Whitetail Hunting Blog

HUGE RACKS!!!

Posted by montanagrant on  June 29, 2020

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Is Bigger better? Does size matter? How big is big enough? These questions haunt many deer hunters. Of course, we are talking about Big Racks, Headgear, Horns, Hammers, or antlers! What did you think I was talking about? Anyway… For many hunters, mating does, and deer lovers, Big Antlers are not that important. Veteran hunters needed to deer hunt for more than antlers. Filled tags meant filled bellies. After WW2 hunters were subsistence hunters. The

OLD FART HUNTING!!!

Posted by montanagrant on  June 14, 2020

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Deer hunting is perfect for Old Farts! Like it or not, there is a herd of older deer hunters still afield. Baby Boomers are in their 60’s and up. They were raised eating wild game and hunting. Newer and younger hunters are not subsistent hunters. Old Fart hunters hunted to feed their families. Young hunters today give their meat to the soup kitchens and food banks. Old Fart Hunters hunt smarter, not faster.  What Old

STAND READY!!!

Posted by montanagrant on  May 30, 2020

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Now is the time to check your stands. This advice may also relate to any ground blinds, waterfowl pits or blinds, and decks. Doing the work now will prevent lost time later. Many hunters have fabulous box stands that stay afield all year. Your Fall blind is also the home for critters, insects, and bugs. We have all opened the door of our tree stand box or blind to be attacked by wasps, snakes, skunks,

THE RIGHT WAY!!!

Posted by montanagrant on  May 15, 2020

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Deer hunting is different as hunters travel across the country. The Right Way to hunt in Maryland or Pennsylvania, may not be the Right Way to hunt in Montana or Wyoming. Deer hunters have their preferred methods, weapons, and places. Archers seem to get their first shot at deer each fall. In some areas, bucks are still in velvet when archers take to the forests and fields. Next comes primitive black powder season. Single shot,

BONING UP!!!

Posted by montanagrant on  April 29, 2020

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Antlers are bone! They are not horn, which is a modified hair cell. Since antlers are shed annually, they need to regrow each season. Now is when that antler growth is crucial. Bones on deer heads begin at the Pedicle! This bump is found on the buck’s foreheads. Antlers grow up from the Pedicle and detach at the same point. Proper pedicle development will determine quality antlers. Pedicles develop after birth and take about 4-5