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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting Access to Private Land:Quick Tips

Posted by Tyler Arnold

Getting Access to Private Land:Quick Tips January 13, 2020 By: Stephen Arnold Credit Where It’s Due I want to start by giving credit where credit is due. Shout out goes to Steven Booksh, for his article titled How to Get Access to Private Land which gives some great insight and tips to getting that hard […]

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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 […]

buck fever

Beating “Buck Fever” – Strategies and Techniques to Overcome Nerves When It Matters Most

Posted by Brian E. Halchak

Beating “Buck Fever” Buck Fever – we who have a love and passion for hunting have all felt this at one time and often still do when seeing or getting ready for a shot at an animal. We call it buck fever, but it can really happen for any kind of animal, or not even […]

treestand safety tips

Gambling Game

Posted by Drew Dick

Treestand Safety Tips The alarm goes off 4:45AM. It’s a chilly morning. It’s the time you’ve waited for all year. Slowly, you make your way to your favorite stand. Dreams from last night start to play in your mind. Your Shooter list bucks begin to parade past you as the darkness gives way to grey […]

should we be worried about cwd

Should We Be Scared of CWD?

Posted by Scotty Daugherty

Should we be worried about CWD? If you’re like me, hunting is more than just a sport. For many of us it’s a source of nutrition. I spend my hunting season chasing not only the trophy whitetail but the healthy and meaty whitetail to fill up the freezer. It allows us to be closer to […]

public land 8pt

The Story behind the Video: 2018 WV Public Land – “The Wide 8”

Posted by Eric

What’s the worth? Public land can be the toughest of hunts. I had just come home empty handed from a long and cold week in Illinois, and before that I drained my wallet, vacation time and energy chasing elk to no avail in Colorado.  So to say the least, I was tired and frustrated driving […]