Author Archives: Steve Marriott

Capturing that Moment

By, John Hafner I have the good fortune of spending many, many days afield each year, and I’m blessed to have a front row seat for many of Mother Nature’s greatest shows. I log lots and lots of miles chasing deer and deer hunters across North America. Since I rarely have...

The Story of Mr. Crabs

Just a few days ago I received a call from a friend saying that he had found a good buck across the road from one of my stands. He described him as a heavy antlered deer with a split G2, and looked like he had been dead for a long time; they found...

Dream Job

by Brad Garfield   Most people day dream on breaking into the hunting industry and making hunting their job. It is a lottery dream, and only a lucky few who have the drive and determination to “make it” ever make it. They get discouraged and they give up. I never have...

So Close!

Today was great day in the deer woods here in Missouri. The cold temps have got the deer on there feet. In the last 3 days i have finally seen something here that resembles “rut activity”. The previous weeks of warm temps and high hunting pressure have really affected deer movement...

Rut Activity

Last week I took Wednesday through Friday off in hopes of bagging one of my hit list bucks. With Missouri rifle season right around the corner the pressure was on and it was that magical week of November that we all talk about. Well,this “magical” week just happened to be my slowest week...

Quality Time

Its the weekend before rifle season here in Northwest Missouri and the pre-rut has begun. I have had a handful of encounters with some of my hit list bucks but just can’t seem to punch their ticket. It seems like every time i get close something out of my control goes wrong....

Lock and Load

Its October 25, the lull is upon us and it’s gut check time! This is the time we need to step back and really think about what we need to do. Storms and cold fronts are moving in here in northwest Missouri so if you really want to drastically increase your...

October ups and downs

Well here we are mid-October and for most of us its the period of time that we step back and look at our plan. This is the time that you look back at photos and try to figure out where all these big bucks have gone. For me its been a...

Early Season

Here in Missouri, archery season begins September 15th, so we get to take a crack at them fairly early when they are still what most consider easier to pattern. Is there any truth to this? Absolutley, but it still isn’t “easy” by any means. We all have pictures of these awsome deer...