A Few Basics About Me
My name is Matt Federman and I want to invite you to learn more about me. Read through this page to get a feeling of what I’m all about. I was born and raised in a Northern Illinois suburb of Chicago. The outdoors have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Hunting, Fishing, Camping, and Canoeing were at the center of every family vacation we had. I am a father to 2 amazing kids, both of which I hope will turn into great hunters. Currently, my 9 to 5 day job is accounting.
I have been whitetail hunting since I was 12 years old. Absolutely cannot get enough of it. From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep, I have deer hunting on the mind. As many before me, I was introduced to hunting by my father but I know that there are many out there who have not had that luxury. We as hunters all must start somewhere, knowing just about nothing on how to hunt these gorgeous animals. Up until 2009 I had only gun hunted for deer, but that quickly changed. I was fed up with thinking about deer hunting for 365 days and only having 3 of those days in order to actually hunt. That summer I picked up the bow that had been sitting in my garage for a very long time and began practicing.
I have to admit that I wasn’t all that confident that first year out, but I did get the job done! My first bow kill was a fawn button buck. I thought it was a doe fawn and was disappointed to take a buck out before it had a chance to reach it’s potential. Regardless, I am still extremely proud of him. Since then, I have taken many does with my bow. I missed a few shots on a couple really nice mature bucks and also passed on many opportunities at does and young bucks. As far as I’m concerned, those hunts that I pass on great opportunities are successful hunts. I was within range with completely clear shots.
My goal in creating this site is to educate those whom do not have someone to show them the ropes. I’ve done my best to write articles that will help all hunters. Even those whom have been hunting for quite some time can still learn something. Please let me know if there is information you are looking for and is not included here. If you are wondering about something, chances are there is someone else out there wondering too. If I am able to help just one person have success in the whitetail woods I will consider this site a huge success.
I hope that my passion and excitement shows through as my journey to harvest mature whitetails evolves along with my hunting habitat. I have a true passion for learning, both in general and in the whitetail woods. That passion has driven me to begin this quest and share my experiences with you. I have included a place for comments on all pages so that I can get feedback from you. Let’s have some open discussions about anything and everything having to do with whitetail deer.