Alaska State Troopers found a man’s body at the head waters of the lake, which is actually part of the Kenai River. He hadn’t prepared for Alaska’s most dangerous factor. That factor is not 1,000 pound Brown Bears… it’s water.
The buck, fatally wounded, charged down the mountain and headed for the cattail swamp. We estimated that the buck went down within 60 seconds. The challenge was that over half of that time he was bounding through a swamp and beaver dam.
Like you, I struggle to steal a few hours a week in the fall to sit in my favorite treestand. This lack of leisure time is a common symptom of today’s lifestyle…even for avid bowhunters.
Allie D’Andrea aka “Outdoors Allie” knows scent control is a key piece of any big game hunt. Here is her system.
Bill Harmon’s “Scent kill” eliminates all human odors so wary animals with a keen sense of smell will not know what hit them.
If you live in the outdoors, in all kinds of weather you need products you can depend on, wear hard and with comfort and ensure you apply the best water protection available. Wade Nolan knows how and he’ll show you here.
Here is the magic of Winter Rye. Yes, you may harvest a deer during the fall as they graze on your rye but deer really need quality forage in late winter when the does are growing fawns and bucks are trying to regain their strength from the rut.
Bowhunting biologist Wade Nolan presents some interesting information from new research conducted on the behavior and range for the coyote. This ongoing research will help us learn much more about the interaction and predation of coyotes on our whitetail population.
There is ‘beading’, the art of putting beads into an art form and there is ‘beading’, the kind that lets you know what is beading water is not ‘leaking’. Not beading water can be bad. In some climates it can kill you. Wade Nolan knows this and can help you stay dry, stay alive.
The primary prey species are deer and elk. Both deer and elk know exactly what a predator smells like. To them a predator smells like a bowhunter. We are the apex predator on this continent. Wade Nolan talks about how to negate this for better results in the field.
Being free of human odors and the smell of the many things we come in contact with is a worthy goal for any deer hunter. But how can you do that? Wade Nolan tells you how.
Sponsored by: Whitetail University, Atsko Products By: Wade Nolanbowhunting biologist I once had a University professor that said, “Check your Sources”. Just because it is written doesn’t make it true. Check and verify. He was right. My daughter, who has arrowed quite a few critters, just ran headlong into a good example of this. […]
You have been driving by this great farm and know there are some monster bucks living there. How do you gain permission from the farmer who owns that land? Read this article by Wade Nolan and you’ll find out the right and wrong way.
Researchers conducted a study concerning who does the breeding. They conducted genetic paternity tests and found lineage for a “who’s your daddy test”. The result surprised everyone.
While the research is not completed it does, at this point, show the range of coyotes and when compared to that of whitetail deer, helps explain the coyote fawn kill rates are higher than previously thought.
Bowhunting Biologist Wade Nolan talks about a 7 year study that looked at the breeding statistics of whitetail deer. The age old, common thought is the larger antlered, older, dominant bucks do the majority of the breeding. What do you think this study revealed?
Are all detergents equal? Are they all the same when it comes to washing the clothing you wear in various outdoor environments? Wade Nolan knows they aren’t and when you read why, you’ll know too.
Wade Nolan knows the secret of staying dry. The secret can be found in a can of science called Silicone Water-Guard by Atsko. For about a five-spot, you can have a tall can of this science and waterproof just about anything you use or wear outdoors, like all your hunting stuff.
ATSKO offers you everything you need to make yourself less visible to game animals when you are hunting at a big savings.
Wade Nolan thought most bowhunters carried a bias against pop-up blinds. Now he says he is not going to tell you what to think about blind hunting but he is certainly going to make you think about the downward shift in whitetail hunting. The shift is from treestand level to whitetail level.
How do you address ‘Surface Based Odors’ — Odors from your skin, your clothing, and your gear? It’s easy, erase those odors…
Part 3, Wade Nolan talks to his young budding bowhunter about the killing end of the arrow and what is the best broadhead to use.
In part 2, Wade covers where that shot should be placed for the most humane kill.
They are the future of our sport. Wade Nolan and many others know it so they dedicate part of their lives to ensuring our next generation will pick up the bow and continue the sport.
The idea of shooting a deer with a bow where the entry point is not in the kill zone confuses many bowhunters. The thing about the quartering shot is that it is not where the arrow makes contact with the deer that matters but its path through the deer’s vital organs.
More and more hunters are hunting from the ground in ground blinds where scent control is vital for success. Our Bowhunting Biologist Wade Nolan has some important suggestions on how you can ensure the game doesn’t wind you this season.
Most bowhunters can hit the dot at 20 yards and the vital area a foam deer at that distance. So why do we constantly hear about long blood trails or lost deer? The answer is because most bowhunters fail to shoot at the right spot. Wade Nolan has some ideas on curing this problem.
What, exactly, do deer see? We pick camo to fit what we humans see but is that good enough to fool the eyes of a deer? We think we know about scent control, lures, hunting up-wind, staying still, quiet, but is that enough to fool a smart, sharp eyed buck? Maybe not.
How to have a treestand hunting strategy that works for you. Stay safe from falls, on the way up or down, as well as in the stand.
Josh Dahlke, the editor of ScoutLook, reviews the Atsko hunting products, including Sport-Wash hair and body soap, Sport-Wash laundry detergent and U-V-Killer.