When and How To Capitalize Hunting Mornings Early in the Season

When and How To Capitalize Hunting Mornings Early in the Season

By Alex Comstock

To hunt mornings or to not hunt mornings early in the hunting season? It's something that is debated among deer hunters, with most people having an opinion on if it's effective or not. Though there are times that morning hunting can work in the early portion of the season, there are also times where it could hurt you. Knowing when to hunt mornings, and how to hunt them early in the year is critical. 

3 Reasons You Won't Shoot a Buck in October

3 Reasons You Won't Shoot a Buck in October

By Alex Comstock 

The month of October is finally upon us. For a deer hunter, October can mean a number of things. There's the "October Lull" which gets a lot of publicity, and there's the fact that mature bucks don't move a ton. But as the month goes on, and rubs and scrapes start appearing, our psyche can go from low to high with the impending rut nearing.

Targeting a Specific Buck? Be Prepared to Fail

Targeting a Specific Buck? Be Prepared to Fail

By Alex Comstock

This blog post is by no means meant to bring you down in any way possible. But there's something I wanted to bring to your attention and talk about, and that revolves around targeting a specific buck. In just what I've seen, I see a lot of people that hunt a certain buck. Trail cameras play a large role with this, as you can more or less get to know a deer without ever seeing him. There's a lot talked about when it comes to this topic, but there's one thing in particular that I wanted to touch on.

The Rareness Behind a Mature Buck Encounter within Bow Range

The Rareness Behind a Mature Buck Encounter within Bow Range

By Alex Comstock 

For the deer hunter that pursues mature bucks, your opportunities are few are far between. Think about how many times a season you lay eyes on a mature buck, but even better yet, how many of those chances actually are within bow range? And of those chances, how many give you the ability to actually draw your bow back? And finally, of those encounters, how many times do you actually release an arrow? Yeah not often.

Comparing two Methods of Scent Control with Dan Infalt and John Eberhart - Down South Hunting Podcast

Comparing two Methods of Scent Control with Dan Infalt and John Eberhart - Down South Hunting Podcast

By Alex Comstock

Recently, our friends Adam Crews from Chase The Mountain and Mike Higman from Hunting Gear Deals started a new series with their Down South Hunting Podcast comparing two vastly different types of scent control. The guys interviewed two very successful deer hunters, Dan Infalt and John Eberhart, who have completely different views on scent control, and how to use it when it comes to hunting mature bucks. 

Making a Plan When You've Got No Bucks to Hunt

Making a Plan When You've Got No Bucks to Hunt

By Josh Raley

It was a steamy morning in southern Louisiana. Projected highs were in the mid 90s and the humidity was hovering around 85%, yet that still wasn’t enough to keep me home. Without a doubt, my scouting mission would provide many encounters with snakes, ticks, and horseflies the size of actual horses. But the trail cameras I had hung a month prior were calling my name. After all, it was mid-August, and it was time to get my hit list ready. With great anticipation, I set off for the nearly three mile hike.

3 Things To Do The Night Before Opening Day of Deer Season

3 Things To Do The Night Before Opening Day of Deer Season

By Alex Comstock

I'm not sure how much I slept exactly last night. There was a little something on my mind, and it may have something to do with deer season... Oh that's right, it was the night before opening day! This afternoon, I will find myself perched in a tree, anxiously waiting to see my first deer of the year from a treestand.

Utilizing Rainy Conditions to Check Trail Cameras

Utilizing Rainy Conditions to Check Trail Cameras

By Alex Comstock

Yesterday was a special day for me. I went in to check a few trail cameras on my best property with hopes of finding my number one buck from last year whom I call "Kobe". I wanted to give these cameras at least a month before checking them, as I didn't get them out until July 15th. I'm aiming to be very sensitive on this certain property, and just wanted to confirm that Kobe was back. But with the conditions yesterday being ideal to check trail cameras in a delicate area, I opted to take advantage of them, and boy am I glad I did. 

3 Proven Strategies for Success Hunting Mature Bucks on Public Land

3 Proven Strategies for Success Hunting Mature Bucks on Public Land

By Alex Comstock 

Deer hunting public land can be a bear of a challenge to tackle. There are unique hurdles that present themselves when hunting any public land, but if you're willing to put in the work, the reward can be just as great as hunting a pristine piece of privately managed land. The ability to think outside the box, and hunt differently can go a long ways.