Corey’s Whitetail & Turkey Hunting Blog

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Overthinking the Whitetail Rut…

November 19th, 2015

I was driven to my keyboard this morning after my ritualistic browsing of the news and social media while I rub the sleep out of my eyes.  I encountered several threads on media sources that involved the disappointing 2015 whitetail rut in the Midwest.  Many claiming it to be the worst rut in years.  I

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For many of you die hard whitetail hunters there is an itch that you feel right now. An itch that, you so very much, would like to scratch. Turkey season is over, you have already drowned several dozen nightcrawlers, the green fields are growing, and th

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Before the Spring Thaw…

February 18th, 2015

As we enter the last week of February 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 imp

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Here Comes the Fall…

August 27th, 2014

This time of the year is an exciting time for whitetail hunters. September marks the start of many states deer hunting season and for others it is the final month countdown to go time. With all of this anticipation there is usually a flurry of activity

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The Quiet Gobbler

May 23rd, 2014

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

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Deer Herd Health in the Midwest

January 15th, 2014

I guess one could say that I stay in tune with the whitetail deer hunting world all year long. I visit hunting forums, social media, websites, read magazines, and subscribe to various blogs and e-articles. I don’t have outdoor television programming at

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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

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

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Controlling the Controllable…in the deer woods
In the sport of deer hunting there are many things that are out of our control. Many of these uncontrollable elements of the hunt receive our blame for the lack of our success. Examples of this may inclu

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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