• Happy Trails

    It just didn’t seem right

    The natural evolution of a deer hunter
    June 18, 2013 at 9:00am
    Learning seasonal patterns can help you determine which bucks are residents, which ones move around often and which ones are unlikely to be seen again.

    Lessons learned

    Tracking seasonal buck movement
    May 20, 2013 at 9:00am
    One study asserts age can be estimated on the relationship between a deer’s eye and the tips of its main beams, but it’s not quite that simple.

    Field judging a buck’s age, Part II

    It’s not quite so simple
    April 18, 2013 at 9:00am
    Can you age a deer on the hoof by inspecting certain characteristics of deer?

    Field judging bucks in the real world

    How far can we accurately push the envelope?
    March 18, 2013 at 9:00am
    Supplemental feeding, done in accordance to state law, helps deer through the stresses associated with winter and the rut.

    In-season feeder surveillance

    Gain deer insights while feeding deer
    February 18, 2013 at 9:00am
    Many hunters say they want to kill trophy bucks, but are they willing to take the time to learn how to distinguish truly mature bucks from those younger deer?

    Aging bucks on the hoof

    It takes practice, practice and more practice
    January 16, 2013 at 9:00am
    Scouting for deer has come a long way since the “good old days,” but a pack with some basic tools can make the job even easier.

    Thoughts on the science of trail cameras

    December 24, 2012 at 9:00am
    Using a web of trail cam photos and making meticulous plans can result in big bucks being tagged.

    Tricks of the trade

    Get the jump on that mature trophy
    November 19, 2012 at 9:00am
    Trail camera technology has progressed to offer true no-flash options that  produce clearer images and don’t spook bucks.

    All flashes are not equal

    October 22, 2012 at 9:00am
    Careful placement of trail cams in planed hunting areas can help with preseason scouting.

    Deer camera techniques

    September 17, 2012 at 8:00am
    Epipens are tools anyone with allergies should carry when heading to the woods or the camp for pre-season work.

    Pre-season priorities

    It could mean life or death
    August 20, 2012 at 10:00am
    Careful use of trail camera data can allow hunters to determine when bucks are more likely to be on the move.

    Buck movement quantified

    Use trail cams to identify patterns
    July 23, 2012 at 7:00am
    By using the computer speadsheet format, you can easily sort and graph trail cam photo data.

    Developing “deer statistics”

    Spreadsheets can be used to track bucks
    June 01, 2012 at 7:45am
    Organizing trail-cam photos is a time-intensive yet worthwhile effort.

    Managing the data — Part 3

    Buck photo albums preserve your work
    May 01, 2012 at 4:21pm
    Do the work every time you download images, and you’ll be much more successful in the long run.

    Managing the data — Part 2

    Dealing with photos quickly and efficiently
    April 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    The author uses color-coded stickers to keep track of which memory cards go with which cameras.

    Managing the data — Part 1

    Know the plan before you run the route
    March 01, 2012 at 8:57am