The Journey…Part 1

  • February 10, 2017

Part 1 of 3 The Journey…..From the Beginning… Late summer 2012 I received a call from a gentleman that was purchasing some land for deer hunting and asked if I would be a consultant for him on this property to develop it into a prime property to grow, hold and eventually harvest trophy whitetails.  I […]

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Mature Whitetails

  • October 28, 2016

Harvesting mature deer isn’t easy, in fact it’s one of the most difficult challenges for any whitetail hunter.  Whether you’re someone who has limited access to hunting land or someone who owns their own land, letting a whitetail deer grow to maturity isn’t easy, but it is always worth it. When stating the term “mature,” […]

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A Dream Hunt

  • October 19, 2016

For many avid hunter’s Fall signifies a time to get out and enjoy friends, the woods, nature and perhaps even the opportunity to score on a once in a lifetime buck.  Millions of hunters enter the woods each Fall, all with different goals and expectations for each season.  For some, it’s the opportunity to fill […]

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Is it Better to be Lucky or Good?

  • October 5, 2016

As I sit in my tree stand high off the ground I can’t help but think about all of the pictures of successful hunts I have seen, shared and all that I will see as the season progresses. I have heard a lot of people say when you show them pictures of yourself or other […]

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Are you the Predator?

  • September 8, 2016

Are you the Predator?   In my opinion one of the main reasons why people are not successful when they hunt is because they don’t become a hunter. Picking up your weapon of choice, putting on the “latest and greatest” hunting clothes with the intention of hunting doesn’t make you a hunter; or does it? […]

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Micro Plot Success

Not much time? No Problem.  Not much land? No Problem. Micro plots seem to be the new rage these days and rightfully so because not all of us have access to grain drills, large tracts of land and heavy equipment. The thing about micro food plots is this; like most things in life, you get […]

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Early Season Whitetail (learning from my mistakes)

Early Season Whitetail ( learning from my mistakes ) The corn is turning a light shade of brown and the cool evening breeze rattles the soon to be falling leaves.  For me that can only mean one thing here in my home state of Illinois…deer season is upon us! During my early years of bow […]

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Making It Work On Small Properties

  • May 23, 2016

Making It Work On Small Properties   Unfortunately, many of us do not have the opportunity to become real estate moguls and not that years ago rural properties sold for what the real value was, but recreation and leases have driven the prices to a point where most of us cannot afford to purchase our […]

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Year Round Food

  • May 2, 2016

  Are there certain times of the year when the resident deer on your property disappear?  Maybe it is because your neighbors are providing something you aren’t at that time.  At different times of the year certain food becomes more attractive to deer and they will change their habits depending on what food is most […]

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Plan Ahead

  • April 14, 2016

Plan Ahead For Micro Plot Success Spring and early summer are prime times to not only look for sheds and mushrooms but to start planning your fall hunts. The woods is not in full foliage yet and major and secondary trails are easy to locate; these are prime spots for hunt plots. Once you locate […]

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