Shot this awesome buck in north Texas, what great character his rack has! Split brow time and split g-2, stickers at bases, good mass. Tremendous footage for Big Deer TV next season. Remington Model 783 in .270, topped with Trijicon AccuPoint scope.
How many deer do coyotes really kill and eat? Amid the great action of a predator hunt in Montana, we take a scientific look at the coyote-whitetail dynamic as these crafty predators continue to expand their range and grow in numbers. Special thanks to Dr. Grant Woods, American’s top deer scientist, for helping out with this project and contributing his expertise.
Tonight 8 and 11 PM Eastern on Sportsman Channel. Set your DVR, this is one great episode you don’t want to miss.
If you hunt in Wisconsin you need to watch or DVR my show tonight at 8 and 11 PM Eastern Time on the Sportsman Channel. Even if you don’t hunt in Wisconsin, I hope and believe you’ll enjoy this special episode.
Below are the hunters and the giant bucks you’ll see and hear about, in order of how they appear on the show: Lisa Brunner of Buffalo County…Tom Taylor and his 226 4/8” Wedding Crasher Buck…Dusty Gerrits and his 189”archery state record typical (shot last November)…and Wayne Schumacher and his 243 6/8” archery state record non-typical. Amazing bucks and very cool stories!
I hope you can catch this new episode tonight at 8 and 11 PM ET on Sportsman Channel (or set your DVR).
It is actually very rare to hunt somewhere for 4 days and hit the rut right, I mean just right. But that we did in South Dakota last November, and the hunting was nothing short of spectacular. Rutting deer all over the place, as you will see.
I shot this great old thick-bodied buck and was thrilled about that, but wait until you see the one that got away one evening as I hunted out of a ground blind. Danny Dodge had a big camera with a big lens along, and he was able to reach out to 500 yards and focus in tight on the giant. Man, what a buck, but nobody in his right mind would shoot that far. At least I would never try it.
Also be looking for the clip where a rutting buck runs smack through a covey of grouse, and they explode into the air as the buck gallops though. Danny says it’s one of the best shots he’s ever gotten on a deer hunt. It really is a sight to see and fantastic camera work.
As always thanks for your support, and I hope this episode gets everybody all fired up to hunt the rut. Heck, it’s just around the corner.
Later this fall on Big Deer TV we’re airing a show on the extent and effects of coyote predation on whitetail deer across America. We filmed parts of the show out in Montana last winter with our good friend Luke Strommen, who showed us this picture and told us about this coyote encounter on his family’s ranch some years ago:
We’ve had a lot of experience with coyotes out here, both with our deer and our livestock. This was the picture I was telling you about. The cow that had this calf started calving late in the day below Dad’s house. She was away from the rest of the herd. Dad had been having problems with coyotes during calving season, so he tried to move her closer to the rest of the cows, but she wouldn’t go.
Dad came out of the house later that night, made noise and tried to spook any yotes away from the newborn calf, but when daylight arrived we found the calf dead with a coyote still eating on it. The mama had left to water. I snuck around a dike and set up with my .22-250. Shot the coyote at about 200 yards while he was eating the insides of the calf. He just dropped and didn’t even flinch, his head still in the calf.
The Big Deer TV coyote episode will air on Sportsman Channel later in October.