What is shed hunting

Shed Hunting Tips

Let’s start at the beginning; adult male deer naturally shed their antlers each year after the rut which is during the late winter months of February to March. Decreasing testosterone levels trigger this phenomenon which is followed by growing back a new set of larger antlers in the beginning of spring.   What is shed…

Duck Calling

How to Call Ducks

Let’s be honest, calling ducks successfully is one of the most rewarding experiences for any duck hunter. Some hunters describe it as a humbling feeling, a feeling that you are connecting to the bird, a feeling that you are a “duck whisperer”; you are inside their world, communicating with them.   Of course, there will…

Tips for hunting the rut

Hunting Deer During the Rut

The word “rut” is derived from the Latin “rugire” which means “to roar”. It is used to describe the mating season of mammals. It includes sheep, goats, deer, camels, bison, antelope, giraffes etc.   What does it mean when a deer is in a rut? In males, the rut is characterized by an increase in testosterone and…