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


Daughter Wants a Shed Hunt I have to say that I am VERY lucky. My 5 year daughter has so far shown a tremendous amount of interest in deer hunting. She’s young enough that she still relies on me to know when it’s time to do different things, but she’s learning. This year, I started… Read More


How to Start Deer Hunting If you didn’t grow up in a family that has hunters, it’s tough to know where to begin. A quick google search results in a vast array of strategies for hunters that are looking to up their game. It was hard to find something that explains the simplest of basics… Read More


DNR Website list for all 50 states I searched for a while to find this list and wasn’t able to find it. So, I decided to create it myself! Here is a quick list of all 50 states and their DNR website. Simply click on your state and the website will pop up in a… Read More


2016/17 Deer Season Wrap-up I had really high hopes heading in to this season. First off, it was the first full season worth of self filming my hunts. I was coming off of a year where I shot my biggest buck ever. I had practiced every single day with my bow in the yards. Shot… Read More


HECS Suit Review – Part 2 I received a HECs suit for Christmas this year. I was extremely happy because I have been wanting to complete an update to the original review ever since I wrote it. Technology helping my hunting in a way that has never been thought of before is extremely appealing to… Read More


Public Land Doe Hunt Catch up on the back story of the public land doe. Check out Public Land Lottery Win, Update on Public Land, and Scouting the Public Land. For those of you who have followed me since before the season began, you know that I was able to secure a permit for a… Read More


Nicholas Dawa – Some Background Info I want to start out by saying that I truly appreciate all the readers. You are the reason that I continue to do this. I take great pride in knowing that I’m helping both new and seasoned hunters continue to learn and grow. Nick contacted me sometime before this… Read More


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