Having chased the deer for years now, I can comfortably attest to the fact that it’s quite an elusive animal.
There are days I could sit on my stand the whole day without seeing a single whitetail, leave alone striking one down with my bow.
Truly, this was a frustrating experience until...
…until I discovered that I could easily attract the deer to my hunting spot and hold them “hostage” for easy shooting.
I know you might have found yourself in this scenario too. So, I’ve put up this post to share with you the best methods of attracting the deer to your hunting zone/property.
PS: There are many methods shared in other blogs but here, I’ll ONLY share with you the FOUR methods I’ve personally used and brought in real results.
These 4 effective methods of attracting deer are:Continue reading
Today, I want us to do things in a different way…
BUT wait! Where are your deer calls?
If you’ve not been using these highly important pieces of equipment in your deer hunting life, you’ve been missing quite a lot.
Though there are numerous deer calls out there, today we’ll focus one of the most important calls and how it can help you bag a deer easily and quickly - the deer grunt call…Continue reading
The deer tick, commonly referred to as black-legged tick- or scientifically as Ixodes scapularus (dammini) - is an arachnid that’s well known for feeding on the white tail deer. Not only that, it tends to feed on other mammals, including human beings (where it might cause the Lyme disease).
That sounds scary, right?
Now, most hunters don’t have an idea what this tick looks like. Some even confuse it with the brown dog tick. If you’re one of these hunters, I’m going to enlighten you on everything you need to know about the bloodsucker in this post.
I want to make everything easy for you to understand, so I’ll divide the post along the following subheadings:Continue reading
So you’ve caught your first buck. Congratulations! Now you may be thinking of keeping its head as a trophy, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a shoulder mount. Instead, you want to make a European style mount that you can hang proudly anywhere you like.
In order to make a beautiful European mount, you need to learn how to clean a deer skull properly. To do that, you can choose from these two options. I’ve also included the pros and cons of using both options to help you decide.
Have you ever tried to make rattle calls but still fail to attract any bucks your way? If yes, then you may have been rattling your antlers at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and using the wrong way.
Don’t just rattle randomly and hope for the best! You need to have a strategy and good technique to attract bucks with your rattle calls. Today, not only will I discuss when to rattle for deer, but I will also give helpful tips on how to make the most of your rattling efforts.Continue reading
Have you ever found yourself asking, how do deer survive the winter? If you have, then you are not alone.
If you’re a new bowhunter thinking of harvesting some whitetails in the snow, then chances are that this question might have crossed your mind at some point. Or you could be a concerned citizen who is fond of deer and other animals. Either way, it is a valid question, and it is something I intend to answer in this article.
Today, not only will I answer whether deer freeze come wintertime, I will also give some of the reasons why they usually don’t.Continue reading
You see the perfect buck cross your path. You lock it in your sight, aim your bow, and prepare to take your shot. You suddenly feel sweaty, your hands start to shake, and when you fire your arrow, you miss the buck from ten yards away.
If you’ve had a similar experience to this, chances are that you’ve suffered from buck fever. This is a common condition that even the most seasoned bowhunters may experience at one time or another.
So what is buck fever? What causes it? Is there any way to cure it? Today we will learn more about this condition and find ways to minimize its negative effects on your hunting experience.Continue reading
Soybeans are a staple crop in most food plots for deer, and for good reason. Deer love to eat them, and they are fairly easy to grow.
Timing is an important factor to consider when you’re planning to grow soybeans for your herd. Depending on your reasons for planting them, you may need to take a second look at your calendar and make some adjustments.
If you’re wondering when to plant soybeans for deer, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will recommend ideal months on when to plant this legume depending on your goals, and then I will give quick tips to make your planting endeavor more successful.Continue reading
I’ve heard many people say that deer are color blind and that the color of your clothes doesn’t really affect the success of your hunt all that much. But I’ve learned from personal experience that deer tend to shy away from blue or yellow garments more than they do from red or orange ones.
So what colors can deer see? When can they see more clearly? Today, we’ll answer both questions and learn more about deer’s behaviors.Continue reading
Have you ever encountered a white and brown deer during one of your hunting trips? Chances are, you’ve just seen a rare piebald deer in your hunting area.
There are many questions floating around about this animal. How rare are piebald deer? What causes their discoloration? Is it illegal to hunt them?
Today, I will answer all these questions and give you a crash course on this wonder of nature.Continue reading