Corey’s Whitetail & Turkey Hunting Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall Planting Season has Arrived…
Just a little over a month ago there were still fields that were being planted with corn and soybeans here in Southern Iowa. With such a late arrival of summer this year and lingering spring rains, local farmers and foo