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A Poor Man's Food Plot


A Poor Man's Food Plot

Food Plots are incredibly powerful and not only attracting, but also for keeping deer in a particular area, especially if there aren't abundant food sources from farm fields. Lets take a look at the benefits of having food plots to hunt over, from small to large scale operations.    Don't Over Complicate It If you have large tracts of land...


Ticks: A Biology Lesson and Bite Prevention


Ticks: A Biology Lesson and Bite Prevention

Ticks: they’re a hot topic, and for good reason. If you spend much time in the outdoors, chances are that you will have a tick encounter. If you’re like me and seem to be a tick magnet… lots of tick encounters. You can check yourself for ticks after being in the woods, pull them off with tweezers, and get rid...


Chasing Whitetails In the Rut


Chasing Whitetails In the Rut

 The rut is a magical time of year for bow hunters around the country. Mature whitetail bucks lose there inhibitions in search of hot does to mate with, and fight anything that gets in their way. Lets take a look at some tactics to employ during this time.  Get Close to Bedding Areas getting near bedding areas, in particular on...


How Mechanical Broadheads Work and When to Use Them


How Mechanical Broadheads Work and When to Use Them

Mechanical broadheads are a highly debated topic in archery hunting. Some people swear by mechanical broadheads, and others say they are absolute trash. All broadheads have their pros and cons, and every hunter has their preferences, but there are some aspects of mechanical broadheads that are worth paying attention to. Here is the complete break down of how mechanical broadheads...


Tips for Blood Trailing Wounded Game


Tips for Blood Trailing Wounded Game

During the peak of the Illinois whitetail rut two years ago, I spotted a glimpse of antler through the trees in the strip of woods along a creek I was hunting. The “Big 7”, a buck who had been on trail camera for the past two years, was heading down a trail that would soon take him out of sight....


Pre-Rut Tactics for Whitetail Bucks


Pre-Rut Tactics for Whitetail Bucks

All avid bow hunters and gun hunters alike know the power of the rut when it comes to having a chance to harvest a trophy whitetail. Bucks wander far and wide in search of does and move through areas that are outside of their home range, dropping their guard and frequently moving during daylight hours, this mass exodus of bucks...