Happy New Year

Happy New Years everyone, from DeerHuntingBigBucks.com

Happy New Year 2009

It was a wonderful year for us in many different ways, and it was tough in some ways as well. The economy made it very challenging, and we had to hunker down and go into survival mode to withstand the many challenges we faced. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family and just being there and being able to see my two boys growing everyday makes the tough times not so tough. As long as I have my family and our health everything else will be fine.

happy new year buck taken in Illinois

I killed this buck bow hunting in Illinois.

Illinois public land buck

I took this my Illinois public land buck.

We had a great 2008 deer hunting. And we had a great time getting after those big bucks. We hope all of you have a wonderful 2009.

We are already excited about deer hunting big bucks in 2009. We are planning on filming a lot of great deer hunting footage to share with you. As a matter of fact we are planning on filming our first hunt of 2009 bow hunting in Illinois, trying to get some late season action on film. The season is open until January 15 and we may get after some trophy whitetails bow hunting in Illinois one more time before the season closes. And I am pumped about it! Even though I only have a doe tag, I’m pumped about getting behind the camera in Illinois. There are some trophy whitetails in the area we will be filming and a once in a lifetime monster could walk by any time. I can’t wait! Somebody once told me if you ever go bow hunting in Illinois it gets in your blood, and now I know why they told me that. It is so true. I was fortunate enough to harvest  a big brute in Illinois with my bow in 2008, and now I have got the fever bad for it! I am already looking forward to next season and being able to go back to Illinois.

Once again, Happy New Year everybody and we wish you all the best in 2009.


Last Minute Whitetail Bucks

calling whitetail bucks with antlers

Rattling can be a very effective technique for calling whitetail bucks.

last minute whitetail

Hunting a big last minute whitetail can be a real challenge.

Last minute whitetail bucks can be tough to get, tomorrow good Lord willing I will be getting after some last minute whitetail deer. It will be my final attempt of the year at harvesting one of those big boys.

Last Minute Whitetail

I have had a great season getting after those trophy bucks, I sure hate it when the season comes to an end, but I have had another fun year chasing deer and was able to see quite a few deer. I saw a lot of whitetails this year while deer hunting and made plenty of great memories in the field. It is always fun to look back on those memories and recall all of the big whitetail bucks we encountered in the past. Even though some of those memories are of the one’s that got away.

8 point buck deer

Trail cameras are a great scouting tool to help you figure out deer patterns.

Any time I encounter a big trophy it is something I remember weather or not I was able to harvest him. I think I can remember every single encounter I have had with a big brute. It is just hard to forget something like that. That’s what makes deer hunting so special is all of the great memories we make getting after those willy creatures. Do you remember most of your encounters with the big boys? They are hard to forget aren’t they? Did you have a good season this year? For me being able to harvest a big boy is just the icing on the cake to having a great season. Even if I didn’t get a big boy it was still a great season being in the great outdoors smelling the fresh air, watching the sunrise, and spending good quality time with family and friends. That is why I think it is important to get those young children involved in the great outdoors, and pass along the great American heritage. I think it is important to teach them about preserving wildlife and its habitat, so future generations will be able to enjoy the great outdoors for years to come just as we have.


Favorite Pictures Deer Hunting

When I first started deer hunting back in 1980 the way we would take pictures of our harvest was with a Polaroid camera. You would take the picture and then the pull it out of the camera and fan it in the air and watch it develop right before your eyes. Some of my favorite memories of deer hunting were captured on film by way of Polaroid the are some of my  favorite pictures deer hunting. The way we take take pictures of deer these days is much easier than back in the day. We used to have to get the film developed. So you would have to wait until you finished the roll of film and then take it to Eckerds and wait to have it developed, you could pay extra and get it developed that day. Today we just store our pictures of deer right on our computer. It makes things so much easier.

I have a photo album of all of my past memories deer hunting. It is fun to pull it out and recall some of the bucks that I harvested in the past. It always brings back so many fun times in the great outdoors. I have always saved my photos of past hunts and am sure glad that I did. I have some great ones.

I wanted to show you some of my favorite photos of the 2008  season, it has been a great season so far for me. I made a lot of memories that I will cherish forever.

Pictures Deer Hunting

Big buck pictures deer hunting in Illinois.

I took this buck in November.

I was able to harvest a trophy buck bow-hunting Illinois.

10 pointer

Bow-hunting Illinois is a great way to harvest a big buck like this one it is one of my favorite pictures deer hunting.

These are just a few of my favorites from 2008. I am already excited about next season.


eight pointer

Payton’s first deer is a trophy buck.