deer hunting tips

28 Alsheimer_00213147-V2

Alsheimer: Bucks Begin to Recover After the Rut

For all practical purposes the rut is over in the North. For the better part of the last 40 days, bucks have been on the march searching for does to breed. During that time they’ve devoted little attention to eating, causing them to lose up to 25 percent of their pre-rut body weight. Though breeding...

4363225775_a2bfd9b192

Ted Nugent: DoubleStraps Bowhunting Morning Glory

I don’t care what Ma Nature has up her sleeve for me on any given huntday, I’m hittin’ the woods no matter what! Even though the season has been very strange and more frustrating than usual, I learned long ago that backstraps don’t come from the cabin. So I get out there relentlessly. My...

27  C.Alsheimer 01726-00703-V2

Alsheimer: Whitetail Bucks Still Looking for a Fight

When hunters think of vicious buck fights they envision encounters that occur in the late pre-rut or when the rut goes hot-to-trot. Though some of the most incredible fights occur during this time, fighting doesn’t end when the rut ends. Some of the most impressive fights I’ve witnessed in my career took place when the rut was...

3619543357_109ecd1aba

Ted Nugent: Never Give Up When the Hunting Gets Tough

I think I was 8, maybe 9 years old. That would have been way back in the year of our Lord 1956. (YIKES! I’m OLD!!) Young Ted snuggled on the leafy ground in a roughshod makeshift groundblind, barely thrown together with rotted old barn shards and limbs of various coniferous and deciduous origin strewn...

26  C.Alsheimer 01735-01019S-V2

Alsheimer: Hunting Tips for the Breeding Phase of the Rut

Whether you call it the breeding phase or lockdown time, now is one tough period to hunt bucks in the North. In last week’s blog post I illustrated the chasing action that precedes peak-breeding. Though breeding can take place throughout the month of November in the North, the 20 days that follow the full...

4363225583_8d1752382a

Ted Nugent: Safe Deer Hunting is the Responsible Choice

I hope your hunting season is going as wonderfully as mine is. Not exactly overloaded with harvested strappers, but stunning for all the right reasons for sure. The only thing more important than every morning’s hunt and every evening’s hunt for me is getting home safe and sound so I can do it all...

25  Alsheimer_00081838-V2

Alsheimer: Deer Hunting’s Most Exciting Time is Upon Us

Two weeks ago I ended my blog by saying, “Buckle up your safety harness because things are about to get exciting.” Well, the rut in the North has gone viral. The accompanying photo is a prime example of what is going on in the deer woods across the whitetail’s northern range. Simply put, the chase...