Sheds… Finally!

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By Jody Hadachek on

Posted under: Late Season, Shed Hunting

Large Deer Shed

I've waited nine months for this.  Nine ....long.....months.  After my final shed hunt of 2012 this past April, I was already looking forward to my next one.  And here we are, it's late January, and "the time" has come.  I plan on taking you with me along my journey and many miles of walking throughout the winter months, and you'll get to experience my triumphs and dejections of shed hunting.  This blog will give you a little glimpse into one of my biggest passions and set the stage for more shed postings as the month of February progresses.

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Late Season Inventory

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By Terron Bauer on

Posted under: Late Season

Alfalfa-bale

I hope this blog finds you all in good health and hopefully you have just finished up a great hunting season. For most of us hardcore whitetail hunters, we are already wishing season wasn't over and that we could still be in a treestand. If you guys are like me, you're always looking for a way to get back into the woods. With shed season right around the corner for most of us, we may be wanting to locate some of the bucks we watched throughout the season and to find their sheds. This time of year is when I really like to have my cameras out. I like to keep a close eye on the bucks that evaded me during the season, and, to me, there isn't a better way to keep track of those bucks than with a trail camera and a standing crop field.  I will also put out grain or alfalfa bales to draw deer in to an area during the cold winter months.

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The Pastor and the Horseshoe Part Two - A Bigger Plan

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By Jody Hadachek on

Posted under: Post Rut, Rifle Hunting

Hannah's Brute

In my last blog post, I wrote about the amazing turn of events that led to Matthew Glasgow taking down "10-10" - a deer that Matthew had a significant history with over the last few years.  At the end of the blog, many of you were probably wondering how Hannah's season fared; well, as it turns out, I left you with only half of the story for the duo's deer season.  Part Two of this awesome story picks up right where the last one ended....and I promise you, it's a great read...

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The Pastor and the Horseshoe - Part One

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By Jody Hadachek on

Posted under: Late Season, Post Rut, Rifle Hunting, Scent Control, Whitetails

Skull-hole

There's nothing I like more than a deer hunting success story...especially when it involves friends of mine.  For this two-part blog series, I've chosen to write about the amazing season experienced by the Glasgow family.  If you want an inspiring deer hunting adventure that's filled with every twist and turn imaginable, then read on.....

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Reflections of the Past Deer Season and Goals for the Future

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By Jody Hadachek on

Posted under: Early Season, Whitetails

First of all, I'd like to take the time to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  I hope your hunting season was a safe and successful one, and you met whatever goals you set for yourself in the woods.  Reflecting back on my year, I had a fantastic shed season, finding a gorgeous 160-class 6x5 typical set of antlers and several other great sheds.  I killed two does and a really old buck, which was a major goal of mine.  On top of all that, I just had a ton of fun being in the woods and spending time with mother nature.  So for me, the year was very satisfying. Now that 2013 is upon us, I have more goals to meet; I want to have a stellar shed season, not so much in numbers, but I hope to find some big sheds and a few unique ones as well.  I really want to find a particular set, I'll post another blog about that later .... I really want my daughter to shoot her first deer ever, and it's been a long, long time since my wife has tagged on a buck.  So my goals this year revolve around quality family time, seeing my loved ones tag out, and also to find a few great sheds.  I guess more than anything, I want to continue to enjoy time spent with God's gifts and being a respectful steward to the outdoors. What are your goals for 2013??  Let's hear them, bloggers!!!

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Was my deer an EHD survivor?

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By Jody Hadachek on

Posted under: Habitat, Whitetails

Ehd-hoof

I didn't notice it until I'd already drug the heavy thing a couple hundred yards.  After dragging my 200 pound buck through the weeds, I sat down for a much-needed breather.  That's when I saw them .... split hooves!!  Now, I've never personally killed a buck with split hooves such as this; why did he have them??  After posting the buck's picture online, a wildlife biologist friend of mine said most likely my deer's hooves were split from surviving EHD!

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Tough, Tough Deer Season

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By Terron Bauer on

Posted under: Habitat, Whitetails

Tough-deer

Well everybody, I hope this finds you all well and more sucessful then I have been this season. My season started back on September 15th and was off to a good start. I had daylight pictures of a buck that was still in velvet and to make it even better the pictures were in daylight!  My wife and I started hunting him right off the bat, but we didn't have any luck.  It wasn't long and all sign of him vanished from the cameras!  More than likely, the reason why he was still in velvet was because he was super skinny and looked to possibly have EHD or was recovering from it.

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