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My Indiana Bruiser

I was hunting my husband’s (boyfriend at the time) family farm for the first time when no longer than 30 minutes on stand a mature doe stepped out. It wasn’t long until I spotted a buck on her tail. I tapped my camera man’s knee to get his attention. When this buck appeared it reminded… Continue Reading →

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New Zealand Red Stag Hunt

My wife and I went to New Zealand to visit our daughter and her family who had moved there a few months ago. And since a Red Stag hunt in New Zealand was one of those “bucket list” hunts that I had dreamed about, I just had to take advantage of the opportunity. So I… Continue Reading →

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Canadian Moose

My partner and I were set up in a ground blind overlooking a natural mineral lick. We had been there about an hour calling elk with no success. We were talking about where to try next when we heard a bull moose grunting a long way away. I took my friends elk bugle and pulled… Continue Reading →

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One Squeaky Stand

It was one of those perfect mornings and I was just happy to be out in the woods but after about two hours of not seeing any deer I decided I needed to shake things up, or rattle as it turned out. Right about 7:45 I ran through a grunt sequence and a snort wheeze… Continue Reading →

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Marsh Monarch

Chased this guy around the farm for weeks and finally caught up with him on a bluebird afternoon in November. It was a hunters dream…saw him chase off 6 other bucks, snort wheeze, grunt, and tend a doe – a magical day in the tree for sure!

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My second shoot with the apex8

I picked up an Apex 8 over the summer and finally got it set up to shoot. My first time out I finished second in my class. The next week I finished first in my class. I am so impressed on how well I can shoot with this bow!! I always love to go archery… Continue Reading →

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2012 Archery buck

I shot this buck with my Z7 Magnum at 22 yards after calling him back to me twice with the bleet can. He is the first buck I’ve shot in 4 years and my biggest to date!

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1st Safari

I recently went to South Africa hunting with my Mathews.  It was one trip I will never forget!  I had no idea what would happen. My 1st day was different because my wife and mother-in-law joined me and my guide in the blind.  We saw many animals that 1st afternoon but no shooters. The next… Continue Reading →

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Indiana Brute

Nov. 13th … 4:22pm … 18yards… liver/double lung … 60 yard recovery … Mathews Z7 … 171″ (gross) .. 225# field deressed … waited to hunt this stand utill the rut … the stand is only 100 yards from my house … in an open field … but … the reconyx did not lie …… Continue Reading →

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Big Rack Mack

We had caught Big Mack on trail cam once last year and a couple times this year. When I bought my Mission Craze last year, I told the store owner I was going to get me a 10 pointer. Well, Big Mack is a 9 pointer so close enough! This is my first full season… Continue Reading →