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

What am I looking for? When you are new to deer hunting, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed with everything there is to learn. The best thing to do when starting to learn how to scout for deer is to take it slow. Make it easy on yourself. First, remember that when you are scouting,… Read More

What is tree stand access? The simplest answer is the path that you as a hunter takes to get to and from your tree stand or hunting blind. Most hunters decide that taking the old logging road as close as they can and then making a straight B line for the tree stand is the… Read More

The Stance As the title suggests, this article will be a short article that will explain the basics of how to shoot a compound bow. The first place to start is with your stance (assuming you have already put the arrow on the string. If not please nock your arrow by placing the odd colored… Read More

The Hunting Ethics Lessons Begin As the season here in Illinois draws closer, I can’t help but remember my first hunting ethics lesson I learned during my first deer hunting trip. I was being shown what scouting was and how to do it from my dad when we stumbled across a climbing stand near the… 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

The first time I set up my trail cameras, I was so excited to have them that I completely abandoned thoughts about scent control and ran out to set them up and start getting some good photos. If you have not started taking advantage of what trail camera pictures can do for you, please don’t… Read More

Though I will be the first to tell you that I am no Olympic archer, over the last two years I have significantly improved my accuracy by following these 5 archery tips. If you find yourself struggling to tighten up your groups, chances are at least one of these tips will significantly improve your archery… 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