The Popularity Behind Shed Hunting

The Popularity Behind Shed Hunting

By Alex Comstock 

Shed hunting is quite the popular activity to do in the spring time for most deer hunting enthusiasts. For a number of reasons, shed antlers captivate people and it's something we look forward to after the conclusion of each and every deer season. Recently, I was thinking about how popular shed hunting is, and wanted to touch on a few reasons why we love to go out in search of antlers as much as we do. 

The Hunting Investment

The Hunting Investment

By Alex Comstock 

The other night as I was remembering I still need to purchase my Nebraska Turkey license, I started thinking about the investment that we put into hunting. Being so invested, and having been that way my whole life, I suppose someone who's never hunted before would probably think that it's a bit crazy, or too much. Today I wanted to take a step back and admire (I think that's the word I'm going for) what we invest into hunting throughout our lives. 

A Hardcore Deer Hunter's Yearly Calendar

A Hardcore Deer Hunter's Yearly Calendar

By Alex Comstock 

For the hardcore deer hunter, does deer season truly ever end? Of course there's the time of the year where it's illegal to climb up into a stand with your bow in hand, but that doesn't stop us from doing deer hunting activities non stop throughout the year. Today, I kind of wanted to take a look at what we put ourselves through during a calendar year as whitetail nuts, and have a little fun with it. So here's the yearly calendar for us hardcore deer hunters. 

5 Trail Camera Frustrations (And How to Avoid Them)

5 Trail Camera Frustrations (And How to Avoid Them)

By Alex Comstock 

Last night as I got out of the treestand, I thought it'd be a good idea to swap SD cards from my nearby trail camera. It hadn't been checked since early September, and I figured it'd be nice to know if any good buck had been frequenting the area. With all of the attention that I've placed on Kobe, I haven't hunted many of my other properties, so I didn't know what bucks had and hadn't shifted into their fall ranges.

3 Reasons Chasing Mature Bucks Keeps Us Up at Night

3 Reasons Chasing Mature Bucks Keeps Us Up at Night

By Alex Comstock 

Hunting mature bucks is a way of life for most of us hardcore deer hunters. We obsess over mature bucks and are doing things every month of the year to figure out ways to send an arrow through one. For most of us, whitetail thoughts flow through our brain almost on a daily basis. Chasing these elusive creatures also probably contributes to more sleepless nights than we care to admit. Here's just a few reasons these animals keep us up at night. 

5 Ways You Know The Whitetail Itch is Back in Full Force

5 Ways You Know The Whitetail Itch is Back in Full Force

By Alex Comstock

This time of the year, I periodically get twitchy and it revolves around one thing - whitetail deer. You know what it's the tell tale sign of right? The itch is back in full force; the whitetail itch. I don't know that it ever truly goes away, at least not for a lot of us. But there is no doubt that it subsides during the winter doldrums, even if just slightly. 

The "Different" Kind of Fun Associated with Deer Hunting

The "Different" Kind of Fun Associated with Deer Hunting

By Alex Comstock 

"Getting lost, getting cold, getting hungry, getting wet, getting scared, and coming out on top; that's the stuff you remember. That's type II fun." - This is defined by backcountry.com, and maybe it rings a bell for you? In a way, I can relate to it when it comes to chasing mature bucks, and maybe it does for you too. Let me explain...