AntlerGear DHBB Bow Hunting Kansas

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My self filmed whitetail bow hunting Kansas November 14, 2012.

I hope everyone is having a great deer season. So far I have seen some really nice bucks being taken bow hunting Kansas. I was lucky enough to film myself shoot a nice eight pointer with my Mathews Z7 here in Northeast Kansas last Sunday evening. He was one of the biggest bucks I have had on trail camera this year he was a nice buck but not a giant by any means as far as Kansas standards go. It was some awesome footage and I will be sharing it with you in the future. I can’t wait to eat some tasty venison and now I’m planning on trying to get at least two does deer hunting.

Bow Hunting Kansas

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AntlerGear and DHBB Pro-Staff members Mike, Troy and Adam

This past week I had a blast bow hunting Kansas with my good friends from AntlerGear.com. Pro-Staffers and my good friends Troy Redner and Mike McKenzie flew in for a week of bow hunting Kansas whitetails and we had such a good time hunting, eating, laughing and cutting up. It was warm for the first few days but we made the best of it. Any time spent hunting with family and friends is always good. Be sure to checkout AntlerGear on facebook and give them a like. They have some really cool stuff.

8 point Kansas whitetail

Mike with his first bow buck taken in Kansas!

My friend and newest DHBB Pro-staffer Mike took his first bow buck this Wednesday morning, he had a quick two hour hunt on his last day before he had to get on a plane back to Atlanta and he got it done on a 8 pointer. He came close to getting a shot at three or four different much bigger 8 pointers but just couldn’t get a shot at them but he finally sealed the deal at the last possible minute. Congratulations Mike on your first bow buck, next year we are gonna get you and Troy on some big boys.

I believe that there has been a pretty bad outbreak of EHD around here and even though I haven’t found any dead deer I have gotten several reports of dead deer being found all around where we live. I have only gotten one 150″ buck on my trail cameras this year where last year I had several really nice bucks. It seems we just don’t have the big bucks like last year. It is kind of a scary deal when you see places like Montana’s Milk River last year where the deer herd was hit very hard. I guess it’s natures way of balancing the herd. I haven’t seen the usual number of deer being hit by cars either.

It has been a very quiet year for me and my buddies as far as rut activity here. We only saw one buck following a doe all of last week and that is pretty much it. I don’t know if it just hasn’t happened yet or what. I have seen a few scrapes and rubs but nothing that just was exciting and got me fired up. What kind of rutting activity have you seen where you are hunting? I have heard from a few of my Georgia buddies that the rut has been full bore all over the state the past couple of weeks. I’ve seen a lot of great peach state bucks taking the ole dirt nap.

I’d like some of you to send me some pictures of your big bucks being taken this season to share with the good folks on my DHBB facebook page. Lets see those hero pictures everyone. Good luck out there and stay safe and wear those safety harnesses.

 

Deer Eating Acorns Beans

 deer eating acorns daily

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.