The 2012 early muzzleloader season in Iowa was typical….temps in the mid to high 70’s and standing corn as obstacles compounded by the October lull. Each year I ask myself why do I continue to use my second buck tag in Iowa on the early season. The reasoning I gave myself this year was that crops went in early so they should come out early plus I have several July and August trail pictures of some great bucks.… Read more
The first three days of the central Missouri deer season, the weather was really hot and windy. Even though the rut was on, I believe the deer were rutting at night. The only time we were getting trail-camera pictures of big deer was at midnight. The wind kept changing from southeast to northwest, so we constantly were switching our stand sites.… Read more
Editor’s Note: Chuck Paddock of Covington, Indiana, is the host of “Open Season TV” on the Pursuit Channel, channel 240 on Dish, that’s been running for 5 years.
I decided for the weekend of October 6th to take my wife, Lori, and my two daughters, Ashley and Lauren, on an antelope rifle hunt. We put in for the tag and all four of us were drawn for the unit, so we started making plans to go with our good friend, Alex Nestor.… Read more
Well after a very crazy start to our Kansas trip where we were not able to hunt the farm we had originally gone to hunt (from S. Florida)…. we spent 2 days knocking on doors and talking to everybody that would listen begging and pleading for a place to hunt and Finally Jeff Stevens from Kansas Big Boys allowed us to hunt on a 160 acre track of land… Non-Guided, hadn’t been baited and I had never seen the property in my life!… Read more
On a hunt to California, I took a blacktail deer with my CVA APEX. Where my son Josh and I decided to hunt, there also were Asian water buffalo on this property. The area we hunted in central California was really unique, because there were blacktail deer in the mountains, and then down in the valleys were rolling hills that went on for miles and contained Asian water buffalo.… Read more