Archive for one-track mind

6 Tips for Windy Weather Gobblers

Harold Knight and David Hale show you how to kill big gobblers on blustery spring days.

April 11, 2013

The Oft-Overlooked Peep Sight


March 13, 2013

2013’s 15 Top New Trail Cameras

By Bob Robb

The changes in trail cameras over the past decade are the stuff of Star Wars. Today’s units are smaller, lighter, have longer battery life, can take incredible high-resolution video and digital photos, and can easily swap data to computers or smart phones. Here’s a look at 15 of this year’s top new models. All these companies have several models, but we’ve selected just one to describe here. Visit their websites for more details and a look at the full product line. All companies have been listed alphabetically.

January 30, 2013


By Bob Robb

Pre-season scouting, trail cameras, and food plots. These three elements play a large role in many modern-day whitetail hunters’ bags of tricks. But when the rut is rolling and the bucks start cruising, a Ouija board might be of more benefit when it comes to getting in bow range of a mature buck.

November 30, 2012

Why You Sit All Day

By Bob Robb

It’s that magical time of year, with bucks chasing does and all Hell breaking loose in places that, for much of the year, can seem like a moonscape for their lack of deer activity. This is when every second on the stand is so important.

November 26, 2012

Decoy Dogs

By Bob Robb

Cory Lundberg is young, tough and knows how to kill predators. He outfits in several western states including Utah, Wyoming and Oregon, among others, offering predator hunts, varmint shooting and combinations of the two, and his success is about as good as it gets.

September 10, 2012

The Largest Whitetail on Record?

The video below features a buck named “Free Agent” that is said to be the largest whitetail on record. Battle Ridge Whitetails, a deer breeding operation in McConnellsburg, Pa., is home to this behemoth that is likely worth six figures. While this kind of business has nothing to do with fair chase pursuits, it has found a place in today’s deer hunting world. High-fence game operations are thriving in some areas of the country, and we shouldn’t expect them to go away anytime soon. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, this whitetail is an impressive sight. His seed is being sold to the highest bidder.

May 06, 2011

Famous” BP” Buck Poacher Loses Hunting Privileges

Residents of Oklahoma and Texas had been following the “BP” buck since 2007. Oklahoma Game Warden Shane Fields posted a trail camera photo of the buck on local message boards and the big brute’s mug shot spread around the Web like wildfire. It became known as the “BP” buck because it spent most of its time on land owned by British Petroleum.

April 06, 2011

Top Laser Rangefinders for 2011

By Bob Robb, contributor

March 29, 2011

Watching Steven Rinella's "The Wild Within"

I first found out about Steven Rinella when his award-winning book American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon hit the scene in 2008. It was a terrific account of a buffalo hunt in Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains woven together with the history one of America’s most revered beasts. In those days he was just an author, and a fine one at that. Nowadays, they’re calling him a modern day hunter-gather and cable’s mainstream hunting star. His show “The Wild Within” debuted in January and was met with praise from viewers and critics alike.

March 06, 2011

Benelli on Assignment's Soon-to-be TV Star Bucks

Last week I was trading e-mails and hero shots with Benelli’s Joe Coogan—I should have known better—when the veteran hunter dealt me the big buck trump card. Check out this pair of nice bucks taken down South earlier this year while Joe was in camp with Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Benelli USA Steve McKelvain. The esteemed Mr. Coogan writes:

December 10, 2010

PA Hunter Gets Buck of a Lifetime from Recliner

Even though Pennsylvania has been the subject of three out of my last four blogs, I promise I don’t have a thing for the Keystone state. Seems the news is just pouring out of the Commonwealth this week.

December 08, 2010

Pennsylvania Teen Drops Record Book Buck (updated)

More news out of Pennsylvania. Hanna Harris, 16, of Northumberland County recently busted what will undoubtedly be one of the top five non-typical bucks ever taken in the Keystone State.

December 07, 2010

Michigan Hunter Shoots 10-point Doe in Velvet

From the say what? file comes this unbelievable story from the great state of Michigan. It seems that longtime hunter Jerry Allen of Allendale has harvested a buck-doe of sorts. I guess you could call this deer the best of both worlds.

November 18, 2010