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Oct. 24, 2013Scent Control in 2013
I have been chasing whitetail like everyone else, most of my life. Scent control when I started was new and I was all in. Wash clothes, Shower dress outside the truck, spray down, ext… I had limited results and had to get the wind perfect in order to convert.
After many years of obsessive behavior I said I’m done breaking my $##%$ and still playing the wind. I decided to just hunt dirty and use the wind only. It worked as well as when I was trying to be scent free and I was on time to the stand more often because I didn't prep every time I would hunt.
Things have changed for me in regard to my hunting strategies and the way I address scent. If I find a big buck I stay in his grill every day I can. Sit the high percentage spot till he screws up and walks by. Since I started using Jammer I have been hunting deer that don't run off when the wind swirls and that equates into more chances on big bucks. When the non-target deer cycle by your stand without blowing the horn you can imagine what the possibilities could be. Frequency is how we are getting our bucks at my archery operation and has turned into my most productive pattern by far.
May. 24, 2012The Biggest Buck I Ever Shot
Frequency is what helped me take my biggest buck ever in 2011. When I say frequency, I just mean the number of days I spent hunting the same deer from the same stand. My guide Ted Marum put me in a stand he had set just for this deer; it was on a tucked away bean field. ... Read More »
May. 18, 2012Don't Hedge The Odds Too Greatly
Deer have a certain comfort level; understanding what they are willing to put up with is an important factor in shooting big bucks. As I have improved the habitat at Fairchase Outfitters over the years I have learned what works for me and what doesn’t through trial and error. When I first started designing interior food plots ... Read More »
When I began Fairchase Outfitters 10 years ago the deer population on the property was well beyond the healthy carrying capacity for the 4,500 contiguous acres; there were lots of does and a small number of bucks most of which were weak antlered 8 points. The changes that have taken place from over populated to well managed ... Read More »
Mar. 8, 2012Warm Weather Whitetails
The combination of clover and water is magic when the weather is warm. Warm spells are one of the toughest conditions to deal with when you are hunting any big game critter; whitetails are especially hard to hunt during because they don’t want to move in the heat. There are two things I know, when it’s warm deer ... Read More »