Whitetail Hunting Blog

GETTING THE BUCK OUT!!!

Posted by montanagrant on November 13, 2019

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Once the critter is down, now what? Trophy critters require assistance when getting them from the field to your rig. Back in the pioneer days, a horse, wagon, or mule may have been handy. Today, we need to consider other options. We have all heard the stories about the guy that shoots the big buck that runs back toward his truck and falls into the bed. Anything even close to this has never happened to

HUNTING IS IMPORTANT!!!

Posted by montanagrant on October 27, 2019

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Hunters understand the importance of their role in the ecosystem. Non hunters rarely do. If you don’t do Yoga, why would you understand it? For those that chose to hunt, there is an historical and biological need. Hunting offers an appreciation and responsibility toward wildlife, and open spaces, that is more than just food. Ecosystems need to be managed, protected, and maintained for all wildlife, not just the wild game that is in season. In

STAND READY!!!

Posted by montanagrant on October 11, 2019

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Sitting still for long periods of time is tough. Most men are ADHD, so it is near impossible for us to not move. As an archer, I improved my success when I learned to sit still and spend the day in the tree. Fred Bear felt that hunting from an elevated stand was unfair and should have been unlawful. There was a time when the advantage of elevation may have been truer. Deer were not

FIRST BLOOD!!!

Posted by montanagrant on September 30, 2019

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The buck stepped closer into the shooting lane. He was just a few steps away as I drew the bow and settled in for the shot. Just as he entered the open lane, I grunted, and the buck stopped. Thwack! It sounded, and felt like, a perfect shot but… All deer hunters have been at this place. Did I make a perfect shot or…? Whether you are an archer or gun hunter, the issue is

TROPHY CLASS!!!

Posted by montanagrant on September 18, 2019

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The biggest, oldest, and real monster bucks are in a class all their own. To tag one of these Big Racked Monsters, you must hunt them as if they were a different species. All kinds of deer, elk, or big racked critters get that way because they are survivors. To get big, you must have some age, genetics, and health. Survival is key. Avoiding a crowded world, fragmented habitat, threats, close calls, and finding sanctuaries