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17 09, 2020

How To Shoot A Buck With Your Bow

2020-09-17T16:16:58-04:00September 17th, 2020|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on How To Shoot A Buck With Your Bow

Here’s your 6-step plan: Stay sharp: It’s tough to keep your edge for hours when you haven’t seen a buck for a while. But do it. The minute you drop your guard and start daydreaming a monster will pop up within 50 yards. You never want that. When a big deer surprises you, you tend to get rattled, make a foolish move and spook him. So concentrate as much as you can. Scan the woods and try to pick up the flash of antlers or hide as far out you as can. That way you’ll have time to calm your nerves, stand up, shift into position and plan your draw and shot. Read A Buck: You glimpse a stud 120 [...]

16 09, 2020

Deer Season 2020: Kansas Girl Shoots 282” Buck in Kiowa County!

2020-09-16T09:53:45-04:00September 16th, 2020|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Deer Season 2020: Kansas Girl Shoots 282” Buck in Kiowa County!

From USA Today: The youth deer hunting season in Kansas got off to a doozy of a start… Fourteen-year-old Paslie Werth…shot a once-in-a-lifetime deer on Sept. 6 — a 40-point, free-range whitetail buck tallying a gross green score of 282 6/8 inches — while rifle hunting on family property with her father, Kurt, in Kiowa County. When the rack is officially scored after the required 60-day drying period Paslie’s buck, which father Kurt believes could net in the high 260s, will be one of the top non-typical whitetails ever shot with a firearm in Kansas. The Sunflower State’s #1 gun buck is the 280 4/8” monster killed by Joseph Waters in Shawnee County in 1987. My friends at North American [...]

10 09, 2020

Remington To Sell Ammo Business, Including Core-Lokt and Barnes Bullets

2020-09-10T09:00:37-04:00September 10th, 2020|Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Remington|Comments Off on Remington To Sell Ammo Business, Including Core-Lokt and Barnes Bullets

 I have been getting many inquiries about the future of Remington and I’ll keep you posted best I can.—M.H.   In July 2020, Remington filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and since then the company has been looking to sell off its various brands, including Remington firearms, Marlin and Barnes Bullets. The Wall Street Journal reports: Firearms maker Remington Outdoor Co. has agreed to sell its ammunition business out of bankruptcy to South Carolina-based investment firm JJE Capital Holdings LLC for $65 million plus the assumption of liabilities, subject to better offers. The JJE offer came in the form of a stalking-horse bid, setting a floor on the sale price for Remington’s ammunition business, which the company has been marketing while in [...]

8 09, 2020

Hanback Named QDMA 2020 Communicator Of Year For Writing And TV Work On Whitetail Deer

2020-09-08T08:52:32-04:00September 8th, 2020|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Deer Science, whitetail deer|3 Comments

Very honored and humbled to receive this award from the professionals at QDMA. Here’s the press release.—M.H. ATHENS, GA - The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to name Mike Hanback its 2020 Signpost Communicator of the Year. Hanback is a recognized and long-time outdoor writer and blogger who created and hosts Big Deer TV on the Sportsman Channel, now preparing to film its tenth season for television. “QDMA presents this award annually to an outdoor communicator who shares accurate information with deer hunters, works to ensure a strong future for whitetails, and supports the QDMA and its mission,” said Lindsay Thomas Jr., QDMA Director of Communications. “Mike has been doing all of these things for years through his [...]

2 09, 2020

Is It Poison Ivy or Poison Oak?

2020-09-02T14:49:11-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Big Deer TV, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting|2 Comments

Indigo Urgent Care reports an estimated 85% of Americans, many of them hunters, fishers and hikers like us, are allergic to poison ivy and/or oak. You know a bad case of the rash can put a damper on summertime, but don’t let your guard down in the fall. I’m one of the 85%, and the worst case of poison ivy I ever got was during bow season one October. My climbing stand cut a vine that I stupidly did not see as I worked my way up a tree. Bits of vine hairs and bark and sap slid down my neck and around the sides of my head. My head swelled and a horrendous bubble of blisters broke out around [...]

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