For the last 15 years, I’ve been hunting the same area in Brown County, Illinois. I hunt with a great friend of mine, Toby Stay, who runs Illinois Connection’s North Camp. On this particular trip up north, I was hunting during the second shotgun season last year with my CVA Accura MR. It was the first week of December and Toby told me, “We have cold weather coming in this week.… Read more
I prefer loose powder because I want to shoot as accurately as I possibly can. A blackpowder substitute pellet will group fine for most hunting shots. However, I am a fanatic on accuracy and I always want to make sure that my gun shoots as accurately as it possibly can. One thing you must remember when trying to get your muzzleloader to shoot as good as it can… “consistency” is accuracy when dealing with a muzzleloader.… Read more
Like many hunters, I was almost ready to cry when I heard Hostess had shut down. I know many hunters who won’t go into the woods without two or three packs of those cream-filled pastries known as “Twinkies.” But I wasn’t nearly as sad to see Hostess go as Roger Bergfeld of Davenport, Iowa, was. A district manager for Hostess, he managed more than 25 outlet stores.… Read more
Hunting, filming, producing and being on the road to develop a top-notch TV show is a difficult task. Taking your wife along to hunt and shoot video solves many problems, but also creates problems, because you now have two people to consider. When you add-in two young boys, how a family can hunt and travel together may appear tough. When people ask us on our TV show that appears on the Sportsman’s Channel, Fox Sports South and CBS in Montana , who will be the shooter and who will run the camera, I mention that we can put-in for four tags instead of just one, since our boys hunt with us.… Read more
You’ll never hear Tim McKoy’s name touted as a legendary hunter or see his name in the national magazines. However, during one hunting season in his home state of Alabama, McKoy took a10-point buck that scored 152-6/8-points on Boone & Crockett and weighed 255 pounds. On opening day of bow season, he bagged a 9-point buck that weighed 235 pounds and scored 124-7/8-points.… Read more
“Get the clothes out of your pack, and pile ‘em up on that rock,” Chris Denham of Arizona told me. “For what?” I asked with a look of total bewilderment as we hunted a Coues buck 357-yards away, based on the reading from Denham’s range finder. “I’m not gonna shoot that buck,” I said. “I’m a better hunter than that.” Denham asked, “What do you mean you’re a better hunter?” “Down home in Alabama, if we see a buck that far away, we take our time, sneak up on him and get within 100 yards or less so we can make the shot.… Read more
My wife had never been hunting before until we got married and spent our honeymoon mule deer hunting in Colorado back in October 2012. I took a nice mule deer on that trip and gained the best hunting partner of my life, my wife Becky.
After returning to Alabama we started making plans to hunt whitetails in Alabama. I finally got a weekend off from work and we decided to go whitetail hunting on our property.… Read more