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Mid October Update
October 21, 2020
Not too much excitement for me here in U.P. yet this season. We've had precipitation all but 3 days so far in October. As of late, I do have a few buddies that have had some decent bucks start to show up on camera, so they must be starting to move a bit better now, and that should continue. Hopefully I'll find one worth chasing sooner or later. If you've been out there this season, I hope you are having some good hunts!

 
Bobcat almost takes out Turkeys!
October 3, 2020
Check out the neat clip below of a bobcat trying to catch his dinner right on the live webcam!
 

 
2020 Deer Season Preview
October 2, 2020
With everything going on in the world, many hunters are looking forward to some 'social distancing' time more than ever! This should be an above average year for deer hunting in Michigan, including the U.P.

Our winter started off heavy, as usual. However, after February, it turned out to be a fairly mild winter (by our standards), and the temperatures were fairly warm for a U.P. winter. Heading into Spring, our deer looked healthy coming out of the frozen months.

The consensus around our area through summer is that deer numbers are fairly high, fawn production is good, and antler growth looks above average this year. Based on the amount of bucks that seemed to have made it through deer season last year, I have fairly good expectations that there should be some mature bucks running around. That being said, I'm not really seeing any real good bucks on camera yet, but early season can be slow going here.

Anyhow, I hope everybody has a safe, enjoyable season, and I think there will be some good bucks hitting the ground in the U.P. this Fall. I hope to capture some excitement on video this year, so keep checking in for future videos. I already have had a few submission for the 'buck pole' that I'll post soon. Good luck!

 
U.P. Muzzleloader Buck Video
December 16, 2019
Here is the video of the recent Muzzleloader buck! It was a cold, memorable hunt to say the least. Overall, 2019 was definitely a season I'll never forget. I know I must be hooked on the outdoors, as even though I'm tagged out, I still went out this weekend with no weapon, just to watch deer and enjoy being out in the north woods. I hope that everybody out there had a safe and enjoyable season, and we'll see what 2020 brings us!
 

 
Tagged out in the U.P.!
December 10, 2019
This year I set up a new late season spot in Iron County that I've been itching to try. On 12/8/19, a real nice 8 pointer appeared on camera in the middle of the night for the first time. I waited a couple days for the big cold snap to hit us, hoping that the storm would get him moving in daylight. It worked out tonight when he came out with plenty of light left, and the muzzleloader connected. CLICK HERE to see some pics on the buck pole, and I'll post a video in a few days here.

It's been quite a few years since I've filled both tags, so I sure feel lucky at how this year went. I'm still planning on taking some friends out hunting and doing some filming, so at least I'll be able to spend a little more time outdoors. I hope that things are going well for all of you, and the video will be coming shortly!

 
Illinois Shotgun Buck Video
December 5, 2019
Shotgun buck video is posted. We were able to look back at past trail cam pics, and we actually think that buck may be pushing 6.5 years old. We had pics of him in 2017 where he looked to be a 4 year old back then. Illinois certainly treated us well once again this year.

As for Michigan, it sounds like the gun harvest was down a bit, and now we've had a real cold, snowy start to December. I'm gearing up for late season now. I haven't seen any shooters on cam yet, but most years a new buck will show up somewhere, so I'm still hoping to find one to pursue yet by season's end.

I hope that everybody has had a great deer season. Enjoy every minute outdoors that you can!
 

 
Successful Illinois gun season!
November 25, 2019
Michigan rifle season started off slow for many, but seems to be picking up. This past weekend I was in Illinois for their gun opener, and on day 2, we had a great mature buck get within range of us, and everything worked out! We'll post a video of the hunt soon, but for now, CLICK HERE to see a few pics of the buck. There is still plenty of season left in Michigan, so good luck to everyone out there!

 
199 lbs dressed 8 Point Video
November 14, 2019
Alright, here is the video of the recent Upper Peninsula bow kill. I already got back from the processor and that was a lot of meat! Good luck to all you heading out rifle hunting the next couple of weeks. Be safe, have fun, and make some hunting memories out there!
 

 
Big U.P. Buck Down!
November 8, 2019
November 8th was a hunt to remember! Now that the rut is kicking in, I decided to go for an all day sit, and it paid off in a big way. After not seeing any deer all morning, at 1:05 this mature U.P. bruiser came walking past following a doe. Double lung shot made for a fairly easy tracking job in the snow, and then the work began, dragging out the big buck that dressed out at 199 lbs. I feel very lucky to have been in the right place at the right time! We'll post the video soon, but you can CLICK HERE to see some pics on the online buck pole. Good luck to everybody gearing up for gun season!

 
Illinois Archery Video
November 4, 2019
Here is the video of the Illinois bow buck, I hope you enjoy. I've been hunting the U.P. some more, and we are starting to see some signs of the rut. I've had encounters with a handful of 1.5 and 2.5 year old bucks, but I'm holding out for something older, so hopefully patience pays this year! I'll keep you posted...
 

 

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