Hunting Diary

  • October New Moon!

    After years of hard work and trial and error, I've finally stumbled onto a pattern that has been successful for me. I have been fortunate enough to harvest a mature whitetail buck in Ohio for the past 5 years on this theory which happens within a small window leading up and shortly after to the October New Moon.   Last year it happened to be on Sept 30th which was 2 days after the Sept. New… read more »

  • Kansas buck 2011

    The Kansas rut is in full swing and every chance I get to be in the woods, I am there.. Matt Woodward a fellow hunting buddy tagged out with a nice kansas buck earlier in the week! I was pleased when he offered to film for a few days of his vacation.. November 16th would find us waiting patiently for the sun to rise.. The full moon of November is quickly going away at this time of the month. I personally… read more »

  • Hog Hunting Baby

    Well it all started with the surprise of going to Hoppy’s in Florida for the annual Posse Bash. We turned off the interstate onto this long road, it felt like we were never going to get there. Finally when we arrived at Hoppy’s I had a huge surprise waiting for me. I no more got out of the car until, Vicki came up and asked me if I would like to go hog hunting that evening! I was thrilled.… read more »

  • Redemption

    As most hunters do, I had high hopes heading into bow season 2010.  We had some decent action during the first few weeks of the season, but the latter part of October and first couple weeks of November, typically prime time here in Ohio, was unusually slow.  Other than a having a great encounter with a heavy-beamed, huge-bodied 8 point in early-November, the first 2 months of the season were… read more »

  • The Acorn Buck

    For weeks leading up to my return home from Iraq and Kuwait, where I had been deployed with the US Army, I had looked forward to my first ever season of hunting.   Upon my arrival in late-summer, my boyfriend David Wozniak and I began preparing for the upcoming bow season here in Ohio.  We worked hard planting food plots, hanging tree stands and trimming shooting lanes.  David ordered… read more »

  • My First Whitetail

    During this past summer I practiced shooting my bow a lot.  Mom and dad had bought me a new Hoyt Ruckus.  Dad had me practice shooting a Delta McKenzie target from the ground.  Then, we started practicing climbing a tree using our Ameristep Rapid Rails.  Once I got comfortable climbing and locking myself into my Hunter Safety System we started practicing from the tree stand. … read more »