It’s Time to Step Up and Mentor a New Hunter

I’ve always had an affinity for helping new hunters. That likely stems from the struggles I endured as a young, aspiring hunter without a mentor. I sometimes look back and cringe at all the rookie mistakes I made along the way and my painfully slow evolution as a hunter. Many of those mistakes could have …

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I Left Private Land Behind for the Public Land Challenge

When I told my close friends we were selling the farm and moving back to town to be closer to family and help with the family business, there were many questions. One of the most often asked was, “Where are you going to hunt?” I’d given that a great deal of thought and decided on …

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Where, When and How to Find More Shed Antlers

One of the more enjoyable late-winter activities for me is getting out with friends and family hiking in search of shed antlers. I wish I was fortunate enough to scour every square inch of the properties I hunt in search of them, but time just doesn’t allow that, and sometimes those pesky rodents beat me …

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Don’t Put Your Bow Away Just Yet

For years I shot 3D archery — typically a few shoots each summer as a way to prepare for the upcoming deer season. And while I always enjoyed the chance to shoot my bow, as well as the camaraderie of competitive archery, for whatever reason I never got serious about it. It wasn’t until my …

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8 Worthy New Year’s Resolutions for Deer Hunters

A new year always brings with it a mix of emotions for me. I’m saddened because it marks the final days of Georgia’s deer season, but at the same time I love the feeling of a fresh start — the opportunity to reboot and strive to do things a little better than you did the …

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