Author Archives: Steve Tjornhom

Placing mineral licks around cover instead of out in the open sometimes is more beneficial.

Nikon Spot On phone App.

As my brother and I get ready for our late season hunt at Tails of the Hunt outfitters in southwest Iowa, we went to the gun range the other day to sight in his muzzleloader. This gave us a chance to use the new Nikon Spot On phone app. Quite the useful too! We zeroed the gun...

Pat & Steve

Tree stand or Ground blind?

With the late season upon us and another trip planned to So. West Iowa I have been looking at aerial map’s trying to figure out our tactics for the late season action. My brother (Pete) has drawn a late season muzzleloader tag and we will be heading down to Tails of the Hunt right...

Elite Answer getting it done in Iowa

After several trips to Iowa to try and fill my tag we finally hit some cold weather. Even though the rut was winding down the cold front that moved in on the 26th had the deer on their feet and on the fields early. My filming partner Pat and I were seeing some good...

The Quest Continues

We are back in Iowa and still hard at it. The last few days were bitterly cold with low’s in the teens but the deer were on their feet and on the food sources early. I was more than happy to be wearing my coat and bib’s from Banded Gear to keep me warm in...

Back in the Stand

Well now that I’m full of Turkey and pie, have had several naps and watched some football I’m ready to get back at it. I will take the next 7 days to try and fill my buck tag in Iowa. As usual we seem to just miss the action, arriving days after or leaving...

Spott Hogg is spot on!

Well we have been hard at it in Iowa for the last couple of weeks with all kinds of action at Tails of the Hunt outfitters. My filming partner Pat and I both have Iowa tags and we continue to look for a 4 ½ year old buck or better. The action has been...

Taking a Break:)

With the warm weather in Iowa the deer movement had slowed up a bit so we took advantage of the light movement. As we are all part of “Working Class Whitetail’s” it means that we actually work so we can hunt, rather than hunt for our work. With winter closing in back home in Minnesota I...

Iowa Rut

After five days in Iowa things have been a bit slow. With the full moon and warm weather the action has been limited to late evening and late mornings so far. The good news is we are seeing a lot of young bucks on the move and we have now seen several 3-year olds...

The pursuit of “Handsome”

  It is that time of year again when work takes a back seat to the pursuit of giant Whitetails and as far as I’m concerned there is no better place on the planet to do that then in Southwest Iowa at “Tails of the Hunt” outfitters. My filming partner Pat and I have...