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


“How much does it cost to start Hunting?” I recently had the chance to talk with someone that has never been hunting. Though he has interest in starting to hunt, he has absolutely no idea what to do, where to go, or what equipment he needs in order to do so. I began to realize… Read More


“Sweet, A Deer!…. Oh” Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. We hear a twig snap or some leaves rustle and we automatically go into kill mode. Usually, this happens before we even confirm that a deer made the sound! I know I’ve done it. Buck fever is something that every hunter experiences. Though I… 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


Bow Tuning Basics Many modern compound bows are extremely adjustable without having to bring it in to a bow tech or use a bow press. My current bow (Bear Archery Outbreak) is no exception. In order to change the draw length, all I need is a Phillips head screwdriver. That’s not the only example of… 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


The Skinny on the Josh Bowmar Controversy Recently, the Josh Bowmar controversy has spread through the internet regarding his killing of a black bear with a spear. At first, I tried to ignore it. I figured it was just another attempt by anti-hunters to get some legislation going or create a wedge within the 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