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What is a Trophy

I am sure that we have all heard the phrase, “A trophy is in the eye of the beholder.”  I believe this statement to be all too true when referring to whitetail deer.  I have friends that will proudly take any opportunity at any deer that presents itself.  They are happy to put some meat in the […]

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Hunter Safety System

Treestand Safety Has A Name: Hunter Safety System   When I started hunting 30 yrs ago treestands  were pretty much homemade, and a safety harness was an after thought. Most of my hunting was done from the ground where you were eye to eye with the game you are hunting. After several years later, companies […]

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Title Defense

2014 Iowa State Championship Turkey Calling Contest For the first time, I have the opportunity to defend a calling title. Last August I won my first Iowa State Turkey Calling Championship. I’m excited to be returning to Manchester, IA as always, I’ll be calling in many division but most of my focus will be on winning my second State Championship. Also […]

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TACTACAM selects StarkGrowth

TACTACAM, LLC selects StarkGrowth effective immediately to coordinate marketing and brand development. Gurnee, Illinois (July 30, 2014) – TACTACAM, LLC selects StarkGrowth as its public relations and marketing agency of record, effective immediately. “We look forward to expanding our brand presence in the marketplace through our new partnership with StarkGrowth,” said Jeff Peel, President of […]

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Trail Cam Pictures

By Guest Blogger: Skye Goode, Mossy Oak ProStaff I have been blessed to have captured some really great trail camera pictures but I have a secret weapon. A good friend introduced me to Blackie’s Blend Magnum call lure, and now I’m obsessed when pursuing critters when there’s no season. I use it frequently in tandem with trail […]

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Late July Card Pull

Here it is late July, for me this will be my first trail camera card pull of the summer. For me this is the time of year that you can really get a good idea of what a buck is going to look like this fall. Yes there is still time for them to grow […]

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Throwback Thursday Video

Check out this Throwback Thursday Video from Zac Geith

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Setting Trail Cameras

On July 19th, I went out with my mother to a spot where I have had a stand for a few years now. I have yet to shoot or see anything with size there, but it has very good potential. Last year, right before bow season, I had a few nice bucks walk in front […]

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2014 Covert Illuminator

I recently purchased a Covert Illuminator camera. I’ve been using infrared cameras exclusively for about five years and like many others, I was worried about the flash spooking deer. I bought this camera with predators in mind, but I plan to use it along with my IR cameras for deer as well. I’ve had it […]

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Skye’s Card Pull 1

  My latest card pull was fun because I had a variety of game including bear, turkey, some cute fuzzy fawns and baby coons, as well as an old friend that returned.  It’s good to see two different sets of twins and some loan fawns that made it through Wisconsin’s worst winter in decades.  As […]

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What Grows Antlers?

I was asked on FaceBook the other day… What is the best product for putting inches on antlers? I’m not sure there is an answer to that. Sure there are tons of products out there that are designed to help you “grow” big bucks. Do they work, some do for sure but there isn’t a […]

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Ty’s Card Pull #2

Pulled another group of cards this morning. It amazes me at how some deer grow faster than others and then sometimes they just explode. With this pull, these cameras are on new leases at Whitetail Xtreme Hunts just got this year. As the manager of Whitetail Xtreme Hunts, I need an inventory of bucks on each […]

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Just One of Those Days

I have been on a bit of a break he last few weeks. On June 14th I hit up the annual Pikes Peak Archery Open House. There are two reasons I make this event every year. One: Great people both the folks from Echo Valley Archers and Jake Mohn, owner of Pikes Peak Archery. Two: […]

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Making a Spur Necklace

This spring I was fortunate enough to harvest two mature gobblers.  After consuming the meat, displaying the fans and beards, and taking more pictures than necessary, I decided that I should do something with the only “true” trophy on a turkey: the spurs.  Hens can have beards and jakes can have a fan that’s nearly […]

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