The Lessons I learned From a Single Buck

The Lessons I learned From a Single Buck

By Alex Comstock

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. 

Sam Soholt and his Public Land Hunting Bus

Sam Soholt and his Public Land Hunting Bus

By Alex Comstock 

Here's an idea - buy a school bus, completely rebuild it, and then use it as a public land hunting machine to travel the country in. Well it's currently being done by Sam Soholt, and it's pretty awesome. I was fortunate enough to be in Sam's neck of the woods this past summer, and was able to swing by and check out his bus that he converted into a mobile hunting camp, and let me tell you, it's pretty remarkable. Now that he's been using it to travel the country hunting, filming, and photographing hunts, I wanted to get a full synophis on how the bus came to be, and his year so far using it. Enjoy our Q&A below!

My 2017 Deer Season By The Hours

My 2017 Deer Season By The Hours

By Alex Comstock

Have you ever wondered how many hours you might spend afield during a calendar year pursuing whitetails? Between winter scouting, shed hunting, hanging stands, glassing, checking trail cameras, and actually hunting, A LOT of time is spent preparing and chasing whitetails. This past year, I decided to document every hour I spent in the field and wanted to share that with you today. 

Reflecting on 2017 "Through The Lens"

Reflecting on 2017 "Through The Lens"

By Alex Comstock 

2017 is officially out the window, and a new year is upon us. I have no idea what 2018 may present, but I can't wait to see what the next year entails. This is a common time of the year to write about reflection, goals, hopes, resolutions, etc. and I'll touch on all of that soon. But today, I wanted to take you on my hunting journey this past year through a series of photos, and reflect on it that way. There were a lot of great memories, and no words can quite explain what you get from a few photos. 

Joey Hayes and The Pursuit of The Ten Mile Buck

Joey Hayes and The Pursuit of The Ten Mile Buck

By Alex Comstock 

Last year, I did a blog post where I covered the topic on how far a whitetail buck might travel throughout the year. What really got the gears turning in my head on this topic was when my buddy Joey told me of a buck he had been hunting called the "Split Four", and he documented him traveling over ten miles. Well this season, Joey was able to write the final chapter of the buck's life, and I was able to catch up with him on how he was able to do it. 

An out of State Adventure With Tyler Jones

An out of State Adventure With Tyler Jones

By Alex Comstock 

I'm constantly fascinated by learning from other's hunting stories. One of my favorite parts of listening to someone's hunting story is learning from how they were successful or what they learned from a "failed" hunt. Today, we talk with Tyler Jones from The Element Podcast on a recent success trip he had to Kansas, and how he was able to put down a slammer of a buck. Enjoy!

Clifford Martin and his Early Season Iowa Giant

Clifford Martin and his Early Season Iowa Giant

By Alex Comstock 

Earlier this month Clifford Martin was able to put down an early season giant in Iowa and I wanted to get the scoop on the hunt. Clifford is one of those guys that always seems to harvest a mature buck with consistency. I wanted to get an idea of the story behind his buck, and how he was able to send an arrow through him in October. Read on for the story of his awesome buck!

Nick Kravitz and his Mature Pennsylvania Buck

Nick Kravitz and his Mature Pennsylvania Buck

By Alex Comstock

Hunting mature bucks is never easy. Throw in the fact of hunting a highly pressured state such as Pennsylvania, and it's even harder. Nick Kravitz defined the odds a few days ago, and harvested a beautiful mature buck in a highly pressured state during none other than the "October Lull". To read about how Nick was able to succeed on this hunt and what he learned that could help you in the near future, read our Q&A below. 

Looking Back at Spring 2017 Through The Lens

Looking Back at Spring 2017 Through The Lens

By Alex Comstock

Every now and again, I want to take a look back on moments, special times of the year, important memories, etc. and instead of write a story about it, simply let the story tell itself - through the lens. I think this could provide some interesting content for not only me to enjoy, but for you as well. Maybe it will help give you a little extra motivation to get through the work week and into the weekend, or get you a little more excited for deer season. Either way, I hope you enjoy! And with that, here are the many beauties of this past spring...