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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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2016! Here I come … soon

Pennsylvania’s early archery season is less than a month away. A part of me says daily, I want the season to start tomorrow. The other part says, I’m not ready. It’s the never ending tug-o-war that goes on with many hunters I suppose. My first battle of the hunting season usually starts over the summer [...]

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Keep mid-morning and afternoon options open

I’m hearing the frustration. I got an email the other day from a turkey hunter, which in part summed up what many are feeling: “where are they hiding?” Another message: “they’re super henned up.” Whatever the reason, finding a spring gobbler in the middle of May is no easy chore. There is nothing worse than [...]

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No such thing as perfect spring gobbler plan

To be honest, my Thursday morning did not go as planned. Such is spring gobbler hunting. There are times each spring where I find myself wandering. A half hour later I’m left scratching my head, wondering if I’m hunting or just taking my shotgun for a walk. I’m not afraid to walk, although my friends [...]

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    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 ... Read Full
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