deer hunting tips

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

hunting private land

How to Get Access to Private Land

Posted by Jimmy McKinney

NO LAND TO HUNT ON? HERE’S HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THAT I think a lot of hunters, especially those who are new to the obsession, are in the same boat that I found myself in not so long ago. They have a love and a passion for hunting, but no permission to hunt or land […]

The Ins & Outs to Deer Hunting Success

Posted by Braden Kreft

The Ins & Outs to Deer Hunting Success There’s a million in and outs of deer hunting, and ways to chase America’s favorite game animal. However, possibly the most important of all is the way you go in and out of the stand on every single hunt. Your entrance can make or break your hunt, […]