If you're only using trail cameras during the actual deer season, you could be missing out on a lot of information. Trail cameras can be a great tool to be used not only during the season, but in the off-season as well.
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.
Are you looking for the perfect excuse to get out for a weekend of shed hunting? Well, I think this is the perfect opportunity! Whitetail Properties is putting on their annual #Shedrally, which is the world's largest shed hunt again this year. #Shedrally is an organized shed hunt, meant to bring together people all over the country out in pursuit of antlers. This year, #Shedrally will be held on March 10th and 11th.
As I sat and scrolled through trail camera pictures last night of the buck I hunted the past two years, Kobe, I felt a bit of remorse. Ever since Kobe was harvested by another hunter in November, I've questioned everything I did in the pursuit of hunting him. Even though I hold absolutely no grudge towards the guy that got him and am truly happy for him, I just felt so connected to that deer, I knew it was going to take time to get over it. If you need to get caught up on the story of Kobe, you can ready my last journal entry about him here. I knew I couldn't write a full reflection and what I learned while hunting the deer right after it happened, so I've taken time to put a lot of thought into it, and the following is what I've come up with as it pertains to what Kobe taught a young bowhunter.