In the Right Place

This time of the year, my preferred hunting location is close to a heater. That means I’m either in a barn or a blind. Since I’m either rifle or muzzleloader hunting, I can give myself a little leniency when it comes to smell. Not only will I fire up my heater, but a...

Keeping it Easy

This the time of the year I spend most of my days hunting in the barn. I’ve enjoyed the past several years so much, I have added another barn, at another location, and have started turning it into Barndominium West. It’s only has the basics at the moment, but over the...

Relationships need Communication

  I’ve often noticed how deer live mostly in a quiet environment. Even this morning I watched one particular city dwelling doe begin to get a bit nervous when the noise of traffic began to surround her. She quickly moved to a quieter place. Not only do they...

The Unexpected

For the past few days I have sat in a tree stand while temperatures soared into the seventies. And I’m hunting in the Midwest in November! During each afternoon’s hunt, I only wore a T-shirt and carried a light jacket in case I needed it. I usually didn’t. The...

Doing What’s Best

November is undoubtedly the best month for seeing big deer in most states. The bucks are either cruising for a doe that is ready to breed, or they are already hot on the heels of one that is in sight. Depending on where you live, the action is at its best. Many of the...