Author Archives: Dana Shultz

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Extremely Busy 2 Weeks

There has not been a dull moment up here at Twin Creek Taxidermy as my phone has been ringing like crazy with hunters wanting to bring in their trophy bucks. My skinning knife has been working into the wee hours of the morning to make sure and get them in the freezer right away...

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Gun Season 1: No Dice

It has been a long shotgun season for this crew up here. I decided to go Shotgun 1 this year because I am so busy with taxidermy work that I just didn’t feel like I was going to have the time to devote to late muzzle this year. The first day was extremely foggy,...

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Full Moon….A Thorn In a Deer Hunter’s Side

As if it wasn’t already tough enough trying to harvest a whitetail for Dad, now we get to deal with the full moon as another obstacle in his quest to fill his bow tag. We went out last night, but of course, the deer movement had already occurred by the time that we got...

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Plans Had To Change Again

Well, my carefully laid plans of going in early this morning and trying to get Dad a buck fell through this morning when the wind decided to switch and come out of the NW, which left us with only one option of staying on the north side of the river. Unfortunately, trying to get...

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The Grind Has Set In, Sore Throat And All…..

Today was a cold day of bowhunting for this camera man, as I am battling a throat that is so sore I can barely touch it, and when that cold wind sets in, it takes some mental concentration not to think about how good a cough drop would taste, if only they made scent-free...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It has been a season for many thanks and another great hunting season despite the tough hunting the last few days. We have come so close to getting Dad a buck with his crossbow so many times I can’t believe that we don’t have one swinging yet. I’ve had a lot...

Close But No Cigar, Once Again….

Well, we once again got close for Dad on Wednesday. We had a SE wind and were planning on heading across the river to hunt a new setup that we hung last Saturday. As we approached the edge of the river to cross, I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye...

A Buck Down In North Central Iowa

This past Saturday I was very fortunate to put the second notch into my Elite Judge as I had the opportunity to harvest a warrior whitetail. It was a slow afternoon, and with a SE wind, I really wasn’t expecting a whole lot of movement. We had one doe come by about 4p.m., and...

Weather Changes Everything

This past week has not been conducive to good bowhunting here in north-central Iowa. We have had low to mid-70′s and even 80 for two of the last five days and deer activity has basically been slim to none. I gave up trying to hunt in the heat and decided to get some more...

Let The Pre-Rut Begin

Pre-rut is upon us once again as the landscape is changing rapidly. Deer movement and sign has become more evident in the traditional locations here in North-Central Iowa where I hunt, as the evidence of many scrapes is obvious as I completed my last quick check of stands before I begin hitting it hard....