Entries for December 2015
By Steve Bartylla
Sometimes a buck needs a little nudge to put him in the right spot for a shot.
The more I studied the area, the more convinced I became that I’d found the best stand site on the property. Other locations along the creek bottom looked good but were too wide to cover.
This spot was different. Here, the creek bank sliced diagonally from tight ... READ MORE
Fall of the Kessnich King
By John Albert
You know you have a big buck when you shoot the one the taxidermist is after. I have lived in Wisconsin for almost seven years now and have been fortunate to meet some unique and fine people. One of those people is the owner of 751 acres near Bear Valley, where we hunt and practice fine deer management. On Nov. 3, 2004, I was headed to a stand I us... READ MORE
An Early Christmas Gift
By Sandy and Donnie Wigginton
Daughter buys her dad a license for an out-of-state hunt of a lifetime.
I moved to Rogersville, Ala., five years ago from Mississippi. It was difficult to move, because my father and I have always shared a love for the outdoors. It has always been something that enabled us to have time together. For his 2006 Christmas present, my brother Casey, Mo... READ MORE
Better Than Basketball
By Gary Spangler
Chad might have given up sports over the years, but he’s not giving up hunting. Chad Richmond, a hunter from Leesburg, Ohio, is a passionate person. In his youth, Chad’s passion was sports, particularly basketball, and then deer hunting. His wife and children have replaced basketball on the list, but deer hunting is still right there at... READ MORE
By Paul Thein
Childhood memories and tradition kept this hunter returning home for deer season.
Since I was a teenager fresh out of hunter safety class, I’ve been hunting a family farm in Olmsted County, Minn. Our hunting party consists of cousins and close friends, and hunting together is a tradition. Over the years, I have watched many of our party bag ... READ MORE