Sunday, July 29, 2012

Two Days Until Contest Ends

Only two days until the drawing for the Hoyt CRX Bow

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I would like to take this opportunity to present you with a chance to win this Hoyt CRX compound bow. This bow is the result of decades of research and development by the Hoyt company. The bow along with the sites, the arrow rest, and stabilizer have a retail value of over $1000. And it could be yours. It’s simple to enter and simple to win. Just go to my website, and enter a valid e-mail address for a chance to win. Don’t delay we will be giving this bow away August 1, 2012..


Monday, July 23, 2012

The Transition Zone

Most hunters agree that once a buck knows he is being hunted he becomes nearly unkillable. They believe the buck vanishes. They still see sign, but not the buck. They think the buck has gone nocturnal. This isn’t often the case, it’s usually a simple matter of the buck playing well in front of the hunter.

First off, most of what we interpret as deer sign was made at night or nocturnal. Such as tracks, rubs, and scrapes that are near or on the edge of a known feeding area. While you might see some bucks in the feeding area during daylight, you won’t get many shots at the big boys in such spots. Those bucks generally have you figured out already.

The best way to beat a big buck is to intercept him traveling between bedding and feeding areas. But first you must know where the primary feed source is, where the preferred bedding areas are, and where the buck travels to scent check his scrapes. Setting up in these transition areas, while it requires considerable more effort, is the best way to give yourself a fighting chance at a real monster.

Most hunters are a bit lazy. They are content to sit and watch a primary food source, let’s say an alfalfa or soybean field, night after night and year after year. Even though a lot of big bucks are killed in crop fields, they don’t tend to produce consistent success. At best, a hunter can expect to harvest a big buck maybe once every four or five years using this method. He would be far better off to places stand 100 or 200 yards away from the food source and hunt in the transition zone.

Good Luck & Good Hunting,
The Book

Thursday, July 19, 2012

ONE Necessary Quality

The best hunters have ONE necessary quality in common. And you’ll learn what that is shortly, but first, I want to talk about what might be the most important discovery in human psychology, and that is...
"You become what you think about most of the time."Your outer-world corresponds with your inner-world and since only you can decide what it is you think about, you are the person who ultimately determines what happens to you in life.
And do you know what the top whitetail hunters think about most of the time?
They think about WHAT they want, and HOW to get it. They think and talk about their goals and how to achieve them.
And because the more you think and talk about your goals, the more positive and enthusiastic you become, these hunters seem to succeed five and ten times as much as the average person, who thinks about his or her problems most of the time.
So what is it that YOU want? And are you prepared to do absolutely whatever is necessary to get it?Ask yourself that question out loud, take a moment, and then answer it honestly.

The quality is: PERSISTENCE

Good Luck and Good Hunting,

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Snowberry is an important native mast crop for northern whitetails

Deer don’t just feed at night. The fact is deer must eat. Knowing where deer feed on during daylight hours can often put you on a big buck.

All deer foods can be separated into two categories; primary food sources and secondary food sources. The difference between the two is literally - night and day. Primary food sources are the ones that deer feed on during the night. Secondary food sources are those available to the deer during daylight hours. Knowing the location of the secondary food sources or mast is critical in understanding deer behavior and travel patterns in your area.

I like to look around and see what mast is available in the area. Hard mast is your nuts; acorns, chestnuts, and beach nets. Soft mast is your fleshy fruits such as apples, plums, and berries. Wherever available I prefer to hunt over soft mast, especially if I could find it in the transition zone. Deer have the tendency to feed on soft mass prior to entering their primary food source. I’m not sure hwy. Maybe it’s because soft mast is easier to digest or it’s because soft mast contains a lot of moisture. Regardless, there will be a flurry of deer activity in a soft mast food source just before evening falls.

You’ll find an extensive list of plants whcih deer prefer in my book; Buck Naked: The Straight Dope on Trophy Whitetails.

As the saying goes, "If you’ve got apples; you’ve got deer."

Good Luck & Good Hunting,
The Book

Monday, July 16, 2012

Only Two Weeks Left

Only two weeks until the drawing for the Hoyt CRX Bow

Don’t delay Enter Now


I would like to take this opportunity to present you with a chance to win this Hoyt CRX compound bow. This bow is the result of decades of research and development by the Hoyt company. The bow along with the sites, the arrow rest, and stabilizer have a retail value of over $1000. And it could be yours. It’s simple to enter and simple to win. Just go to my website, and enter a valid e-mail address for a chance to win. Don’t delay we will be giving this bow away August 1, 2012..


The 80/20 Rule

Did you know that if you do what other successful hunters do, over and over again, nothing can stop you from eventually getting the same results that they do?
However; on the contrary, if you do NOTHING to achieve better results, nothing can help you.
Did you know that the top 20% of whitetail hunters harvest 80% of the big bucks? This is why it’s so important to find out what the most successful hunters are doing, and then do as they do.
I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because I have something that I know you can really benefit from…
If you’re looking for more consistent results, then this book will provide you with important tips and techniques that will immediately increase your effectiveness and improve your results
Good Luck and Good Hunting,

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Good Scouting

Good scouting is not so much looking for answers as it is looking for the questions. In nature nothing is random and nothing happens by accident. The when and the where are a lot easier to figure out if we know what makes the wheel go around.

It is impossible to be a good investigative hunter without keeping a log or journal. Observation isn’t enough, especially when you’re scouting multiple properties. Notes are necessary. All details should be noted, even some that may seem unimportant at the time.

Remember the old adage, "make notes, take notes, and never forsake notes."

A good place to start is to keep a hunting log or journal. You’ll want to record as much information as possible—both the important and unimportant details (perhaps especially the unimportant details).

We need to be able to adjust our strategies to keep in step with changes in deer behavior. We can only do this through careful observation. We must choose to be as good an observer as a hunter.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I grew up in the era before tree stands, camouflage, and deer calls. When deer season came, we tracked deer from dawn until dark. It was not only great fun, but also a great lesson in life. Do a kid a favor and put him on a set of tracks. Tell him not to come back until he kills the deer or it gets dark. If he comes back wide-eyed and excited, he’ll be a hunter for life. If he comes back bored and resentful, you can always buy the kid a set of golf clubs.

I can’t blame hunters for giving up tracking and heading for the trees. Tree stand hunting is, without a doubt, the most effective way to harvest big deer. Tracking can be physically and mentally exhausting; it’s a blend of optimism and desperation. Tracking is the most exciting and rewarding way to harvest deer. The thrill of killing a buck out of a tree pales in comparison to the thrill of following a track and taking a buck face-to-face, on his own terms. It is a joy that is unbelievable.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Heart Pounding "HIGH"

Nothing quite matches the heart pounding "HIGH" one feels as a big buck steps within bow range. It is a thrill and it ignites within us a desire to repeat the rush over and over again.

There’s nothing quite like the experience of walking upon a buck we have just harvested to find that he not only meets, but exceeds our expectations. That’s why I wrote the book Buck Naked: The Straight Dope on Trophy Whitetails. I want to give my readers the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to produce consistent results no matter where or what type of terrain you hunt in.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stop Whining, Crying, and Lying to Yourself

We are halfway through the year. Have you done your scouting? Have you? If you have, you are in the top five per cent of all the hunters in America. If you haven’t scouted yet, you are about average.

There are hunters who harvest trophy class bucks once in a lifetime and others who harvest a trophy buck nearly every year. Why? Does one have more opportunity? Is one smarter? Does one hunt harder?

I often have new hunters tell me their plan is to follow Mr. Superstar Hunter around for a season. Figure out what he is doing and do what he does. It does not take long to figure out what Mr. Superstar Hunter is doing. He is scouting. What a great idea! He gets out in the woods and looks for deer. How has not scouting worked for you in the past?

You can not answer that question and lie to yourself. Be honest with yourself. Make a rule for yourself to do more scouting. Do not let the sun set again without looking for a new spot to hunt this fall. If you are new you must understand the necessity of advanced scouting. It is imperative. Nothing happens until find a big deer.

True or false The main reason I hunt is for a big buck. I can not answer for you but for me the answer is yes. The main reason I hunt is for a big buck.

True or false Is hunting more productive in areas known to hold big deer? If you have not figured this out yet, start doing some research. This is not debatable. It is a fact.

True or false The most important thing to do is to scout. You tell me how many times you have been scouting and I can predict your next seasons results. You need to scout more. This is true.

Stop lying to yourself about how much scouting you have done. The year is half over. Take the number of big bucks you have killed in the last five years, double it. That’s the number of big bucks you can expect in the next five years. Nothing changes until you change. What else are you doing with your time?

Try scouting more and your success will improve dramatically


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