June 19, 2018 by Mike
There are lots of suggestions from other hunters about gear and techniques. Techniques fascinate me because I don't have to find any other gear to make them work. I use techniques with the gear I already have.
Time and time again I've learned patience helps me kill bucks. Failing at this technique is almost funny. Here is a vignette about turkey hunting, but it could have easily been a deer.
I was hunting all morning long in a ground blind. I did everything right like: set up at dark, listened to turkeys come down from the roost and call, played coy with the call. It was 11:00 a.m., and I wanted to go home. A hill called to me for a check just forty yards away. You probably can predict what happened. I got over to the hill, and a great big tom mosey through my blind set up. The tom was ten yards from the tree I'd sat against all morning. I should have finished my hunt in the blind. I tried to sneak on the bird, but I spooked him. Patience.Read More
Hunting the Blacktail Deer
June 13, 2018 by Mike
The blacktailed buck of California. Hunters have joked that finding unicorns is easier than finding a forked horn buck during deer season. They seem to know when the second Saturday in August rolls around and head straight to the brush. Today’s story is a suggestion about how to find a buck and maybe more importantly the enjoyment of the journey. You can go out in 28 days at the opener of archery season and walk into a buck. There could be one right at the trailhead where you park your car. Its just it doesn’t happen often.Read More