Author Archives: Josh Dornbusch

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Late Season

Well, as shotgun season is upon us here in Iowa, this means only one thing for me; late season muzzle loader is just around the corner!  Tyler and I have put forth a lot of effort to prepare for the late season in the last couple of years.  Last year, we discussed for weeks...

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“The Right Ten Acres”

“The Right Ten Acres” By Christian Curtis of BANDED I like most hunters, dream about owning my own farm.  The dream usually goes something like this…1500 acres of bottom ground, creek running through the middle, with rich dirt perfect for growing corn and beans.  Throw in a log cabin and a nice metal outbuilding...

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“Lefty”

What started out to be a morning hunt, would turn into an all-day stint and be the hunt of a lifetime!  I would finally get an encounter with the one and only deer I have in my sights to shoot this year. “Lefty” is a seven-year-old triple drop-tine buck, scoring well over the 200′s. ...

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Sweet November

As most of us hunters know, November is the month we live to be in the stand.  This summer, I had very promising results on the Moultrie cameras and had a lot of good deer on the farm.  As Fall rolled around, Tyler and I watched anxiously as the crops started to dry.  We...

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Rut Activity

Rut activity is in full swing.  There are scrapes and rubs everywhere you look.  Last weekend, Tyler and I were walking around the farm looking for a new stand location.  We found a finger off the main timber that is torn up with buck sign.  Two rubs on the trees are the size of...

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Colder Weather

Pre-rut activity has been showing more sign.  I have noticed some scrapes being cleaned out, also a few new ones.  Most of these are happening at night. I have checked the cameras and most of the movement I’m seeing is from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.  We all know that the day is soon...

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Antler Shed In October?

Today on my way back from lunch with a good friend of mine from work he tells me I need to see something. Curiosity was getting the best of me, as we pulled back into the parking lot at the shop my buddy Nick yells over to Dave and says “Hey Dave show Josh...

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Highs and Lows to the Ultimate High!

Bow season 2010 was the best and worst season I have had to date, I truly experienced the Highs and Lows of hunting. I went into the season in hopes of seeing a true giant.  “Lucky” was his name he earned that name from the previous season, I had taken a shot and missed earning him the...

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Windy Night in the stand

I just got back in from sitting in the stand tonight. Weather showed 7 mph NNE wind all evening. That is the perfect wind for this stands location being on the edge of a fresh cut corn field. This farm I have not hunted in a full year, My hopes where high as I...

Kick off the 2012 Season!

Hey, folks I’m Josh Dornbusch, pro staff member for Working Class Whitetails. I would like to share with you my experiences and passion I have for the outdoors and bow hunting. In the last few years I have put forth more effort than ever to managing the deer on the properties I hunt. I...