Archive for hunting whitetails

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

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

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

How I Finally Killed “Daggers”

I shot a great buck on Sunday evening. We have a fast-paced version of the hunt on the Whitetail Season episode this week so I won’t go into the details of the moment, but you can tell when he steps out that I had a good dose of adrenaline surging at that moment! He is a great buck that I had some history with. I was actually hunting him when he showed up.

November 02, 2011

Whiteail Season: Targeting Giants

Whiteail Season: Targeting Giants

October 26, 2011

Whitetail Season: Stand Placement

Whitetail Season: Stand Placement

October 04, 2011

Whitetail Season: Youth Hunt

Whitetail Season week 8 - TBD

September 20, 2011

The Art of Hitting Running Game

Shooting at running game with a rifle requires a technique that's closer to shotgun shooting and it is more an art than a science.

June 02, 2011

Conflict at First Light

For hunters, some of the truest tests of character come after the shot is fired.

December 16, 2009

The Elusive Whitetail Deer

The whitetail is found across America except for the drier regions of the West—including much of Nevada, California and Utah—and Alaska and Hawaii.

October 15, 2009