Deer Eating Acorns Beans

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This deer eating acorns is the biggest I have on trail camera this year so far.

I have seen a lot of deer eating acorns this year. We have tons of them this year.

Deer eating acorns

Whitetails love to eat acorns and they are an important food  for them. I have seen them choose acorns over any over food sources at times. If you think of acorns you think deer, well and squirrels. Acorns are a favorite whitetail food source.There are many different types and some are better for the whitetails than others. Acorns have good nutrition and over half the calories in an acorn comes from fat. That’s why you see deer eating acorns prior to winter. They need to store fat to be able to survive the cold winters. I have seen whitetails loading up on them this season and there are plenty of them for them to eat. If you have acorns you might want to do some scouting around them, you might just find a honey hole.

Well I hope everyone is having a deer season so far. It has been a dry one here in Kansas, and the whitetails have changed their patterns from last year. We have a creek that is completely dried up so the water supplies are limited to a couple of ponds just off of the property that I am deer hunting.

This time last year I had about four shooters on trail camera and this year I have had pictures of one and he hasn’t been back since late September. I am not to concerned though because I am still getting pictures of a lot of does and where the does are during the rut the big bucks will come. The biggest buck I saw last year didn’t show up until late October so I’m crossing my fingers that the same thing happens this year. We finally got some rain last night and more is expected today, I have never been so happy to see rain. How has your season been so far? I have been out on four different hunts and each hunt but one I saw whitetails.

The other night I saw a bunch of does and I had whitetails running all around me but I couldn’t see what it was, I thought I heard some grunting but I can’t be sure. I don”t know if the whitetails were just playing or if there was some chasing going on.

I have been able to get some good footage so far and it should only get better as the season progresses. I can’t wait to hunt the rut this year with two of my good friends and fellow DHBB Pro-staffers Troy and Mike hopefully we will be able to get some great Kansas whitetail rut action. We just had a frost last week and the soybeans are turning brown quick and they will be cutting them soon. Right now on this particular piece of property there are a lot of soybeans either on it or just off of it and the deer are really eating them. Also there is a lot of acorns so food is abundant right now but as the season goes on the food sources won’t be as abundant and the deer should change there patterns and be a little easier to pinpoint. It is going to be fun getting after these big brutes and hopefully we can get one on the ground, it’s always fun trying to match wits with big old smart bucks. Good luck this season everyone.

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Deer Season Arrives Kansas

Deer season arrives in some states and will be starting very soon in many.

Deer Season Arrives

Opening day here in Kansas starts this coming Monday September 17th for bow and muzzle-loader, youth is already open. I hope you all have a safe successful deer season. I have already seen quite a few nice bucks being taken and have heard that the the hunting has been great so far. Are you ready for deer season?  I haven’t  seen as many big bucks on my trail cameras so far this year but it could be due to the drought and the whitetails seem to be sticking closer to the water sources. I am confident that as the rut gets closer more big boys will be showing up. Last year the biggest buck I saw all year didn’t show up until late October but when he did he stuck around, so I am confident the closer the rut gets the bigger the bucks will be that are showing up. It should be fun matching wits with these big Kansas brutes again this year. Last year will be hard to top for me I filmed myself shooting a nice 11 pointer deer hunting Kansas and filmed DHBB Pro-Staff member Troy shooting a once in a lifetime buck that would have been very close to a Kansas state record typical with a bow. It was the most exciting hunt I have ever experienced and just seeing a world class animal in the wild was a dream come true.

I have gotten some good trail camera pictures lately and I recently bought a new Moultrie Game Spy M-80 Black Flash game camera and so far I am pleasantly surprised with it. The pictures this camera takes are the best of any camera that I have ever had and the videos are good too. I set the video to a lower setting to preserve the batteries and the night videos are good but the day videos are grainy but I am sure they would be better if I changed the quality of video but I want to save my batteries. I just can’t get over the image quality, they are awesome to say the least. I also like the camera having the black flash the doesn’t spook the deer. It is the most expensive camera that I have, but it also is the nicest camera I have., but it is very reasonably priced if you are looking for a great camera. I would definitely recommend this camera.

I hope we can capture some more great footage like last year to share with you. Have a great year chasing whitetails. Shoot straight and be safe out there.

deer season arrives

I got this buck on trail camera last deer season. I hope he shows up again this year.

 

Deer Hunting Right Around Corner

Well it won’t be long now and it will be time to go deer hunting. It has been a rough dry hot summer here in the mid-west to say the least. It has been the hottest summer I have ever experienced and we need some rain here in Kansas bad. It has cooled off a little lately though and I have been able to get my stands put up and trail cameras out and I’m just about all set up and ready to do some deer hunting. Fall can’t get here soon enough, I have never been so ready for fall to arrive as I am now.

Putting Out Trail Cameras

I have had some nice bucks on my trail cameras lately and it has been fun watching them grow their antlers.

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This great buck is showing up at one of my favorite deer hunting honey holes.

I have several cameras out now and I’m hoping to start getting more pictures of big bucks showing up now that the weather is not so hot. Just this past weekend I put out five more stands and a few more cameras and several Trophy Rocks and I have started feeding them in several of my honey holes so I should start getting more trail camera pictures of some nice whitetails. I have got most of my shooting lanes trimmed and the hard work is mostly done and I can stay out of my spots except to feed them and check trail cameras. I like to only go in to my stand sites during the middle of the day to check trail cameras and put out food for the whitetails. I like there to be as little as possible commotion in the woods during the weeks leading up to and during the season. Those big bucks didn’t get big by being dumb and the less they are disturbed the better in my opinion. I can’t wait to to go deer hunting and try to match wits with these big Kansas bruisers.

My 2011 Kansas Deer

Last season was a great season for me and one that I won’t ever forget. I was able to film my self shooting a big Kansas 11 pointer in October.I wanted to share the video of my Kansas buck here.

Potential Kansas State Record Typical Whitetail With A Bow

Also I filmed my good buddy and fellow DHBB Pro-Staffer Troy Redner shoot what we believe would have been very close to a Kansas state record typical whitetail with a bow. Unfortunately we never found the buck we named “Horn Donkey”. He was by far the biggest buck I have ever seen when in the woods. I was also able to film several other nice bucks last season and it made for a wonderful season for me here in Kansas. Now I am looking forward to getting some more great whitetail footage this season to share with you. It should be another great year.

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