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Bowhunting: 5 Tips for Early Season Success

Hunting early season whitetails has its advantages. Their pattern is more predictable and they haven’t been pressured yet by other hunters in the woods: two key factors to harvesting a mature buck in the first few weeks of season opener. But, there are still challenges that come with hunting in early fall. Below are 5 tips that helped me capitalize on a mature, early season whitetail.

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Shifting Deer, Shifting Cameras


We’re beginning to get some early fall temps and the taste of clean, cool air. The skies are beginning to look a little different and we are both beginning to feel a bit different. We are anticipating… Having found a new core bedding area via trail camera recon, we are now closing in on exactly how this section of property functions and we are stoked for the postseason and the chance to move cameras into this area and establish precise buck bedding locations. Continue reading

5 Tips for Elk Season Success

Hunting elk on public landing in Idaho is definitely different than hunting whitetails on my farm in Kentucky. We aren’t using feeders, minerals and supplements or food plots to bring the elk in, and hunting elk typically requires much more physical effort than hunting whitetails where you have long periods of sitting in tree stands or ground blinds. In preparation for the upcoming season, I’ve put together 5 tips that will help you have a successful elk hunting season. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.) Continue reading

“Land and Wildlife Field Day”

Scott Cronin, a Pro-Staffer from Kentucky, holds an annual event with a local High School called the “Land & Wildlife Field Day”. Junior and Senior High School students in the Wildlife Forestry Programs participate in this field event in which Wood Duck boxes and trail cameras are installed and studied. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.) Continue reading

Using Trail Cameras to Scout for Turkeys

Knowing where to hang your trail cameras and what settings to use when scouting for turkeys is important, as it can vary a little from using cameras for deer hunting. Pro-Staffer Andrea Haas shares a few tips on what locations to hang your trail cameras and what settings to use for each. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.) Continue reading

D.E.E.R. Project

The DEER Project, located in the Greater Little Mountain Area of southwestern Wyoming, aims to increase our understanding of both mule deer and elk. This project is examining parturition timing and location of mule deer, mortality and recruitment of fawns, nutritional condition of adult female mule deer, summer diet overlap between elk and mule deer, space use, recruitment of male mule deer, survival, migration, and dispersal. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.) 1439:062616:70F:2292:CAMERA1   :6 Continue reading

Five Things I Learned Going Rural

I didn't grow up camping, hiking, or hunting. In fact, my entire outdoors experience revolved around sidewalks, bicycles and complaining. Fast forward to 2016 and I not only spend at least 50% of my day outside (no matter the weather), but I’ve channeled my newfound enjoyment for the outdoors into writing for a variety of publications about bowhunting, archery, local food and backyard poultry, among other things. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.) chickens_1 Continue reading
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