Author:Allison Rauscher

Nodak Velvet

Big Tine would like to congratulate the Giarrizzo brothers of Tag N’ Brag on their successful whitetail hunt in North Dakota last week. Both in velvet, David tagged out on September 3rd with a stud 10-point and Dean tagged out September 4th on a gorgeous 11-point.    “Still pinching myself and on Cloud Nine. What a way to start the season with another North Dakota tag punched...

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This Will Make You Change The Way You Mount Big Tines

They say you need to put on the miles for the piles, and if you’re anything like me, that’s exactly what I’ve got lying on my living room floor. I’m proud of that pile of antlers because the effort I put into finding them. Although it may look like a pile of bones just laying on the floor to guests, to me, it looks like history, tradition, stories, the past and the future. At times I feel that pile doesn’t do those deer justice. In a pile, those big tine’s begin to melt together, losing size, character, and definition. They don’t need to lay in a pile anymore, nor should they. The RACK HUB™ is the best solution where modern meets tradition.   Take a look inside Austin Chandler’s (The Working Class...

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The Most Valuable Doe Management Factors You Need To Know

  Whitetail season is quickly approaching. With trail camera pictures and scouting ventures, bowhunters everywhere are beginning to build their hit list. In years prior, I would wait for my hit list buck. Deer after deer would come by, I would continuously pass up the opportunity for a shot. Not because I felt I was "too good for that," but more so that I didn't want to mess up other potential opportunities. If I knew a bigger buck was hanging out on the property, he was the one I’d hold out for. This year however, the first on my list, are does.   Doe management in the early season is more worthwhile long-term. Doing so extends the lifespan of native forage and food plots, allows bucks to consume necessary nutrition and not expend...

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The Working Man’s Food Plot

It’s not too late to supply your whitetail herd with the nutrition they need for the winter ahead.  If you’re like me, you might find yourself feeling behind. You might feel you’re running out of time, or you don’t have the money or the equipment required to have a successful food plot. The truth is, the late summer and fall is the time deer begin to increase their nutritional intake, which not only assists in antler growth but reproduction, immune response, and weight gain as well.   Whitetails need enough energy to prepare for the rut and carry them through the cold winter months, so food plots can be an extremely beneficial food source for them. Big Tine has the perfect options to yield success without spending an arm and a leg....

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Get Better Whitetail Results

From spring to early summer, the world around us begins a process of regrowth and rebirth. Lush grass re-emerges from the soil, the woods becomes green again, plots are prepped, and fawns begin to drop. Now is the time to assist your whitetail population achieve optimal health.   Everyone wants the secret to growing bigger, better bucks, but it’s imperative to focus on the health and nutritional needs of the population as a whole. Some see supplemental feeding as baiting. They see it as a way to bait deer under a tree to be shot, but really, there’s so much more to it. When hunter’s render a supplemental food source for whitetails, they aid the population in antler growth, weight gain, enhanced immune response, reproduction, decreased mortality, pregnancy, lactation/nursing, and fawn survival.   Nursing...

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