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Mature Whitetail Hunting Strategies

6 Ways To Get Permission To Hunt Private Land

6 Ways To Get Permission To Hunt Private Land

Over the past 40 years of bowhunting all over North America, I’ve had to do my share of knocking on...

Understanding Buck Movement After the Velvet Sheds

Understanding Buck Movement After the Velvet Sheds

Have you had your eye on him all summer, watching him waltz into the local soybean field like he owned...

Patience, the Name of the Game for Trophy Bucks.

Patience, the Name of the Game for Trophy Bucks.

When it comes to hunting Monster Bucks, especially early in the season, patience is the name of the game! They...

What Does It Take To Shoot Monster Bucks?

What Does It Take To Shoot Monster Bucks?

What’s the key to harvesting Monster Bucks consistently? It would have to be finding them, right? It doesn’t matter if...

6 Ways To Get Permission To Hunt Private Land

6 Ways To Get Permission To Hunt Private Land

Over the past 40 years of bowhunting all over North America, I’ve had to do my share of knocking on doors to obtain permission and I’ve learned a few tricks along the way that just might help you out.

 

Understanding Buck Movement After the Velvet Sheds

Understanding Buck Movement After the Velvet Sheds

Have you had your eye on him all summer, watching him waltz into the local soybean field like he owned it, with such regularity that you could set your watch by his movements? What’s going to happen when he sheds his velvet? 
Patience, the Name of the Game for Trophy Bucks.

Patience, the Name of the Game for Trophy Bucks.

When it comes to hunting Monster Bucks, especially early in the season, patience is the name of the game! They say patience is a virtue, but in this situation it might be better explained that in order to make the best of a difficult situation...
What Does It Take To Shoot Monster Bucks?

What Does It Take To Shoot Monster Bucks?

What’s the key to harvesting Monster Bucks consistently? It would have to be finding them, right? It doesn’t matter if you are the best bowhunter on earth and you can hit a paper plate consistently at 100 yards on every shot, if he doesn’t live where you hunt you won’t kill him! 

Lunar Influences on Deer Activity

Understanding the connection between deer movement and the moon, and why the MoonGuide works so well predicting big buck activity!

Understanding the Connection Between Deer Movement and the Moon

Understanding the connection between deer movement and the moon, and why the MoonGuide works so well predicting big buck activity!...

Plan Your Best Hunt Now for This Season’s Red Moon!

Hunt The Red Moon - Plan Your Best Hunt Now for This Season

What’s the best week this year to plan my guided or out of state hunt? Well, that’s kind of a...

Number 1 Hunting Strategy For Big Game by the Moon!

Number 1 Hunting Strategy For Big Game by the Moon!

If you want to increase your odds for success on your big game hunt this fall, you had better take...

How to Predict A Buck To Show Up in Daylight

How to Predict A Buck To Show Up in Daylight

  It seems the older they get, the fewer of these errors they make. After 4, 5 or even 6...

Understanding the connection between deer movement and the moon, and why the MoonGuide works so well predicting big buck activity!

Understanding the Connection Between Deer Movement and the Moon

Understanding the connection between deer movement and the moon, and why the MoonGuide works so well predicting big buck activity!...

Plan Your Best Hunt Now for This Season’s Red Moon!

Hunt The Red Moon - Plan Your Best Hunt Now for This Season

What’s the best week this year to plan my guided or out of state hunt? Well, that’s kind of a “loaded” question and can be difficult to nail down. Personally, I’ve enjoyed tremendous success the last decade planning my trips far from home
Number 1 Hunting Strategy For Big Game by the Moon!

Number 1 Hunting Strategy For Big Game by the Moon!

If you want to increase your odds for success on your big game hunt this fall, you had better take the moon into consideration. We all try and schedule our hunting excursions around factors like breeding season and the weather, but if you’re not including the moon’s effect on all animals, you should reconsider.
How to Predict A Buck To Show Up in Daylight

How to Predict A Buck To Show Up in Daylight

  It seems the older they get, the fewer of these errors they make. After 4, 5 or even 6...

Early Season Bowhunting Strategies

Stand Locations for Early Success

Stand Locations for Early Success

If deer season opened up next week, how prepared are you right now? I know, it’s only the first week...

Favorite Month of the Year for Giant Whitetails!

Favorite Month of the Year for Giant Whitetails!

If I had to pick my favorite month to hunt “Monster Bucks” it would have to be October! Yeah, you...

Figuring Out the “October Lull”

Figuring Out the “October Lull”

The October Lull…..sounds a little depressing doesn’t it! Not nearly as popular a word with whitetail hunters as something like...

Hunting “Red October” - Best Early Season Bowhunting Tactics

Hunting “Red October” - Best Early Season Bowhunting Tactics

There’s a special time coming, a time when conditions are perfect for harvesting a giant whitetail buck, I call it...

Stand Locations for Early Success

Stand Locations for Early Success

If deer season opened up next week, how prepared are you right now? I know, it’s only the first week in July and the opener is 3 months away, but how ready are you? Have you found a buck you are interested in harvesting yet? Do you know where you have the best chance of getting a shot at him once season begins?
Favorite Month of the Year for Giant Whitetails!

Favorite Month of the Year for Giant Whitetails!

If I had to pick my favorite month to hunt “Monster Bucks” it would have to be October! Yeah, you heard right, October, not November. 
Figuring Out the “October Lull”

Figuring Out the “October Lull”

The October Lull…..sounds a little depressing doesn’t it! Not nearly as popular a word with whitetail hunters as something like “The Rut”! Probably because it is just that, a lull in activity that happens somewhere between the first week of October and ends a week or so before Halloween.
Hunting “Red October” - Best Early Season Bowhunting Tactics

Hunting “Red October” - Best Early Season Bowhunting Tactics

There’s a special time coming, a time when conditions are perfect for harvesting a giant whitetail buck, I call it “Red October”

Late Season Bowhunting Strategies

Late Season Bowhunting Success - Keying on Security Cover

Late Season Bowhunting Success - Keying on Security Cover

When it comes to chasing giant whitetails during the late season, it’s all about security cover! By the time snow...

Tips for Hunting Late Season Deer

Tips for Hunting Late Season Deer

If you haven’t filled your archery tag yet don’t worry, some of the best hunting of the year is still...

Hunting Late Season Food Sources

Hunting Late Season Food Sources

When it comes to wrapping your tag around a late season giant, your success can rely greatly on your ability...

Hunting the 2nd Rut

Hunting the 2nd Rut

I’ve read numerous articles about the second rut and heard many different opinions on this matter. As far as I’m concerned,...

Late Season Bowhunting Success - Keying on Security Cover

Late Season Bowhunting Success - Keying on Security Cover

When it comes to chasing giant whitetails during the late season, it’s all about security cover! By the time snow starts to fly in December, the deer have been pressured by bow and gun hunters for 2-3 months and you can bet any buck still living will be holed up in the best cover available!
Tips for Hunting Late Season Deer

Tips for Hunting Late Season Deer

If you haven’t filled your archery tag yet don’t worry, some of the best hunting of the year is still to come! My favorite time of the season to shoot a mature deer is definitely October, but my second favorite is late season. 
Hunting Late Season Food Sources

Hunting Late Season Food Sources

When it comes to wrapping your tag around a late season giant, your success can rely greatly on your ability to find the best food source available in your area. As I discussed in my last column
Hunting the 2nd Rut

Hunting the 2nd Rut

I’ve read numerous articles about the second rut and heard many different opinions on this matter. As far as I’m concerned,...