The Journey…Finale

  • April 5, 2017

The Journey…Part 3 In the Spring of 2014, Dave had lime applied to all of his plots and he held back an additional 3 acres from the farmer who had been renting his cropland.  Our strategy was to plant more food for the deer family that would be late Fall and Winter food sources.  The […]

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Creating and Hunting New Food Plots

  • March 24, 2017

Creating and Hunting New Food Plots   Planting food plants and providing food and nutrition year round is the single most important factor to hold, grow and keep deer and your property 12 months out of the year. With spring fast approaching, most people have turkey hunting on their mind. I’ll admit I love turkey […]

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The Journey…Part 2

  • March 10, 2017

The Journey….Part 2 My client, Dave, was really enjoying putting in food plots and managing the resident deer herd.  This property had quite a few apple trees on the farm and they had been neglected for many years, so in February of 2013, he started trimming and pruning apple trees.  He was able to get […]

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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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