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Mike Kuhns

I’m a lifelong hunter, who in the last 10 years, has found a reborn passion for archery hunting. In general, when it comes to hunting I like to listen and learn, and I think many of us can learn from one another. Hope you like the blog. Feel free to email me at mkuhns@poconorecord.com or follow me on Twitter at @Mike_Kuhns. See you in the woods.

Cold has my spirits on ice

My energy level has a tendency to hit rock bottom at this time of year. It’s cold outside. The days are short. And let’s face it, many of us have been hunting since early October. Throw in trail camera season, summer scouting and hanging stands, and it’s a six-month hunting season. So, by time Christmas [...]

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My little yellow reminder

Every time I go hunting I can’t help but look. On the side of my backpack is my untouched tag. Multiple tags actually. Buck tag. Doe tag. Bear tag. All untouched and perfectly folded in my license holder. It’s like an ugly zit that won’t go away. In the early archery season, I had some [...]

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Look out for yourself first

Some days I feel like I should have my head examined. If you’re a hunter, or a fisherman for that matter, we’ve all asked ourselves, “why did I do that?.” There’s days where you drag yourself out of bed, or rush home from work early to get a few hours in the woods before dark. [...]

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A shot at High Flier

It was Monday morning and I hopped out of bed with a little enthusiasm. OK, it was 4:20 am, so hopped may be a stretch. Needless to say, I was anxious to hit the woods. It’s Nov. 7 and my trail cameras are showing some daytime movement for the last week. My wife and I [...]

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It’s OK to dream big in November

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If you are a hunter in northeastern Pennsylvania, the last two weeks of the deer archery season can bring some of the highest expectations. And when those expectations aren’t met, well, that’s another feeling altogether. Yes, the rut is in full swing here and with it comes dreams of big-racked bucks marching through swamps, forests, [...]

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Tough to keep emotions in check

Emotions get the best of us sometimes. It’s hard to control anger or frustration in everyday situations, but in the woods the same holds true. On Tuesday morning, I had one of those days that will stick with me the entire year. It was one of the coldest mornings of the year with lows in [...]

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It’s just a matter of time

Here's a photo of a buck captured on trail camera this summer I call Fingers.

We’ve all had friends who are able to get out of work a couple hours early for a late-day hunt. Me? No chance. I’m a morning guy. My work schedule has me pegged in the late-day hours, but it got me thinking about what’s the best time to hunt? Are you a morning hunter or [...]

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Hey Mr. hunter, You stink!

If you want to bag a mature buck like this one, you'll have to beat his nose first.

I read the magazines. I watch the TV shows. I hear the chatter from buddies who know more about hunting then I’ll ever know. People can talk about hunting, how fast their bows are, how good their camo is, how they love their new treestands — but one thing remains clear to me after years [...]

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Too many choices? Trust your gut

There has been a discussion for some time among archery hunters regarding broad heads. Specifically, fixed blades or expandable blades. My input to the discussion is pretty simple – go with what gives you the most confidence. There are quality companies on both sides which make fantastic and fatal broad heads. Personally, I have killed [...]

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Food plot frustrations

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I have a new-found respect for farmers. I always knew it was a tough job. Early mornings, hot afternoons and long days in general are just some of the things posted in the “job description.” Nobody said anything about failure. That’s the boat I’m in as a rookie “farmer.” For the first time, I have [...]

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