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25 03, 2024

How to Hang a Tree Stand For Bowhunting

2024-03-24T09:07:05-04:00March 25th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

If bowhunting big deer is not a game of inches, then surely it is one of feet. You can do some awesome scouting and find a killer spot ripped with buck sign. But if you move in with a stand and set it a foot too low…or angled on the south side of a tree as a 10-pointer marches in from the west… You get it. If your positioning is off just a bit, you might as well be off a mile, because you are probably not going to shoot that buck. Use this guide to fine-tune your stand placement for better shots. Size matters. A straight tree 15-20 inches in diameter is perfect for any type stand, “lock-on,” ladder [...]

19 03, 2024

Have You Ever Had Buck Fever?

2024-03-19T07:44:03-04:00March 19th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, sportsman channel, trijicon|0 Comments

“It’s telltale adrenaline surge is so instant and convulsive that a blood-pressure check at that moment would bust the machine that takes it,” wrote Robert Ruark in his 1953 classic, The Old Man and the Boy. The legendary author was referring to buck fever, a malady which can affect us all in different ways. A mild case of it is good and required--if our heart doesn’t jump and our nerves don’t rattle a bit when we see a heavy 8-pointer sneaking through the woods on a frosty November morning, then why are we out there? But a bad case of the fever, with uncontrollable shaking, heavy sweat and gasping for breath, can not only ruin a hunt, but in the [...]

15 03, 2024

Should Poison Be Used to Control Feral Hogs?

2024-03-15T09:26:51-04:00March 15th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Hunting News, Predator Hunting, sportsman channel|0 Comments

Texas recently approved the use of a warfarin-based toxicant called Kaput in its ongoing battle (and seemingly futile) war to control wild hogs. This action has spurred renewed discussion on the research and developments surrounding feral hog toxicants. Should other Southern states try them to control their out-of-control swine herds? Alabama’s Wildlife and Freshwater Director Chuck Sykes said at the present time he is not sold on the idea that Kaput is the best solution to a difficult problem. “Based on the data we have now, I’m not in support of it. There are a lot of questions about the use of toxicants. We’ve been working with the USDA for more than five years on the use of sodium nitrite.” [...]

11 03, 2024

Deer Hunt Tip: Keep Your Grunt Call Handy

2024-03-11T12:44:52-04:00March 11th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, trijicon, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The heavy 8-pointer popped out onto the levee road 350 yards away, heading for a dry canal where he would be out sight in seconds. I pulled out my call and cut loose a barrage of loud, aggressive grunts. To my surprise and delight, the buck stopped, looked and began marching my way, the hair up and bristling on his neck. It was the tail-end of the rut, but this bully was still looking to mix it up. I kept calling intermittently and he keep looking and walking. A couple of times he paused and turned his head as if losing interest. I grunted harder, and by gosh it worked. The old Mississippi warrior marched to within 120 yards, and [...]

6 03, 2024

Highlights from the NDA’s 2024 Deer Report

2024-03-06T11:01:54-05:00March 6th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The National Deer Association’s 2024 Deer Report is hot off the digital press, and let’s get right to the meat of it. Hunters across America are shooting more mature bucks than ever. In 2022-23, 42% of the bucks shot across North America were 3½ years or older. One out of every three bucks shot in the U.S. today is at least 3½! Mississippi hunters get the gold star for holding out for a big deer; a whopping 80% of bucks shot in the Magnolia State are 3.5 years or older. How many people kill a deer each year? The NDA crunched the numbers and found that 41% of hunters across the U.S. tagged at least one animal in 2022-23. The [...]

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