• Kryptek Vellus System Gear Review

    Kryptek Vellus System Gear Review

    For the last three years I have been using Kryptek Gear for all my hunting related adventures. I’d say Kryptek is better suited for western spot and stalk style hunting but I’ve been putting it to the test mainly as a midwest whitetail bowhunter. This year I had the pleasure of testing out Kryptek’s new Vellus line up. The Vellus […]

  • Breaking Down The Cost – DIY Montana Elk Hunt

    Breaking Down The Cost – DIY Montana Elk Hunt

    An article I recently read about budgeting for an elk hunt had the total price at over $6,000 for the entire trip. That was for a do it yourself (DIY) trip. The author of this article had his guided hunt at $14,000… these numbers are unrealistic. So unrealistic that I am compelled to share with you what it cost me, […]

  • Where To Hunt This Weekend, My Weekend Plan

    Where To Hunt This Weekend, My Weekend Plan

    Since last week I have been watching the weather forecast like a hawk. I’m a cold front hunter and there was a cold front forecasted for this coming weekend, 10/21 – 10/23. Sometimes the weatherman plays with my heart and the forecast just doesn’t pan out. Fortunately for us bowhunters, the weather was forecasted properly and we are seeing a […]

  • Quick Fishing Report 10/9

    Quick Fishing Report 10/9

    Had the opportunity to get out on the river over the weekend. My buddy and I were on an early fall steelhead mission more than anything. We spent the day floating beads and spawn bags behind active spawning salmon. We figured that’d be our best chance for an early steelhead and hoped we’d also run into some hungry trout. Unfortunately, […]

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    The Bucks Of Fall

    Last year I put a post together about some of the bucks I’d be chasing across northern Michigan during the 2015 hunting season. I was lucky enough to harvest one of those bucks off my hit list and had high hopes that some of the other shooter bucks would make it to the 2016 hunting season. Let’s get right to […]

  • To Hunt Solo Or With A Partner?

    To Hunt Solo Or With A Partner?

    I still remember the early October evening of 2014. It was my first hunt of the year on a 100 acre property that I had leased by myself. A nice 3.5 year old 8 point had taken up residence on this property and I caught him on trail cameras all over the lease that summer. During my first hunt of the […]

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by / on August 31, 2016 at 10:58 pm / in Hunting, Write Ups

Early September Rubs And How To Hunt Them

Goodbye August, Hello September. There’s a crispness to the air, days are getting shorter, and college football kicks off this weekend. Fall is truly right around the corner, and with fall comes hunting season! Some states archery seasons have already begun but a lot of us are still waiting for late September or October 1st for our archery seasons to […]

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by / on August 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm / in Fishing Report

Quick Fishing Report 8/28

Finally got out on the river to check out how and if the salmon run is going. The good news is all systems are a go and the fish seem to be a bit bigger than average this year. The bad news is we have warmer than average temperatures and not much rain forecasted for the upcoming week. I’d assume this first […]

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by / on August 23, 2016 at 10:35 pm / in Hunting, Write Ups

Tree Stands, Trail Cams, Early Season Plans

Well, the title says it all. The last two weekends have been filled with setting up hang on tree stands and checking trail cameras. A couple of those trail camera checks have allowed me to figure out who the top bucks are on each property and how I might be able to hunt for them during the first few days of […]

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by / on August 12, 2016 at 7:03 am / in Home, Hunting, Videos

The Untold Story Of “CJ”

I’ve gotten the filming bug pretty bad these days. I love to relive fishing adventures with my friends and deer encounters from hunting trips. I’m no pro, but filming and editing is a lot of fun. During the first year of self-filming my hunts I was able to capture three bow kills on film. That was 2013, and since then… […]

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by / on August 8, 2016 at 11:18 pm / in Home, Hunting

Four Trail Camera Tips From The Pros

Over the last couple years I have started using trail cameras more to pattern mature bucks than to just take inventory of them. To shorten my learning curve on how exactly to pattern mature bucks I have pulled strategies from few specific podcasts which have prove to be chucked full of invaluable information. Below is the best of the best […]

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by / on August 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm / in Home, Hunting

Nebraska Scouting Trip

Wow! What a weekend. Driving 1,540 miles in 24 hours makes for two very worn out whitetail fanatics. My buddy, Mike and I spent the weekend driving out to Nebraska to scout, set up three hang-on tree stands, and put two trail cameras out on a 140 acre piece of private property we have permission to hunt this fall. We […]

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by / on July 18, 2016 at 9:54 pm / in Home, Hunting Product Reviews

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Review

Over the past decade trail cameras have become an exceptional tool for whitetail hunters. Whether used for preseason scouting or determining a mature bucks fall pattern, I believe trail cameras are worth every penny. Regardless of there value you need to know what you’re getting before you spend $100 or more. When it comes to a good trail camera there are […]

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by / on July 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm / in Home

Scratch That Itch.

It might be July but it’s easy to feel the weight of whitetail chores starting to stack up. With nine tree stands that need to be moved and four food plots that need to be planted, it’s no wonder I feel behind. I’m pretty sure at this time every year I feel this way but somehow manage to get everything done by early […]

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by / on June 29, 2016 at 10:01 pm / in Gear, Home, Hunting Product Reviews, Write Ups

Kryptek Gear Review

Three years ago I wore Sitka gear strictly for whitetail hunting but made the switch to Kryptek for it’s versatility. Over the last two years I have exclusively worn Kryptek gear while hunting in the Great Lakes region for whitetails and in Montana for elk. There are two reasons I made the switch. First, I am a gear junky at heart, although […]

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by / on June 28, 2016 at 9:57 pm / in Home, Write Ups

Total Archery Challenge

If you’re like me, you’ve been shooting your bow all spring and maybe you’ve found yourself going through the motions while practicing? If that sounds like you, it’s time to check out your local 3-D archery range. Or if it’s in your area, the Total Archery Challenge! My wife and I were able to participate in the Total Archery Challenge […]

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