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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Trials and Tribulations of a Backcountry Hunt

Posted by Matt Enget

Backcountry Trials In 2017 we decided to put our research to the test. All of the months planning, all of the days saving, and all of the gear bought put to test on what would be our biggest adventure yet. A ten day Montana backcountry rifle elk hunt in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Our first […]