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|Comments Off on Is It Okay to Hunt Deer Near a Property Line?

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|Comments Off on How to Kill a Big Buck in 20 Acres

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 [...]

8 11, 2023

30 Tips For Hunting The Deer Rut

2023-11-05T09:24:41-05:00November 8th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|Comments Off on 30 Tips For Hunting The Deer Rut

You’ve waited all year for this, the rut baby! No matter which week in November you take off work, your Number One strategy is simple: Spend every minute you can in your best stands because you never know when a good buck will prowl by, or come a running hot on the heels of a doe. Here are 29 more tips to help you punch your tag. #2 In addition to big rubs, look for clusters of antler-mangled saplings or cedar branches. These “violent rubs” are sign of an aggressive buck, the kind you want to hunt because he’s apt to move in daylight. Set a stand in the area. #3 Several studies show that deer rut hard when the [...]

1 11, 2023

8 Best Days to Hunt Deer In November

2023-10-24T13:26:32-04:00November 1st, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, Deer Rut, whitetail deer|Comments Off on 8 Best Days to Hunt Deer In November

November 6, 2012, Wisconsin bowhunter Dusty Gerrits (picture left) sat and waited on a 150-class buck he called Tiny. “We had pictures of Tiny on a scrape the morning before, so I set up right there,” he says. Two small bucks showed early, but no Tiny. All of a sudden and out of the blue a giant rolled in! Not Tiny but bigger! “He pushed an 8-point off the scrape, but no shot,” says Dusty. Finally, he saw his opening and fired. The buck crashed 50 yards away. The monster netted 189 and change, at the time the new state record archery typical. Regardless of weather, moon or other environmental factors, the vast majority of does in the northern two-thirds [...]

27 10, 2023

Best Bowhunting on Halloween

2023-10-22T10:54:03-04:00October 27th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Best Bowhunting on Halloween

Magical stuff happens on Halloween, so dress up in camo, paint your face and go bowhunting. Compared to the last several years, we’ve noticeably cooler weather for October, and let’s hope the trend holds. A little cold front followed by a few days of high-pressure with a light northwest wind and temperatures in the 35- to 55-degree range… If those conditions come together on Halloween, you’ll see deer moving, and bucks starting to rut. Moon-wise, no trick but a lot of treat this Halloween. Based on the full hunter’s moon October 28, I predict good to great deer movement October 27 and continuing through November 4. This is one of my favorite windows to bowhunt any year, and made better [...]

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