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


Bow Hunting Stands Needed For the longest time we only gun hunted on our 80 acre piece of land in Southern Illinois. As the passion for deer hunting began getting stronger, we started looking for a way to spend more time doing what we love. Luckily, bow hunting was an obvious way for us to… Read More


Deer Hunting 2nd Season Illinois As some of you may already know, I was unable to make it to camp for deer hunting Illinois’ first firearms season this year. Because of that, I made sure that I made it down for the second firearms season. The photo above is the one and only photo that… Read More


Big Doe Down – Overview I headed to the woods early Saturday morning. After looking at the weather, I could tell it was a can’t miss day to be out there. We had several miserable days in a row that included rain, clouds, warming temps, and lots of wind. Though at this point it should… Read More


Southern Illinois Rut Hunt I just got back from my second hunt on the property down in Southern Illinois. I was really hoping for that typical Southern Illinois rut hunt that would bring bucks running all over and chasing does. Unfortunately, that was not at all the case. Though there were quite a few scrapes… Read More


Deer Close Up – The Back Story I was out hunting for the last few days as every serious hunter does during this time of year. While sitting on the ground with absolutely zero cover, I had this nice 6 point buck walk up to almost 5 yards from me before he realized that something… Read More


Quickie Hunt – Today’s Mission Yesterday morning when I dropped my kids off at my parents house, I had one goal. That goal was to get out and hunt even if it just ended up being a quickie hunt. With a Honey Do list about a mile long, I knew that it was going to… Read More


        Intro If you have not yet seen the 2015 hopeful hit listers, check them out also. So far, I have not had any deer that I can say for certain is 4 1/2 years old or older. That being said, I’ve got a few bucks that have been caught on camera… Read More


Tonight’s Treestand Therapy This evening I was able to get out to my funnel spot for a little bit of treestand therapy. I was extremely late to the stand, but it was the earliest I could make it out there due to family obligations. I love spending time with my family, but with the perfect… Read More