12 05, 2023

How to Lease Land for Whitetail Hunting

2023-05-12T11:14:56-04:00May 12th, 2023|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Here’s your practical and affordable way to get into the land leasing game—and shoot more and bigger bucks.  My old college buddy Dave hunts a 22-acre brush-and-briar thicket within walking distance of his house in Kentucky. “Nobody else hunted that spot, but I figured it is close to the house, so I’ll ask permission and try it if I can,” he said. Dave got the okay from the landowner, and he has hunted the spot for the last several years. In October he sees mostly does, and the bucks came in November, piling into the cover to breed the does and to flee the booming guns on surrounding lands. The first season he hunted the place, Dave saw 4 shooters [...]

16 02, 2023

Mississippi Hunter Kills Famed Swimming “Buck 140”

2023-02-16T11:19:18-05:00February 16th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Mississippi Hunter Kills Famed Swimming “Buck 140”

In 2020 we reported on “Buck 140,” which amazed researchers with the Mississippi State Deer Lab as the GPS-collared deer left his home range in Mississippi and traveled into Louisiana, covering 40 miles and swimming across the mighty Mississippi River two times. "This guy is an extreme case of mobile personality on steroids," said one of the MSU researchers at the time. Turns out over the last 2 years, 140 walked more miles and swam the river 4 times on his cross-country migration! Alas, Buck 140’s traveling and swimming days came to an end one day last December when Mississippi hunter Trevor Martin pulled the trigger on the big-racked 8-pointer. “"I was so shocked," Trevor said. "I didn't even know [...]

8 12, 2022

Big Deer TV Road Trip 2022

2022-12-08T13:41:39-05:00December 8th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, trijicon, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Big Deer TV Road Trip 2022

Right now we're in the middle of a 3-week road trip filming for Season 12 of Big Deer TV on Sportsman Channel. I wanted to share a few photos with this update: I kicked things off in northwestern Oklahoma by shooting this beautiful 10-pointer (4.5 years old) with thick antler bases. He was pushing does all over the place and I finally stopped him with a loud eck and killed him with one 150-grain Hornady SST bullet. Rifle is the great new CZ model 600, mine in old-school .30-06, topped with the great Trijicon Huron 3X-9X by 40mm scope.             Next up was my friend John Trull of Trijicon, who for several days hunted a [...]

12 09, 2022

2022 NSSF Congressional Report Card On Guns, 2nd Amendment

2022-09-08T11:42:05-04:00September 12th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, sportsman channel, trijicon|Comments Off on 2022 NSSF Congressional Report Card On Guns, 2nd Amendment

NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, released its 2022 Congressional Report Card, grading all 430 sitting U.S. Representatives and 100 U.S. Senators on key legislation that is of critical importance to the firearm industry, Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and America’s hunters and target shooters. “This scorecard is of vital importance to voters as we head into November elections. This tells voters exactly where their lawmakers stand on issues they care about like recreational shooting and hunting and the right to keep and bear arms,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This nonpartisan scorecard reflects the voting record of each legislator. These grades indicate their public voting record as well as their sponsoring and co-sponsoring key [...]

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 [...]

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