Happy Trails

The author illustrates here the two jawbone views that you should photograph to ensure a reliable aging estimate.

More jawbone talk

Confirming your age estimate after the kill
June 21, 2017 at 2:30am
A really good early season buck in velvet. The photo says one thing, but what would its jawbone say?

Ground proving buck age

May 19, 2017 at 10:00am
Good “glass” is critical for crystal-clear views into thick brush when searching for bucks.

Get the best sight picture

Binoculars are a must-have for every hunter
March 22, 2017 at 9:00am
This photo from the author’s collection illustrates the perfect trail camera pose to allow a pretty accurate age estimate.

Aging whitetail deer

You have to take a few deer to be sure
February 21, 2017 at 11:32am
The author on a 1970’s deer hunt. Note the old style “truckers hat.”

Late-season reflections

Nature is undeniable proof of God’s existence
January 17, 2017 at 5:07pm
A friend of the author shared with him this recent trail cam photo. He would only say that “it is somewhere in Mississippi.” Lucky man!

On the rut track

December 22, 2016 at 9:00am
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