3 08, 2022

Study: Human Voice Spooks Deer More Than Predators

2022-08-03T09:56:36-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, whitetail deer|0 Comments

I always cringe when I go into the woods to scout or hang a tree stand or whatever, and a person with me talks and jabbers and laughs away. I look over and give them the Shhh! signal. If they keep jabbering, I give them the Shut the H_ up! Turns out I’m right. A new study conducted in Georgia found that the sound of a human talking in the woods strikes greater fear in whitetails than other predator sounds. During the project, deer were almost twice as likely to flee from the sound of a human voice than from the barking of dogs or even the calls of meat-eating wolves, coyotes and cougars! Click here to read more about [...]

1 08, 2022

Survey: Pennsylvania Hunters Like New Saturday Deer Opener

2022-07-29T11:13:37-04:00August 1st, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|1 Comment

A major survey shows that most hunters in Pennsylvania liked the new and controversial Saturday-after-Thanksgiving start to the firearms deer season. For many years, the Penn. gun season started the Monday after Thanksgiving, but that was changed to the Saturday opener in 2021. Two-thirds of the hunters surveyed preferred the Saturday opening day. Top reasons cited included more opportunity to hunt since most people are off work that day, and kids are out of school and its easier for them to go with a parent on Saturday. 27 percent of hunters surveyed by Responsive Management on behalf of the Pennsylvania Game Commission said they oppose a Saturday opener. Most of those hunters are old-school and hunt from mountain camps. Deer [...]

25 07, 2022

Find New Land To Hunt Big Deer

2022-07-25T08:45:44-04:00July 25th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The walls are lined with racks, big ones. Tacked between the sneakers and skull mounts are ink-stained aerial photos and framed prints of the same 40-something guy with the cheesy grin, his hands clamped on the beams of a dozen giant bucks. Topo maps are rolled and stacked in a corner by the gun safe. Shed antlers litter the floor like old bones in a cave. This is my buddy’s war room, the place where he goes to plot his hunts. Walk in, gawk the heads, and you’ll wonder, Iowa, Saskatchewan, Kansas? “Nah, I killed ‘em all right around here,” Rick says. “Most came from the woodlot just down the road.” Rick’s story is not uncommon among America’s top everyday [...]

22 07, 2022

9 Bowhunting Hacks For Early Deer Season

2022-07-18T08:53:12-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|1 Comment

To reduce hand pressure and torque that can throw arrows off line, hold your bow with a relaxed, open palm grip. When you relax your bow-holding hand your entire body tends to follow suit and loosen up, which makes you shoot more accurately. Screw broadheads into the 5 arrows you’ll carry in your hunting quiver. Shoot every arrow into a broadhead. You’ll find that 2 or 3 of those arrows fly truer than the rest, especially if you still use fixed heads. Mark those shafts 1,2 and 3. Those should be the first ones you hunt with. Is your peep sight right? To find out, clip your release to the string, close your eyes, draw your bow and anchor. Open [...]

20 07, 2022

“Clover Roads”: Easy Food Plots For Deer

2022-07-18T08:28:48-04:00July 20th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, whitetail deer|0 Comments

If you hunt deer on 200 acres or more of private timber, you probably have several logging roads that crisscross the property. Map out a couple flat road sections that are secluded near the center of your woods and turn them into “clover roads.” Planting 500 to 1,000 yards of open logging road is like putting in a half-acre or one-acre food plot, and with minimal work it’s a no-brainer. With an ATV or UTV and a weighted drag, ride the roads and break up the soil, then plant them with a proven attractant like Imperial Whitetail Clover. A couple things to consider. Plant accessible but hidden stretches of roads--deep in your woods, and out of sight of a county [...]

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