Think You're Pumped For Deer Season? Season Two of Chasing November May Put You Over The Edge

Think You're Pumped For Deer Season? Season Two of Chasing November May Put You Over The Edge

Just as I thought I was getting to a relatively stable mindset for this upcoming deer season, I got a YouTube notification. Season two of Midwest Whitetail's Chasing November had been uploaded. You can probably guess how I'll spend the majority of my next few nights. 24 episodes of pure gold is going to be watched, and then I'll officially be losing my mind, counting down the hours until I'll be back in a treestand.

Bringing a Company to Life in The Hunting Industry with Chad Sylvester

Bringing a Company to Life in The Hunting Industry with Chad Sylvester

Let's switch it up for a minute, and rather than talk about a tactic, strategy, or story, today I wanted to bring you a different type of interview. I'd venture to guess that at some point in your hunting life, you were dissatisfied with a product. Maybe you even thought you should start a company of your own so you could make that product how you wanted. But thinking about this, and actually doing it are worlds apart. 

3 Hunting Films To Watch This Summer To Get Pumped For Deer Season

3 Hunting Films To Watch This Summer To Get Pumped For Deer Season

By Alex Comstock

This time of the year, anything I can do to scratch my deer hunting itch, I do it. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but it seems to me that every year once bucks start becoming identifiable, I start going deer crazy on another level. There are a few hunting films that I like to watch over and over again, and during the summer, these films get me even more pumped for deer season to get here. 

Gear Review: Sitka Gear Fanatic Hoody

Gear Review: Sitka Gear Fanatic Hoody

By Alex Comstock

Have you ever searched for a piece of hunting clothing that seemed to be the ultimate warrior? I mean that one garment that goes with you everywhere, on seemingly every hunt? Recently, I have came across quite possibly the best hunting garment I have ever owned, and I wanted to give it a quick review for you. This winter, I decided to switch over my hunting clothing to a more "technical gear" type of clothing and chose Sitka Gear. I'm usually the one wearing about fifteen layers when it gets below freezing, and I wanted to become more efficient with my layering system. Knowing that I wanted to switch to this type of gear, I knew it would be expensive, and have started switching over slowly, but surely. One of the first new pieces of clothing that I picked up was the Sitka Gear Fanatic Hoody, and let me tell you it hasn't disappointed me. 

5 Hunting Blogs You Need To Be Reading

5 Hunting Blogs You Need To Be Reading

By Alex Comstock

Online media and blogs have continually grown more and more over the years. I would venture to say that a majority of people that consume their deer hunting information does so online. With that said, I wanted to focus on a few blogs that I read, and that contain a wealth of knowledge which I believe are worth following. So here we go in no particular order. 

Book Review: Growing & Hunting Quality Bucks

Book Review: Growing & Hunting Quality Bucks

Rather recently, I was turned on to a book titled Growing & Hunting Quality Bucks, authored by Tom Indrebo. Tom is the owner of Bluff Country Outfitters, located in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. I was chatting with a friend who knows Tom, and he highly recommended that I read the book. Naturally, when I get a book recommendation, I don't hesitate to read it, as reading is something that I love to do. With all of that said, lets jump in to the review of the book, and what made it such a great read. 

Breaking Down the Cost To Start Filming Your Hunts

Breaking Down the Cost To Start Filming Your Hunts

Recently, it seems as though I've been getting a number of questions on what it costs to film your hunts. Though this can vary, largely depending on what kind of quality footage you are looking for, what your intent is with filming, how nice of gear you want, etc. I will give a breakdown of what it cost me to get into filming this year. What it cost me will not be an exact cost for everybody, but it should give you a general idea what you might be able to afford, and what kind of quality you can get out it. With all of that said, lets jump into the breakdown. 

The Ultimate List of Quotes That Speak to Hunters

The Ultimate List of Quotes That Speak to Hunters

By Alex Comstock

So often, deer hunting becomes a single track activity. There is only one thing on our mind, and that is to kill deer, or hunt mature bucks, and success is directly correlated to whether or not you end up over a expired deer at the end of a blood trail. So much gets lost during the pursuit of these animals, and I think it is important to take time, and remember everything else that makes deer hunting so special. 

The Problem Behind The Big Antler Craze

The Problem Behind The Big Antler Craze

By Alex Comstock 

We've got a problem. It's something that we don't like to admit, but it's there, right in front of us. There is a glowing problem that I continue to see within our community and our deer hunting industry as a whole. What we do about this problem could ultimately decide what direction our industry heads. Do we turn this into a positive, or let it dictate us and have deer hunting spiral out of control? It really boils down to you and me

Gear Review: Hawk Helium Hang on Stand and Climbing Sticks

Gear Review: Hawk Helium Hang on Stand and Climbing Sticks

Hawk Helium Hang on Stand: Let's start out with the stand itself, and the positives that go with it. First of all, it is very well put together. This is the first actual nice stand I have owned, and it is easy to tell how much better put together it is than a cheap $30 stand from Menards. Simply put, I felt exponentially safer in the tree. Next, it is light. It is rated at 10lbs, with a 21" by 27" platform. It is small and compact enough to pack in easily, and is big enough to be comfortable when sitting in. Also, the seat is extremely comfortable. It is by far the most comfortable seat cushion I have ever sat on while being in a tree. Last, but not least, it gripped the tree very well. It was a quick setup, and was very sturdy while in use. What I like about this stand is its price, as it retails at $129. 

A Self Filmers Dilemma: Camera or Deer?

A Self Filmers Dilemma: Camera or Deer?

Nowadays it seems as though everybody is carrying a camera with them into the woods. Whether you want to make your own TV show, film for fun, or like to put YouTube videos together, we all film for different reasons. If you're new to self filming, or are thinking about starting to partake in it, you've got to ask yourself one vital question. If you've been self filming for some time now, you've already answered it. Camera or Deer? 

The 4 Best Ways To Get Discounted Hunting Gear

The 4 Best Ways To Get Discounted Hunting Gear

Hunting gear is expensive, no doubt about it. Especially if you want decent quality with your gear, it can get really really expensive. Thankfully, there are ways out there to avoid paying full price for quality hunting gear. Whether that be clothing, bows, rangefinders, boots, you name it, the following four ways are what I've found to be the best way to buy quality discounted gear. 

7 Things To Keep in Your Pack At All Times

7 Things To Keep in Your Pack At All Times

Hunting packs, I don't know what I'd do without mine. I'm not sure how some folks can go on a hunt without one. My pack is always filled not only with items of necessity, but plenty of things I don't need as well causing quite the heavy weight on my back. You don't necessarily need quite the overkill that I have, but here are 7 things you should always have in your pack, no matter what time of the year it is. 

Expanding Your Knowledge with The Hunting Beast

Expanding Your Knowledge with The Hunting Beast

Forums, we've all heard about them. I'm guessing more negative than positive. Forums have known to become pretty nasty at times, especially when people get the slightest bit offended. If you haven't heard of The Hunting Beast forum, it's time to look into it. For the longest time, I had known of The Hunting Beast, and it's creator Dan Infalt, but I never took the time to join. Recently, I finally did, and boy am I happy I made that decision. 

CarbonTV | Ultimate Online Resource for Hunting Shows

CarbonTV | Ultimate Online Resource for Hunting Shows

Do you love watching hunting shows, or have a particular show you love to watch, but you don't have cable or get a certain channel? Since about May, I stopped receiving cable to save on some money, but in turn, not getting to watch the Sportsmans Channel or Outdoor Channel was killing me. I had heard of CarbonTV before, but never really thought too much of it. That was a mistake. If you are a deer junkie as I am, CarbonTV is a must have, and is a great way to get that whitetail fix while counting down the days until opener in your state.