13 07, 2022

How To Hunt Mornings In Bow Season In September

2022-07-12T13:07:42-04:00July 13th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

In states where bow season opens early in September, many hunters and archery outfitters I know are reluctant or downright refuse to hunt the mornings. Their reasoning is that it’s tough to get back into stands near a bedding area without spooking deer that are already home and bedded from a long night of feeding in a nearby crop field. Some truth to that, but when I’ve only got a few days or a week to bowhunt an area, I want to hunt the first two hours of each day, which literally doubles my chances of killing a buck. Say I’m on a 5-day hunt. Only 5 sits if I hunt the afternoons only, but 10 if I hunt the [...]

5 07, 2022

Hunt Secret Funnels For Big Bucks

2022-07-29T12:21:47-04:00July 5th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Small and inconspicuous ditches, swales, bottlenecks and other wrinkles in the terrain not visible on maps and they are easy to miss, but are great places to kill a whopper buck with your bow. The only way to find these secret funnels is to vary your walks each day as you scout and go in and out from tree stands. Vary your walks and be on constant lookout for a low spot in a fence; a tight creek crossing muddied with deer tracks; a thin strip of slightly elevated dry ground between 2 sloughs; two ditches 2-foot deep that come together into a drainage…. There are literally hundreds of small terrains in the woods that define and confine the movements [...]

5 07, 2022

Advance Scouting Plan For 2022 Deer Season

2022-06-29T11:07:11-04:00July 5th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

If you want to kill a big, gnarly whitetail in a couple of months, and who doesn't, do the legwork now. It’s not hard. Put in a little time and effort this summer, and your odds of success shoot way up. Find The Deer Food Take a day and drive out to your best hunting spot. Spray down with chigger/tick repellent and hike around the green woods, get a little exercise and zero in corn, soybean or alfalfa fields a farmer planted in the spring. Or didn’t plant, you need to know the location of fallow fields and work them into your plan. If you hunt 80 to 200 acres or so of all timber, roam around and check the [...]

24 06, 2022

What Happens If You Wound A Buck?

2022-06-24T11:33:35-04:00June 24th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|Comments Off on What Happens If You Wound A Buck?

Nobody wants to blow a shot and wound a deer, but it happens. If you wing or graze a buck with an arrow or bullet, will he return and stay in his core area, or will he leave for good? I reached out to a couple of America’s top deer biologists who are also hard-core hunters for their thoughts. “Yes, a mature buck will come back to the area where he was injured,” says Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association. “Depending on where it occurred, maybe in an open food plot or field, a buck might not move there during daylight hours for a while, but he’s not leaving his home range. That’s where he feels safest, so [...]

16 06, 2022

How High Should You Hang a Tree Stand For Deer Bowhunting ?

2022-06-13T10:55:42-04:00June 16th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on How High Should You Hang a Tree Stand For Deer Bowhunting ?

Hiking through the woods one day, I came upon an empty tree stand and had to chuckle. I could almost reach up and touch it! It was maybe 9 feet off the ground. Another day on a public area, I was walking a log road back to my truck when I heard a whistle. I looked round and round but didn’t see anybody. Finally, I heard, “Up here.” I craned my neck and looked some 35 feet up into an oak. The guy grinned down at me and whispered, “How it’s going?” Talk about extremes! At 9 or 10 feet off the ground, any deer that walks anywhere close is bound to see you. And a “skyscraper stand” 30 feet [...]

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