Archive for bill winke

Episode 1: Making Sense of Summer Patterns

Episode 1: Making Sense of Summer Patterns

September 20, 2012

You Shot a Deer: Now What?

Okay, you shot a deer. Now what should you do? What if there's a problem? Bill Winke has the answer.

August 15, 2012

Entry and Exit Strategies for Big Bucks

The route you choose to and from your stand can make or break a season. Bill Winke has some advice for selecting the best possible routes.

July 27, 2012

Patterning a Buck? No Problem.

Trail cameras and other innovations have made patterning a buck easier than ever.

June 18, 2012

Shoot Twice as Well

Here are four tips that will help you increase your accuracy with your bow.

June 18, 2012

Episode 24: Last Chance

Bill wraps up the season and the final episode with a look back at his goals for the season, and one final opportunity in the field.

February 09, 2012

Episode 23: The Showdown

It's late December and the weather is not cooperating. Will the deer cooperate? Watch and find out.

January 05, 2012

Episode 22: Trail Camera Decisions

Bill applies his own tips for trail-camera use and moving in and out of your stand without spooking deer in pursuit of the "Double G-4" buck.

January 04, 2012

Episode 21: Plans for a Giant

By setting his ground blind and studying trail camera footage, Bill lays the groundwork to take a late-season buck he's been watching very closely this season.

December 20, 2011

Episode 20: Late Season Preparation

Bill gears up for bowhunting the late season, which presents problems because the late season really is geared for firearm hunting.

December 14, 2011

Opening Day

Opening day doesn’t mean much to me as a bowhunter, but to our family it means much more. The kids are busy, thus they don’t have the time to dedicate to mastering the bow and arrow right now. Drew has vowed that he will kill another deer with a bow someday (he shot one back in 2009 when he was 9) but in the meantime, both he and Jordan (our daughter) love to hunt with a gun.

December 07, 2011

Whitetail Season: Flyers

Winke continues to capitalize on his year-round land management as his son, Andrew, settles into a ground blind for a glimpse of "The Flyer Buck."

December 06, 2011

Whitetail Season: A Score to Settle

Bill Winke prepares for an upcoming youth hunt to kick off Iowa's shotgun season.

November 30, 2011

The Last Week of November

If you are relying on natural movement at this time, you need to know what you are up against. In most parts of North America north of the Mason-Dixon line, the peak of the breeding phase of the rut has come and gone. If you think of a graph of the number of estrous does this time of year as a bell-shaped curve, you will see we are on the downward slide on the back end of the curve. There are still a few does in estrous but each day that number declines fast. By roughly Nov. 26, in my experience, it is mostly over. Sure there could be the odd doe still in season after that date, but a hot doe in late November is a rare find.

November 28, 2011

Whitetail Season: A Killer Funnel

Bill Winke discusses deer activity during this late-November time period and how hunters can take advantage of that by finding hot funnels that bucks use during the

November 23, 2011