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THE PERFECT STORM
November 15, 2017
Here is the video from my best bow buck to date, this Pope & Young class 11 pointer taken on 11/19/17. I've had trail pics of this 5.5 year old buck for a few years now, and I sure was fortunate to finally get a chance at him in daylight. I hope you are all having a great season, and hope you enjoy the video!
 

 
Big U.P. 11 Pointer down!
November 10, 2017
Last night I took the biggest archery buck I have ever killed. Check out the buck pole for pics. I'll get the video posted as soon as possible, it is going to be a good one!

 
Full Illinois Video and Update
November 8, 2017
Hello! Below is the full video of this year's Illinois archery hunt. A lot of time when in to making this video, and I hope you'll enjoy it! I'm still after a big buck here in the U.P., and I've come so close to getting him, but haven't quite gotten it done yet. I'm hoping the storm moving in tonight will increase the daylight activity. I've got another shooter on camera now, but I'm still focused on getting the one I've been after for two years. I'll keep you posted, and I hope you are having a great season!
 

 
Pike County Illinois Preview
November 3, 2017
The full video is still being put together, but here is a quick preview of what is to come! I'm back in Michigan and heading back out into the U.P. Wilderness as we speak!
 

 
Buck down in Illinois!
October 31, 2017
I was lucky enough to take a nice 9 pointer on my birthday this morning! I'm on my way home and will have a video posted as soon as possible. This trip produced some of the nicest footage we've ever captured!

 
New Video
October 19, 2017
I feel like I'm getting closer and closer to getting my target buck, I actually saw him just before dark the other night, but not in range. In the meantime, here is a quick compilation of some of the neat sights I've witnessed so far in the Western U.P.!
 

 
Halfway through October!
October 16, 2017
I was really hoping to close the deal on one of my shooters on Saturday night, but he still doesn't like to move in daylight. I did see a couple of nice 8 pointers that night however. I do have enough footage now that I'll likely put together a quick video update this week. In the meantime, check out some cool drone footage I shot over the Ontonagon River in late September if you haven't seen it yet. Talk soon!
 

 
Early October Continues
October 12, 2017
Since the last post, I've had another shooter show up on camera, and another borderline shooter as well. My #1 buck finally made a daylight appearance on trail camera, so I had high hopes tonight. It was a cool and blustery night. I saw a handful of does and fawns, but no bucks showed up tonight. I expect the hunting to start getting better by next weekend. I'll keep you posted!

 
Early October Update
October 5, 2017
We finally got a northwest wind and some cooler temps today, so I hunted a spot I've been waiting to sit at. It was a good night, I saw 8 deer, and 3 were bucks. One of the bucks was real nice and wide, but likely only 2.5 years old. I got a lot of good footage and really enjoyed the evening. I'm still holding out for a bigger buck if I get lucky enough to get a chance at one. I'll likely post some footage one way or another within the next week. I hope that your season is off to a good start!

 
2017 Season Preview
October 2, 2017
Welcome back! Deer season is underway once again. The Upper Peninsula deer herd is looking much better this year. Fawn survival from last winter seems good, and there were plenty of new fawns this spring. Bear numbers are high. Should be a lot of 1.5 and 2.5 year old bucks this year. 4.5 year old bucks and older will still likely be a rarity due to the severe winters some years back.

So far this year I've had two shooters on camera so far, so we'll see if I can get lucky enough to get a chance at one of them. I've got quite a few other pretty nice bucks scattered around my hunting spots, but I'm trying to get pickier as I get older about what deer to take. I also plan to return to Illinois a couple times later this year as well.

Keep checking in, and I hope to have a video to post sooner than later. I've been out a couple times already, but have only been seeing limited movement in the warm early season weather. Good luck to all of you this season!

 

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