Scouting Tips Whitetail Properties

I have been doing some shed hunting lately and walking a couple of my favorite whitetail properties. Have you done any post season scouting where you hunt? Post Season Scouting Whitetail Properties There are a few things that can really help when post season scouting your whitetail properties. To save time and limit your hard work it helps to have maps. Some of the most helpful are aerial, topographical and plat maps. Aerials are awesome they not only show the deer hunting property you have access to but the surrounding ones as well. They show pinch points, funnels, food sources, bedding areas, and travel routes. Topo maps show elevation and help finding ridges and valleys, creeks and roads and even show where the trees are at on your whitetail properties. Topo maps can be a very useful for post season scouting. Plat maps show property lines, rivers, roads and property … Continue reading

Shed Hunting Whitetail Management

I wanted to remind everyone that now is a great time to establish salt/mineral licks and is an effective practice of whitetail management. Whitetail Management The big bucks will be growing their antlers very soon and the minerals will help provide them with the essential nutrients to grow nice big healthy racks. Today I went to Cabela’s and bought a 20 lb. bag of Imperial Whitetail mineral/vitamin supplement and a mineral block. Tomorrow when I go looking for bone I am going to be post season scouting as well and I am going to establish a mineral lick and start a little early whitetail management. The way I am going to do this is I will locate an area where two or more trails intersect and I will dig a hole about two feet in diameter and several inches deep. I will mix 5lbs of the mineral/vitamin supplement  with the … Continue reading

Venison Food Plot Preparation

I had some venison I wanted to make some jerky out of and I found a really good recipe. If you like the taste and heat of black pepper, this  jerky recipe is the one for you. The marinade seasons the strips of venison with finely ground black pepper. And to really kick it up a notch, cracked black pepper is sprinkled on before drying. Coarse ground black pepper can be used in place of cracked pepper. Venison 1 cup of Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of canning salt 3 tablespoons of fine grind black pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon of onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons of Morton® Tender Quick® curing mix This recipe is for around five pounds of venison. Combine the meat with the marinade and allow it to marinate overnight. Before dehydrating, season with cracked or coarse ground black pepper if … Continue reading