11 04, 2022

10 Questions For Tick Man Dan

2022-04-11T11:06:11-04:00April 11th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Dan Wolff, aka “Tick Man Dan,” specializes in education for the prevention of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. Good info to remember in tick season as we venture out to shed hunt, turkey hunt, hike to a fishing hole or do deer-habitat work. Big Deer: Everybody hates ticks. Just what are these nasty things? Tick Man Dan: Most people think ticks are a kind of insect. They’re not. Technically, they’re classified as arthropods and, more specifically, as acarines, which place them in the same group of bugs as spiders and mites. Practically, however, what defines ticks is that they are obligate blood feeders (blood is all they feed on). A special feature of most ticks is that they typically [...]

10 02, 2022

Gear Review: Case® Winkler Skinner Knife

2022-02-10T09:06:19-05:00February 10th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews, sportsman channel|Comments Off on Gear Review: Case® Winkler Skinner Knife

The sleek design of the Case® Winkler Skinner is the result of a long career in knife making by Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler and the experiences of retired U.S. Army Special Operator and Navy SEAL Kevin “Skinner” Holland. This handcrafted knife is the first in a series of collaborations that celebrate American Heroes, an idea brought to life by Case’s historic military contributions and Winkler Knives’ ongoing involvement with U.S. Special Operations. This fixed-blade knife is lightweight (6.7 ounces), well-balanced and impressively sturdy. The sculpted, multi-camo handle with finger grooves fit my hand perfectly as I gutted, skinned and caped an Alabama buck. The flat ground, distal tapered trailing point blade (5.2 inches) is made from 80CrV2 steel, known for [...]

31 01, 2022

Review: Gobi Heated Socks For Hunters

2022-01-30T09:33:22-05:00January 31st, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Review: Gobi Heated Socks For Hunters

I hunt in northern Saskatchewan every year, where the primary technique is to sit in a brush blind out in the elements from dawn to dusk, hoping a giant buck strolls by. Sitting still for 9 hours in temps that range from the single digits to high 20s, like I did for a week in November, was the perfect field-test for Gobi Tread Heated Socks. If you’ve hunted from a tree stand or blind very much in cold climates, I don’t have to tell you about cold feet, one of the true banes of deer hunting. The mediumweight, calf-high cotton socks are infused with steel fiber heating technology that focuses warmth in heat zones beneath your toes, where you need [...]

24 01, 2022

First Look: CZ 600 Alpha Rifle

2022-01-24T11:25:51-05:00January 24th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews|Comments Off on First Look: CZ 600 Alpha Rifle

In 2022, CZ-USA introduces 4 models in the new 600 series of bolt-action rifles: Lux, Range, Trail and Alpha. I recently got my hands on an Alpha, which has several unique and innovative features that you have never seen on a deer rifle before. I like what I saw and, I believe, you will too. The Alpha features a totally new modular platform that allows for multi-caliber capability. Choose from 3 action sizes: mini for .223; medium for .308 and 6.5 PRC; and long for .30-06/.300 Win. Mag. Within those classes of actions, it takes 5 minutes to do a caliber conversion. Just remove the stock, loosen 3 screws, pull the barrel and you’re ready for a caliber change. The [...]

29 09, 2021

New Jersey Bans Deer Urine, Hunters Must Use Synthetic Scent

2021-09-27T09:44:15-04:00September 29th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CWD, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews, whitetail deer|Comments Off on New Jersey Bans Deer Urine, Hunters Must Use Synthetic Scent

Beginning with the 2021 hunting season, it is no longer legal to possess, sell or use scents derived from the urine or glandular secretions of live deer in New Jersey. According to the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife the ban is intended to help safeguard the health of the state’s deer herd from the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease. The thinking is that using natural deer products in the woods could increase interaction between animals and possibly increase the spread of the disease. It should be noted that reputable scientists and lead authors of commonly referenced studies on urine and CWD agree that “the risk of urine-based scents spreading CWD is virtually zero”. See more about this at www.cwdfacts.org [...]

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