On January 13, 2014, Waters’ impossible dream came true on a heavily wooded 570-acre tract near Hayneville, Alabama – on his friend’s cattle farm.
Seventeen-year-old Eleanor Henry of Dumas, is a cheerleader, sings in the church choir and has gone deer hunting with her dad, Martin, for 11 years.
I’ve been totally amazed since I’ve been using radio telemetry to study deer movement at how sensitive deer are to hunting pressure, and how quickly they adapt to and are able to dodge hunters…..
You’ll take more deer, if you’ll frequent the skinning shed and realize that deer know as much about you as you do about them.
In less than three heartbeats, Jason Langenhorst of Germantown, Illinois, had the opportunity to take a monster buck. But after the report of his 20 gauge shotgun, he was afraid he’d missed…..
Sure, some of the hunters who bag big deer just got lucky. But others have put together tactics that regularly produce trophy bucks…..
One of the biggest mistakes we all make when hunting for a trophy buck is choosing a stand where we know we’ll see a lot of deer movement.
If you blow a hunt, you still may be able to take that buck, even if you’ve spooked him. If you know the land where you’re hunting and have a good idea of where that buck will show up next, you…..
Sixty-six year old Bobby Cook of Carbon Hill, Alabama, took his buck of a lifetime on January 24, 2014, in Fayette County, Alabama. But Cook’s story is like few others.
Often we tend to overkill on our planting. My magic 60 acres had plenty of wild blackberries and some raspberries in 20-acre pasture. When I mowed the pasture, I intentionally did not mow down…..
The 60-acre bow lease can support good hunting for two to four hunters, if you have the right combination of land types, hunting pressure, deer management and limited access…..
I had permission to hunt a 6-acre piece of property several years ago. I took two bucks that made the Pope and Young record book there, during 3 consecutive years. (I no longer have that…..
I primarily hunt in suburbia, and the private properties I hunt usually are no more than 8 to 20 acres. Farms I hunt generally are 60 to 400 acres.
At any given time, I’ll have 10- to 15-different pieces of property to hunt. The properties I hunt primarily are small, from 8 to 400 acres. I put out Covert trail cameras…..
Mark Drury of Osceola, Iowa, the founder of MAD Calls (www.flambeauoutdoors.com), the co-owner of Drury Outdoor Productions (www.druryoutdoors.com) with his brother Terry and an avid deer…..
Mark Drury of Osceola, Iowa, the founder of MAD Calls, the co-owner of Drury Outdoor Productions with his brother Terry and an avid deer hunter, is a long-time Mossy Oak enthusiast.
You must remove all bait and deer attractant from the property where you’ll hunt deer in many states at least 10 days before hunting season starts. (Be sure to carefully check the regulations…..
Thanks to modern technology, we don’t have to spend nearly as much time scouting as we once have.
The early settlers also dug deep holes in the ground and erected outhouses over them. Human waste always has been a productive fertilizer…..
Two things early settlers did will relate directly to where you can expect to locate deer during the early season in your state…..
Larry Norton of Butler, Alabama, avid deer hunter in west-central Alabama near the Mississippi-Alabama border and a longtime Mossy Oak enthusiast, explains, “In the summer, I go in to hardwoods…..
A tom can strut and drum in these low areas and remain nearly invisible, but he also can crane his neck up and often see most everything approaching..
When I find a turkey on one piece of property, and I’m set up on another, I’ll leave the woods and go to the landowner where I’ve heard the turkey gobbling to ask permission to hunt that spot.
Woodsmanship is the key to turkey-hunting success. I define woodsmanship as the hunter’s ability to learn all he can about the woods he’ll hunt…..
Tony Mudd lives in Reno, Nevada, and guides archery brown bear hunters in Alaska with Knik Glacier Adventures www.knikglacieradventures.com, starting at the end of July each year.