OL's whitetail expert Neil Dougherty explains the relationship between deer movement and the weather. The truth? The weather doesn't really change deer movement as much as we expect. So, there's no excuses. If the wind is right, get out there and hunt.
Your deer is down, your tag is punched and your season is over. Time to gut your buck and drag him out of the woods right? Wrong. Whitetail expert Neil Dougherty explains why you shouldn't gut a deer near your stand, even if you're done hunting.
It's never too early to start thinking about next season. In this video, whitetail expert Neil Dougherty explains how to go about scouting for next year's food plot sites. Hint: taller weeds mean richer soil.
It doesn't take much to scare a mature buck away from your best stand. In the early season and late season, this means you have to hunt your best setups with extreme discretion. But during the rut, all bets are off and you should get more aggressive and hunt your go-to spots when the wind is right.
There's perhaps no more important time in the world of hunting than the opening day of the gun deer season, and for the opener, it all comes down to picking the right stand. Whitetail expert Neil Dougherty has a proven strategy for picking stand locations on opening day. Here's how it works.
Before and after the rut, food is the key driver of deer activity. With many regions around the country suffering from drought conditions in the summer and early fall, finding good deer food to hunt over can be tough.
But according to whitetail expert Neil Dougherty, it might not be too late to plant fall food plots. Watch this video and see if you still have time to put in an 11th hour plot.
Last week we watched as my friend Jim shot The Big Ten Buck sitting on a bucket, covered in a sheet, left-handed. This supports a point we made earlier in the season: shoot your situation.
How many of you know you’re reliable distance left-handed? I didn’t until I thought about Jim’s situation and went to the range. Preparing for the unexpected is a mantra I’ve long preached. That means taking target practice from your shooting house, blind or tree stand. It also means training for those situation when the deer comes in the wrong way, or for whatever reason your handling is all mucked up.