6 07, 2020

July Scouting For Whitetail Bucks

2020-07-06T08:42:08-04:00July 6th, 2020|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|2 Comments

July 4 is the official kickoff to deer-hunting season, the time when you start laying the groundwork to shooting a big deer in 3 or 4 months. Take a few days this month to tuck your pants into knee-high boots, spray down with strong bug dope and go for a power walk across your hunting areas. Look for the food and cover that will be available to deer from September through December. First, start with the easy stuff, noting the lay of corn, soybean, alfalfa and clover fields and clover plots on the land. Then probe deeper into the woods and point your binoculars into the tops of oak trees to see what kind of mast year it will be. [...]

30 06, 2020

VIDEO: Remington Core-Lokt For Deer Hunting

2020-06-30T13:40:10-04:00June 30th, 2020|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Remington, whitetail deer|1 Comment

https://youtu.be/iNduhsFL2Fg The Remington Core-Lokt is one of the best deer-hunting bullets ever. John Fink, one of America's foremost ballistics and hunting experts, tells us all about it. Note: John was formerly with Remington and is now employed by Trijicon, the exclusive optics sponsor of BIG DEER TV.

22 06, 2020

3 Tips To Improve Deer Habitat

2020-06-22T09:41:01-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Dr. Grant Woods, one of America’s top whitetail biologists and habitat specialists, says that many hunters make deer management out to be way too complicated, like it is Advanced Trig or something. “It’s simple math,” he says. “If you plant some food and make some improvements to your land, you can go from having maybe 50 percent deer that live on your property and 50 percent that just travel through, to maybe 80 percent that live on your land and 20 percent that are transient.” In other words, you might increase the number of does and bucks that live in core areas on your spot by some 30 percent, which naturally will lead to more deer sightings and more buck [...]

10 06, 2020

Where Big Bucks Live: 2 Core Areas

2020-06-10T10:21:32-04:00June 10th, 2020|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|3 Comments

Scientists tracked adult bucks fitted with GPS collars on a hunted property on the Maryland coast. Data collected from the GPS collars allowed the researchers to home in on the home ranges of mature bucks, and the “core areas” within those home ranges. The property was a mix of agricultural fields and woods, typical of whitetail habitat across the United States. “We saw core areas show up in places that (people) basically don’t hunt,” said Dr. Mark Conner, who headed up the study. Mark described 2 sites in particular that served as the core areas for multiple bucks. “One is a sanctuary because it is impenetrable to humans,” he said. “Very dense greenbrier and other thorny vegetation. The only way [...]