Tips for Using Wind to Hunt Mature Bucks

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy

Most whitetail hunters understand the importance of playing the wind. Deer live and die by their noses so it only makes sense.

Mature bucks are constantly using the wind in order to detect danger and find food (even love). Knowing how they do it during certain times of the year could really make a difference in getting that once in a lifetime shot….or no shot at all.

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Trail Camera Placement Strategies Using Topographic Maps

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy, Trail Cameras

Recently one of my Instagram followers asked me to share with him a few pointers with regard to topo maps. Specifically, how I use them and what I typically look for when hanging a stand. Immediately I saw the connection between hanging stands and hanging scouting cameras. After all, what good is it to hang a stand without first knowing exactly what type of deer are roaming the area? So, as much as this blog is about hanging treestands, it’s even more about finding great locations to hang your trail camera.

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8 Trail Camera Tips That Will Help Produce Better Results

Posted on by Steve Flores in Tips and Tricks, Trail Cameras

There is no denying that trail cameras can be an effective scouting tool which can lead to the demise of your biggest whitetail buck ever or simply a little more meat in your freezer. However, if your game camera isn’t used properly it won’t deliver either one. Here’s 8 trail camera tips that will help you get better results this year.

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Trail Camera Placement Strategies for Different Times of the Year

Posted on by Steve Flores in Trail Cameras

It’s no secret to deer hunters that as the season progresses things change. Food sources, travel routes, available cover and stand placement (just to name a few) all change with the turning of the calendar. So why would anyone think it was a good idea to keep their trail camera hanging in the same location year round? They shouldn’t.

If you’ve made the mistake of leaving your trail cameras hanging on the same tree from opening day until post-rut then it’s time to start looking at the calendar and designing a better trail camera strategy for different seasons.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Custom Painting a Mathews NOCAM HTR Bow

Posted on by Steve Flores in Tips and Tricks

I’ve always been a tinkerer. I think that’s why bowhunting appeals to me so much. There is always something to adjust, test or just play around with when it comes to archery and bowhunting. Most recently, this “playing around” included altering the camo pattern on my bow.

While the previous camo was fine I simply wanted to create something that would blend in better with my surroundings. I also wanted something that no one else had - a UA Ridge Reaper Mathews NOCAM HTR bow. So, I gathered a few items and began to layout the frame work for how I would accomplish my goal.

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5 Ways To Spook Bucks With Your Trail Cameras

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy, Tips and Tricks

Trail cameras are a great scouting tool and have certainly led to the demise of more than a few trophy bucks over the last decade or so. However, as good as they are at getting you closer to that buck of your dreams, they are equally effective at ruining your entire whitetail setup. Well, actually the trail camera isn’t to blame. You are. Here are 5 ways you can actually spook the very buck you’re chasing when using a trail cameras.

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Choosing the Best Trail Cameras for You

Posted on by Steve Flores in Tips and Tricks, Trail Cameras

Over the past several years perhaps no other item in the whitetail world has made the impact that trail cameras have. These diminutive tools have essentially changed the way we scout and pattern bucks - in a big way. But, given the massive number of trail cameras available, choosing the right one is no easy task. However, if you consider the following options you are sure to find the best trail cameras for you.

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Bowhunting Turkey Gear Tips

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy, Tips and Tricks

Sure, a lot of guys go after turkey with a scatter gun. However, if you want to make a tough hunt even tougher, try it with archery gear. Bowhunting turkey is without a doubt one of the most demanding, yet most exciting experiences you can have in the spring woods. But, before you try to call in a “Thunder Chicken” and close the deal with stick and string there are a few gear options that you should consider.

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