommend it even more if you want to duck hunt there as well. The whole atmosphere is amazing, mountains everywhere you look, Mule Deer, Rams and Pronghorn all over the place and some very friendly people. The whole time […]

Cover & Water

Posted by Toren Shirk

Cover This topic is somewhat of an oxymoron. We are talking about deer movement but one of the topics is cover, where deer will bed down for most of the day and movement is somewhat limited. Well this is actually how you will want to think of it. Security Cover, cover that allows deer to […]

Great American Outdoor Show

Posted by Toren Shirk

If you haven’t heard we will not be having a booth at the show this year. Instead we are trying to get a bunch of staffers and anyone else that would like to join to get together for dinner on Saturday February 8th at 7:30 at the Midtown Tavern.   If anyone has any questions […]

Deer Movement

Posted by Toren Shirk

Deer are diurnal, meaning that most of their movement occurs around sunset and sunup.  Deer Movement is based around 4 things that all deer need. Food Cover Water Reproduction Let’s dive into Food. Deer are ruminants, a four stomach even toed animals, just like cows. That means they rechew the food they originally ate after […]

Learning How to Scout Effectively

Posted by Toren Shirk

Learning How to Scout Effectively E-SCOUTING Let’s say we want to scout this piece of land. First things we want to do is mark the special terrain features. -Saddles -Benches -Extremely Steep Terrain -Drainages or Ditches Here we have this piece of timber marked.  Green represents Saddles -Saddles are low spots in ridges that connect […]

Be More Successful Deer Hunting with these 5 Steps

Posted by Toren Shirk

A 5 Part Series on How to Be More Successful Deer Hunting with these 5 Steps How successful were you hunting whitetails this deer season? Do you find yourself thinking you hate hunting public land? Are you thinking to yourself on the drive to that piece of public or walking in that “this is just […]

Grandpa’s Gift

Posted by Emily Peterson

Some of the most important things in the world can be the most random things A mug, a t-shirt, necklace, picture. To me, it is a Puma knife, thermos and flashlight. These were items that used to be my grandpa’s, and he gifted them to me before he passed because he thought I could use […]

Keeping the Trapping Tradition Alive

Posted by Tyler Heeter

What is Trapping? Trapping has been around for hundreds of years. The Native Americans and European settlers used trapping as a means of income, and as a way to keep predator populations in check. The Native Americans used the hides of many furbearers in their garments and as goods traded to settlers and to other […]

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The Hunt for SJ

Posted by Tyler Heeter

The Night Walker  It was the summer of 2017 in Central Pennsylvania when we first got trail camera pictures of the buck my family nick-named SJ. There were a few other hit list bucks on trial camera that we wanted to hunt for that year. One of these bucks was a main-frame 8 point that […]