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posted by Brett on 2014-09-16
We made the 12 hour journey to North Dakota again this year, specifically targeting one deer. It’s hard enough to target one deer for an entire season, but to target one deer in a one week window is something else. It was the early seas...
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posted by Brett on 2014-05-25
Most bowhunters are pretty dedicated to the the stick and string way of taking their animals and most would rather hunt than fish, but when you combined the two together, it extends “hunting” season to a year round ordeal. Whether you ...
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posted by Brett on 2014-04-25
It’s been awhile since I’ve been camping and I was over due on a good idea for a date night, so I decided to buy a tent at Wal-Mart, a few camping supplies and romance the wife with a night under the stars. While the rest of life seems...
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posted by Brett on 2014-03-25
Having grown up in an outdoorsy family and having come from several generations of hunters, it was only fitting that us three boys (my brothers and I) would wind up being hunters/outdoorsmen as well. It wasn’t long before we were skinnin...
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posted by Brett on 2014-03-17
As soon as deer season is over, I find myself wanting to jump right into the woods around mid-late January to start looking for those first shed antlers, but even though I’m itching to get in there to find those first shed antlers, I’ve...
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posted by Brett on 2014-02-28
Have you finally managed to find that life you’ve always dreamed of and yet you still, somehow feel empty? You’ve worked hard and have busted your tail to get to where you are today and now you’ve finally got that “dream job” or ...
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posted by Brett on 2014-02-14
If you stop and think about it for a second, shed hunting kind of seems a little strange. As hunters we spend countless hours on foot and four-wheeler, walking miles through some of the thickest and roughest terrain there is, with the sole...
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posted by Brett on 2014-01-22
Over the last month or so, I’ve come to realize that it’s really easy to lose sight of who you really are in this world. This world’s full of people and companies trying to tell you who you are, what you should be and what you should...
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posted by Brett on 2014-01-02
After setting in the blind 71 different times (not counting the days I spent scouting), I finally managed to tag out. After setting a total of 68 times last year and having eaten a tag sand which the last two years, this was by far the lon...
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posted by Brett on 2013-12-19
In light of recent events (Phil being suspended indefinitely from Duck Dynasty), I felt compelled to write this blog. In case you haven’t heard by now, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty was suspended indefinitely from Duck Dynasty on A&E, f...
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posted by Brett on 2013-11-18
This post is a special shout out to all you “weekend warriors” and I say that term with much respect. I’m not referring to the guys who only go on the weekends, because they don’t want to donate anymore time to hunting than just th...
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posted by Brett on 2013-11-14
The rut can be one of the most exciting times to hunt all year. With big bucks on their feet cruising, looking for those hot does, buck activity can reach an all time high during those daylight hours. Many times bucks will travel miles aw...
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posted by Brett on 2013-10-19
I swear, it never fails. Every year I always manage to hunt the wrong spot or decide not to go on the one day he DOES show up. A couple days ago I decided to hunt another farm and guess who shows up at the farm I chose NOT to hunt? Oh, I...
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posted by Brett on 2013-10-12
For most hunters, the month of October can be a very trying time, considering that temperatures are usually warm and the summer patterns of the deer no longer exist. This time of year the big boys usually go nocturnal and go into hiding un...
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posted by Brett on 2013-09-20
As a young boy, I remember seeing my first ever velvet hunt on TV, as somebody from Realtree hunted over the Milk River and shot a buck that was still in velvet. Ever since that day, I had always thought it would be neat to shoot a buck in...
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posted by Brett on 2013-08-23
It’s always about this time of year that I get a trail cam picture that a buddy sends me and almost immediately, in a wimpy, whiny, pouty little kids voice I say to myself, “Man... I wish I had those kind of deer to go after.” It’s...
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posted by Brett on 2013-08-12
Evening drives on gravel roads are pretty hard to beat this time of year. Regardless of whether you live in the big city or a small town, it always does the body good to exchange the concrete and pavement for the dirt roads. Just as soon ...
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posted by Brett on 2013-07-28
Beans, beans, what a magical fruit, the more you eat the more you.... ??? Well, I forgot how that saying goes exactly, but I do know that beans are a magical plant for that early deer season. You can almost always find deer hittin the bea...
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posted by Brett on 2013-07-24
Awww, the beautiful month of July. The time in which most people complain about the heat and the lack of rain. Even though I share in the complaints of many, when it comes to the rain and sometimes the heat... for the most part, the month...
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posted by Brett on 2013-06-17
It continues to blow my mind at how blessed we are as human beings. The things we get to experience and partake in, often times overwhelms me. My wife and I recently bought a little fawn from a guy who raises deer and this sucker’s the ...
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posted by Brett on 2013-05-26
Now I have usually viewed the turkey as a pretty stupid and unintelligent bird. An animal that usually doesn't require a LOT of work to decoy in and shoot at 20 yards or less. As long as you’ve got some birds located on the roost and yo...
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posted by Brett on 2013-04-19
I don’t care how old you are... testing the masculinity of your truck by locking in the hubs and flooring it through the mud, will never get old. While I’m certainly not one who enjoys tearing my vehicles up, by going “mudding” eve...
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posted by Brett on 2013-03-25
Ahhhh, the backwoods... Also known as Heaven on Earth to many. The place where many people (country and city folk alike), can find peace and solitude. A place where many can find rest, for their restless souls. Often times in the mids...
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posted by Brett on 2013-03-11
Shed hunting is a perfect way to gain access to some of those private farms, that you normally wouldn’t be able to, during deer season. Because deer season is over and turkey season is not yet in, most farmers and even other hunters will...
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posted by Brett on 2013-02-22
Due to all this talk about “banning guns”, I haven’t made a blog post for quite awhile. This is an issue that I’ve wanted to write about for some time, but wanted to make sure that I gave it plenty of thought, before I just set dow...
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posted by Brett on 2013-01-15
With deer season officially closed, a deer hunter realizes very quickly, why they call this time of year “suicide season”. Unless you trap or chase the ducks and geese, there’s really not a whole lot to do this time of year. The ant...
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posted by Brett on 2012-12-31
I had the wonderful opportunity and privilege to be able to hunt more this season than any other. I managed to make it out to the deer blind for 67 different sets this year and am already trying to figure out ways to make it out more next ...
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posted by Brett on 2012-12-05
What you’re probably wanting to hear, is that my luck had changed and that I finally got it done. That my #1 Hitlister, Beamer, finally decided to show up (the same day I was there) and that I put an arrow in him at 20 yards and got it a...
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posted by Brett on 2012-11-27
Just got done filming some crane hunting this past weekend and for those of you who don’t know, I use to be a waterfowl hunter and have literally traveled the countryside, including Canada, hunting ducks and geese... but I had NEVER seen ...
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posted by Brett on 2012-11-17
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! (I’m very glad I got that out). Do you ever get so ticked off with the deer, that you just wanna cry like a little girl and quit hunting all together? I didn’t shoot a deer last year and I’m beginning to wonder if...
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posted by Brett on 2012-10-30
I don’t know as if there’s anything that can take you from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows like bowhunting can. I set trail cameras up in Mid June, fully expecting to see several of the past year’s 3 year olds blow up into...
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posted by Brett on 2012-10-12
Hope... that’s what all of us as hunters have to have. It’s hope that keeps us going back to the stand time and time again, when we know the odds are stacked against us. We force ourselves out of bed for the early morning hunts, get b...
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posted by Brett on 2012-09-24
If you’ve never had the opportunity to go to one, I would highly recommend going to a 3D Bow Shoot. Not only are they a great way to get ready for the season, but they’re also a lot of fun. They can serve as a great source of entertai...
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posted by Brett on 2012-09-13
So I was uploading my trail cam pictures the other day and immediately saw this picture and thought, “shooter!!!... 140 inch 8 pointer with a neat little kicker/drop tine”, but the more pictures I started to see and the more I started s...
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posted by Brett on 2012-08-25
I realize that most of you probably read these blog entries hoping to read about an exciting hunt or something that just might help you in the field, but I hope that “some” of these blog entries are much more than that. As much as I en...
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posted by Brett on 2012-08-12
I love the different phases that bucks go through in their antler development. Every year they lose their horns, only to grow back a larger set the following year. They then enter the “velvet” phase, where their horns are actually car...
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posted by Brett on 2012-07-06
A release... such a small and often overlooked tool in the whitetail woods. When you think about it, it’s really an amazing little device that not only pulls back, but also holds a ton of pressure. Anywhere from 20 - 100 lbs of pressure...
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posted by Brett on 2012-06-15
The wheat harvest is here. Time for cutting old crops and planting new ones. Farmers rotate their crops, from one crop to another, only to do it all over again. Each crop also has it’s season, one in which to be planted and one in whic...
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posted by Brett on 2012-05-23
So my wife found this little guy on the front porch the other day. She wasn’t as thrilled as I was to find it. It was actually the first time I’ve ever seen a Black Widow before. From the top side it looks like any normal spider (at ...
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posted by Brett on 2012-05-14
There’s all kinds of work that goes into planting food plots. Finding the right location, choosing the right seed, soil testing, clearing, burning, disking and of course planting the seed itself. For however much time and preparation yo...
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posted by Brett on 2012-05-11
You know... when I was a kid, I use to love starting fires. I was what you would call a “fire bug”. I was the typical, outdoors kid, who loved burning bugs and starting little fires with a magnifying glass. The smaller the dot, the h...
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posted by Brett on 2012-04-24
With the purchase of any piece of property, there’s always some high hopes as to what it’s gonna produce game wise. How many and how big? So far, this new slice of heaven isn’t disappointing, with 10 Toms, all in full strut at one t...
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posted by Brett on 2012-04-09
Have you ever had an animal literally feet from the blind? It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a 1,000 pound grizzly or a 30 pound turkey, either way your heart seems to race, because you know you’re not at an animal park or a petting ...
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posted by Brett on 2012-03-28
The spring is a great time to get out and do a little shed hunting. Not only is it a great time to do some shed hunting, but it’s also a great time to find a lot of the rub lines in the deer’s bedding area. Slipping back into their be...
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posted by Brett on 2012-02-24
As hunters, we are also explorers. Just as much as we enjoy the trill of the hunt, we equally enjoy discovering new terrain. As young boys, we would often pack up our backpacks and head out into the back yard or walk to the nearest creek,...