Archive for Mike Hanback

Rut Tips to Take to the Bank

Use these general tips when the rut kicks in, and you'll be face-to-face with a monster buck in no time.

October 26, 2010

America’s Best Rut Stand

Tweak your setup to fit different terrains by following this can't miss formula for choosing your spot during the rut.

September 13, 2010

Jeff's Three-Beamed Oklahoma Buck

New Jersey hunter Jeff Herrmann's mainframe 10-point had a bonus beam that was 12 inches long. The rack, scored as a 16-point non-typical, went 171 5/8 net.

August 23, 2010

Scott’s Camp Ripley Monster

Last October Scott O’Konek hunted Camp Riley, a military training base in Minnesota, and came home with a 32-point giant that scored 227 3/8.

August 23, 2010

B.J.’s December Bow Kansas Monster

B.J. Clement is a diehard archer who loves to bowhunt. Last year B.J. got a late season bow surprise, he harvested a stunning 12-point that scored 181 7/8.

August 23, 2010

Samantha’s Nebraska Rifle Giant

Samantha Bender's real-world giant had stickers and junk all over its rack, giving it an impressive look. It scored 173 4⁄8.

August 23, 2010

The Gobbling Code

Listen for these hidden messages in the language of longbeards. When you learn to crack the gobbling code, you’ll have a better chance of seducing them into range.

February 03, 2010

Late-Season Duck Tricks

By now the mallards that survived the steel gauntlet are spooky and harder to decoy than they were weeks ago.

November 17, 2009

Sit All Day

If you can tough it out all day in one of the stand locations listed here you'll have a good chance of seeing a rut-crazed buck.

October 15, 2009

Whitetail Rut: November 22-30

No matter when you take your vacation this month, here's how to get your buck.

October 15, 2009

Whitetail Rut: November 15-21

No matter when you take your vacation this month, here's how to get your buck.

October 15, 2009

Whitetail Rut: November 8-14

Last days of pre-breeding and into the peak rut, he'll be running wild.

October 15, 2009

Whitetail Rut: November 1-7

You’ve waited all year for this, the big boys are out, the November rut baby!

October 15, 2009

Buck Science Part II

Scientists read deer brain waves to find out what whitetails do and how they do it. Their research can help you figure out what bucks will do before they know.

September 22, 2009

Randy Bradley’s “Bad-Luck Buck"

These monster bucks weren’t killed on private ranches by high-paying clients, but by hard-hunting blue-collar guys who’ve learned to hunt.

September 18, 2009