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Why wouldn’t you take advantage…

Posted by Cayden Allen

Hunting and being outdoors with brothers, friends, children showing them the joy and satisfaction can can only be given by the good lord himself. The hard work put into something is what makes it a sacrifice to want it and working for what you want to achieve, to achieve the meaning of life. Working for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arrow Speed vs. Weight. Which Matters?

Posted by Toren Shirk

By: Stephen Hafvenstein The Background Speed, everything these days has to be fast, fast bows need to shoot fast lightweight arrows, or so we are told. But, does this really matter? Is it better to shoot a blazing fast arrow that will reach the target faster, or a heavier arrow that will reach the target […]