18 11, 2019

Outdoor Life’s 101 Best Tips For Hunting The Deer Rut

2019-11-13T08:11:13-05:00November 18th, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Rut, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Back in the early 2000s, before I had my own TV show and started the Big Deer Blog, I was the Deer Hunting Editor for Outdoor Life (OL) magazine. I had that dream gig for nearly a decade and wrote 100s of columns and dozens of feature articles for the magazine, back in the days when people still bought and read paper magazines. Then came TV and YouTube and blogging, and I drifted away from OL and the other hunting publications I wrote for, many of are now, sadly, defunct. Funny how things have a way of coming full circle. I majored in English in college long ago, and writing has always been my passion and still is. So a [...]

15 11, 2019

Flashlight Review: Fenix PD35TAC For Hunters

2019-11-13T08:12:00-05:00November 15th, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews|0 Comments

Let me get right to the point. I have tested and used hundreds of lights in the outdoors over the years, from cheap headlamps to high-tech flashlights and lanterns that cost hundreds of dollars. I have finally found the best and most versatile one for use in the outdoors, including deer hunting. And its affordable. As its name implies, the Fenix PD35TAC is designed for tactical employment, but the developers cleverly added an Outdoor Mode for multipurpose illumination, making it great for hunters, hikers and campers. Specs and Features At 5½ inches long and weighing just 89 grams, this compact flashlight is the right size for hunters who juggle a good amount of gear on the walk or from a [...]

9 11, 2019

Veterans Day “Bond Of Brothers” Encore Presentation On Big Deer TV

2019-11-08T20:47:06-05:00November 9th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel|0 Comments

This weekend we pay our heartfelt respects to all those who have served. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in order to account for all veterans in all wars. All of us here at Big Deer TV and Sportsman Channel celebrate our veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In their honor, please watch an encore presentation of "Bond of Brothers" [...]

4 11, 2019

Ultimate Guide To Whitetail Buck Scrapes

2019-11-04T08:06:44-05:00November 4th, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Bucks are hammering scrapes right now in the Virginia pre-rut and all over the country...perfect time for the ultimate guide on scrapes: It’s been 20 years since scientists at the University of Georgia's Deer Lab conducted a study on whitetail buck scrapes, and to this day it is regarded as the ultimate research ever done on the most alluring of all deer sign. The study’s findings are still relevant today, and will be 20 years from now. A scrape is a scrape right? Whether a buck pawed it 10 years ago or this morning or November 2040. THE PROJECT The 2-year study carries weight with me because it dealt not with captive deer, but with wild, free-ranging, hunted animals. It was [...]

1 11, 2019

Best Days To Hunt The November 2019 Whitetail Rut  

2019-10-31T10:01:24-04:00November 1st, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The best deer hunting begins this weekend across the East and Midwest and continues for the next 3 weeks, here are a few tips on the best times to go: November 4, 2019 First-Quarter Moon: Looking back to my notes and all the research I’ve done over the past 30 years it is fact that many huge bucks are killed every year during the seeking phase of the rut November 6-10. This is always a good week to take off work and hunt. Week of November 11, 2019: Full Moon: November 8 through 16 will be great for midday deer movement, especially if it’s cold. Expect to see some bucks up and moving from 10 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Spend [...]