Saturday, January 20, 2018
Welcome to 2018! New Year, new start, a fresh beginning. It's a genesis which literally means, "In the beginning..." So what are your goals for 2018? Where are you going to go and what are you going to do when you get there?
We are in the process of beginning construction on a pond to fish and enjoy. I also killed a deer on our property for the first time this hunting season. It was so rewarding. Knowing that the work we put in is happening on my own land where I can enjoy the fruit of those labors for years to come.
We are learning new things every week. We are staring at the television less and are outside far more minutes than inside. Our children are involved and are learning to use their hands at a young age. In short, we love it. More importantly, we love the fact that we are no longer just dreaming of these things but instead are actively doing them.
The challenges are great being that I am in a wheelchair but that is simply not going to be an excuse. Where there is a will, there is a way. To borrow a quote from the great missionary and apostle Paul, "I can do all thing through Christ Jesus who strengthens me." Phil 4:13.
If I can, you can friends. Get Out There!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Some hunters want to show off by hitting only the heart while others try to go for the neck or head. All of these shots can go horribly wrong in a millisecond and should not be taken. Try to use the trick shots on species that are not wanted as much like hogs or coyote.
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So what is the answer? LUNGS! You can't run without them and neither can a deer. Just a few days ago, I had a smaller buck come in. He had a badly deformed left antler and needed to be culled. I made sure to wait until I could punch both lungs before firing my crossbow. The shot drove him backwards and although he tried to escape, he didn't get 30 yards before collapsing and expiring quickly.
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The other benefits of a lung shot are there is minimal meat wasted. You are punching through the rib cage saving all the best meat for consumption. Lastly, your margin for error is much larger due to the lungs being so large in Whitetails. If you can hit a six-inch target consistently, you can make a lung shot and be eating venison this winter.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Now before you say, "Anderson's cheese has slid off his cracker," understand that peanut butter and products with peanut butter in them have been used for a long time in the hunting community. Today, I hope to show you an easy and inexpensive way to utilize this amazing wonder attractant.
First, we need to start with the right sized jar. Too big and it will quickly fall off the tree, so think smaller which is better here. In many Dollar type stores, they carry a perfect sized jar of peanut butter. Short, squatty, and sturdy, this thing is like it was made with deer hunters in mind. Use the above picture as a reference. This is not the time to drop major dollars. Get the generic version that is cost effective for you. We are not inviting people for dinner, it's deer.
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I like to cut the top at an angle leaving some of the jar on the bottom so that the peanut butter does not fall out so easily. This method is so effective that I have seen jars licked so clean, it looked as if they had gone through a dish washer. You couldn't even smell the peanut butter in the jar any longer.
The downfall of this is that plenty of other wildlife is attracted to the rich aroma of peanut butter too. Racoons love the stuff. I even have a Fox on trail camera licking at it. This is why you should buy the cheapest stuff possible. The deer absolutely love it and will stand and lick at it a while.
Hope it helps!