Hunting Diary

  • Late Season Doe - Ohio

    With only 2 weekends left in the 2009-2010 Ohio bow season, I still had a doe tag left to complete my season. My good friend and frequent hunting/filming partner, Jimmy Fouts, still had his buck tag as well as a doe tag left, so our main goal as we prepared for another COLD sit, was for him to get a crack at a good buck.  Gracious as always, Jimmy insisted we begin the afternoon with me as the… read more »

  • Unexpected Surprise - Kansas

    Our annual trip to Kansas was already a success with Kim taking a great 10 point, even though we were caught off guard. It was now my turn and our hopes were high that I would also be able to put a Kansas tag on a great buck. December 5, 2009 Our morning hunt was exciting. We hunted a stand between a large field and a cedar thicket. We climbed into our Ameristep stands at daylight and soon after, we… read more »

  • Little Trophy, Big State - Texas

    How could such a small animal provide such a big rush? At least a dozen javelina started to filter out from the South Texas brush country. These were the first javelina I had ever seen, and the moment of truth was upon me. I had driven across the country for an opportunity at one of these giant rodents, and finally after three days of hunting, I was presented with the chance to harvest one. My heart… read more »

  • Texas Eight Point - Texas

    Here in Illinois, the temperatures had been in the single digits and snow was everywhere. A few days after Christmas found Ralph and I on our way to Texas to hunt Whitetails with a good friend John Dedwylder on his private ranch. These deer were wild Texas deer, not the high fence monsters you visualize when you think of Texas deer. We thought that traveling to the Lone Star State would get us out… read more »

  • Texas in December - Texas

    It was cold back home and Z & I felt great as we walked down the tunnel to get on our plane to fly south to Texas and hunt with a friend of ours, John Dedwylder. John is a veterinarian for whitetail deer and travels all over the country helping people with their deer. He invited us to hunt his low fence ranch in Texas and we were pumped to get away from the freezing cold temperatures of Northern… read more »

  • Rewarding Season - Ohio

    Heading into Ohio’s 2009-2010 bow season, my two main hunting/filming partners (my wife Danielle and good friend James “Jimmy” Fouts) and I had high expectations. The previous fall, October 30, 2009 to be exact, Danielle and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Aleah Nicole. While I wouldn’t change a thing about that whole experience, the timing obviously affected the… read more »