A Few Basics About Me
My name is Matt Federman and I want to invite you to learn more about me by continuing to read through this page to get a feeling of what I’m all about. I was born and raised in a Northern Illinois suburb of Chicago. The outdoors have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Hunting, Fishing, Camping, and Canoeing were at the center of every family vacation we had. I have been married to my amazing wife Amy since 2010 and we now have 2 beautiful future hunting daughters! My day job other than this website is bookkeeping. Please feel free to check out lcfbookkeeping.com if you are in need of bookkeeping services.
I have been whitetail hunting since I was 12 years old and absolutely cannot get enough of it. From the moment I wake up in the morning to the moment I go to sleep each night, I have deer hunting on the mind. As many before me, I was introduced to hunting by my father but I know that there are many out there who have not had that luxury. We as hunters all must start somewhere, knowing just about nothing on how to hunt these gorgeous animals. Up until 2009, I had only gun hunted for deer, but that quickly changed. I was fed up with thinking about deer hunting for 362 days and only have 3 days in order to actually hunt. That summer I picked up the bow that had been sitting in my garage for a very long time and began practicing. I have to admit that I wasn’t all that confident that first year out, but I did get the job done! My first bow kill was a fawn button buck. Though I thought it was a doe fawn and was disappointed to take a buck out before it had a chance to reach it’s potential, I am still extremely proud of him. Since then, I have not taken another deer with my bow even though I have had several opportunities. I missed a few shots on a couple does and a really nice mature buck, but I also passed on many opportunities at does and young bucks. As far as I’m concerned, those hunts that I passed on great opportunities are successful hunts. I was within range with completely clear shots but was waiting for something different.
My goal in creating this site is to educate those whom have not had the luxury of someone to show them the ropes. I’ve done my best to write articles that will help all hunters, even those whom have been hunting for quite some time. If I am unable to do so, please let me know what type of information you are looking for and I’ll be more than happy to include that here. If you are wondering about something, chances are there is someone else out there wondering too. If I am able to help just one person have success in the whitetail woods because of the information provided here, I will consider this site a huge success. I hope that my passion and excitement shows through as my journey to harvest mature whitetails evolves along with my hunting habitat. I have a true passion for learning, both in general and in the whitetail woods that has driven me to begin this quest and share my experiences with you. I have included a place for comments on all pages so that I can get feedback from you and have open discussions about anything and everything having to do with whitetail deer.