As the summer winds down it is important to determine your effective range. Here are five things to consider when determining how far you will shoot this season. Continue reading “Determining Your Lethal Range (Five Steps Before the Season)”
The hunting industry has become increasingly focused on fitness. While I think it is great to see hunters training more, not all exercises are productive. Focus on strength, endurance and flexibility in order to be properly prepared for the season and to avoid injury. Continue reading “What to Focus on When Training for Hunting”
August 1st-September 15th is prime time to plant winter annuals, or clover if you didn’t plant any this spring. If you can’t decide what to plant this fall, or are frustrated with how your late season plots have performed, here are a few things to consider. Continue reading “Strategies For Late Season Food Plots”
With heat warnings spreading across the state this week, here are a few options to improve as a hunter while staying cool. Continue reading “It’s So Damn Hot: How to Improve when Temperatures Rise”
Each year in April many photos appear on social media of hunters smiling behind giant racks of red deer. Many of these hunters use the payment system in New Zealand where you can pay 10,000 dollars for a 350” red stag. Though some hunters may enjoy this style of hunting, for many hunters in the states the idea of paying for an animal dissuades them from hunting New Zealand.
What is less publicized is all of the public land New Zealand offers for low-cost free-range red deer. Max has been hunting red deer for the past three years and each year he has been among wild roaring reds. He was unable to recover two nice stags, but his efforts were rewarded this year when he shot a fourteen pointer this year. Though New Zealand is a world away and the terrain can appear daunting, a DIY hunt is possible if you understand a few steps. Continue reading “Unguided: Preparing to Hunt Free Range Red Deer in New Zealand (Part 1 of 2)”
I began filming my own hunts this past season. I successfully took a deer, a coyote and a turkey on film, and also have some great footage of several botched shots. While I don’t claim to be Remi Warren, I do have a few tips I learned the hard way that can help you get started filming your own hunts. Continue reading “Tips for the Self-Filmed Hunt”
I have been back in Iowa for the past week and I am surprised by the number of things to do related to deer hunting. Though this can be a period of longing for the whitetail hunter who is wishing it was October, there are a number of ways to stay busy and improve as a hunter in June. Continue reading “The Deer Hunter’s guide to June”
Finding time to properly train your hunting dog around guns can be tough. If you live in a city you can’t shoot a shotgun off in your backyard every morning without getting a few complaints. As a result, gun training is easy to rush and neglect. That’s what happened to me. Here are the mistakes to avoid and how to correct them if they have already occurred.
I was thinking back on what I have learned about hunting, and I came to the realization that a few years ago I wasn’t taking advantage of most of the resources I find most valuable today. If you feel like you are having a hard time finding more information online for hunting here are a few places to find overlooked knowledge on hunting. Continue reading “Hidden Resources: Educating Yourself for Next Hunting Season”