Author Archives: Josh McMillen

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Shed Antler in the food plot.

With the season here and gone in NW Missouri, we start to turn our focus to hunting shed antlers and start planning for the spring gobbler season. This past weekend, I made a trip to the farm to hang a trail camera to get a better idea on how many bucks are still packing...

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Late season action on the food plot.

With the holidays here, it means I get to spend some quality time with the family and friends.  It also means some time away from work and much needed time in the woods!  With both of my brothers in town we got to spend some time in the deer hut with the muzzleloader.  The...

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Glassing with the Nikons & hoping for the best.

With the deer moving back to their feeding pattern, it is a great time to glass the fields in hopes of getting a pattern on a great buck.  After this busy work week, I am going to find some time this weekend to do some glassing.  A couple of our farms have some great...

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Prepping for late-season hunting.

With the 2012 Missouri rifle season in the books, we start wondering what bucks were able to survive the rifle season and possibly what new bucks have showed up at our farms throughout the rut.  Shaun and I start utilizing our trail cameras in attempts to get a quick inventory of the bucks, see...

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The last walk to the blind with the rifle for 2012

With the Badlands pack loaded, and the Code Blue scent drag tied on, I made my last walk to the rifle blind for the 2012 Missouri rifle season.  Although the season closes Tuesday night, Monday morning was my last chance to get a crack at a mature Missouri whitetail. Up to this point, I...

Brandon breaking out the trail mix for a morning snack.

Missouri rifle season continues

We have definitely put in a lot of time in the past week pursuing a buck with the rifles here in NW Missouri.  My brother, Brandon, comes to town every year to rifle hunt with me and shares all the memories and the fun times we have.  Brandon has not been able to punch...

Josh with his 2011 Missouri rifle buck.

Missouri rifle season is upon us.

Well, it’s that time of year!  The Missouri firearms season opens tomorrow.  We were hoping to close the deal on a Missouri bruiser before rifle season opened, but we fell short of that goal.  We have been hitting the woods, but have not seen the buck movement we were hoping for.  The rut just...

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Doug Niemackl – Hide-a-bow

If your a fanatic bow hunter like my buddies and I am, then you’ll know what it’s like to lose sleep, go hungry and freeze your tail off  all for that one moment in time. Personally it’s the heart pounding adrenaline coming from my central nervous system that’s been known to fail me on...

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Hide-a-bow

As I sit in line to do my duty voting today, I had more important things on my mind then who to vote for. I got buck fever last night when a small buck walked through my yard.  Last day to work and I’m heading west with my buddies to do some Hide-a-bow hunting....

Cory Cronk with his NW Missouri buck.

Waiting for the rut.

With a 4-day work week and a 3-day weekend for me, I am anxious to get out to the woods this weekend in high hopes of seeing some great bucks up on their feet chasing the does.  Last night I was able to watch a nice buck along with four does feed in a...