Five Preseason Deer Hunting Tips

preseason deer hunting tips

Jake took this big brute in Kansas.

Deer season may be over until next fall but the earlier you can start preparing the better. I wanted to share with you these five preseason deer hunting tips to help you be ready to get out and get that big brute this year.

Preseason Deer Hunting Tips

  1. whitetail behavior and habitatLearn about Whitetail Behavior and habitat: The more you know about whitetails and their habitat the better prepared you will be when hunting season comes around. Learn to pattern the deer and it will help you to be able to pick good stand locations that increase your odds of harvesting that big boy. Read deer hunting books, magazines, get on the internet, go to seminars, join clubs like the Quality Deer Management Association etc. Knowing what the deer are doing at certain times of the year and why can and will help you solve the big buck puzzle.preseason deer hunting tips
  2. Learn About and Start  Practicing Quality Deer Management Where You Hunt: Quality deer management can improve your deer herd and increase your odds at getting that buck of a lifetime. Planting food plots and or starting a supplemental feeding program can help the health of your deer herd and attract and hold deer on your property. Learning about and implementing quality deer management will tremendously improve your overall deer hunting experience.
  3. Get Fit for Deer Season Now: Starting an off season fitness program can make a big difference when deer season rolls around. Being fit will help you stay in the woods longer and make you more alert and help you when scouting, putting up deer stands, checking trail cameras etc. Eating healthy and getting fit will help make you a better deer hunter.
  4. Make Your Deer Hunting Equipment Checklist Now: By starting your deer hunting equipment checklist now you will have an idea of things that you need or want to get before next deer season and can prioritize which ones you want to get first. A lot of products will be on sale this time of year and you can get some really good deals. Buying the  things you need throughout the year will be a lot easier on your wallet rather than having to purchase them all right before the season.
  5. Practice With Your Bow or Gun Throughout the Year: Practice makes perfect and a lot of practice makes you even more perfect. Practice as much as you can, make it fun. Practice with friends and family and even make it competitive. Go to 3d ranges or gun ranges and shoot. Archery tournaments can be a lot of fun and help you hone your shooting skills.

These are just a few tips that will help you be better prepared to get after those whitetails when September rolls around.What are some of the preseason deer hunting tips you use to help you be more prepared for deer season to get your big bucks?

Monster Bucks Make Classic Impressive

Kansas non-typical

200″ Kansas non-typical on display at Kansas Monster Buck Classic.

The annual Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas deer hunting extravaganza was a great show and yes there were plenty of Kansas monster bucks .

Monster Bucks

The doors opened Friday afternoon at the ExpoCentre in Topeka on January 26, 2014 to a good crowd of avid deer hunters and vendors and it was a fun filled weekend. With the name Monster Buck Classic the deer hunting show lived up to it’s name and there were plenty of big Kansas brutes to be seen.

The Monster buck contest had some awesome entries and there was a new King of Kansas non-typical crowned as Lucas Cochren’s 238 4/8″ King of Kansas Non-Typical fell to the a non-typical buck taken by Cade Hays with a net score of 239 7/8″, a small 1 and 1/8 inches difference! Both are awesome bucks.

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Locked monster bucks.

There was so many great venders this year with some really cool hunting products. I saw so many good deer hunting products and will definitely be getting a few of them to get ready for next season. One of my favorite products was the INFERNOEPS™ element protection system. It is a cold weather suit that easily makes into a backpack and I tell you I was impressed with all the features. Hopefully I will be able to do a product review on this bad boy, very nice. If you get a chance go by and check out INFERNOTEK.

Heartland Bowhunter Major League Bowhunter

Heartland Bowhunter and Major League Bowhunter at Monster Buck Classic.

There were many great seminars and and the headliners were Mike Hunsucker and the Heartland Bowhunter tv show cast, Matt and Jessie Duff co-hosts the popular Friends of NRA television show on the Outdoor Channel, Grant Woods wildlife biologist, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail, Dan Thurston of Drury’s Bow Madness, Torry Cook world champion predator caller, Steven Fuller host of “The Huntin Grounds”, Zac Cooper Little man big dreams, Marian Kincaid of the television reality series “Mudcats”.

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail at Monster Buck Classic.

Matt and Jessie Duff

Matt and Jessie Duff with my father-in-law Bill at the Monster Buck Classic.

It was nice to get to know some of them a little and talk deer hunting. And one of my favorite events was the celebrity bow shoot. Dan Thurston, Matt Duff, Mike Hunsucker and the Heartland Bowhunter crew all did some great shooting with there bows. Matt Duff did great even though he borrowed someone else’s bow to shoot.

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Kings of Kansas monster bucks at Monster Buck Classic.

We had a great time at the Monster buck Classic this year and look forward to another great show next year. I’m already getting ready for next deer season and plan on doing all I can to get a big Kansas brute with my bow on film and hopefully he’ll be big enough to take one of the King of Kansas crowns. I might as well dream big!

 

Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail Crowned

It was a great deer hunting show in Topeka January 24-26 at the Monster Buck Classic, the big news was a new non typical king of Kansas whitetail was crowned. The big buck is a beautiful whitetail that all deer hunters dream about taking some day. The Monster Buck Classic had some impressive bucks brought in over the 3 day event. It is always fun to see all the monster Kansas bucks brought in to be scored and some entered into the Monster buck contest.

Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail

Cade Hays King of Kansas Non-Typical

Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail

The reigning champ Lucas Cochren’s 238 4/8″ King of Kansas Non-Typical fell to the new reigning King of Kansas Non-Typical buck killed by Cade Hays with a gross Boone & Crockett score of 247″ and net score of 239 7/8″, only a slight difference of  1 and 1/8 inches! Talk about close. Cade had a video from a trail camera of the big brute rubbing a tree and had the actual tree as a pedestal to hold the mount, it was really impressive.

Both Lucas and Cade’s bucks are amazing bucks and are once in a lifetime bucks. Congratulations to both of them for taking such beautiful bucks!

King of Kansas Typical

Don Parr’s King of Kansas typical.

Don Parr’s Typical King of Kansas another amazing monster buck held on as the King of Kansas typical (194 6/8 net) for at least another year. What a stud typical buck, congratulations to Don for retaining the King of Kansas typical once again. To see this buck in person is just really impressive, the G2′s and 3′s are just crazy long.

It will be fun to see how long the King of Kansas bucks can hang on to their crowns. One thing is for sure when it comes to monster bucks Kansas has them. So you never know what you might see show up at the “Monster buck Classic We Are Kansas” deer hunting show next year.

Lucas Cochran's King of Kansas non-typical

Lucas Cochran’s former King of Kansas non-typical