20 07, 2023

How Deer Cope with Hot Weather

2023-07-20T09:19:43-04:00July 20th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The string of 100-plus days with blazing sun In Texas got me to thinking of how whitetails (does with growing fawns and bucks with rapidly growing velvet racks) survive and thrive in oppressive summer heat, so I went to Grant Woods, one of America’s top biologists, for some answers: “Temperatures above normal during summer certainly cause deer stress,” said Grant. How much stress is dependent on the quality of the habitat in an area. For example, deer consume more water than any other mineral (yes, water is a mineral, a naturally occurring substance) and the quantity of water necessary increases during periods of above normal temperatures. If water is limited by quantity or quality, many bodily functions are limited, such [...]

14 07, 2023

Pre-Season Tree Stand Safety Check

2023-07-14T08:36:26-04:00July 14th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

After last season, did you some tree stands out in the woods? If so, keep these things in mind before you climb up this bow season. Paramount is to thoroughly inspect the straps, chains or cables that connect stand platforms and steps to trees . These connectors will weather and wear, and routine inspection and service is a must. With climbing/safety harness fully engaged, check all straps on ladder sections or stick steps as you ascend the tree. Retighten or replace straps as needed. When you top out at the platform, attach a Lifeline and leave this safety device attached all season. Inspect stand and connecters thoroughly. Replace worn straps or cables if noticeably worn. Check and tighten any loose [...]

10 07, 2023

3 Best Spots for Trail Cameras in July

2023-07-10T09:17:41-04:00July 10th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

I run several trail cameras year-round, but the July 4 holiday is when I start my buck recon in earnest for the new season. Velvet antlers are up and growing full bore. When you get an image of a buck with shooter potential, you’ll know it and can start tracking his movements for the next few months. Here are 3 great spots to set your cameras. Food Plot Funnels Next week on one property, we’ll set 2 cameras on 2 small clover plots hidden back in the woods. We’ll set 3 more cams on larger plots, but not aimed out into the clover. Rather, we’ll place these cams 20 to 30 yards back in the green thickets that rim the [...]

6 07, 2023

How a Cell Phone Can Save a Hunter’s Life

2023-07-06T08:46:33-04:00July 6th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews|1 Comment

You always carry your cell with you every minute you are hunting, right? Do it, it could save your life. Let’s say you’re hunting in new mountains or woods and get turned around or full-blown lost…. Suppose you’re climbing a rock ridge, slip and fall, and break your ankle…. You get chest pains… Or heaven forbid you fall out of a tree stand or off the ladder and are seriously injured and about to lose to consciousness. In an emergency, there are 2 ways your cell can get you help in a hurry. SOS Message Swipe the SOS slider on your iPhone and it will automatically call the closest local emergency number and share your location with emergency services. After [...]

3 07, 2023

July 2023 Full Buck Supermoon

2023-07-03T12:14:10-04:00July 3rd, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The full Buck Moon rose this morning, July 3, and reached peak illumination at 7:39 AM Eastern Time. It will hang near full in the sky for a couple more days, so look for it as you watch fireworks tomorrow night. This July Buck Moon is a Supermoon, which appears in the sky to be a bit bigger than a normal full moon, though a Supermoon is hard to distinguish with the naked eye. This Buck Moon is the first of 4 Supermoons in 2023. The next Supermoons will rise on August 1, August 30 and September 18. The Algonquin Indian tribes of the northeastern United States were the first to call the full moon each July the Buck Moon because [...]

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