The Cervicide Blog

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 […]

Tanning Made Easy

Posted by Tyler Heeter

What should you do with the furs that you have worked so hard for on your trap line? With fur prices at an all-time low, it’s more fun to tan the furs yourself, so that you can enjoy the memory for years to come. With a few simple steps, you can have a nicely tanned […]

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. […]

Breaking Down the Pre-Rut, Rut and Post Rut

Posted by Toren Shirk

Now onto everyone’s favorite topic Reproduction. The pre-rut, rut and post rut can be a magical time to be in the woods and can be the most frustrating. This time of year is typically when deer movement is at an all time high especially for bucks. I’m going to break down these times and try […]

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 […]