21 02, 2021

Hunt Sheds In Deer Bedding Areas

2021-02-23T10:48:30-05:00February 21st, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Shed Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

When you’re out shed-hunting, pick up a deer trail and follow it for a few hundred yards to a half-mile or more, until you come to a thick and obvious deer bedding area. In winter a good one is a brushy southern exposure that gets midday sunlight, or the east side of a grassy ridge where deer hunker out of a northwest wind. You're apt to find fresh deer beds, tracks and dropping in the melting snow here. Back in hunting season you would have stopped before entering the bedding cover, tested the wind and worked the outer fringes of the sanctuary so as not to spook any deer. But now, plow right in. Of all the sheds you find [...]

19 02, 2021

Ruger-Built Marlin Lever-Actions Available By End 2021

2021-02-19T10:51:51-05:00February 19th, 2021|Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

A Michigan hunter named Goose saw me shoot several bucks recently on TV with a Marlin Model 336 in .35 Rem. and he had to have one. He ordered his .35 lever more than a year ago, and has been waiting patiently for it since. My buddy John Havlick, owner of Frank’s Gun Shop in Amsterdam, New York, texted, “Last year was absolutely crazy for us, and 2021 is starting the same way.” John says lever guns are still hot sellers with deer hunters up in the Adirondacks, but he hasn’t been able to get his hands on any Marlins for a long time. That will change, but it’s going to take the better part of another year. After Ruger [...]

2 02, 2021

How To Take Great Pictures Of A Buck You Shoot

2021-02-01T08:34:17-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

I can’t imagine not pulling out my phone and taking some pictures of every buck I shoot. Whether it’s a 6-pointer or big 10, every deer and the hunt for it is a treasure. Good photos help you preserve the memories. Notice I said GOOD photos. And RESPECTABLE ones. Here’s how to take them: Pose with a deer in the natural setting where you shot it--oak ridge, river bottom, swamp, etc. Try to avoid roads or houses in the background. Photos of a buck or your mowed lawn or worse, in the bed of a pickup, aren’t great. Position the deer so that the sun shines on its hide and rack. That puts the sun somewhere at cameraman’s back and [...]

4 01, 2021

Indiana: Ivory Buck Gross Scores 225 6/8!

2021-01-04T09:56:44-05:00January 4th, 2021|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|2 Comments

Today's great guest blog from Randy Hunter--his hunt for the biggest buck he's ever seen in 40 years of deer hunting.  December 16, 2020. I woke up to 2 to 3 inches of snow that had fallen during the night. I’d been waiting for the right wind to hunt a special fence row. This northeast wind was just what I needed.  I don’t hunt the fence row in the morning because it’s too hard to slip in without busting deer.  I decided to hunt there that afternoon. This fence row is adjacent to an eight-acre woodlot separated by a small cornfield.  I had hunted this spot a couple of times earlier in the season and had seen does and young [...]

23 12, 2020

Merry Christmas From BIG DEER

2020-12-23T13:51:29-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Big Deer TV, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Several years ago, South Dakota hunter Kelly Kirsch told me he’d come up with an idea for his shed collection, and his antler tree blew me away. Ever since it’s been the official Christmas tree of BIG DEER! Thanks to all of you for making 2020 a great traffic year for BIG DEER. I truly appreciate your support, and look forward to 2021…hopefully the world will return to some semblance of normalcy. And thanks for watching BIG DEER TV on the Sportsman Channel. Hard to believe, but we’re filming Season 10 right now, with new episodes coming next summer. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless you and your family. If you’re still after a buck, hunt hard, stay [...]

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