15 11, 2019

Flashlight Review: Fenix PD35TAC For Hunters

2019-11-13T08:12:00-05:00November 15th, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews|0 Comments

Let me get right to the point. I have tested and used hundreds of lights in the outdoors over the years, from cheap headlamps to high-tech flashlights and lanterns that cost hundreds of dollars. I have finally found the best and most versatile one for use in the outdoors, including deer hunting. And its affordable. As its name implies, the Fenix PD35TAC is designed for tactical employment, but the developers cleverly added an Outdoor Mode for multipurpose illumination, making it great for hunters, hikers and campers. Specs and Features At 5½ inches long and weighing just 89 grams, this compact flashlight is the right size for hunters who juggle a good amount of gear on the walk or from a [...]

13 11, 2019

Wisconsin Bowhunter Tags 10-Point “Sneezy” Buck

2019-11-08T08:39:47-05:00November 13th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

This guest post is from Kyle Biba, Wisconsin bowhunter and long-time reader of Big Deer Blog: Saturday November 2nd proved to be a very special day for me as I was able to write the final chapter on a 4.5-year-old 10-pointer we called “Sneezy.” The story started in early fall 2018 when Sneezy first appeared on our farm. He showed up on camera in mid-September, already having broken off multiple points. I encountered Sneezy on October 12th last year in one of our clover plots. It was at that time he gained his name of Sneezy. As I watched him, it sounded like he was having an actual sneezing attack! I was able to get some tremendous footage of him [...]

12 11, 2019

19 Proven Ways To Hunt The Whitetail Rut

2019-11-07T14:29:42-05:00November 12th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, Deer Rut, whitetail deer|0 Comments

For 7 years Russ Van Zoeren of Twin Lake, Michigan, had traveled to Kansas to bowhunt on public land. November 10 on the 8th year, he fired his first arrow. After a heat wave with temps in the 80s, storms and a cold front crashed through the night of the 9th. The mercury plummeted into 30s and a northwest wind of 25 shook the leaves off the trees. Next morning at 8:15, a buck stepped out of a fence row and marched down the same trail Russ had walked on to his tree stand. His brow tines were huge and forked! At 13 yards the giant stopped to smell a scrape that Russ had doctored with hot-doe scent. The arrow [...]

8 11, 2019

2019 KANSAS PUBLIC LAND BOW BUCK

2019-11-04T08:00:28-05:00November 8th, 2019|BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Guest post from Kansas bowhunter Connor Ossowski: After last season, having close encounters with bucks but none in bow range, I decided to spend this past year listening to podcasts, reading articles and learning about strategies on hunting mature buck bedding areas. I bumped this buck out of his bedding area back in September. This was to find his core area. I set a trail camera up near his bed and had multiple trail camera videos of him in October, always earlier and earlier in the evenings. On Friday October 25, I sat in the stand for the first time with a NE wind, 45 degrees, and slight mist after it had rained two days prior. I sat from 12 [...]

6 11, 2019

Stalk A Rut Buck With Your Bow

2019-11-04T07:19:08-05:00November 6th, 2019|BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

You don’t have to wait until gun season to get out of a tree and stalk. One November day bowhunter Don Kisky, Iowa expert and host of Whitetail Freaks on Outdoor Channel, left his Iowa farmhouse with 5 steps in his pocket and a small lock-on stand on his back. He’d been seeing little deer movement from his best stands the last few days, and it was time to change it up. “When bucks are locked down with does and breeding them or getting ready to, many of them aren't in their usual core areas anymore,” he says. “That’s why the woods seem to go dead in mid-November and your stands go cold. Many bucks and does are away from [...]