When it comes to hunting the rut, sportsmen far and wide hang their hats on a lot of old information. But recent whitetail research allows us to reevaluate some of these misconceptions, and the new knowledge will help us hunt smarter.
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Often shocking, sometimes funny, but always true animal attack stories.
While photographing elk at sunrise in the Cataloochee Valley of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a curious young bull approaches a photographer and sniffs his camera. The photographer hunkers down on the road and waits while the elk gently nudges him. [ Read Full Post ]
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As predicted last week, this week finds us in the throws of the biological rut. Whitetails all over the country are taking care of business to ensure the survival of the species. That said, as far as deer sightings go, reports from the field range from “dead quiet” to “smoking hot.” No surprises here. Experienced rut watchers will recognize this as a typical mid-November rut; the best of times and the worst. [ Read Full Post ]
I’ve been moving too fast lately. Bombing from one meeting to the next, missing deadlines, never enough time for all the details of the day.
That’s a flimsy excuse for why I showed up at my rifle range the other day in a dither, with a new rifle, plenty of ammo, fresh targets, but no earmuffs.
Well, that’s not quite right. I had a single foam earplug in my pickup—it was stashed with about 60 cents in old pennies and nickels—plus a 20-amp fuse, some .22 shells, and a few screwdriver bits—in my truck’s ashtray. [ Read Full Post ]
There are a thousand different ways a buck could find himself stuck on a rooftop in France, and all of them involve a bender.
My top two scenarios, however, go like this:
1. Some French guys tired of wearing berets and smoking cigarettes got to drinking, found a deer and stuck him on the roof of the local truffle rustler’s house for kicks.
2. Santa gave Donner his pink slip, and in a fit if depression and self pity, the deer blew his severance on French champagne. One thing led to another and… [ Read Full Post ]
You may recall a BBZ blog post earlier in the week on a giant “mystery” whitetail that was supposedly taken in upstate New York. Our blog about this huge deer, which we presented as mere hearsay, was nonetheless inaccurate according to the bowhunter who arrowed the buck. He went on to explain that the buck was not harvested in Rockland County, N.Y. and the photos and information was released without his knowledge. We apologize for the confusion. He has declined our request for an interview. [ Read Full Post ]
This is one daring coyote. First it spots and drives a mountain lion off the road. Watch as the coyote continues to hound the mountain lion after it runs off into the woods. The footage was taken in Alberta, Canada, according to LiveLeak.com. [ Read Full Post ]