Hunting Diary

  • Zendals Texas Crossbow Buck

    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 Dedwiler 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 of… read more »

  • The Rut Is Over

    The rut was wearing on me and I don’t mean the whitetail rut… I mean “my rut”! I was in a hunting rut. If you have hunted long, you know what I mean. Things were tough and nothing was working out in my favor; and after that, it left me more confused, beat up, and broken down. On the morning of November 18, I drug myself out of bed and met up with Harley Dunsworth, who has been… read more »

  • Kickers

    My Illinois whitetail season officially started on October 28.  It was one of those nights when it just felt right and I was excited to be hunting a new stand on a section of the farm I have never hunted before.  A good friend was running the camera as we sat over a Vita Rack Winter Forage plot. This area was originally slated to be corn but I had talked to the landowner and he allowed me… read more »

  • The Zama Slamma!!!

    It was the fourth day of a six day hunt and Freddy and I were having an incredible time.  I put my first tag on a 6’6” bear just two days earlier and Freddy and I were still flying high after he tagged a beautiful 6’10” bruin the very next night. This would be my last sit of the trip and I was a bit nervous because it was raining.  We were hunting some very remote… read more »

  • End of the Line

    It’s late May and for us here at ACM that can only mean one thing, Bear’N Down Baby! I was lucky enough to get invited, along with POSSE member Scott Wolfe, to go back up to Northwest Alberta with Jason Packer and Steve Overguard at Big Bear Country Outfitters. Last season was a barnburner and my anticipation was high for this year. Our week up at Big Bear turned out to be better than last… read more »

  • Monkey off my back!!!

    When I got word that I would be heading to Big Bear Country Outfitters in Alberta for a spring bear hunt with Freddy, not a day passed without thoughts of finally going on a bear hunt where things would go right.  Plus, after watching Bear’N Down 10 and seeing the experiences Freddy and Tim had up there last year…I couldn’t help but get a smile on my face as I counted down the… read more »