Corey’s Whitetail & Turkey Hunting Blog

This past weekend I spent some time putting away my turkey gear now that the season is over. I cleaned my guns that were used, washed all of my clothes, and emptied all of the contents of my turkey vest. As I stared at all of my calls laid out on my ben

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

Well as sad as it is for me to say this; my turkey season has now come to a close. The 2014 Turkey Season was a successful one and added many new stories that I will treasure for years to come. From successful youth hunts, some first time gobblers, and s

Preparing for turkey season

Years ago when I started guiding in West Central Illinois I decided that the status quo of the properties that I hunted was not good enough for my hunts. I wanted to not only keep more turkeys on the grounds that I guided, but I also wanted more places t

As we look ahead to the next season, most people grow anxious for the warmth of spring.  Although I share in this enthusiasm, I know that there is work to be done before the flowers start to bloom.  This is the optimum time of the year to make habitat improvements on your land or hunting

With the month of March and the end of winter around the corner I begin to get excited about the antlers that could be lying around my hunting areas. I can’t wait to begin the search for those treasures that we hunt for all fall, that are now just sittin

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

deer hunting acorns late season

I have long been a fan of the late season pursuit of trophy whitetail bucks. As the snow and mercury falls the chances of putting your tag on a mature buck rises. Many whitetail hunters pack up their gear for the season after the rut is over. This is a

Winter Whitetails…Where to find them
With the holiday season rapidly approaching most hunters are probably thinking more about egg nog and Santa Claus than they are about whitetail hunting. There is a select few hunters that love this time of year for d

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