Corey’s Whitetail & Turkey Hunting Blog

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

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

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

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

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

Well here we are… mid-November. Like many of you I have been chasing the whitetails pretty hard over the last few weeks trying to capitalize on the splendor of the rut. I have had several unbelievable days along with some extremely slow days. The one t

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

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

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