A Young Hunter Learning When To Pass Deer

A Young Hunter Learning When To Pass Deer

By Alex Comstock 

The following story you are about to read was written four years ago, by the 19 year old version of myself. This was a story I wrote but never did anything with, and I wanted to share it with you today. It details the hunt for a doe in 2014, and some of the lessons I had to endure while learning when to pass deer. It's an important lesson, and that's why I wanted to share it with you today. Releasing an arrow at a deer should never be taken lightly and is a big decision every time you make it. Sometimes the best decision to make, is to not take the shot at all...

My First Deer Harvest And Its Impact On Me

My First Deer Harvest And Its Impact On Me

By Alex Comstock 

Do you remember the day you got hooked on deer hunting? I mean that moment you realized hunting could change your life? I still vividly remember that day, and it was the first time I took a deer's life. I remember when time almost seemed to stand still and it was as if everything in that second changed, and it put me on the path that I'm on today. Ever since that October day in 2010, I became a bowhunter. A whitetail fanatic. And that will never change. Today, I wanted to run you through the evening that I became hooked and how it changed my life forever. 

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!