Wanted more of this view but the few days I had of it was worth it!
Friday I had an encounter with a Good buck while Bow hunting. He slipped away without knowing my presence. Saturday I Set up on this heavy active trail for the modern Gun Hunt here in NE Arkansas! I had regular visits from a pair of does! The Big Bucks obviously weren’t interested in them just yet! #weekendwarrior #arkansas #solohunter #diyhunter
One year ago got lucky enough after almost running into this guy once, having a face to face with him on a ridge hanging a set, then having the most deer sightings in any two day sit of my life. 1 year ago today!
Little bit more my style.. Seen 4 does an a coyote (sneaky guy with no shot opportunity)
Had a good weekend hunting our #publiclands
in northern Wisconsin. Saw deer almost every sit, but nothing within range. Now it's time to put the bow away for a couple weeks and prepare for the rifle opener next weekend. #wisconsinhunting #northernrootsoutdoors
Almost sealed the deal on my first sit
Well last day in stand had lots of action but no big bucks came thru. It was a huge learning experience for me I think I’ve learned the most on this trip!! Had a miss due to me not checking my gear but got things fixed🤙🏽it’s a real challenge for out of state hunters to get the job dun. Got no time to research where to set up what times they coming out an which animal are coming out that trail! From setting up tree stands to ground blinds also putting up trail cams it’s lots of work 🤙🏽Doing a diy buck is difficult but I will rise to all challenges an will grind it out 🤙🏽. Goals are set an I’m not lowering my standard. Next year this chess match will go on 🦌3me0 I applaud an congratulate all successful whitetail hunters #gettingitdun #diyhunter #payingmydues #lookingformonster #notmilkdrinkers
😂🤷♂️ #huntohio #hawaiianonthemove #happyhunter #bowhunting #whatgetsyououtdoors #motovateme
Got fogged in last weekend. Hopefully today is different!
I extremely underestimated the wind today
Well I got it done yesterday on public land and I'm pretty proud of myself! He's not a giant, but he's a trophy in my eyes and my first buck with a bow. A respectable Allegheny National Forest buck. I put in the time and worked really hard for this, and I did it all myself from start to finish. Lots of practice with the bow, boots to the ground scouting, finding the right locations to place tree stands, making my own cover scent, studying deer and wind patterns, hauling all my gear and filming equipment to and from the stands, early mornings and many hours sitting in a tree. It feels great to have all that hard work pay off and put some nice organic meat in the freezer. It really is amazing to see what you can accomplish when you have a passion and goal, set your mind to it and work your butt off for it! I'm very thankful to be able to spend as much time as I do in the woods, to be able to hunt these magnificent animals, and to know exactly where my food comes from. Today, I'm not only a proud hunter, but proud of myself for all that I have accomplished!
#publiclandbuck #proudhunter #foresttotable #alleghenynationalforest #backwoodspursuits
Cousin getting it done. Love when a plan comes together. “He was a grunting machine” weighed in at 210
What's your favorite deer call? Mine is the all wooden Nitro Mag from Top Calls. I've been carrying this thing around in my hunting pack for years. I love the versatility of being able to make buck, doe or fawn calls from the same tube. Plus, it's locally made in the PA Wilds.
#gruntcall #deercall #topcalls #pawilds #backwoodspursuits
Euro mount complete! This one turned out pretty good :) It’s amazing how every time you do something you get better at it. The more you experiment the more you learn and the better you become. Here is the simple 10 step process on how I do my euro mounts...if anyone has tips or suggestions on how to improve this process I am all ears :) 1. While fresh, flesh the skull
2. Boil water then turn down to simmer
3. Pour a cup or so of oxy clean and dish soap into water and stir in
4. Insert skull for 2 hours
5. remove skull and pressure wash
6. Pic out any remaining flesh inside
7. Insert skull for another hour and Pressure wash again
8. Paint on volume 40 whitener heavily and let dry
9. Spray with bleach, let dray and repeat 3 times
10. Wash off whitener with water and mount to plaque of your choice. *I like this one because it’s only $34 and can be used as a pedestal like it is now or hung from a wall :)
#woodsman1 #goholtzs #euromount #taxidermy #diy #burrisoptics #findwhatmatters #backcountry #backcountryhunting #hunt #hunting #diyhunter #diyhunting #cabelas #itsinmynature #smartwool #basemap #gun #2a #riflehunting #colorado #muleyfreak #muledeer
I always find myself stopping and taking random pics when we are out on hunts, this being one... but it’s days like today I appreciate them. A month later on a Wednesday, I am able to look at this image and immediately go back to that time and place of peace and calm! Happy Hump Day Errbody!
Will be interesting to see how the ballots turn out today. Delaware narrowly voted down an AR style firearms ban last year and the local congress may shift today. North Carolina has a vote to amend their constitution for the right to hunt and fish. In some places voters may be choosing between pro firearms candidate and pro public lands candidates. #diyhunter #backcountryhuntersandanglers #sickforit #itsinmynature #publiclandsportsmen
Venison neck roast ready for the smoker. I normally dislike the idea of wrapping game, or anything for that matter, in bacon. I feel that typically bacon does little to enhance the flavor, but rather masks it. An exception is a large piece of meat such as this. Large cuts are able to stand up to the flavor of bacon much better. With something like venison that tends to dry out quickly, especially in a smoker, bacon adds that little bit of extra fat to help keep the meat moist. Excuse the bamboo skewers, I seemed to have misplaced my butchers twine. #wastenothing #nosetoballscooking #neckroast #northernrootsoutdoors
Nothing like the good old stare down!