Shed Hunting Snow Monster Buck Classic

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I found this antler shed hunting.

I need to get back out  shed hunting after all this snow is gone and look for more. I recently got out and did a little shed hunting and was lucky enough to find one nice shed in a cut bean field.

Shed Hunting

I have heard of several really nice sheds being found and I hope to find a few in the next couple of weeks. Last year I didn’t find a single shed and I did a lot of walking. For some reason the properties I hunt don’t seem to have very many sheds every  year. Shed hunting is a lot of fun and it is nice to find sheds of deer that are on the property where you are hunting. I really like seeing pictures of bucks people have taken and they have their previous years sheds in the picture, that is really neat.

Snow Stressful On Deer

Well we have had a ton of snow here in Kansas and we need the moisture bad so it’s a good thing but I know this time of year can be a big stress on deer. Food sources are hard to come by this time of year and the snow makes it really tough on them. I am putting out supplemental feed this time of year to help the deer make it through this really tough stretch of bad weather, they are really coming to the corn this time of year on the property I hunt. Also coyotes can be tough on them this time of year as well. I have seen several coyotes since we’ve had snow, the cold weather makes them have to get out more and find more food to survive, and the weaker deer can be the one’s they go after. I plan on getting after some coyotes as soon as this snow melts. They can really be tough on the deer and I plan on being tough on them and get rid of a few of them.

Kansas Whitetail Hunting Show

A few weeks ago we had a blast at the second annual Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas deer hunting show. It was an unbelievable show and was a lot of fun. I had planned on taking tons of pictures but I dropped my camera and broke it, so much for getting a lot of great pictures. There were some amazing big bucks entered in the Monster Buck Contest and great vendors and the celebrity hunters were all awesome. I really enjoyed meeting Troy Laundry of Swamp People, he is such a nice man. I also enjoyed talking to Drury Outdoors Dan Thurston he is a great guy and the whole Nock On crew were there and very nice and fun to talk to. It really was an awesome show and we can’t wait until next years show.Monster Buck Classic This is a picture of Dan Thurston and I standing in front of Dan’s neat 1963 Chevrolet van at the Monster Buck Classic.

Don’t forget now is the time to start getting ready for next deer season. It is a great time to put out mineral lick sites for the deer and it will be time to plant those food plots soon.

 

Archery Equipment

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My archery equipment Mathews Z7.

Now that the season is over you might be in the market for some new archery equipment, perhaps a new bow and choosing the right bow for you can be fun but you want to make sure you make a good decision and don’t rush into buying something you are not going to be happy with later. Today we have a guest post from Jeff Stevens from Huntersguide.org. if you get a chance go over and check out their website which has some great information on deer hunting.   Thanks for the great post Jeff.

Archery Equipment

Recurve Bows and Compound Bows 

Archery, a once-popular method for basic human survival and combat, is now a common sport and method of hunting. The main tool in the sport of archery is a bow that shoots arrows. In early times, bows were made out of pinewood and the arrows were made out of materials such as flint and other rocks. Today, bows are made from aluminum and fiberglass and there are two main types of bows that are used in archery: the recurve bow and the compound bow. These bows can both be used for recreational archery, hunting, and bowfishing. Most often people are not sure which bow is better to use, especially if they are new to the archery scene. There are many accessories that are needed in archery, such as arrows, rests, sights, and strings. However, before you can buy any of those items you must buy the main tool: the bow. Both the recurve bow and the compound bow have advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your experience level, budget, and personal preference, this article will help you decide which bow is right for you.

 

Recurve Bows

Recurve bows can be traced back to ancient Asia and were originally made out of wood. Recurve bows were used throughout history by the Chinese, Mongols, Huns, Greeks, and Turks. Some companies still make wooden recurve bows today although they are more commonly made from fiberglass or carbon. Recurve bows generally come in three different variations: the basic style, the take-down style, and the composite style. The composite style is the oldest style of bow and is no longer used today. Out of the three variations, the take-down sttyle is the most popular since it allows the bow to be disassembled. Recurve bows curve away from you and are designed to shoot arrows at short distances. The curves allow the bow to be more stiffer and shoot arrows with more force. Modern recurve bows are more technologically advanced than those used in the early ages. However, recurve bows do not have as many advanced technological features as compound bows and therefore do not shoot arrows as accurate as a compound bow would. The typical length of a modern recurve bow is between 20 and 25 inches. Recurve bows are often recommended for beginners due to their traditional design the only types of bows that are allowed in the Olympics. The typical price of recurve bow is between $100 and $300, although some can cost up to nearly $1,000. The more expensive recurve bows are (obviously) meant for those who are more experienced archers.

 

Compound Bows

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This is my new Mathews Z7.

Compound bows are similar to recurve bows except they are more modern, using a system of pulleys and wires to operate and can give let-off or give no let-off. Since compound bows are more technological they can shoot arrows further than a recurve bow can. The first compound bow came out in 1969 and continues to be the most popular type of bow used today. Unlike the recurve bow, compound bows have many more parts like the cam and limb pockets. Although the limbs of a recurve bow are designed to be stiff, the limbs of a compound bow are even stiffer making it more energy efficient. They are lighter than recurve bows since they are not made from wood but rather from lighter materials. Due to the difference in materials, compound bows are easier to transport and they are more durable, especially in bad weather. However, compound bows will need more maintenance than a recurve bow since they are more advanced. They have room for add-ons and attachment such s sights and rests. Typical compound bow maintenance includes getting it re-stringed since it requires a bow press. The typical price of a compound bow is usually more expensive than the price of a re-curve bow, ranging from between $300 and $700 although there are some that are available for a higher price. It is important to remember that since compound bows are more popular, there are many brand names available and advocates of certain brands may try to sway you into buying a specific bow. Do not rush your decision if you are looking to get a compound bow but be sure to choose one that you can best handle, afford, and take care of.

 

Which One is Right For You?

Deciding on whether to choose a recurve bow or a compound bow is a choice that should be taken seriously, especially since both of these bows cost a lot of money. Recurve bows are most recommended for beginners due to their traditional design, ease of use, cheapness in price, and lower-level of maintenance. They serve as good practice tools for getting into advanced archery. Beginners can use compound bows if they wish but they are much more expensive than recurve bows so it is sometimes better to go with the easier, cheaper option just in case you decide that archery is not something that you can handle or enjoy. More experienced archers may find the accuracy of compound bows more desirable than the accuracy of a recurve bow. They will also have more knowledge of bow maintenance, making it easier for themselves if anything goes wrong with the bow. It is important to analyze the differences between each bow. Do not jump to buy the most attractive, expensive fastest-shooting bow, especially if you are just looking to show it off. Instead, buy the bow that you feel most comfortable starting off with and work your way up.

About the author

Jeff Stevens is a writer and co-creator of the hunting website http://www.huntersguide.org/. He enjoys fishing, hunting, playing the guitar, and writing. He recently helped to write an article about the http://www.huntersguide.org/articles/compound-vs-recurve-bow-for-hunting compound vs recurve bow for hunting.

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Monster Buck Classic Deer Hunting Show

Well it is almost time for the second annual Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas deer hunting show, it will be held January 25-27 at the ExpoCentre in Topeka Kansas. It should be a great weekend for the whole family, last years show was awesome and this years show should be even better. There will be a lot of great activities and great vendors and plenty of fun activities for the children. It will be a great show for all of us who love deer hunting.

Monster Buck Classic

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Monster Buck Classic deer hunting show Topeka Kansas.

Here are some of the great things you can enjoy at this years show.

Monster Buck Contest: The announcement of each category winner for the 2013 deer hunting season will be Sunday and they could crown a new King of Kansas Typical or Non-typical should someone enter, qualify and win. Last year the first ever King of Kansas Typical and Non-Typical bucks were crowned. Lucas Cochren’s 242 inch brute is the reigning King of Kansas Non-Typical and Rachelle Karl’s 182 1/8 inch bruiser is the reigning King of Kansas Typical. Will they keep their crown for another year or will one or both of these Monster Bucks will be overcome by a bigger buck? It will be exciting to see!Monster Buck Classic

Professional hunter appearances and seminars:

The Crush

  • Lee and Tiffany Lakosky “The Crush”
  • Dan Thurston “Drury’s Bow Madness”
  • Zac Cooper “Little Man, Big Dreams”
  • Troy Landry of the television series “Swamp People”

Unique attractions:

  • The Antler Collector- The world’s largest free range shed collection
  • Dave’s West Texas Rattlesnake Show
  • Jerry Boyles 3-D Bow Range and Pop Up Course

Awesome kids venue:

  • Tim Wright and the Pellet Range
  • The Monster Buck Classic tattoo parlor
  • New for this year is the Bunge Trampoline and Giant Super Slide (these attractions have a fee to participate)
  • Russell Whiles Entertainment presents Laser Shot Shooting Simulator and Paintball Target (there is a fee to play these games)
  • Glenna Cane face painting (small fee for this)
  • T.H.E. Kids Bow

“The Redneck A Blind A Day Giveaway”:

They will be giving one away each day of the event. During the 2013 Monster Buck Classic each attendee will have the opportunity to take home a Redneck Blind, a $3,000.00 value.

As you can see it is going to be a great weekend of deer hunting fun, so if you get a chance come on out and enjoy the show. I am ready to see some big ole Monster Bucks! For more information on the show please visit the official website Monster Buck Classic.