Opening Morning In Osceola Land

Opening Morning In Osceola Land

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 […]

We Are In Osceola Land

We Are In Osceola Land

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 […]

Turkey Road Trip To Florida

Turkey Road Trip To Florida

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 […]

Social Networking For Deer

Social Networking For Deer

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 […]

Good Looking Turkey Calls

Good Looking Turkey Calls

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 […]

Finished

Finished

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 […]

The Real Last Stand

The Real Last Stand

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 […]

Last Stand Of 2010

Last Stand Of 2010

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 […]

The Scraper

The Scraper

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 […]

Weird Buck & the Chain Saw Squirrel

Weird Buck & the Chain Saw Squirrel

“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 […]

ATA Show New Product Videos

ATA Show New Product Videos

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 […]

What To Do Now

What To Do Now

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 […]

Warming Up A Little

Warming Up A Little

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 […]

Still Crazy In The Deer Woods

Still Crazy In The Deer Woods

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 […]

Day One at the ATA Show

Day One at the ATA Show

Video from the floor of the 2011 ATA Archery Trade Show. First in, Goat Tuff Products, Nikon Sport Optics, ThermaCELL, Victory Arrows and Limbsaver.

Super Secret 68 7/8

Super Secret 68 7/8

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 […]

Fat Boy vs The Fighter

Fat Boy vs The Fighter

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 […]

December Fighters

December Fighters

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 […]

Sleepy Start, Busy Morning

Sleepy Start, Busy Morning

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. […]

A Bomber

A Bomber

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.

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