27 08, 2021

How To Bowhunt Deer From A Ground Blind

2021-08-27T09:07:43-04:00August 27th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Pop-up camouflage blinds work great to hide you, and especially to cover your moves as you draw your bow. But more times than not, no matter how well you hide the tent and brush it in with sticks and vegetation, deer will see it and shy from it. This is especially true if you try to pop up a blind a week or 2 before you plan to hunt a spot. Does seem to be more blind-shy than bucks. But when an old doe sees you blind, smells a rat, and starts stamping and blowing before flagging off, any bucks nearby become wired and alerted to something in the area just ain’t right. They’ll vacate the area or at least [...]

25 08, 2021

11 Best Tree Stand Tips

2021-08-25T14:24:03-04:00August 25th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Set your best tree stands ever this season with these 10 hanging tips: Don’t clang and bang and spook a buck before you hunt him. Secure stand sections, seat, chain, buckles, etc. with rope or elastic bands so they’re quiet as you hike into a spot. Backpack your stand toward a hunting site from downwind and through a dead zone where few deer hang out. Hide and sneak behind cover. A straight, solid tree 12 to 15 inches in diameter is perfect for a fixed-position or “lock-on” stand. It is easy and safe to get your arms around a tree that size as you set steps, climb and hang a perch. Once you’re up and hunting, a tree just as [...]

23 08, 2021

Get High: Best Bow Practice For Deer Hunters

2021-08-23T07:16:56-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Standing in the backyard and burning arrow after arrow into foams target is the best way to get your bow and arrows tuned, your shooting muscles toned and your release and follow-through down pat. But along about August it’d time to raise your game and shoot from an elevated platform like you’ll do when buck season rolls around in a few short months. Why Get High? On the ground you stand fence-post straight, plant your feet in a baseball hitter’s stance, stare across at your target, draw with ease and let an arrow fly. Pretty simple. In a tree stand, you have to turn and contort your body, sometimes wildly so, and your footing is trickier. Leaning left, right, back [...]

19 08, 2021

Deer Tip Of The Day: Move A Buck Blocker

2021-08-19T14:09:16-04:00August 19th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Here is a tip of the day you might never have thought about: Whenever you set a tree stand for bowhunting, scan the ground around it out to 50 yards or so, and look for a good-size log, brushy treetop or similar barrier that might block a buck from walking within 30 yards of your stand on natural movement. It amazes me how many hunters fail to do this. They end up sitting and watching deer after deer skirt a log or treetop and veer 10 to 30 yards away from their stand, and out of bow range. If you’re able, drag a log or fallen tree away from the area and stash it 80 yards or so downwind. Better [...]

18 08, 2021

How To Speed Scout For Deer

2021-08-16T14:15:51-04:00August 18th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Every year you plan to scout like a wild man, but then come work deadlines, kids’ ball games, chores around the house… Sound familiar? If so, don’t worry that you won’t get your buck because you don’t have time to do your homework. Squeeze a little “speed scouting” into your schedule and you should do all right. Whether you’ll hunt new ground or a familiar place. begin scouting from your den. Spend a couple of evenings studying topographical maps and aerial photographs, zeroing in on four “deer activity zones” (DAZ): Openings—crop fields, food plots, pastures, rights-of-way, clear-cuts or burns--where bucks feed and commingle with does. Security zones—large thickets, swamps, overgrown fields, etc.—where mature bucks go when the guns start booming. [...]

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