We heard a few distant gobbles as daylight eased into our Florida oak and palmetto hammock. Shane Hendershot gave the turkeys time to fly down and start moving around before he called. Our first visitor was a hen. It walked by us and stopped and watched my taxidermy jake decoy and C.J.’s moving, feeding hen […]
Late in the afternoon Collin and I picked up Fred Lutger at the Tampa airport and we took off for hunting headquarters. It was late when we got to Arcadia, Florida and we called David Mills, he gave us directions to the hunting lodge at Williams Wildlife Preserve. Everyone else who was gonna be there, was […]
We drove to Fort Worth and went to the Apple Store for their newest design and video editing monster. It has a huge screen and Collin will be able to design and video edit better and faster now as we bring video coverage on the Grand Slam hunt this year. We had to wait for […]
Why do deer come to food plots? Is it the nutritional content? High protein? Extra vitamins? Minerals for antler growth? Nutrition for lactating and gestating does? Or because it provides a variety of foods? Naahhh. They go there to socialize… to see and be seen! Lets liken the food plot in deer country to the […]
The Turkey Calling competition is the highlight of the NWTF Convention. Here is the list of the winners for all competitive categories.
We are in Nashville at the National Wild Turkey Convention. Check out our updates from the show all weekend. Pictures, videos, and more…
Decorative Turkey Calls just knock me out. And the NWTF is the place to see some of the most innovative ones. Here are some great ones. It is noteworthy that one of the important requirements of all of these calls is that they be fully functional wild turkey calls. Besides their outstanding looks and creative design […]
We are in Nashville at the National Wild Turkey Convention. Check out our updates from the show all weekend. Pictures, videos, and more.
35th Annual NWTF Convention & Sport Show in Nashville, Tennessee on February 18, 19, 20th. 650 booths loaded with hunting gear and more!
The hog was laying still, sleeping. Collin eased up to 15 yards. The hog’s head popped up. It looked right at Collin and growled. And stood up.
I said I wouldn’t, and I know I shouldn’t hunt this afternoon, but I am. (Heck, changing my mind doesn’t make me all bad.) Two button bucks came to the plot. And their are 3 does between me and the 120. The 3 does walked over here. And a big doe came from the gulch and […]
It’s 18 degrees. Wind 5 mph. Ran out of oatmeal with raisins — but found a box of Original. It’s kinda bland but ok. After today I can’t say “oh well, there is time left.” Somebody wish me luck.
Breakfast Notes: Somewhere around here Big Boy is doing his thing. Lately he is traveling with 3 bucks. I’m seeing 2 of them, the younger ones. This is the last day I can hunt. Down the hatch with the oatmeal and coffee and it’s off to the deer woods for the 1st time this year […]
This afternoon is the Last Stand of 2010. A couple of hours passed and does showed up in the trees. The buck from this morning walked out of the woods to the north and looked the area over. He moved up to the perimeter of the food plot and walked around the north side of it. The […]
5:57 AM: Friday, day 365 of 2010. The last oatmeal and raisins and breakfast blend coffee of the year. The two last hunts, this morning and afternoon, are still to happen. Time to take it to the deer woods. It was one of those unusual sunrises where there are no yellows and reds, just black […]
Oh my! At last, I see the buck I’ve been hunting since opening weekend. He, along with a big 8-point and 2 other nice bucks are walking through the trees in the 120.
“Weird buck I’m looking for you this morning.” After some coffee I got dressed and was out the door. Did anybody notice the moon this morning? It stopped me in my tracks. The moon was a thin 10% sized sliver. But extra bright. Some stars were scattered around. And a large super bright star was […]
More New Product Videos from the 2011 ATA Archery Trade Show. Click on the thumbnail to view the video. Innerloc Depth Seeker Bowfishing Sight Wildgame Innovations AC5X Action Camera ATSKO Hang On Buddy SpyPoint Trail Cameras Rescue One CDS Ghost 400 Barnett Crossbow S4 Gear Bino Strap Big Green Targets Buck Stop Scents BowTech Invasion […]
Bottom Line, there are 4 days left of this year’s deer season. It’s time to do some thinking about what to do now. On opening weakend, almost 3 months ago, I saw a big 12 point when I hunted one of my food plot area ground blinds. The 12 point walked by a buck that […]
Coverage from the 2011 Archery Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stay with BHN as we continue to bring more updates from last weeks show!
Stopped raining 15 minutes ago. Only 42 this morning but windy. I wanted to go to the Super Secret stand but after last night’s rainfall the woods road will be a mud hole. So it’s back to the food plot — I can walk to it. Another colorless sunrise, black to light — in slow […]
Before daylight a young doe came up and browsed around very close to me. Several minutes later a deer shadow that was very long and walked like a buck eased into the high weeds around the food plot and stood there. Light wasn’t enough to see if it had antlers, even with my Nikons. As […]
Video from the floor of the 2011 ATA Archery Trade Show. First in, Goat Tuff Products, Nikon Sport Optics, ThermaCELL, Victory Arrows and Limbsaver.
42 degrees. 8 mph wind. Weather.com says it’s raining but it’s not. This morning I go to the Super Secret 68 7/8 stand where the Weird Buck has been triggering my SpyPoint camera the last 3 mornings. Best thing, he’s coming during daylight. Almost an hour of daylight so far. No deer. Wind picked way […]
Could really use one more hour of sleep. Think I’ll just get back in bed… NOT. Slamming down the coffee, tastes good. Be out the door in 15. Good luck to everybody else out there in the deer woods.
A little “bowhunters breakfast.” 3 eggs over easy and corn beef hash. Yea, don’t I wish. But my oatmeal and OJ is plenty good. Coffee tastes good too. The moon was bright last night but it’s dark as dark can be out now. Crack! Antlers started clicking in the dark. In a few minutes I […]
With my two game cameras watching scrapes I was pleased to receive a new game camera, the SkyPoint Pro-X from SpyPoint in Canada.
Supposed to get windy later and go to the 20’s. Moon’s making a little light so it must be clear. I’m ready. Next, out the door and it’s another day in the deer woods. The first hour in the blind, half of which was in the dark, Noithing happened. Then things got kinda nutty. For […]
Kinda sleepy this morning. Staring at the coffee brewing. Yesterday I saw a big boy and wouldn’t sleep in today for nothing. Busy morning. But not at such a frantic pace. Waiting in the dark I heard the cracks and clicks of antlers. Even with the Nikons on the sound I couldn’t see the fight. […]
38 degrees. Calm. Overcast. The way I know when I’m in the “zone” is when I don’t know what day it is unless I look it up. Yep, I’m in the zone this morning.