https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTZ9SDCRKPk Hunting season is closer than you think. If you're in the market for a new hunting rifle, check out this video I did with my good buddy John Fink a few years back. John no longer works at Remington today, he is now a Product Manager for Magnified Optics with Trijicon - the presenting sponsor of Big Deer TV. For the latest Model 700 lineup click here.
It’s time to celebrate these beautiful little creatures that are being born right now! Did you know: A fawn weighs 4 to 8 pounds at birth; their weight doubles in 2 weeks. A fawn has a unique smell that the mother recognizes. A fawn spends its first month in hiding, separate from the doe, except to nurse 2 to 4 times a day. A healthy fawn can outrun you when it’s only days old. A fawn has about 300 white spots. 25% of twin fawns have different fathers. In a typical herd, twin fawns is the norm. In a prime habitat where the soil/feed/cover is outstanding, 20% to 30% of does might drop triplets. In a habitat with poor soils [...]
Mike: I saw this quote in your BIO and it intrigued me: “I am finally at that point in life where the killing of an animal has become secondary to the challenge of hunting it.” Could you please explain?—Paul Paul, thanks for the question. When I was in my teens and 20s, it was it was all about shooting as many deer, squirrels, turkeys, whatever as I could. Stack ‘em up. Legal numbers of course. One thing I have never done, even as a kid, is broken a game law. I think the “if brown it’s down” mentality, that thirst and hunger to kill deer, is natural for young hunters. And within reason I think it’s important. To keep a [...]
Expect to see gonzo poison ivy in the coming years, thicker, leafier and itchier than ever. A study from Duke and Harvard found that as carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere, the noxious vine grows bigger and faster and is stoked with high-octane urushiol, the chemical that causes your skin to redden, bubble up and inch like hell. Is this another conspiracy theory of the greenie-weenies? Is global warming/climate change even a thing? Like most fair-minded people I don’t really know. But we’re talking about poison ivy here, and I do know I’m seeing more clumps of the nasty stuff growing up trees and overtaking thickets in some areas. It's more important than ever for hunters and all outdoors [...]
From the Big Deer archives: Mike: Just wanted to pass along a picture of a nice whitetail I killed in Ohio. I know you get a ton of pictures from hunters, but I wanted to send you this one as proof of what you preach. I shot this buck after a front passed through and it turned cold. I've heard you say on your show how you like to hunt after a cold front goes through. Well, I have to agree with you. This buck had not been seen in the earlier archery season or the prior 4 days of our gun season. When the front passed through and the temperature dropped he got up and made his mistake. Thanks [...]