Corey’s Whitetail & Turkey Hunting Blog

Lessons from October’s Past…

As I sit here counting the hours to the start of bow season 2011 I find myself reflecting on the success and failures of my October hunts. Scrolling through my filing system of memories I reflect on some of the earliest h

Follow me through this hypothetical scenario and see if any of this sounds familiar to you. During an early spring shed hunting trip you stumble upon an antler of a great buck right smack dab in the middle of your prime Illinois hunting spot. You show a

Buying Illinois Deer Hunting Land For Sale

Bow season is finally underway!!! All the months of preparation (food plots, trail cameras, stand hanging, etc.) are in the past and we now get enjoy the fruits of our labor by climbing a tree and dreaming of giant whitetails. This is truly a magical ti

deer hunting tips

If you want to grab the attention of any deer hunter in America all you need to do is start a sentence with, ”The best way to improve your odds of killing a big buck is ___________”. Mission accomplished; they are hanging on your every last word. Some

With turkey season over and deer hunting season still months away I begin to dust off my trail cameras. After clearing up my SD cards and loading up on fresh batteries I start to get anxious to put my cameras in the woods. However, I prefer to approach

As I flipped the calendar in my office to November 2011, I began to prepare for my pending vacation. I spent much of my time abusing my internet privileges to study the weather forecast on every available weather site on my favorites list. That would be

Every deer camp has the conversation as to what drives deer movement. Moon phases, rut timing, weather patterns, etc., are all popular subjects. Ten deer hunters in a given deer camp will offer up ten different reasons for why deer do what they do. Give

As a young man who was fascinated by archery I could always find the time to shoot my bow. It did not matter the time of year or the weather outside I just loved shooting. This eventually led me to shooting competitively in the summer months as a teenag

A wise deer hunter is a deer hunter that continues to seek wisdom.  The best opportunities to find that wisdom occurs each deer season; and the whitetail deer themselves, are the best teachers. The curriculum only costs you your time, and if you paid attention you should be better prepared to go to school during

Turkey Hunting tips and tactics

I once had a professional upland guide and very accomplished clay shooter debate with me the topic of pointing his turkey gun instead of aiming it because it was a shotgun.  He claimed that the only proper way to shoot a shotgun was to “point it”.  I will discuss all of the ways that statement