Scouting Your Hunting Property with Trail Cameras Trail cameras are arguably one of the best tools you have as a deer hunter to help increase your chances of harvesting a buck in the fall. Hunters are able to develop things like their hit list of bucks they would like to harvest if given the opportunity during […]
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Scoring Bucks | How to Score Velvet Bucks The chance of actually harvesting a velvet buck is greater in some states than others and it’s this rarity of harvesting a velvet buck that is exactly what makes it so special. For others, velvet bucks are just part of the offseason hit-list, gathering, sorting, and strategizing over fuzzy antlered pictures. In either case, whether you are building a […]
Trail Camera Tips for Attracting Deer without Bait By: Eric Michel, Wildlife Biologist Chronic wasting disease; three words that no deer hunter wants to hear. Yet, more and more deer hunters are dealing with this disease as it continues to spread across the whitetails range. Chronic wasting disease or, CWD, is at the top of the list […]
The Dangers of Shed Antler Traps Shed antler traps, a dangerously popular tactic of collecting sheds. I’ve seen all the designs, safe or otherwise, and they all do the same thing…threaten the well-being of a buck. Using shed antler traps can cause major damage to a buck’s pedicle or even cause death. This article should […]
When to Shed Hunt on Your Hunting Property It’s that time of year again! With sheds hitting the ground and your social media feed, you’re now begging the question… “when should I start shed hunting?” Determining when to shed hunt can be tough. Sure February and March are the months when you should shed hunt, […]
Deer Food | Feeding Deer in the Winter By: Weston Schrank, BuckScore Specialist and Biologist As deer hunters and land managers, we worry about our deer herds in the winter. With freezing cold temperatures, snow, ice storms, and a sun that doesn’t often show itself, it’s a miracle deer can make it through such conditions. […]
How to Run a Trail Camera Survey By: Weston Schrank, BuckScore® Specialist and Biologist The first of a long list of responsibilities for a deer and land manager is to find out what is going on the property. It’s been a long hunting season… some deer have been killed by hunters, others killed by predators. […]
Late Season Trail Camera Tips By: Weston Schrank, BuckScore Specialist and Wildlife Biologist The first two weeks of December can be a rough and confusing time for any deer hunter. Personally, if I have not tagged out yet I’m very unsure what to do with myself. Usually I am already focused on coyote hunting or just spending […]
Late Season Deer Hunting | Gut Analysis By: Weston Schrank, BuckScore® Specialist and Biologist The original version of this video and blog was posted on Muddy Outdoors and Muddy TV. This is not your normal late season hunting tips blog, or late season strategy blog. If you are looking for that take a look at a blog we just posted. Instead, this […]
Images That Don’t Work When Scoring Deer Getting the perfect trail camera photo is hard enough. Add to it the pressure of trying to acquire a picture that would work to score with the BuckScore® program can feel next to impossible. This article’s aim is to clarify what pictures can be scored and what pictures cannot. BuckScore® software […]