As a hunter, it is very meaningful for us to have a remembrance of our catch. After filling ourselves with its delicious meat, after storing all the best proteins we can get, we would want something that would remind us of our great hunting experience and of our great feat. One thing we enjoyed having after catching a deer is a nice white skull for a trophy.
Some hunters bring it to a taxidermist to have it cleaned for them while some find it more fulfilling to clean and bleach their own trophies. Some, on the other hand, just wanted to save money. Some hunters may have already mastered bleaching a deer skull but some may not.Continue reading
Shed hunting is a pretty good pastime for hunters who would like a glorious new centerpiece for their dinner tables. A deer sheds its antlers once every year and grows a new set, which makes their awesome shed a good pick up for a passing hunter. But how to find deer sheds?Continue reading
For a novice hunter, it may be a little challenging to hunt deer on your first try. There are many things you have to consider and equally as many things that can go wrong in your hunting trip. This is why I’ve put together a list of tips that can help you out: the best deer hunting tips that’ll make your hunt easier.Continue reading
Deer are very skittish creatures. They move to and fro a place very quickly as their own defense mechanism, never staying in one place for too long. So maybe you’ll see a deer in one area for a few seconds, and the next thing, they disappear. This makes hunting them very hard to do.Continue reading
Many times I am asked numerous interesting questions by friends, strangers and novice hunters about my obsession for hunting. Each time I end up on the same reply; hunting for wild meat is my passion. Not just because of the thrill and adventure it gives but also because wild meat is what I am crazy about. Unlike other sources of meat, wild meat is hormone-free and natural. My personal favorite has always been venison (deer meat). It’s a great source of protein. To get the full benefits of it, the hunter must know how and where to shoot a deer. Many of you must be thinking why I said so? Let me explain.Continue reading
One of the most common questions all new hunters have is how to effectively find an animal you have shot. Tracking wounded deer can be a challenge if you are unsure of what you are doing. There are some easy to make mistakes that can make finding your deer far more challenging than it needs to be, but it is capable to avoid these mistakes if you know what you are doing.Continue reading
Are you new to deer hunting and are worried about field dressing a deer for the first time? This final step is one that many hunters dread having to do since this is where the real work seems to begin.
Field dressing a deer can be a challenge if you are unfamiliar with how it is done. There are a number of things that can go wrong and can potentially cause you to lose a significant amount of useable meat unless done properly.Continue reading
Have you ever been out in the woods hunting and just had no luck at all? Maybe you are wondering how to attract the big deer? If you were relying on luck to get that big deer to come to you, then chances are you could benefit from learning some basics on calling deer.
A successful deer call can convince deer in your vicinity that there is either a potential mate or, worse yet, a challenger to an alpha deer’s domain. Either way, using the proper deer call at the proper time can help ensure you get the deer you are after.Continue reading
One of the hardest challenges any hunter faces is the prospect of having to find a new hunting area. Where do you look? What should you be looking for? How can you best judge the value of one area over another?
The answer to all of these questions is complex to say the least. Deer need the same sort of things we do. They need food, access to water, and some form of shelter in order to feel security and safe from predators. Now this does not mean that deer are living in huts out in the woods, but they may be closer than you think.Continue reading
It is no secret that animals in the wild have a far sharper set of senses than your average hunter. Deer are especially well adjusted to their environment and are put on high alert the very moment they detect anything out of the ordinary in the world around them. An odd twig snap or some suddenly startled birds is the only catalyst needed to turn a potential target animal into nothing more than a distant memory.
One of the key elements that can cause a deer to stay far from your area is any odd smell they detect regarding you and your presence in the woods. There are certainly some things you can attempt to do to minimize your smell, but there are also other smells you can incorporate that can help to improve your chances of bagging a deer.Continue reading