Lots of Hunting at the Public Land With the updated requirements of 5 hunts and 25 hours of hunting time, we had some pressure to get up there as much as possible. I have been up there several times since the season opener. Because of that, I’ve kept a pretty good pace to have no… Read More


Last Minute Scouting Provides Excitement The weekend before the season opened, I headed up to the public land spot that I have to do some last minute scouting as well as help the gentleman that will have the spot for the second half of the season set up a stand. After some discussion about exactly… Read More


Itching to be back on Public Land Those of you who have followed my adventures throughout the history of the website will remember that I got selected by my local forest preserve  a few years ago to participate in their deer hunting program. During that season, I was able to harvest a doe on my very first trip out. I’ve read… Read More


Multi Purpose Trip I planned my trip down to the family farm in Southern Illinois with stand movement in mind. Originally, I was going to have my brother and wife with me. We had a list of things that we wanted to accomplish over the weekend. Spring scouting was not on that list due to the… Read More


2018 Shed Hunt This really wasn’t much of a Shed hunt. Every year, I bring the girls out with me. So far, they have yet to be a true help rather than hindrance in terms of finding sheds. I truly enjoy taking them with me to the outdoors.  I want to share the story from my 2018… Read More


 A Change of Scenery After having a very rough start, I decided to make a trip down to Southern Illinois.  So, I recruited my wife, brother, and his girlfriend to head down for a weekend of hunting. Well, for me and my brother at least. The first morning started off great! As soon as the sun came… Read More


2017 Deer Season – Rough Going Right from the get go, the 2017 deer season has been tough for me. On my first two sits, I didn’t so much as hear a deer let alone see one. Things seemed to get better as on the third sit, I spooked one on my way in before… Read More


Family Trip To The Cabin Prior to going in to what we did for our 2017 food plot planting, I want to take the opportunity to inform you of and ask you to check out the other articles from this trip (Chigger, Chigger Bites, & How To Get Rid Of Chiggers , 2017 Total Eclipse… Read More


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