Whitetail Hunting Blog

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

HOW MANY DEER ARE ENOUGH?

Posted by montanagrant on  April 18, 2020

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Deer numbers are always on a hunter’s mind. We have all had those days where we saw dozens of deer but no legal shooters. Of course, Big Bucks are on every hunter’s minds. We often cannot sleep because of dreaming about great herds of Big Bucks! The best advice I ever had as a deer hunter was to take the first legal critter that God sends your way. Over the course of a lifetime you

BUTCHERING!!!

Posted by montanagrant on  April 11, 2020

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Processing or Butchering is the step that happens after the critter is down. This gruesome, messy, and bloody job is essential for preparing the deer for the meal.Many hunters leave this job to the professionals and pay the Butcher to complete the job. Others just give the meat away to Soup Kitchens. Why anyone would not enjoy the harvest is beyond many hunters but… Meshach Browning was an eastern Mountain Man that made a living

SPRING FOOD PLOTS!!!

Posted by montanagrant on  March 30, 2020

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So many hunters don’t pay attention to their hunting area until hunting season. By then, it is too late. Start planning your deer season now. Food plots are often the first thing that legally comes to mind when improving deer areas.  Fall plots are great, if the deer find them. Spring plots begin to pattern the deer now. Every hunter place out mineral licks, attractants, supplements and food sources in the fall.  The problem is