I grabbed a limb with my left hand and shifted my weight from the platform to the ladder sticks; at that point, the unthinkable happened…..the limb broke, sending me backwards and tumbling head first in a collision course with the ground 22 feet below.
Shed hunting is an absolute riot, and a great way to beat cabin fever. Not only is it a great excuse to get outside, but it’s a great time to invade bedding areas with little or no consequence while formulating a plan for the next season.
United States District Judge Gordon J. Quist issued the court’s opinion granting ScentBlocker’s motion for judgement as a matter of law and vacating the original jury’s finding of liability in the case brought by ALS.
At ScentBlocker, we’re not just hunters, we’re conservationists as well. Here are some ideas that we recommend you try on your property to help your herd make it through winter in good condition.
It was super cold. At least -10 but it didn’t deter Kim Campbell from bundling up and taking a doe…and then a nice buck. Below freezing weather and two whitetails on the ground. Nice.
Hunt long enough and you’ll see it all; aggressive ruts that last the first two weeks of November, and I’ve seen weaker years stretch from late October through December.
Late season hunting doesn’t have to be a brutal, uncomfortable experience if you have the right clothing. Jason Herbert shows you the right clothing to keep you hunting long after others have given up.
When the wife tells you to go hunting, there is little hesitation and for Andrew, he was out the door before she changed her mind. This started the journey for his first whitetail bowkill.
Feeling pretty defeated, I got on my knees to relax a bit, planning in my mind the next morning’s hunt when I heard a very loud ‘GRUUUNNNTTT’. The next few seconds are a blur as I looked in the direction of the grunting buck to see Garfield’s tall rack working toward me. He was close.
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Do Scents work? Well, with the attitude of “What do we have to lose?” Macklin Nusz of Hang’Em Outfitters covered the little food plot with the Premium Hot Doe Estrus Urine and settled in for the evening. Less than an hour later he was recovering a once love-sick buck.
Then, the deer scattered. ‘Tall 3s’ took off but in the direction I needed him to, right in my shooting lane. He came to a stop and looked around as if he was trying to figure out what all was going on, I came to full draw as he started to walk quartering away from me toward the corner.
Robinson Outdoor Pro Staffer Aaron Zimmerman covers three Outfitters he’s used and can highly recommend but mainly, some guidelines you should consider when looking for an Outfitter for your special hunt.
Jason Herbert is a loyal scent control disciple and Jason knows that, even though deer season is still a month away, his scent control regimen starts now. Here’s what he orders and why he ordered it so early.
As he worked his way into the opening I could tell he was on edge, snapping his head side to side, looking in every direction and taking slow cautious steps almost as if he was walking through a mine field. Finally, he dropped his head to feed and as he did, I drew my bow.
For big game animals, their number one line of defense is their sense of smell that warns them of danger well before their eyes or ears ever do. If you are a big game hunter hoping to close the deal on a mature animal, understanding scent control is crucial and will make you a more successful hunter.
“Man… I love elk hunting. I live for it… When you get a big, screaming bull coming at you at 40 yards – one that you called in, it’s the most incredible feeling. My whole body is vibrating. It’s a feeling like no other.”
With zero caution to the wind the big bear came straight in, and downwind of us. I was absolutely floored by his actions. It was as if we were in his home and he didn’t have a care in the world. I knew at that moment the effects of BUI were truly as good as I hoped.
Up until recently I haven’t had any close female friends that hunt. That recently changed when I met and connected with Sami. Let me tell you folks, I really enjoy hunting with her. So, we left the husbands at home and took out for turkey.
“Okay Pal, see you in ten days!” I stood there on the lakes’ edge in the drizzly evening mist as Jack throttled the engine and once again broke from the water, circled around and as he passed overhead “waved goodbye” with the plane’s wings and then lined out on a course back to Lake Clark.
When creating a food plot I always consider two things. First, am I going to hunt it? And second, if so, how am I going to access it? Also, what wind do I need? This in itself is a entirely different topic, but always consider these questions before selecting a location for your food plot.
I don’t know what I enjoy more, eating the morels after a long day or spending time in the woods with my family and watching how much fun the kids have just finding them. Either way, here are some steadfast rules that I try to stick to when mushroom hunting.
I had been out in the woods since 5:30 am. It was now 11:00 am and I was birdless. Most hunters would have given up long ago. I had a plan and about 11:25 it worked. Three longbeards came into my calls like they had read the script.
Many well meaning hunters make the investment in scent control clothing and gear but do little to protect and preserve it. Often these same hunters contaminate their gear, get winded by an animal and give up on scent control altogether. Here is how you get rid of the problem.
Jason Herbert has the chance to speak to land management legend James Brion. James has made a living out of what Jason considers a hobby- successfully managing hunting properties for over 25 years. The proof is in the quality of the bucks.
A short time later, around 11:25 am, when many turkey hunters would have gone home, my plan had worked. Three long beards approached and responded to my sweet calls like they had read my plan. By 11:30 am, I had one giant Tom slung over my shoulder and was heading back to the truck.
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With a bit of fresh blood and hair on the pedicle, I could tell it hadn’t been off for long. I think God wanted me to become a shed hunter because he certainly blessed me with the gift of that shed antler. As soon as I touched it I felt something primal.
With Lyme disease, West Nile Virus and other insect-borne illnesses a major health concern in today’s world, being out-of-doors for camping, picnics, fishing, hunting or hiking can become a nightmare of aggravation with long term affects. Here’s how you can protect yourself and your family.
I often describe ScentBlocker’s fearless leader Scott Shultz as a “Modern Day Fred Bear”. When I call him that- he humbly smiles and reminds me of how blessed he is. But, the nickname is well deserved.