How I got Chiggers First off, let me say that chiggers are the worst! If you have ever had the pleasure of getting chigger bites then you can relate. Otherwise, consider yourself lucky!  I’ve gotten bit by chiggers before but this was the worst I’ve ever had it. To make matters worse, I actually ended… Read More


2017 Total Eclipse Viewing – The Beauty A couple weekends ago my family traveled down to our hunting property.  We did a little habitat work (multiple other posts coming on that) and then stayed to watch the eclipse on Monday.  We were extremely excited going in to the trip. Seeing a full solar eclipse is… Read More


Daughter Wants a Shed Hunt I have to say that I am VERY lucky. My 5 year daughter has so far shown a tremendous amount of interest in deer hunting. She’s young enough that she still relies on me to know when it’s time to do different things, but she’s learning. This year, I started… Read More


2016/17 Deer Season Wrap-up I had really high hopes heading in to this season. First off, it was the first full season worth of self filming my hunts. I was coming off of a year where I shot my biggest buck ever. I had practiced every single day with my bow in the yards. Shot… Read More


Public Land Doe Hunt Catch up on the back story of the public land doe. Check out Public Land Lottery Win, Update on Public Land, and Scouting the Public Land. For those of you who have followed me since before the season began, you know that I was able to secure a permit for a… Read More


2016 Illinois Shotgun Season – High Hopes Going in to the 2016 Illinois shotgun season I had really high hopes. For the first time in years, there would be very little pressure on our property. We had also left the property pretty much alone this season with the exception of youth season. If that wasn’t… Read More


Looking for an Early Season Doe In recent years, I have chosen to focus on taking an early season doe.  It’s always nice to get the first one out of the way. This year was no different. On opening day, I was out looking to do just that.  That early season doe takes a little… Read More


September Start My wife and I were finally able to get out a couple of weeks ago to check out our public land hunting spot. I have to say, scouting my public land spot was a lot of fun. That being said, I can’t remember the last time I was covered in so many burrs.… Read More


Public Land Hunting First things first, I was so excited to just let you know that I was drawn for a public land hunting spot. I completely forgot to mention that this will be my first year ever hunting public land. I would say that I’m cautiously optimistic. Usually, people don’t really equate good hunting… Read More


Public Hunting Land in Illinois Last year, I scoured the internet trying to find some public hunting land in Illinois that was close to where I live. Finding another hunting spot would allow me to have more places to hunt. This in turn would allow me to keep the pressure on each stand low while… Read More