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


Happy Father’s Day! I want to start off by saying happy father’s day to all the father’s out there. I also want to make a special mention to all the guys out there that are being father’s the kids that don’t have one. Those men deserve a day all their own. It’s something that I… Read More


Real Life Trading Review Passionate deer hunters like myself are always looking for more ways to spend more time in the woods. Not only that, but who wouldn’t want to potentially leave their 40 hour a week job behind? I have recently made the leap to begin my trading career in order to help secure… Read More


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