27 10, 2021

Georgia Bowhunter Kills Massive Cryptorchid Buck

2021-10-25T14:37:11-04:00October 27th, 2021|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Georgia Bowhunter Kills Massive Cryptorchid Buck

From GameandFishmag.com: Last season Georgia hunter Benny Overholt passed a good non-typical buck in velvet that he estimated to be five years old. Fast forward to 2021 when the same buck started showing up on trail cameras, and Overholt noticed there was something decidedly weird about it. He determined that the deer never shed its rack after last season, and remained in velvet the entire time. As a 6 ½-year-old, the buck was essentially sporting a double rack, and still completely in velvet. Overholt knew, if given the opportunity this season, he wouldn't be passing the shot again. Benny shot the massive cryptorchid buck on September 13 and noticed the deer’s testicles had shriveled up, solving the mystery of the [...]

25 10, 2021

Deer Hunt Tip: Put A Camera In A Bad Spot

2021-10-25T14:18:16-04:00October 25th, 2021|Big Deer TV, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Deer Hunt Tip: Put A Camera In A Bad Spot

You have read tons on the top spots to put your trail cameras. This is the first time you’ve been told to set one or two cams in the worst spots in your woods. I learned the trick from friend and TV hunter Mark Drury, who logically puts most of his cameras on the most productive fields, plots, edges and funnels on his Iowa farm. “But we also put a camera or two in places that, based on prior observation and hunting, we don’t have much confidence in,” he says. “Sometimes we find out that a giant buck has moved into one of those ‘bad’ spots, and it quickly becomes one of our best spots!” Late October is a good [...]

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|Comments Off on 3 Things To Remember When Hunting Suburban Deer

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|Comments Off on When To Drive To Your Tree Stand

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 [...]

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