Right now the 2018 harvest season looks like it is going to end sometime in 2020. This creates an obstacle for both hunting and scouting deer. Typically there are not a lot of deer to see until the crops get harvested, but this year there may be no other option but to hunt standing corn and beans. Here is a game plan for the 2018 week of the October lull and plenty of standing crops.
The days of staring longingly out the window for the trees to change are over. No more watching your girlfriend eat all of your money in the form of smoothies and frappe’s. No more watching your kid “play” soccer in the blistering heat of summer. Here are a few mistakes to avoid in October. Continue reading “Four Mistakes Hunters Make in Early October”
With deer season less than one week away, I switch gears from my normal routine to focus on factors that will determine success. Realistic practice sessions and reliable gear will provide you with the best possible chance at success. Continue reading “It’s Almost Time: How to practice in the weeks leading up to the season”
Few people begin hunting planning to hunt public land. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend $500-$600 on gear and hours scouting all summer when you have to worry about someone being in your spot on November 10th. Instead, most hunters have access to private land and become tied to the land they know well. As a result, Iowa’s public access land is often underutilized. Here are some tips for taking advantage of these areas. Continue reading “Capitalize on Public Land this Fall”
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)”