Thanks to Dean Weimer for this report. Thirty-seven year-old Indiana hunter Robert “Bob” Jones was very busy in the early archery and firearms season last year, and he wanted to hunt all-day at least once during gun season to make up for lost time. The owner of a home inspection company and also a construction business, Bob doesn’t get to hunt as much as he did earlier in his deer hunting career. He thought about it and decided that he would hunt all-day on Friday, November 30, 2012. “I wanted to sit out all day before the weekend when everyone would be out,” he says. Bob set out to one of his favorite stands on the edge [...]
Mike, I enjoy following your blog and seeing the success stories from around the nation. I thought I would share a pretty amazing week I had last fall. On November 4th I harvested a very symmetrical 12-point (above) with my bow in Wisconsin, my home state. This old buck had its eye gored out from fighting. I traditionally have not had opportunities at mature bucks in my area of WI, so I hunt the rut in Kansas. On November 7 I left to hunt some land I own in Kansas, and I harvested another great buck (below) on November 8th. Both bucks green-scored 158. I made very good shots on both deer and had the fortune to watch both of [...]
Mike, I've been watching your show for years now and I have to admit...I thought it was a bit cheesy when you would regularly end a kill, in the heat of the moment, saying, "That’s why we do this," or your tag line of "hunt hard." But now let me commend you for what you have done for my hunting I was always a whitetail guy who grew up hunting in New York with my dad and uncles. It eventually grew to dove, ducks, geese and most recently my first elk hunt. My previous deer hunting experiences were great... but never involved a "Hunt Hard" attitude. It was always something I did with my family because it brought us [...]
I'm going on my third year hunting with Trijicon Accupoint scopes, and the optics just keep performing better for me. In deer camps from Canada to Texas, hunters peer through my Accupoint and inevitably say, "Man, that's crisp and bright, and love the illuminated dot. I gotta get me one of those." They definitely are tremendous scopes. Check out this promo video we shot for Trijicon that points out the top features of the Accupoint.
Several people have asked recently how much they should pay for shoulder mount…$300, 400, $700, $1,000 or more? Prices have definitely gone up, and they vary across the country. $300 is on the low side, and $1,000 is surely high, though I have paid that much and then some for some of my best Canadian bucks. Let’s take a survey: What is the going rate for a good taxidermy job in your area?