20 02, 2024

How to Build the Best Food Plots for Deer

2024-02-20T08:34:42-05:00February 20th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

This is a tutorial on how to create small and affordable food plots that whitetail deer will love, and which are actually easier to hunt than 2- to 4-acre green fields. The Plan Roll out an aerial photograph of your property, and pull up the Google Earth coordinates for a secondary source. Look closely for strips and openings where you might plant some clover, tucked away—and this is key—in areas where you don’t have to cut down many if any trees, or otherwise do extensive clearing and leveling. Look for easy-to-work spots that are part of the natural landscape and your herd’s habitat. Now think back to previous scouts and hunts on the property. Where are major deer trails and [...]

13 02, 2024

Should You Buy a Used Hunting Bow?

2024-02-13T10:22:30-05:00February 13th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Mike: Getting my tax refund soon, and got some money to play with.  Went to the local archery shop with my buddy, who upgraded to a new Hoyt RX-8. I was looking at the used bows and picked up a Hoyt Alpha X 30 with draw weight and length that fit me perfect. “Sweet bow and hasn’t been shot a lot,” the shop owner said, “You can have it for $800.” I wasn’t bow shopping, but before I could think I blurted, “Will you take $700?” Both my buddy and I walked out of there with bows! Love the bow and it shoots fine, so I don’t have buyer’s remorse. But I wondered what you think of buying a used [...]

5 01, 2024

Rut Tactics For Southern Deer Hunters

2024-01-05T09:24:16-05:00January 5th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Rut, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Many Midwestern and Northern states have a loosely defined breeding period of 10 days to 3 weeks in November, but it’s more of a strung-out “trickle rut” in most Southern regions, especially the deeper in Dixie you go. Deer breeding in the South is extended because of the mild winters; does can drop fawns later in summer and the little deer can survive the next winter. From late October (Georgia, South Carolina) to mid-November (Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky) into December (Mississippi) and January and even February (Alabama), expect spotty periods of bucks pushing does for 4 to 7 weeks or longer, with many slow days in between. While there some fine managed properties in the South, most people hunt public land [...]

18 12, 2023

Is It Okay to Hunt Deer Near a Property Line?

2023-11-26T17:10:11-05:00December 18th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting|0 Comments

Legally speaking, you hang one, 5 or 20 tree stands near the line that separates your hunting property from a neighbor’s. You can walk around or drive a UTV on your side of the line as much as yu want to. Heck, can pop up a tent and make deer camp as long as you stay on your side of the fence. Property law is simple: You stay on your side of the line, and I’ll stay on mine. But step a boot across the boundary line without permission, and that’s obviously trespassing. Twitter Poll I always assumed every hunter dislikes or downright despises a   fence-sitter, or a hunter who posts too close to a property line. But every hunter’s [...]

13 12, 2023

How to Kill a Big Buck in 20 Acres

2023-11-26T16:54:01-05:00December 13th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

On a whim a few years ago, Indiana bowhunter Shawn Brinkman asked the landowner across the road from his house if he could hunt the guy’s 8.5-acre tract. “Sure,” the neighbor said, “Nobody else ever hunts it.” Next afternoon Shawn slipped into the woodlot with a lock-on stand on his back. He looked around and saw rubs, scrapes and beds everywhere! Super excited, Shawn hung his stand and climbed up. At 4:50 p.m. he spotted heavy antlers, and then the giant-bodied buck appeared. “He had no idea I was in his world,” said Shawn. He smoked the deer at 12 yards. “All it takes is one little piece of undisturbed woods to kill a big deer,” Shawn said. I could [...]

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