Author Archives: Nick Davis

Disgruntled but hanging on!

Late Season Tactics

It is already December, and for most of us, it has been a long and disgruntled season! The weather has been unseasonably warm this year, EHD has played a toll on our populations in the Midwest, and deer patterns have been less than predictable compared to “normal” years. When your season isn’t unfolding as...

Pictured left is Steven Marriott, pictured right is Nick Davis

Pre-Rut Kicking In

The “Pre-Rut” is finally upon us here in Northwest Missouri. Last weekend while attending the deer-stand I noticed numerous fresh scrapes and rubs. I hunted hard over these scrapes in hopes that a dominant buck would soon arrive to freshen them. The temperatures were considerably warm, leading me to believe that the mature deer were...

Me with a fresh batch!

Rewards of deer and bad weather!

This weekend in Northwest Missouri we experienced extremely high winds and thunderstorms. Pro-staff member Steven Marriott and I made a valiant effort to make it into the woods, but “Mother Nature” wasn’t about to allow it. I filmed Steven in his blind Sunday morning though, as he tried throwing out some grunts with his...

Top of the list!

Throughout the warm months of summer, I ambitiously set cameras in hopes of capturing pictures of giant whitetails! I check each camera every two weeks. At the same time I continuously bait each site with Extreme Solution’s “Big Buck” mineral; the deer absolutely love it and it helps gather more images on my camera! While scouting...