Humans are Hunters and Gatherers. At one time, Hunters were once the community provider of fresh meat for the family and community. Daniel Boone and Meshack Browning spent their time hunting and providing for their families. Their success meant survival. In todays’ Fast Food Society, we tend to forget why we hunt. Some hunters enjoy antlers, trophies or just time shared with friends. For me, hunting means food. As a husband and Father, I want
If your hunting goal is to harvest a BIG BUCK, you need to hunt and scout year around. Scouting and preparation are essential for success. Hunt early and stay late when you hunt. Hunters evolve as their experience and skill levels improve. For years, I passed up bow shots at does so I could tag a buck. One of bow hunting Mentors told me to also learn how to harvest a deer. Does are great
It is never too early to start preparing for the upcoming fall hunting seasons. A successful hunt requires more than just a gun and appropriate clothing, so preparing early will allow you to enjoy a hunt that is focused on the goal rather than the fine details. Learn the State Regulations Every state has different rules, regulations and laws that you are required to follow as a hunter. Brush up on the state laws and
Hunters love to get “Rubbed” the right way. I am talking about Buck or Bull rubs. Most hunters don’t really know what the rubs are telling them. Here are some tips on how to “Read a Rub.” Bucks and Bulls rub trees with their antlers for a variety of reasons. Old timers used to say that rubs were made by deer and elk to scratch off the itchy velvet at the end of the summer.
Practice makes perfect, especially when bow hunting. Every summer, good bow hunters launch thousands of arrows during practice sessions. Muscle memory and confidence build with every shooting session. No matter how much we prepare, sometimes we miss. Whether you miss a shot or an opportunity, you go home hungry. After walking 3 miles in the mountains of Montana, I had a great bull answer my bugle. My compound bow went to full draw at the