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
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.
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
Ever wondered why you seem to be getting less venison than what you’re expecting after the butcher sends the meat back to you? Before you start complaining to your local friendly butcher, you may want to know more about how much venison you can actually get from a mature buck or doe.
If you’re wondering how much meat do you get from a deer, then this article may just help. Not only will I discuss how to compute your venison yield, I will also give useful tips should you want to try processing your deer at home.Continue reading
Have you ever seen a whitetail deer jump? It’s a fascinating thing to watch, whether you see it up close or from afar.
If you’re a hunting land owner, you may have encountered times when you need to make sure your deer stays in your land so that you and other hunters could find them and make a harvest. On the other hand, if you own a crop farm (or just a home garden), you probably want to keep deer out so they don’t eat your plants.
Today we are going to answer the question of how high can a whitetail deer jump, and we will learn the reasons why they jump and why they don’t.Continue reading
I’ve already shared my experiences on how to hunt deer in hot weather and during rainy days. Another major weather condition that may affect your deer harvest is the wind speed in your hunting grounds.
Have you ever found yourself asking, “Do deer move when it’s windy?” I have, and research and first-hand experience allowed me to find the answer to this. Today, I’m going to share the surprising answer to this question, and then give you tips on the best way to hunt deer in windy weather.Continue reading
Not many people want to venture out in the rain because they find it wet and uncomfortable. However, if you’re a bowhunter looking to shoot some deer, hunting in the rain may actually be a good choice for you.
I have hunted deer in the rain so many times in the past, and I can tell you that while it may seem a little inconvenient at first, it normally pays off because my success rate usually increases during the rainy season.
But don’t just go rushing off in the rain unprepared! Before you decide to hop on your truck and head off to the hunting grounds, you should make sure you’re fully equipped for the weather first.
Today, I want to share seven useful tips I learned when deer hunting in the rain with bow, and I want to share them all with you.
If you’re a bow hunter, you need to know what kinds of food deer usually eat because this may increase your chances of having a successful hunt. Whenever I set up my hunting stand or deer blind, I first scout the hunting grounds and check which spots have a bountiful food source that deer love.
It’s not always easy to identify which foods will attract a deer’s attention. You need to do your research and know which plants and forage grow on which part of the year.
Are you wondering what do deer eat? Today I will share a quick and easy guide to help you get started.Continue reading
Wouldn’t it be nice to go bow hunting in perfect weather? Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and as a bow hunter, you have to be prepared no matter what the weather conditions are in your hunting area.
I’ve already written about staying warm while hunting in cold weather, but you also need to know how to stay cool when the weather reaches 90 degrees or higher.
Here are seven practical tips you can follow when hunting in hot weather:
Ideally, you should bring a truck during a hunt so you can easily load and transport your game from the hunting site to your next stop. However, I know that not all hunters have their own truck. There is also the chance that your truck is in for repairs during the time you have to leave for the hunt.
In either situation, you may opt to use your car to transport your deer instead. While this may not seem ideal, it may still work if you do it properly.
Today, I will share three ways on how to transport a deer in a car in case you don’t have a truck with you. Then, I will explain how to properly field-dress and cut a deer so you can store it properly in your vehicle.