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The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: Louis Butkovich

The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: Louis Butkovich

By Scott Spitzley

Next, we have "Uncle Lou". Louis resides in Southeast Michigan with his wife and daughter. He owns the familiar company within the Beast called "Stealth Outdoors", using material designed for the mobile hunter eliminating Treestand and Stick noise. Uncle Lou is by far the most passionate hunter I have met on the Beast. He was also one of the first to welcome me to the forum when I joined a few years ago as well. I can't thank him enough for the amount of motivation he gives others on the forum and myself. Enjoy his story, I know a lot of members were looking forward to reading this one.

The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: Ben Bruno

The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: Ben Bruno

By Scott Spitzley

Next, we have Ben Bruno, AKA “Mainebowhunter” on the Hunting Beast site from Maine. As you read this interview, you will quickly learn from reading his first answer that he is very humble and full of faith. He is respected by many on the forum because of how much effort and passion he puts into chasing whitetails, which leads to being able to put mature bucks down consistently on both private and public lands across multiple states. His success in the whitetail woods is most definitely earned. Enjoy.

The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: David Toms

The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: David Toms

By Scott Spitzley

Today, we have David Toms, AKA "DaveT1963", saddle hunter from Texas. Dave is well known on the Beast to get it done on public lands across multiple states consistently and isn't afraid to get it done with his Traditional Bow still. David's first nomination vote was also in part by the "Big Buck Serial Killer" himself, indicating that you may want to grab a bucket of popcorn and get that mouse scroller button ready because this folks, is going to be a good read.

The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: Justin Wright

The Hunting Beast Q&A Series: Justin Wright

By Alex Comstock

Recently, WhitetailDNA contributor Scott Spitzley came to me with the idea to interview a number of hunters from the popular website known as The Hunting Beast Forum. Many of you I’m sure are familiar with the site and its founder, Dan Infalt. The Hunting Beast is arguably the best hunting forum on the internet, and many top notch deer hunters across the nation are on it, and contribute to threads regularly. A lot of these hunters though aren’t “known” across the industry, though that doesn’t mean they’re not just as good or even better hunters than other industry known hunters that you often see get interviewed.

4 Things To Consider When Trying to Improve Your Bow Accuracy

4 Things To Consider When Trying to Improve Your Bow Accuracy

By Scott Spitzley

It’s officially summer and most hunters are starting to dust off their bows after a long dreaded off-season and shoot a few arrows a week to help get them prepared once archery season arrives. But, by just shooting a few arrows a week, are you doing all you can to be as accurate as possible with your bow?  

Gaining Hunting Permission - Why It Can Be Hard

Gaining Hunting Permission - Why It Can Be Hard

By Alex Comstock

Gaining hunting permission on private property can sometimes be a tricky thing for hunters to accomplish. For a number of reasons, some find it particularly hard to garner permission to hunt on private property. Those that find it hard usually end up hunting just public land, and sometimes might not even hunt because of it. But this leads me to a bigger question, and that’s why can it be hard to get permission? That’s what I’m going to explore today, and then talk about how you might be able to avoid these particular issues.

Why You Should Identify Next Year's Treestand Locations Right Now

Why You Should Identify Next Year's Treestand Locations Right Now

By Alex Comstock

Summer is right around the corner. Summer can mean many different things for deer hunters, and among them is that it seems to be a time of year a lot of people like to be out scouting for where to hang their treestands the upcoming year. Now, this isn’t a bad idea, and can actually work quite well if you will be hunting during the early season while a lot of the conditions are the same as the summer. But what if you won’t be hunting that area until say late October or November? In this type of situation, I feel as though you should be out in the timber right now, scouting, picking trees for stands, and if you can, actually hanging the stands now. Here’s why.

5 Tips For Hunting Buck Bedding Areas

5 Tips For Hunting Buck Bedding Areas

By Scott Spitzley

Hunting buck bedding areas has become one of the most popular techniques when it comes to hunting mature bucks over the last couple of years, thanks in large part to Dan Infalt and “The Hunting Beast” Forum. Being that it is a high risk, high reward type of style, it can be a tricky way to hunt, but it can really pay off if you want that consistent success. Sometimes sitting just outside a whitetails safe-zone and being a bit more aggressive is what it takes, especially when hunting public land.

Cell Phones While Hunting - Good or Bad?

Cell Phones While Hunting - Good or Bad?

By Alex Comstock

Back in November, I received a text from a buddy saying how he had just messed up an opportunity at a buck because he was on his cell phone, and by the time he realized the buck was even in the area, it was too late. He couldn’t put his phone away, grab his bow and get drawn back before the buck was through all of his shooting lanes. As I was texting him, it became clear that this would become a good blog post storyline, so today, that’s exactly what we’re discussing.