Author Archives: Justin Derga

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Rooster Rush

Well taking a break from chasing whitetails. Over the weekend I had some buddies come up from Iowa to do a little bird hunting. This part of South Dakota is great for pheasant and no one left disappointed. We seen thousands of birds and ended up getting limits everyday. We had four German short hairs,...

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Public Land Mule Deer

Alright lets go back to a public land mule deer hunt in SD. As each season comes closer I begin to scout extremely hard to hopefully find some great deer to go after. This year it was tough because of the drought and the deer were not in areas where they normallywere. I had...

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Early Season Trophy

Alright a look back at my South Dakota Archery antelope kill. This season I was very excited to hunt antelope, my goal was to shoot a 14 inch goat; for around here that is the best of the best. Started out doing a lot of scouting trying to find some that I wanted to...

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Iowa Marathon

Coming into the 2012 Iowa season I had three deer on my mind, witch all would go over 170 to 190 typical! Planting food plots and hanging stand early in the year we were anxious to get in a stand. As most know EHD went through the deer herd in a lot of states...

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Day On The Lake

  After shooting a great whitetail on the east side of the Missouri river I grab a buddies boat and headed to the west side of the river. This is the first time I ever hunted out of a boat. During the morning hours I had to get caught up on some work but was...

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Busy Weekend In South Dakota!

As the weekend approached I scouted every night and morning with the Nikon optics and found some great deer for the upcoming rifle season. As we all know with gun season everyone and their brother is looking for the same deer you are. Unfortunately by the weekend everyone had all the deer educated by...