Moultrie breaks new ground in feeding and land management with the launch of their new Ranch Series Feeders. These feeders are very durable, and offer hunters, farmers, and ranchers great flexibility when making sure animals receive the proper nutrition amounts at the right time. All of these feeders and kits offer high quality and versatile feeding options for all kinds of animals, making it easier to give them the food they need when they need it.
Last week we had a gorgeous early spring day here in Central Pennsylvania. Not one of those almost too-warm afternoons that brings everyone into frenzy, but a pleasantly mild 50-some degrees, truly my favorite weather. I took the opportunity to head straight from work to scout for deer in the mountains.
Many folks shed hunt this time of year, which I somewhat do, but what I am really searching for is buck sign leftover from last fall's rut. During winter, the deer in this area herd up in thermal hemlock valleys which they don't frequent nearly as much during hunting season, so shed hunting does not benefit me substantially. Early spring prior to green-up is a tremendous time to be searching for new spots. I am looking for general areas with good deer concentrations, and next fall I will do stealth recon missions to verify there are bucks using the area and pinpoint stand locations. The combination of signs I look for are quite simple, yet require tuned-in observation to locate: convergence of deer trails, typically on benches, saddles, and other map features; with scrapes and rubs (preferably big) in the vicinity; and, food (acorns) and bedding within easy reach.
These bagels make for a hearty handheld meal and are truly delicious. If you’re into a high stack of meat on your sandwich, allot ½ lb of venison per person. If you’d prefer a normal amount of meat, do ¼ lb instead.
Returning from his mule deer hunt in Arizona, outdoors content creator Mike Rogers has a few pieces of advice to pass on to other outdoor enthusiasts eager to follow in his footsteps. One of the most important parts of hunting in the desert is finding the highest vantage point and being able to remain resilient in the fluctuating daily desert conditions. This means two types are gear are essential keys to success: clothing and optics.
I’ve always believed that you must suffer before you succeed, that you must go through pain, mishaps, and adversity to make an experience worthwhile. My experience in the eastern Nevada mountains came with no shortage of suffering, but that made it so much more rewarding.
For the past month, iSportsman has been sponsoring hunting YouTuber Mike Rogers as he ventured out into the Arizona wilderness in search of his first mule deer. Mike just returned from his second trip into the desert and has some stories to tell.
I wrestled to find a new solution to an old problem. A problem that has plagued deer hunters for ages. I had many failures, but those only deepened my resolve to find the right ingredients to find a solution. This recipe is the result of finally cracking the code for that allusive perfect use for the Venison roast you find at the bottom of your freezer. The one from last hunting season, or maybe even two years ago.
Hunting runs in the Stolowski family. Michael Stolowski has been hunting for 54 years, starting at the age of 10. Michael got his first deer at age 12 while tagging along with his father and older brother and, from there, was a lifelong hunter. After hopping between various hunting lands, they eventually settled on a place in 1977: Fort McCoy.
Recently, iSportsman sponsored YouTuber and active-duty service member Mike Rogers on a late season mule deer hunt in Arizona. We partnered with Huntworth as a clothing sponsor to ensure Mike had all the essentials for this desert challenge.
iSportsman is currently sponsoring YouTuber and active-duty service member Mike Rogers (@TLOMikeRogers) for multiple trips to Arizona for late season mule deer hunts. Already back from his first outing, Mike is itching for more. Spending several days getting up early, hiking long desert treks, and ascending rocky hills to glass for wildlife wasn’t enough, and we agree.