Food Plots

Overgrazing Problems?

Proven fencing tactics that work to help keep food plots from being decimated

By Steve Jordan

Many well maintained and well fertilized food plots get overgrazed, destroyed, and all greens are eaten right down to the soil. This can be disappointing, especially if you planned on hunting over a nice green field in the fall.

First of all, overgrazing is a good problem to have because it means you have a medium to high deer density. Some of the hunters in northern Wisconsin have such low deer densities that their food plots almost go untouched. Which problem would you like to have? Continue Reading

Food Plots For All!

Prairie Planting for Wildlife

By: Steve Jordan

My wife and I were so impressed with the beautiful prairie fields and pot holes in North Dakota that we duplicated it on our Wisconsin property. In North Dakota, they have thousands of acres of public hunting. They call it “plot land” and it is posted as such. It always includes grassland, which includes prairie grasses and wildflower varieties. It usually encompasses many potholes surrounded by cattails, sedges, and other wetland plants. Continue Reading

Albino Buck Shot

Albino Buck Shot in Missouri

Albino buck shot in Missouri

This 10 point albino buck was shot and killed in Missouri.

Albino deer are a rarity and many people love to see them and seek them out in states across the country. In my home state of Wisconsin, it is illegal to kill an albino deer, but many states allow it. This particular buck was from Missouri, where it is legal to kill an albino deer. The albino buck pictured above was famous among locals and many hunters passed on killing the deer, until this fall. Jerry Kinnaman took the Great White Buck this past November and it’s a true trophy. Continue Reading

Food Plots

Are Your Ducks in a Row? 

By: Steve Jordan 

Planting food plots is done in many different ways.  Some very serious food plotters have two or four-row corn planters to plant corn or soybeans, and some also have six to eight foot grain drills for the smaller seeds.    

For years, I have been broadcasting seeds exclusively.  This method can be done by hand by throwing seeds (almost like feeding the chickens on old western movies).  You can also use a hand held crank or electric seed spreader or a pull behind wheel driven one.  For bigger projects, you can hook up a PTO driven spreader to a mid-sized tractor.    Continue Reading

Harvest Bigger Bucks

Scout More to Kill Bigger Bucks

 

Scout Hunt Kill

Scout now to find out more about your hunting area and kill bigger bucks during the season

What do you think about when you hear the combo of ketchup and mustard? For me, I think of a great combination that will make a mouth-watering brat taste even better. Great combinations are tough to find, hence the divorce rate in the U.S., but there are two things that go together better than anything that I can think of. Scouting for hunting success. In order to put big bucks on the ground, you need to do your homework, and there is no better homework in scouting than putting some miles on your boots.  Continue Reading

Blaze Pink Hunters

Blaze Pink Clothing Bill Introduced in WI

blaze pink hunting clothes

Wisconsin state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow hunters to wear blaze pink instead of the traditional blaze orange soothing. Photo by Andrew Hahn of the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

There could be a new color in the woods this deer hunting season and it may look more like a teenage girls’ closet than the traditional blaze orange that you’re used to seeing. Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow “blaze pink” to be a legal color for gun hunters to wear if accepted. Continue Reading

Game of Inches Whitetail Deer Hunting Film

Game of Inches Whitetail Deer Hunting Film by Rockhouse Motion

Rockhouse Motion Deer Hunting Film

GAME OF INCHES from Rockhouse Motion on Vimeo.

Whitetail deer hunting has become a big deal in the United States and across North America. There are more people hunting now than ever before and the industry is booming. While hunting has increased, the ability to get public access has decreased. More and more hunters are pitted against each other with differing perspectives. The question remains, what are people really hunting for? Game of Inches produced by Rockhouse Motion looks at stories of hunters who give their perspective on the sport. Continue Reading