Got a New Hunting Ground! After talking with the property owner for the entire off season, my wife and I were finally able to make the trip over to officially check out the new hunting ground we were able to get permission to hunt. The best part about this new place is that we are… Read More

 Squirrel Hunting – The Story Well, a couple days ago a shared my good news about getting my local hunting land back and said that I had some more good news to share. That good news turned in to somewhat sad news unfortunately. Every day since my chestnut trees starting dropping nuts I’ve been in… Read More

How I lost it to begin with Last year I had a spot on an awesome funnel. I actually used the aerial photos from that spot in my article regarding Scouting for Deer by using aerial photos.  Anyway, I was not the only person who supposedly had permission to hunt the place. There were three… Read More

This will just be a quick post to highlight some of the 2014 hit lister bucks we hope will return this fall as well as a couple deer that we are watching progress. Tank The number one hit list buck for me last year was a buck I called Tank. He is a very heavy… Read More

2015 Habitat plan execution This is a quick update from my family hunting property in Southern Illinois. The video illustrates start to finish the process of our 2015 habitat plan  execution of kill plot #2. The Google earth map above also shows the locations of my two trail cameras.  Cam 1 is in the same… Read More

Trail Cam Pic Thoughts Here are a few 2015 summer trail cam pics. It looks as though we have a few good deer roaming the lower part of the property this summer. Unfortunately the person who put up our cameras is not used to doing so, allowing a branch to be within view of the… Read More

My family now owns the 80 acres that I have hunted on since I was 12. There have been many changes made to the property since we took over. First off, my father’s dream has always been to have an1800’s style cabin. Even so, the first project was to create a drive way and clear… Read More

Quick Overview With what I have left of this summer, there is not too much time to make huge changes to the property. So what’s my 2015 plan going to be? I have some seed and plan to add in two new kill plots on the land that have been selected for stand access. Both… Read More

Right now I have 2 trail camera’s set up on our 80 acres to try and get some pictures of our deer herd. The trail camera placement is along food plots and water in order to try and maximize the amount of deer captured. Trail Camera Placement One camera last year was set up right… Read More

Okay, so here’s the ending to the story of my first hunting trip. If you have not already done so, it would be beneficial to read the beginning of the story here. Seeing as how it was my first hunt ever, I had not idea that this wasn’t something that was normal and simply began… Read More