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Magical Time Of Year

Every year at the same time whitetail deer enter a bow hunters paradise, we know it as the "rut"! It typically falls some time between late Oct and mid November here in the upper midwest. We have found that Halloween usually marks the start of this magical time of year when deer throw caution to the wind. They are the toughest, smartest, most sought after of all big game. They also are the most challenging and during the rut we are able to get ever so close to mature bucks as they search for hot does. They have only one thing on their mind and that is breeding does.

The above video is a short clip from this years rut at our WI property where Pete was able to make a great shot on a 3.5 year old 8 pointer that we were looking to cull out of the herd. Often you will hear of these as management deer. This is perfect case in point in taking a deer out that genetically did not have the make up we are looking for and we don't want him to spread his genes to any of the does. It was a very busy fall as we traveled many states and even Canada in pursuit of game-Harvest Chronicles.

I learned a lot about hunting and also myself this fall. I learned that it isn't always about the harvest but the adventures and the places that they take you. I learned that if you want to have fantastic experiences, you have to put yourself in fantastic places. With ice fishing already underway, I can already tell it is going to be a fantastic few weeks. I have a few ice trips already under my belt and more planned. I won't go as far as to say the most recent outing was epic, but I will tell you that it was pretty awesome. Stay tuned for more very soon. Until next time, Fish On!

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