May 29, 2015 1:32 pm
Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I have talked at you. Things are good, things are busy and the fish are biting (some days!). Turkey season has ended in a number of states, including my home state of Minnesota where it closed yesterday. We had a very good season and had some awesome experiences with first timers and veterans. When I say veterans, I guess both types (war veterans and vete Read More
November 23, 2015 09:38 amHave you ever seen an albino deer? On a late season muzzleloader hunt we did last year for We Love It Outdoors television show we filmed this guy walk 10 yards past our stand. Well...he's back and this year while filming for North American Whitetail TV he put on quite a show for us yesterday! Seeing him gets me excited for shed season!
November 19, 2015 12:01 pmDuck, duck, dinner!
November 2, 2015 04:00 pmHere are some tips to help you tag your deer this year (with a bow, crossbow or gun): • Make sure your clothing is as scent-free as possible (wash with no scent detergent and hang outside to dry). • Dress appropriately, have enough clothing on so you don't get cold. Make sure you don't sweat either, because no matter how many layers you have on, you will get cold if you work up a sweat before you get on stand! • If you are heading to stand during daylight hours, hunt your way in! Be quiet, walk into the wind if possible and have an arrow knocked or one in the chamber! • Wear rubber boots and or spray them down with Scent Killer. • Go potty before you get on stand, and preferably not right at the base of your tree. • Don't get caught trying to put your phone away when Mr. Big steps out. • Try not to make eye contact with the deer — and yes they can look up. • If you tend to have stinky breath, try rounding up some Gumoflage or have an apple in your pocket to gnaw on (make sure it's not a really crisp one). • I believe that Nose Jammer works, try it if you would like. I also believe that doe urine or buck lure can work too, just don't overdo it. • Have a grunt call handy and don't over-call. In fact, just give a grunt or two or three if you locate a buck. Once you have called to a deer, they know where you are, so maybe it's best if you wait to see one so you can watch them every step of the way. • Listen. • Read the woods back and forth without moving your head or body too much. Try to spot them before they spot you. • Draw or pull up while they are looking down or away. • Pick the spot on the spot where you would like your arrow or bullet to go (aim small, miss small). • Stay on stand as long as you can, it might be 11 a.m. by the time he decides to chase ole' Rosie the Doe right on by. Just when you think there might not be a deer within the county, there he will be ... patience! • When "Daryl" says it's time to get off stand for a little snack or something, tell him that you are there to hunt. • Make sure you have your knife, tag and a piece of string or zip tie. If you want you can bring rubber gloves to gut your deer. • If you buy your gun license at Mills Fleet Farm, make sure you buy a Big Buck Challenge ticket (if you have an extra $20 in your pocket). Maybe this will be the year! • Remember your safety harness, tree stands can be dangerous and a big fall could be the end of your hunting career. • And yes, I will try and practice what I preach! Go get em!
October 30, 2015 03:55 pmMinnesota hunters: the season is almost here!! Do you have your ticket for the Big Buck Challenge?
October 21, 2015 11:57 amI just got a deer report from a friend in central Minnesota and it sounds like it's time to get in the woods!! Have you been out and seeing pre rut activity?
October 12, 2015 06:05 pmWeather like this is putting me in the mood! good luck/skill to all of you archers!! #deerthirty
October 3, 2015 11:45 amThis is Ford country! Mills Automotive Group, Mills Fleet Farm, Walleyedan
September 29, 2015 06:34 amAnyone else seeing sign out there? #timetohunt
September 15, 2015 05:01 pmWow, were we ever loving our time on the water yesterday! #bigsmallies! Are you catching them too?
August 25, 2015 11:45 amDead eye Alex!