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The reality for many hunters today is they must seek land to hunt on. Some own land, some lease land, and most seek the opportunity to hunt on someone else’s land by receiving permission from the landowner. A few are good with “the ask” but most are not, so here are 10 tips to help you secure a spot to hunt.
1. Ask permission well in advance of the season. Don’t show up the week before opening day and expect a positive response. It may happen, but increase your odds by asking weeks or months in advance.
The 2014 Q1 Buck Pole TV shjow hits the air this weekend on Sunday. Check times and listings for your area. You can also watch it online later next week when it is posted. This week Sunday Sept 21st the show includes Big Bucks from last year, The explanation of the scoring method, The DNR talks about the RAP Room and poaching, and Tony LaPratt discusses getting ready for the bow season with some great tips.
The big day is here. The Main-Prize Party takes place at Firekeepers Casino. Big bucks, ATV give away and plenty of other cool prizes. FYI - I will have my books available, TROPHY WHITE TALES and THE HUNTING SPIRIT. Both books were featured on Michigan Out-of-Doors TV just two weeks ago. Did you happen to see the episode? Stop by and say "Hi.' See you there!!!
Great Lakes Region Predator Challenge. January 17-19. $90 registration fee for teams up to three. http://www.michiganpredatorchallenge.com/index.html
Wow, did the Rage Broadhead(s) produce big this past Saturday. During the morning hunt my brother Jeff, shot a 190 pound (field dressed) 7-point with a Rage three-blade broadhead. He watched the buck collapse about 40 yards from were he shot it. We followed the blood trail anyways and the carnage was incredible. There was literally a 5-foot wide path of red. I had never seen anything like it.
On the evening hunt, I shot a 10-point buck with a Rage Extreme broadhead. I heard my buck crash to the ground within 5 seconds of taking the shot.
Well, I hope that you have enjoyed the first two months of our three month deer season here in Michigan. This past week, I interviewed Jeff Toy from Cass County, who killed a 190 class typical, 12-point. You will be able to read his complete story in the January issue of Woods-N-Water News.
I've just returned from Montana where my hunting partner and I shot big mule deer. We doubled up on our 5th day of hunting. I shot a big 3x3 at 9 in the morning while still hunting. My buck sports a 19" inside-spread and carries 14" tines. My partner, Jeff Stanton, connected on a big 5x5 that same evening. Both of us had connected on MI 10-pointers before leaving so we waited for an opportunity of shooting big racked bucks. The west provides a lot of great opportunities for the traveling sportsman who seeks high adventure!