8 11, 2023

30 Tips For Hunting The Deer Rut

2023-11-05T09:24:41-05:00November 8th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

You’ve waited all year for this, the rut baby! No matter which week in November you take off work, your Number One strategy is simple: Spend every minute you can in your best stands because you never know when a good buck will prowl by, or come a running hot on the heels of a doe. Here are 29 more tips to help you punch your tag. #2 In addition to big rubs, look for clusters of antler-mangled saplings or cedar branches. These “violent rubs” are sign of an aggressive buck, the kind you want to hunt because he’s apt to move in daylight. Set a stand in the area. #3 Several studies show that deer rut hard when the [...]

12 10, 2023

Deer Season 2023: Early Cold Fronts Lead to Big Bucks

2023-10-12T09:52:12-04:00October 12th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

The 2023 archery opener started with very warm and humid weather in most states, but after that first week, the bowhunting has been golden. The best early October archery season I have seen in years. Why? A wave of cold fronts has swept across the country the last couple of weeks, dropping temperatures from 70- and 80-degree highs to the 40s (early mornings) and with clear, high-pressure afternoons in the upper 50s and 60s. That trend is expected to continue for at least the next week. Deer are moving, bucks are rubbing madly and scrape-making early. Bowhunters from Iowa to Ohio to Virginia are capitalizing on the cooler weather and shooting some massive whitetail bucks (like the hog Andrew Schram [...]

20 09, 2023

Kitchen Chair Tree Stand in Oklahoma

2023-09-20T09:12:50-04:00September 20th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

This tweet by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (@OKWildlifeDept) has gone viral: This "tree stand" was discovered on public land in McIntosh Co. by Warden Rowland. Not only is this EXTREMELY NOT SAFE, it is EXTREMELY NOT LEGAL. Not Safe: The chair was attached to the tree by just 4 small screws! Not legal: In Oklahoma (and many other states) it’s illegal to drive nails or screws into a live tree on public land. In a related tweet after posting the chair in the tree the ODWC said: We are hosting a hunter safety class specifically for adults. Please sign up, some of you really need it. LOL

24 08, 2023

Rifle Deer: What’s Better, the Shoulder or Lung Shot?

2023-08-17T10:53:24-04:00August 24th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Hornady, sportsman channel, trijicon, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Rifle Deer: What’s Better, the Shoulder or Lung Shot?

Mike: I was just curious, where do you aim on a deer when you are hunting with a gun? I have had terrific success with the shoulder shot versus the standard behind-the-shoulder shot. The recovery rates and distances that deer run, margin of error and terminal performance are all superior when I use this aiming point. I think others could benefit if they changed where they shoot a buck and go for more shoulder. Thanks, Kenny from VA. Kenny: I have shot a bunch of bucks through the shoulders and agree that it is a tremendous shot. When you’re on target, you not only take out both shoulders but also get the front of the lungs and shock the heart. [...]

16 08, 2023

5 Tips for Bowhunting the Elk Rut

2023-08-13T12:02:55-04:00August 16th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, sportsman channel|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Bowhunting the Elk Rut

Won't be long until the bulls are bugling out West; these these tips to bring one in. If you are calling to a bull that is bugling and coming in, make sure he's coming from a direction that won't cause him to cut the track you just made getting to your set up. An elk's nose is very good and if he cuts your track, even if the wind is in your favor, he might shut up, turn around and bug out. Mark his bugles and move your setup if you must. Spray your clothes and boots heavily with scent-killer. It’s best to have a buddy call for you. Have him set up 75-100 yards behind you, downwind of where [...]

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