PW Blog - Project Whitetail
Some hunters seem to be successful in the field no matter what the moon phase. I am not one of those hunters. I hunt and hunt and hunt some more during the full moon. If anything, I am guilty of being too aggressive during my full moon hunts. I hunt bedding areas, creek bottoms, ridges, travel routes, food sources, etc., usually seeing little to no deer movement. I have hunted early morning, midday, and evening with the same result. I have had the occasional bump a deer and pull off luck.
Folks, it's our American duty to get out and vote but the real purpose of this post is to take note of an amendment that is on our ballot this year concerning hunting and fishing rights in the state of South Carolina. While we as citizens already have the right to hunt and fish in this state, the powers to be seem to be taking the pulse of outdoorsman in this state. Yes ladies, this includes you too!
Tonight i want to talk about a topic that a lot of people seem to over look....How do you determine what’s a shooter whitetail buck and what’s not? Most everyone knows that the only way young bucks get bigger is to let them grow bigger by not shooting them. My personal opinion as to weather a buck is a shooter or not determines not only on the size of his antlers but also the size of his body.
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Most hunters and outdoorsmen and women have a simple list of things and tools they bring with them into the woods with them. I think that its import to have certain items with you at all times while on hunting trips. Here are 10 items that i have on my person every time out:
1. Flashlight with extra batterys
2. knive or multi tool
3. water proof matches or butane lighter.
4. simple first aid items
5. 550 cord or some sort of small
There is alot of talk about scent concealment and I can't stress enough the importance of hiding the human scent as much as possible. We all know that fooling a whitetails nose takes a little effort. Alot of attention is given to making sure clothing, boots and other articles are as scent free as possible but one thing that may get overlooked is your gun or bow. We take them out of the case and takeoff for our favorite deer stand. Since I am a bow guy, I am goanna concentrate...Read Full Post »
We all know that preseason scouting plays a major role in a hunter's success in the early part of deer season, but not many hunters actually do much or any midseason scouting. A whitetail deers' behavior changes very often due to many different factors. Several of these factors are: Length of daylight changes, Moon phases, rutting activities, temperature, food source depletions, and hunting pressure. Just as a deer’s' daily patterns change, so should the hunter's strategies and focus...Read Full Post »
Since it's almost time to switch from field points to broad heads, I thought this would be a good time to address some tuning tips as we migrate over to the razors. Bow hunters have a broad selection of tips to choose from these days and because of that, there are just as many opinions floating around out there about broad heads. Fixed blades and increasingly, the mechanicals are primarily what we are dealing with here. The trick is getting them to fly right with our setup.
I dedicate this blog to all of the great men and women out there who love the outdoors and hunting enough to share it with other people. All of us hunters can probably describe in great detail, our first time hunting. For me, it was with my uncle Joe. He took me to a swamp in Prince George, VA. I will never forget because the hip waders were too tall for my legs, so my uncle carried me on his back across this swamp to sit on a log where we would spend the rest of the day.
On average, the whitetail deer consumes about 10 pounds of food every day. A whitetail deer's home range is based directly on the amount of food in the area. If your property has everything a deer needs nutritionally, then it is less likely the deer will travel far to find food sources. A deer's feeding patterns change along with the season's, as certain foods become less abundant and others become more abundant.