21 10, 2021

3 Things To Remember When Hunting Suburban Deer

2021-10-19T11:50:58-04:00October 21st, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Across America, whitetails are accustomed to seeing and living around houses, roads and people, but they’re still wary animals. Say you’re hunting a small area and catch a buck crossing a trail or gas line between two thickets. If you walk away from the deer, he’ll often continue on his way, watching you out of the corner of his eye. But the second you stop and move toward the buck, he’ll spook and flag away. Car exhaust, barbecue smoke, barking dogs… Deer that live under our noses put up with all sorts of nasty smells and sounds. But when you step into a small patch of woods to scout or hunt, you’d better be quiet and clean and play the [...]

14 10, 2021

When To Drive To Your Tree Stand

2021-10-13T10:30:21-04:00October 14th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

When bowhunting large cut corn or alfalfa fields, I often have a buddy drive a truck or ATV through the field and drop me off and pick me up after dark as close as possible to my tree stand. If deer are out in the field or close by in the surrounding woods, they obviously run off, just as they would any normal day when a rancher or farmer drives by. They are used to farm vehicles. I have my driver park and idle right there until I slip out and climb up into my stand. When he drives off, deer will eventually pop back out into or near the field like nothing ever happened. With some setups hard on [...]

8 10, 2021

4 Spots To Hang a Tree Stand In October

2021-09-30T10:12:50-04:00October 8th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting|1 Comment

You can’t go wrong hanging tree stands in these spots this month: Break Line: Look for a linear strip where pines, cedars or hardwood trees come together with brush, tall grass or second-growth saplings. Deer walk and browse on these edges; bucks rub and scrape on the lines as the rut approaches. Oak Ridge: A narrow hogback with acorn trees within 100 yards of a corn or bean field is one of my favorite spots. Deer cut around points, ditches and gullies on a  ridge; hang stands on these terrains to funnel bucks close. Bucks will stage, eat acorns and browse in ridge thickets not only in the evenings, but in the mornings as well. Creek or River Crossing: Water [...]

4 10, 2021

How To Hunt A Whitetail Buck In October

2021-09-30T10:56:24-04:00October 4th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Some good hunters I know don’t go into their best spots and stands until just before Halloween, and then they hunt them hard for the next 2 weeks into November. Their strategy is sound: put no pressure on bucks until they start rutting heavy and moving more in daylight hours. Good in theory, yes, that approach is not practical for most of us. You’re busy…you bowhunt when you can. If that happens to be in October, great. The woods are beautiful, the weather is nice and there are fewer people in the timber than there will be come November. There are opportunities to get your buck, and here are some things to keep in mind. Food in the Woods Grant [...]

27 09, 2021

Amazing Crossbow Kill: Georgia Pharmacist Bags White Buck!

2021-09-27T10:25:58-04:00September 27th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|1 Comment

Earlier this month, a friend from southwest Georgia texted me these pictures with the words: Hey brother, a friend of mine killed a solid white buck! Deer of a lifetime! Shortly thereafter, the story appeared on the Georgia Outdoor News website: Back in June, Tara Jackson…saw something that she had never seen before. As a buck ran across a field, she said to her boyfriend Bryan Spivey, “Oh my goodness, that’s a totally white deer!” On Wednesday Sept. 8, Tara got some fresh trail-cam photos showing the buck was still there and it was beginning to shed its velvet…. On Sept. 12…the white buck appeared, and she steadied her aim and took the shot. However, as soon as the bolt [...]

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