I could hear something big heading my way. I found a clump of trees and hid behind them. The animals got closer and closer but I could not see them. What I did see was 6 rams bedded on the trail I just left and they were looking in the direction where the noise was coming from.
The two gobblers saw the hens and began to walk more my direction. Both birds were in the plowed field watching the hens feed. I called softly a few times and both birds gobbled. One bird broke into full strut trying to make his friend look smaller.
For many of our children, the outdoor experience, including hunting and fishing, play an important part of growing up. For Baylee Guedes and her siblings it was passed on by their father Matt. They are fortunate. Something we all need to pass on to our children.
At about 8:30 Ron saw a deer moving through some brush. He saw antlers and knew right away which buck he was looking at. The Big Boy walked away but caught a whiff of the tarsal glands, could not handle it and walked back in Ron’s direction.
Matt Guedes owns Journey Hunts and hunts around the world after a wide variety of game. He is particular about what and where he hunts and especially so about the equipment he uses. You should be too.
The mature Tom that was leading the group of 4 birds slowly came out into the field and began walking toward the decoys. I ranged the first bird at 35 yards. I set my sight at 35 yards and slowly drew back, found my anchor point and put my nose on the string.
Two large boars started to fight on the main trail and the buck turned, stepped out on the opposite side of a big oak watching the two boars fighting and not paying any attention to me. I moved slightly to a different angle and as he turned broadside I let the pin float behind his front shoulder and lightly squeezed the release.
Are you growing or stagnating? For Matt Guedes, “I have long been an advocate of the philosophy that we are either growing or we are diminishing. I have never been a fan of neutral or stagnant ground when it comes to our growth in all areas of life. Whether it is our education, intellect, spiritual life, work, or hobbies, I believe we are moving forward or we are going backwards. “
To Danny Rainbolt archery means much more than just shooting a bow and arrow. His process of becoming a better archery has spilled over into other segments of his life. How has archery impacted your life?
From the corner of my eye I saw a buck walking up the same trail the doe had taken. He stopped at the same tree and I could see his large body and 5 points on the left side of his rack.
While most people take advantage of the low price sales on Black Friday, Brian Kightlinger takes advantage of the opportunity to climb into a treestand and see if can’t put an arrow through a nice buck.
As we were just about sure we wouldn’t see them again all of a sudden the big bull came through the thick brush heading right at the safari vehicle. He had his head down a bit and was coming right at us in a very angry manner.
We were in the Limpopo province of South Africa at Doornrand Hunting Safaris. My trip started off slowly. I hunted with a bow for a few days, when I wasn’t filming. I was looking for a zebra, but never got a shot. I was able to get a shot on a Waterbuck.
As some of you know I manage the farms I hunt with some strict restrictions. One of the incredible deer on this one property was named Shorty. I had never seen Shorty before August 8th 2016 and believed him to be about 7.5 years old. I knew this was a deer I wanted to hunt.
I’m back from my trip to Colorado and reporting on the Duck’s bowhunt. Just when he thought the hunt was over a bunch of wild hogs snuck in behind him.
Brian Kightlinger has had some incredible experiences with his children taking them hunting. This article covers the adventure with his son Sam and his quest for a whitetail deer.
He needed to take two more steps and he would be in the clear. I visualized the shot in my head even before I drew my bow. The buck stepped into the clearing, stopped and looked back over his shoulder. Lee said, ¨ Take your shot!”
I needed him to take one more step as two steps would put his vitals back out of the shooting lane. I came to full draw and hoped he would take that one last step. When his closer front leg went forward, I locked on and touched off the shot.
I watched Abby as she focused on the buck until I heard the crossbow go off. I looked around the tree to see the buck running through the woods with the Lumenok glowing brightly. Abby squealed with delight that she got him!
The sun was setting and Abby was scanning the woods. About 5:15 she turned, looked at me to ask a questions and her face went blank. I could tell by her expression she saw something behind me. “Dad, there is a huge buck standing behind you on that trail! ¨
With a Kudu, Eland and Bushbuck on the ground Matt Guedes needed only the Nyala to complete his quest for the Spiral Slam. Bowhunting with Doornrand Hunting Safaris, he knew this was his time to finish the Slam.
For years and years there has been a speed frenzy in the bow market. Now, speed is good, flat trajectories are good and certainly speed is important but if all you are thinking about is speed you need to look at one other aspect important in bowhunting
Sometimes A Good Plan Doesn’t Come Together, Sometimes It Does! The 10-Point was out of sight, but possibly still close, or maybe not. I texted my bowhunting buddies Don Beckwith and Robbie Cramer and let them know I had shot a buck. Don was through hunting for the morning and was already on his way […]
The shot was made. The doe’s reaction was unusual. A few other things about this were puzzling.
Matt Guedes is a Pastor and an avid hunter who is often questioned about how the two can go together, from a biblical perspective. Some people attack yet some want to have a discussion. Matt shares with you what the Bible says and share his views for those who may get these same questions.
One of a hunting parents greatest thrill is to help your child take all your guidance and then, take their first big game animal. For Brian and daughter Abby, this day will be indelible in their minds as the day everything came together.
The blind is moved, the hopes are high as father and daughter slip inside for another day of hunting. The new location is promising and young Abby is excited to try again to take her first deer.
¨Just one shot is all I want!¨ Those were the words my daughter said to me as we left for our first sit in the ground blind that I set up for us to hunt. It was the first Tuesday of the Pennsylvania Archery season and we were after her first deer.
I have some pretty cool things in store for this year. The first being, I will hunt with Keith Warren on a trophy buck hunt .
Three young kids take to the woods after Russian Boar with a rifle and get introduced to hunting. All three are successful and the journey into becoming hunters begins.