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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.

3 Simple Tips To Find More Shed Antlers

3 Simple Tips To Find More Shed Antlers

By Alex Comstock

This year up to this point, shed hunting here in northern Minnesota has been pretty much stagnant as we still have a ton of snow outside. Just recently though, as of last week, the temperatures have started to rise and the snow levels are starting to drop. I’m hoping that by the end of this week, it will get to the point where I will start having better chances of actually finding antlers when I’m out looking. Speaking of finding antlers, today I wanted to go over three simple tips I have for you that can help you find more shed antlers.

Shed Hunting: Worthwhile or Waste of Time?

Shed Hunting: Worthwhile or Waste of Time?

By Alex Comstock

I absolutely love shed hunting. There’s simply no question about it. As I’ve thought of it though recently, I’ve begun to wonder if my passion for shed hunting becomes a detriment to my hunting success. It’s not what I believe, but this is more of an observation and it generated a question that I wanted to talk through in this blog post to get you thinking. I know some absolute killers that shed hunt seemingly everyday in the spring, but I also know some great deer hunters that think shed hunting, specifically, can be a waste of time. So, who’s right? Or is there even a right answer?

Spring Scouting Tactics with Jeff Sturgis

Spring Scouting Tactics with Jeff Sturgis

By Alex Comstock

Here in my home state of Minnesota, there’s still feet of snow out in the woods. In fact, where I live has seen record amounts of snowfall in February, with over 30 inches of accumulation over the duration of the month. So, you could say my scouting hasn’t been too intense yet. But, if accessing the woods is a little easier for you, and your neck of the woods doesn’t represent the North Pole, then by all means you should be out scouting for whitetails right now. And today, we’ve got a great Q&A interview with Jeff Sturgis of Whitetail Habitat Solutions talking all things scouting and you should be looking for.

Spring Scouting Tips with Zach Ferenbaugh

Spring Scouting Tips with Zach Ferenbaugh

By Alex Comstock 

Spring is right around the corner for most of us. There's a lot to take in when it comes to spring scouting, and today we're going to be going over what you can accomplish when spring scouting with Zach Ferenbaugh from The Hunting Public. Zach has a ton of experience over the years figuring things out this time of year and knowing what you can look for to help your chances come fall. With that said, enjoy our Q&A below!