Happy Trails

Bucks often work the edges of habitat, and ridge roads are especially favored.

Buck indicators

It’s all about the right edges
November 22, 2016 at 9:00am
When the author found this gigantic rub, he knew this area was the travel corridor of a mature buck.

Get out and scout

Use edges to target your camera setups
October 19, 2016 at 6:00pm
A nice pre-season buck that the author captured at one of his camera sites in mid-September.

Pre-season scouting plans

Taking care of your trail cameras
September 21, 2016 at 3:44pm
The author packs his camera field bags with all the gear needed to set up successful camera sites.

The summer doldrums

Now's the time for trail cam prep work
July 22, 2016 at 9:00am
A small skid-steer mulcher can make quick work of brush and small trees.

TSI, anyone? Timber stand improvement helps create quality deer habitat

Use forest management to create deer cover
May 19, 2016 at 4:00pm
The author sits in his deer stand.

Mississippi earns No. 1 ranking for whitetail deer hunting

Top deer-hunting is just across the line
April 21, 2016 at 10:12am
The author used this late-season rub to identify where a mature buck was still cruising around.

Late-season scrapes and rubs

It’s not over till it’s over
January 22, 2016 at 9:00am
Focusing on travel routes during the rut is a great strategy to ambushing mature bucks.

Tracking the deer rut

Seven phases to look out for when hunting breeding bucks
December 22, 2015 at 9:00am
An iPad provides a quick view of images to determine if a camera should be repositioned or moved.

My approach to camera surveillance

October 22, 2015 at 9:00am
Set up your cameras pointing north so sunlight doesn’t trigger photos of nothing.

Buck watch: How to properly set up a trail cam spread

Always point cameras north to prevent unwanted photos
September 22, 2015 at 9:00am
This dead buck that resulted from a poacher’s roadside shot was found in early 2014 on the author’s property.

Unauthorized trespass

Are poachers ruining your hunting experience?
August 22, 2015 at 9:00am