I"m guessing that most of you do not know that Iowa has a program where it allows celebrities to bypass the general application for a non-resident deer permit. This program gives celebrities a chance to obtain one of 75 permits set aside just for them. They still pay the same going rate as any other non-resident hunter, currently I believe it's $551, but they don't have to wait and wait for their chances at a permit so they can go deer hunting in Iowa.
Maybe it's just the time of year or the weather. You know, opening day seems far away and it's too darn hot to do much without playing with heat exhaustion. So you think about hunting, plan hunts, talk hunting, read about hunting and watch hunting shows. Whatever the reason, every year about this time I start getting the "itch to hunt". It never goes away, it just lessons a little during late Spring and Summer, but knowing opening day is around the corner, makes it worse after I've had a few months off to recoup.
Let's say that on opening morning of deer season, you were magically picked up and were told you were going to be deer hunting in a place you'd never been to before and it wasn't in your home State. And what's more, you could only pick one place to hunt deer. Oh yeah, and if you didn't kill a deer that day, you had to walk back home! How's that for pressure from a theoretical situation! Where would you start? Here's my favorite 1o best treestand locations and I'd pick one of them if this happened to me.
I'm not sure how many Deer Hunters put out a food plot. Whether it's a 1000 square foot opening way back in the woods or a 40 acre field planted with Corn, Soybeans and Clover, I'd say a good portion of Deer Hunters have at one time or another tried their luck with trying to get a food plot to grow somewhere. The mere fact that there are so many varieties of seeds for food plots and companies putting our these seeds is a testament that a lot of people are giving it a try. Hopefully these food plot tips will help your plot become a deer magnet.
Well, looks like us bowhunters who are not handicapped or elderly will finally be able to use Crossbows in Oklahoma's archery season. Or technically, any season where archery tackle is legal, which is the entire deer season practically! All I can say is, it's about time! Oklahoma crossbow hunting is now a reality!
This subject came to mind when I received an email from a reader asking what mistakes he should avoid when starting out deer hunting. Geez, talk about a loaded question (no pun intended)! After a little thought, I've come up with the 7 most common mistakes I believe new deer hunters make. While it's obvious that most of these mistakes are often belong to a beginning deer hunter, I've seen veteran deer hunters also make some of these mistakes (myself included). If you see one that should be on the list, drop me a line. So, here are my top 7 mistakes I see deer hunters make. In no certain order.
You know, I never took this questions very serious until recently. Over the past few years, I've seen this question start some real knock down and drag out debates (okay, arguments!) in online deer hunting forums. But I've been seeing more and more of them lately whenever someone asks if they should be shooting small bucks or not. And I mean some of these folks probably would be going toe to toe if they were in front of each other (or sucking up to one another...lol). But in my opinion, it's a ridiculous argument to say the least. Here why I think like this.
I have to admit, as I get older, it's gets harder and harder to think about scouting for deer when it's 100 degrees outside. I'm usually thinking of my next fishing trip or how high my electric bill will be! I'll bet that many of you are the same way, whether you're old or young!
7 Reasons You'll Lose Your Deer Lease This Year
I received an email from a buddy the other day. Seems him and his group are losing their deer hunting lease that they've had for the last 12 years. This is a large deer hunting lease that has quite a few members. My buddy doesn't know where he'll find another deer lease to get on for the upcoming season. They've taken some nice deer off of that lease over the years. I know they'll miss the deer hunting that it provided.
Okay, be honest, how many of you that live in States or Provinces that have late deer hunting season have forgotten about deer hunting? If you're like I used to be, you're probably thinking about the upcoming fishing season or you're hunting Small Game and Waterfowl.
But you could be missing out on the best time to take a good buck.keep looking »