Archive for the ‘Trophy’ Category

North American Whitetail

I saw a post by North American Whitetail – B&C’s Monster Bucks: 20 Biggest Non-Typicals of All Time and thought to myself ‘Yeah, the twenty or so people who read my blog would love to look at that slideshow!’   Then I saw a link in the middle of the post for the article – B&C’s Monster Bucks: 20 Biggest Typicals of All Time and decided that rather than post a stub with a link, I’d post a screenshot of both slideshows and link the screenshots, so that everyone can see both sets of MONSTER bucks!

Just click either image to go to the appropriate article:

20 Biggest Non-Typicals of All Time

20 Biggest Typicals of All Time


Head over to GoFundMe to help Ryan Oliver cover the cost of a trip to the World Indoor Archery Championship in France.


Click the image to go to the GoFundMe page.

From Ryan’s FaceBook page:

My Archery Resume:
Ryan Oliver
Age 14
I began my archery career in October 2009 with no previous shooting experience. I made the USAA Junior Dream Team in November, 2012. My long term archery objective is to make the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Teams. Member of 2014 Cadet USAT Team. Recently made the 2014 U.S. World Indoor Championship Junior Recurve Team. Gold Indoor and Silver and Outdoor JOAD Olympian pins. Also my goal is to help grow archery into a mainstream sport and help people discover their passion for archery.
International Medals: 1
2013 Multisite Indoor Championship of the Americas
Bronze Medal
2013 Rcherz Cross-Continental Event
Gold Medal
National Medals: 12
2011 Easton JOAD Nationals
o Gold Grand Champion
o Silver ranking Round Bowman Male Recurve, Silver Team Round , Gold Olympic Round
2012 U.S Indoor Nationals: Cub Male Recurve
o Gold Cub Male Recurve
2012 Easton JOAD Nationals:
o Gold ranking Round: Cub Male Recurve
o Silver Olympic Round
o Silver Grand Champion
2013 Easton JOAD Nationals: Bronze Grand Champion
2013 Easton Foundations Gator Cup 4th Place Ranking Cadet Male Recurve *shot up a division
2013 US Indoor Nationals
o Silver in Cadet Male Recurve* shot up a division
2013 JOAD Indoor Nationals
o Bronze in Cadet Male Recurve* shot up a division
2013 AAE Arizona Cup 7th Place Ranking Round /4th Place US Ranking*shot up a division
2013 ASA Pro/Am Newberry 1st Place Youth Pins
2013 2nd place Cadet USAT Ranking
Regional Medals
2011 JOAD Regional Indoor 1st Place
2012 JOAD Regional Indoor 1st Place
2013 JOAD Regional Indoor 2nd Place
2013 NFAA Indoor Southeast Sectional 1st Place
2013 NAA Southeast Sectional 1st Place
2013 NFAA Southeast Sectional Field Championship 1st Place and Sectional Record
State Medals
2010-13 Sunshine State Games 1st Place 2013 JOAD State Championship: Gold Cadet Division
2011 State Target Champion
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 State FITA Champion
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 State Indoor Champion
2013 State Field Champion
2012 Easton Newberry Sports Complex Shooter of the Year: Adult Male Recurve Division
30 JOAD Club Tournament gold medals
State Records: 15 Regional Records: 3
Archery Volunteer Activities: Field crew, range maintenance and volunteer coach for Newberry JOAD Club. Para Agent 2010 and 2011 Gator Cup, Field Crew 2010,2011, 2012 Gator Cup.

Gable Sporting Goods started and sponsors 3:23 Archery Shoots off of Fairburn Road: Here’s Gable’s Black Friday sale flier.



From Ike’s Outdoors YouTube page



October 16, 2013 – from Outdoor Life

Deer Hunting: 8 Rut Myths Busted

by Brad Fitzpatrick

Photo by John Eriksson/Images on the Wildside

Photo by John Eriksson/Images on the Wildside

When it comes to hunting the rut, sportsmen far and wide hang their hats on a lot of old information. But recent whitetail research allows us to reevaluate some of these misconceptions, and the new knowledge will help us hunt smarter.

1. Small Bucks Don’t Get to Breed Does
The myth stating that only big bucks breed does has been debunked in the pages of Outdoor Life before. Because of their size and age, younger bucks are at a disadvantage when battling older bucks for does. However, there are a number of young bucks that breed does every year.

New research indicates that subordinate bucks bred does in 5 out of 6 trials. In general, the research available indicated that social dominance did not have a major impact on breeding frequency.

2. Bucks Will Cover Miles in Search of Does
It’s easy to understand how this myth came to be. For years, hunters have scouted and hunted hard until the rut, only to have that one big buck seemingly vanish forever. In reality, you’re hunting within the confines of a buck’s home range, which varies widely based on deer density and habitat. But most properties are smaller than a single buck’s range. For the rest of the year, that buck may be in hiding, but the rut causes him to drop his defenses and lose his affinity for traveling under the cover of darkness.

Bucks may travel slightly outside their home range, says Dr. Stephen Webb of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, but it’s a myth that they range miles and miles from home. Each buck is an individual, and movement patterns vary from one deer to the next.

3. The Moon Affects the Rut
In a journal article that appeared in The Wildlife Society Bulletin in 2012, researchers reported that does came into estrus over a period of 30 to 40 days, with a standard deviation of 12 to 13 days, and that moon phase had no appreciable affect on the timing of this.

4. Bucks Stop Eating During the Rut
With the level of caloric output expended during breeding, bucks would actually die if they stopped eating. According to David G. Hewitt of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, bucks eat protein-rich foods in the fall in anticipation of the rut, and they continue to feed during the rut. You shouldn’t assume that all a buck is doing is chasing does.

Read the other four myths at Outdoor Life’s Master Class blog.


From Realtree Outdoors YouTube channel:


One of the things I love to do is promote LOCAL business – that’s why I shoot for a Gable Sporting Goods, promote Big Deer Hunters’ products and other local businesses.  On of my friends started a game call business last year, Collum Right Game Calls.

Collum Right Game Calls

Tony is a great guy, and his veteran-owned business is just starting out – he doesn’t even have a web page at this point, just a FaceBook page, but LOOK at the fantastic game calls he’s making!

Head over to FaceBook and give Tony’s “Collum Right Game Calls” a look, hit ‘Like’ while you’re there!

From Western Illinois Trophy Outfitter’s FaceBook page:

We just had a small group of guys cancel on a hunt due to some money issues. We now are running a special for their spots. Deposits have already been paid. You will just have to pay the remaining balance. Dates are Oct. 21-25. We have 4 spots for this price. They have paid $800 per person for deposits. Remaining balance is $1500 per person. Lodging is included. First come basis. Message for more info. Thanks


Click to go to the FaceBook page

Click to go to the FaceBook page


Western Illinois Trophy Outfitters
PO Box 116
Lima, IL 62348

PHONE: 217-440-6609


From Georgia Outdoor News Magazine’s FaceBook Page:

GA_Bowhunting_RecordIt’s official! A 10-pointer killed Dec. 14 by David Campbell is the new Georgia state record bow-buck. The Lee County giant netted 173 5/8.”