Happy Trails

One study asserts age can be estimated on the relationship between a deer’s eye and the tips of its main beams, but it’s not quite that simple.

Field judging a buck’s age, Part II

It’s not quite so simple
April 22, 2013 at 9:00am
Can you age a deer on the hoof by inspecting certain characteristics of deer?

Field judging bucks in the real world

How far can we accurately push the envelope?
March 20, 2013 at 9:00am
Supplemental feeding, done in accordance to state law, helps deer through the stresses associated with winter and the rut.

In-season feeder surveillance

Gain deer insights while feeding deer
February 18, 2013 at 9:00am
Many hunters say they want to kill trophy bucks, but are they willing to take the time to learn how to distinguish truly mature bucks from those younger deer?

Aging bucks on the hoof

It takes practice, practice and more practice
January 21, 2013 at 9:00am
Scouting for deer has come a long way since the “good old days,” but a pack with some basic tools can make the job even easier.

Thoughts on the science of trail cameras

December 26, 2012 at 9:00am
Using a web of trail cam photos and making meticulous plans can result in big bucks being tagged.

Tricks of the trade

Get the jump on that mature trophy
November 19, 2012 at 9:00am
Trail camera technology has progressed to offer true no-flash options that  produce clearer images and don’t spook bucks.

All flashes are not equal

October 22, 2012 at 9:00am
Careful placement of trail cams in planed hunting areas can help with preseason scouting.

Deer camera techniques

September 17, 2012 at 8:00am
Epipens are tools anyone with allergies should carry when heading to the woods or the camp for pre-season work.

Pre-season priorities

It could mean life or death
August 20, 2012 at 10:00am
Careful use of trail camera data can allow hunters to determine when bucks are more likely to be on the move.

Buck movement quantified

Use trail cams to identify patterns
July 23, 2012 at 7:00am
By using the computer speadsheet format, you can easily sort and graph trail cam photo data.

Developing “deer statistics”

Spreadsheets can be used to track bucks
June 27, 2012 at 11:00am
Organizing trail-cam photos is a time-intensive yet worthwhile effort.

Managing the data — Part 3

Buck photo albums preserve your work
May 01, 2012 at 4:14pm
Do the work every time you download images, and you’ll be much more successful in the long run.

Managing the data — Part 2

Dealing with photos quickly and efficiently
April 01, 2012 at 7:27am
The author uses color-coded stickers to keep track of which memory cards go with which cameras.

Managing the data — Part 1

Know the plan before you run the route
March 01, 2012 at 3:17pm