Hunting Diary

  • The Perfect Russ Buck - Manitoba

    I have to admit, I am a numbers guy.  Shortly after I started hunting, I became an official Pope and Young measurer and associate member.  I just recently became a Regular member and have maintained my measurer’s status throughout the last 15 years or so.  One of the benefits to being a measurer is getting your hands on all kinds of antlers and skulls.  It’s awesome… read more »

  • We Got a Bear - Manitoba

    It was the time of year when everyone starts thinking about their deer hotspots, capturing pics on their Stealthcams, and picking the perfect spot to set up their Ameristep treestand or will a ground blind work better for that area… But not me…. I had some unfinished business from Spring – an unfilled Manitoba Bear Tag. At first I thought I would be okay with not getting a bear… read more »

  • Fantasy Island - Anticosti

    In today’s world of BIG BUCKS we sometimes lose sight of what it’s all about. I have seen so many people lose their families to this increasing obsession of shooting the biggest buck you can. Seen them not only lose relationships, but neglect nearly everything in their lives, and we found a place that truly puts us back into the proper prospective of all this deer hunting. Anticosti Island,… read more »

  • Brrrr’n Down-Illinois

    This story starts in July of ’09. I was coming off a successful year with my first attempt at food plots and I was excited about putting in a few more this season. There was a small fenced in one acre field at one of my spots where the landowner had planted corn back in 2006. I would walk by this field every night heading back to my truck and there were always deer in it. The following two years… read more »

  • The Lucky Jacket

    Thursday October 21 seemed to be the day for me to go out and hunt. We had a POSSE member, Bill Ball come through the area after a hunt he had been on and was on his way to come visit us here at ACM. The light bulb went on!!! Give Bill a call and see if he would be available for an afternoon. I called and he said "yes, what time?", so we were putting together a plan. Joe said that we should get a ground… read more »

  • “Show Me”

    I hunted the last 4-1/2 days of the Missouri's early archery season with hopes of getting a nice buck with my Hoyt bow, and then get to use my firearm permit during the following three days of the ten day rifle season. On the third day of my bow hunt, my oldest son Sage flew out to meet me. He did some scouting on his first day there, while awaiting the opening of rifle season. On my final afternoon… read more »