Choosing a good plot can be a tedious and confusing task. It seems like there are a million different options with really similar claims that all state that their specific product will “bring you the biggest bucks” or “provides the nutrition deer need and keeps them coming back”. While this is all good and well, it can be difficult to weed through what’s hocus pocus and what actually provides deer with the best nutrition to keep them healthy through the winter. We’ve been usi
Do you recall a time when you were out hunting and everything went exactly as planned? In my 11 years of hunting, I can think of only a handful of times that everything fell into place perfectly. That doesn't mean that my other hunting experiences were bad. On the contrary. It's the unexpected moments in the woods that keeps things interesting and makes you evolve as a hunter.
On opening weekend of the 2017 Missouri Turkey season, something unexpected happened during my hun
Some brands want you to think establishing a good deer food plot is as easy as throwing out a bag full of food plot seed mix and watching the deer come running. Well, if that’s your method, I wish you good luck. Establishing a good food plot takes time and planning. Choose the right location Depending on your property, you might have limited options on where to plant a food plot, but you still need to select the right location. Selecting a spot near bedding areas will give yo
It’s January 12th and I’m sitting in my tree stand on my last day to hunt of the Missouri deer season. The weather is unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 60’s and wind gusts up to 15 mph. It has been a rough winter up until this point with a lot of ice, snow and temperatures below zero. I’m hunting over a five acre field planted with brassica and turnips that has been a hot spot on my property since December. Suddenly I hear the familiar sound of leaves crunching behin