1 11, 2019

Best Days To Hunt The November 2019 Whitetail Rut  

2019-10-31T10:01:24-04:00November 1st, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The best deer hunting begins this weekend across the East and Midwest and continues for the next 3 weeks, here are a few tips on the best times to go: November 4, 2019 First-Quarter Moon: Looking back to my notes and all the research I’ve done over the past 30 years it is fact that many huge bucks are killed every year during the seeking phase of the rut November 6-10. This is always a good week to take off work and hunt. Week of November 11, 2019: Full Moon: November 8 through 16 will be great for midday deer movement, especially if it’s cold. Expect to see some bucks up and moving from 10 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Spend [...]

30 10, 2019

Whitetail Science: The Reason Bucks Scrape at Night

2019-10-30T08:34:32-04:00October 30th, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science|0 Comments

Bucks scrape at night, you know that. Every study on scrapes conducted over the past 30 years has confirmed it. One major study in Georgia, considered by many to be the ultimate research ever conducted on scrapes, found that 90% of scrape visits occur at night and, get this, the most active time at scrapes is between 2 and 3 a.m. Hunters always figured bucks do it for the safety factor—cover of darkness and all--but one of the country’s foremost whitetail scientists has a different take. Dr. Karl Miller, who for years was the head man at the University of Georgia’s Deer Lab, says it’s more difficult for bucks to see and sort out other bucks and does at night [...]

28 10, 2019

Wisconsin Deer Stands Vandalized By Anti-Hunting Lunatics

2019-10-28T21:43:12-04:00October 28th, 2019|BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Hunting News|4 Comments

Multiple deer stands in Wisconsin’s Dunn County have been vandalized in recent weeks, tipped over and spray painted with messages like “Hunt the Hunters” and “All hunters are bastards.” “A.L.F." and the logo for the radical anti-hunting group Animal Liberation Front has appeared on some stands. The Animal Liberation Front told Fox News in a statement: "The North American Animal Liberation Press Office was very pleased to hear about the destruction of multiple hunting stands in Dunn County. It is an absurd idea that there is sport in lying in wait for an unsuspecting animal to stroll by and then blowing it away with a high-powered weapon. People who do this sort of thing are despicable and need to be [...]

24 10, 2019

Arkansas Hunter Killed By Deer He Shot

2019-10-28T21:49:39-04:00October 24th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, whitetail deer|9 Comments

  I have blogged several times over the years that a “dead deer can kill you,” so be careful when you walk up on a buck you just shot. Every time I do, some tough guys send me snide comments of how ridiculous that sounds, and what a wuss I must be. Really? From Ky3.com: “I’ve worked for the Game and Fish Commission for 20 years, and it’s one of the stranger things that’s happened," said Keith Stephens, the Chief of Communications with the agency. Officials said 66-year-old Thomas Alexander shot a buck with his muzzleloader while hunting near Yellville (Marion County). When he walked up to the buck, it attacked. “It got back up, and he had several puncture [...]

22 10, 2019

CWD News: Hunters Can Use Bleach To Decontaminate Knives

2019-10-28T21:48:36-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CWD, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, whitetail deer|Comments Off on CWD News: Hunters Can Use Bleach To Decontaminate Knives

Finally, some good news on the nasty topic of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). According to a new study by National Institutes of Health, a 5-minute soak in a 40% solution of household bleach decontaminated stainless steel wires coated with CWD prions. The scientists used the wires to model knives and saws that hunters and meat processors use when handling deer and elk, the meat of which could be infected with CWD prions. The researchers dissected CWD-infected brains from whitetails and mule deer. They tested various bleach concentrations and soak times to determine the most effective combination to eliminate CWD prions. While the study found that a 40% solution of household bleach can purify stainless steel, it failed to find an [...]