21 08, 2023

Pre-Season Hunting Rifle Check

2023-08-17T10:34:39-04:00August 21st, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, trijicon, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Just got back from the range and checking these 2 rigs that I’ll hunt with this fall as we film Big Deer TV Season 13 on Sportsman Channel: CZ-USA Model 600 Alpha bolt-action rifle in 6.5 PRC topped with Trijicon Accupoint 4X-16X scope, and CZ 600 in .30-06 topped w/Trijicon 3X-9X Huron. Here are 4 observations and tips I have from that range session. The 6.5 PRC rifle was dead-on last January in Texas, where I killed a nice buck and a huge boar hog with one bullet each. My first shot at the range today was 4 inches high and 3 inches left. I was not shocked. I traveled 2,000 miles back home with the rifle. That might or [...]

16 08, 2023

5 Tips for Bowhunting the Elk Rut

2023-08-13T12:02:55-04:00August 16th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, sportsman channel|0 Comments

Won't be long until the bulls are bugling out West; these these tips to bring one in. If you are calling to a bull that is bugling and coming in, make sure he's coming from a direction that won't cause him to cut the track you just made getting to your set up. An elk's nose is very good and if he cuts your track, even if the wind is in your favor, he might shut up, turn around and bug out. Mark his bugles and move your setup if you must. Spray your clothes and boots heavily with scent-killer. It’s best to have a buddy call for you. Have him set up 75-100 yards behind you, downwind of where [...]

14 08, 2023

Whitetail Bow Season Q&A

2023-08-13T11:24:11-04:00August 14th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

You scout and glass a couple of small bucks, a decent 8-pointer and a shooter 10 coming to a bean field like clockwork in the evenings. Will those bucks, and especially the 10-point, be around when bow season opens in late September or October?   That bachelor’s club will start to break up in mid-September, but a few of the bucks may still run together into October. In what is known as the “fall shuffle,” some of the bucks will shift a mile or more to winter range while some of them—maybe that big 10--will stay right there, close to where you’re spotting them now. Keep glassing the fields and edges, and hang a tree stand or 2 in the [...]

10 08, 2023

Fix this Tree-Stand Mistake this Season

2023-08-07T10:12:02-04:00August 10th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

You unconsciously but haphazardly lug a tree stand and steps on the way in to a hunting site, heavy metal clanking every step of the way. You lumber along and crack sticks. You bull through a patch of cover and jump as a deer boils out of there and runs off. Even a moderate amount of human intrusion this close to bow season can and will cause a mature buck to change his pattern. By the time you finally hang your set and start hunting in a few weeks, a big deer might have moved over to the next ridge to travel or bed. The Fix: With rope or bungees, batten down a stand, steps, tools and all your gear [...]

7 08, 2023

Biden Admin. to Cut School Funding for Archery and Hunting Classes

2023-08-07T10:04:32-04:00August 7th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, sportsman channel|0 Comments

I suppose this should come as a surprise because these programs are popular, but then again the current administration is the most anti-gun ever.--MH From the Sportsmen's Alliance: Sportsmen across the U.S. were stunned to read reports in the media that the Biden Administration was interpreting language in a newly passed gun-control law to ban federal education funding for hunter safety/education classes held at schools along with funding for the popular National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). According to reports, this decision will pull funding for such programs that are enjoyed by millions of students nationwide at thousands of schools. Not to be confused with hunter education programs provided by state fish and wildlife agencies through the Pittman-Robertson excise [...]

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