Coyotes in the Past Historically, we’ve never really seen a whole lot of coyotes on our property in Southern Illinois. That’s not to say that they weren’t around, but we rarely caught a glimpse of them when we were there hunting. On top of that, before the cabin and bunk house were built, we were… Read More


We’ve all got one That deer that got away. Maybe it was a button buck that you made a bad shot on. Maybe it was a mature doe that somehow managed to dodge your arrow on a perfect shot. For me, it was a mature buck that I didn’t have the knowledge or patience to… Read More


A Late March Shed Hunting Walk Unfortunately, I have not been able to make the trip to Southern Illinois for a shed hunting trip yet this year. I have recently started a new job that has me struggling to find the time to get and do the work necessary to achieve our goals on our… Read More


2016 Buck Outlook – 2 Weeks Left With about 2 weeks left in the season, it’s about time to take a look at our 2016 buck outlook so long as they make it through the season give us a chance to chase them next year. Since this is the first year that we have had… Read More


End of Season Equipment Check – Rage Replacement Blades Now that the season is over, I’m finally getting around to doing my end of season equipment check. Part of that obviously is to check my broadheads. While doing so, I remembered that I had not yet replaced the blades on my rage 2 blade broadhead.… Read More


Side by Side Comparison of Tank and Hit Lister. Do you agree that it’s the same buck? Tank – #1 Hit List Buck Last year when we were finally able to get the cameras set up and taking pictures I remember being extremely excited for all the different things I could use them for and… Read More


Looking for Deer Sheds Today This morning I went out for my first attempt at finding some deer sheds this season. I was in charge of watching my two girls today as well so the three of us decided to keep it simple. We headed over to a local neighborhood that has some timber that… Read More


Looking Back to October As with each and every October, my deer season began with the hopes and dreams of putting down the biggest buck I’d ever seen on the hoof while knowing that at the end of the season I’d be looking back at much more than a simple harvest report. I didn’t know… Read More


2015-16 Illinois Archery Season Coming to a Close This weekend marks the final two days of the 2015-16 Illinois archery season. As a die hard bow hunter with a tag still in my pocket, I will find myself sitting up in a tree on both evenings. At this point in the season, I am also… Read More


Hunting Season Update – Wet Sit Two weeks ago I was able to get a morning sit at my local funnel spot. I had not been there in a while and was looking to just enjoy a relaxing morning up in the stand. Since my last hunt, I found out that someone got permission to… Read More