Genesis 27:3

Genesis 27:3 - Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friday cant come quick enough

Well as some of you know, this upcoming friday is the opening day for bow season!! cant wait to get out in the woods and shoot myself a nice buck.

for all you city slickers out there:
          If you have problems securing permission to hunt on private land, here’s another hunting tip for you: look into hunting on public lands. You can take a really nice deer from one these public sites and you can begin researching your options by contacting your local Wildlife Resources Commission or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Let the person you speak to know that you are new to the hunting community and are looking for assistance in finding public areas to hunt in.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Youth Hunt

Good luck to all those young kiddos out there in the woods today for the youth hunt!  Go make your fathers proud!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Did You Know?

White tailed deer mate in November in the norther parts of their range and in January or February in the southern parts of their range.  The female has one to three fawns after about six months after mating.  Fans are reddish brown at birth with white spots that help camouflage them.  They can walk at birth and forage for food a couple days later.  They are weaned at about six weeks.  Their mother leaves her fans well hidden for hours at a time while she feeds.  If she has more than one fawn, she hides them in separate places.  While they are waiting for their mother to return, the fawns lay on the ground with their head up  and necks stretched out flat on the ground.  This makes it harder for predators to find them.  Female fawns may stay with their mother for two years, males usually leave after a year.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Any Luck?

Hey everyone, yesterday was the end of early doe..anyone have any luck?

Only 10 days till October 1st!! anyone know what that means? Opening day for bow season!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Black Bear

Attention Gladwin, Baldwin, and Red Oaks Michigan, Black Bear hunting starts today..good luck and dont get mulled by one!

Tip: 1) Before coming up north for the hunt, wash all your clothes twice. First with laundry detergent and then a second time with just water to make sure all the soap perfumes are out of your clothes.

2) If you smoke, bring some nicotine patches so you don't get the craving while you are in the tree stand. The big trophy bears are older and smarter and know what tobacco smells like and they know it comes from humans. Not smoking will give you a better chance at a trophy bear. All animals have an instinctive fear of smoke and fire.

3) Stay very quiet. Bring some mint flavored throat lozenges with you in case your throat gets scratchy. This will help keep you from coughing.

4) Use unscented deodorant, soap and shampoo.

5) Stay still. A bear's visual acuity is largely based on movement. Actually, that's true with most animals.

6) After breakfast or after lunch, either brush your teeth with mint toothpaste or chew mint gum while you are in the tree stand. When people go camping in Ontario's parks, the first thing the ranger says is keep gum and toothpaste out of your tent. Black Bears go nuts over the scent of mint. So mint toothpaste and gum will not only cover up any scent on your breath, it may even attract bears.

7) If you are going to drink alcohol the night before the hunt, which is a big part of any vacation, it's best to drink beer. The next day, the beer smell in your body slowly dissipates and makes you smell like bread. Other forms of alcohol tend to give you more of an artificial chemical smell. You may not notice it, but the next morning, people who have not been drinking can smell it on you. A bear's sense of small is about 250 times better then a human.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Early Doe


Good luck to all the hunters out in the woods today!

Tip -  stands that are used for buck hunting can be used successfully for doe hunting, it is easier to simply hunt food sources for does. Bucks will often hang back in the woods until dark, but does will come out to feed early when there is still plenty of shooting light. If you hunt in forested areas, finding preferred food sources can provide all day hunting. White oak trees, persimmons trees, and fruit trees make a great stand location for doe hunting.

Good luck and if you get one write us your story!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grouse, Squirrel, Turkey, and Rabbit

Well Grouse, Squirrel, Turkey, and Rabbit seasons start today, so here are a few tips on how to find em'

Squirrel - The best way to find squirrels is to look for a feeding area. Look for nut trees, such as walnut, oak, or hickories. Empty shells on the ground under the tree indicate that squirrels have most likely been feeding there and, unless the tree is bare, they will probably be back. It's a good place to start. When you spot your prey, sometimes you just have to outsmart it. You can be sure that if you are moving and spot a squirrel, he spotted you first. He will probably scurry up a tree, usually on the side opposite of where you are standing. You can wait him out or use some trickery.
Turkey - Tom turkeys can't walk or strut and gobble at the same time. They generally stop walking or strutting, then stick their neck out and gobble. The number of times a tom gobbles can give you clues as to what the tom is doing, and where it is.
          1. If a tom gobbles 0 times per 1 minute, and it is at a strut, there is probably a hen present.
          2. If a tom gobbles 1 time per 1 minute, and it's before sunrise, it is probably on the roost. You should set up: 1. at a nearby strut the tom uses, 2. between the tom and any nearby hens, 3. between the tom and the nearest strut.
          3. If a tom gobbles 1 time per 2-3 minutes, and it is before sunrise, the tom is probably on the ground and moving. There are several things you can do: 1. if the tom is moving toward you call just enough to keep it coming. 2. if the tom is moving away from you try to get it to change it's mind, but it is probably headed toward a hen, group of hens or a strut; 3. figure out where the tom is going and get there before it does.
          4. If a tom gobbles 2-3 times per 1 minute, and it is at a strut, there is probably no hen present. You can: 1. try to get it to leave the strut, which it is probably reluctant to do, 2. try to sneak up on it, 3. figure out where it will go after it leaves and get there before it does, 4. wait until another day and get to the same area before the tom.
Grouse -  1. When hunting likely grouse habitat, look for things that are green. In the brown of winter, those green plants will attract grouse seeking food.
              2. If the weather is quite dry, hunt in areas near water. You don't have to hunt creeks, rivers, or ponds, but look for marshy areas near springs.
              3. Remember to stop often when walking through good cover. As with rabbits, it appears that the grouse think that have been spotted and may flush when a hunter stops. When you stop, be ready to shoot
              4. As the sun begins to go down, focus your energy on the edges of brush, instead of the middle. Walk along thick brush and poke into the brush at intervals.

Rabbit - 1. Much of the best rabbit hunting takes place on private property. The best way to locate a prime piece of property starts with a slow drive. Ride around taking note of the cover, terrain and food sources, the latter being among the most important.
No food, no rabbits — just that simple. Farm crops always draw rabbits and the closer to thick cover the better.

            3. Grapes, berries, red osier dogwoods, fruit trees, young saplings and just about anything that they can sink their teeth into are all favorite foods. Rabbits love to eat anything that is green, but once the green stuff is gone, look out! Any twig or small tree is fair game.

Hopefully this helps!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Its that time of year

Well fellas, its gettin to be that time of year again! The leaves are startin to change color, and its gettin colder. Perfect conditions for sittin out in the woods and ready to shoot the monster. 

Here are some seaons that open soon. (for Michigan)

Early Doe - Sept. 16 - Sept. 20
Youth and Disabled Veterans - Sept. 25-26

Black Bear - Sept. 10 - Oct. 26  (Upper Peninsula)
                      Sept. 10 - Sept. 25 (North Baldwin)
                      Sept. 10 - Oct. 21 (Drummond Island)
                      Sept. 17 - Sept. 25 (Gladwin, Baldwin, Red Oaks areas)

Rabbit - Sept. 15 - March 31

Elk - Aug. 31 - Sept. 3
         Sept. 24 - Sept. 27
Ruffed Grouse - Sept. 15 - Nov. 14

Squirrel - Sept. 15 - March 1

Wild Turkey - Sept. 15 - Nov. 14

I'll update more seasons as the time gets closer to them.