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SPRING CLEANING TIME!

Now, we’ve all heard the old adage, “time for a good spring cleaning” and obviously we know that this is a saying that’s been around for a long time! This powerful, little sentence implies that it’s time to start working on cleaning up the mess from winter and getting things ready for a new season! Well, when it comes to hunting Whitetails, Springtime is a GREAT time for some “spring cleaning” on our properties!    Out with the Old, In with the New When it comes time for spring, if you’re an avid whitetail guru like myself, the thoughts of “what went wrong and what went right last year?” Should be rolling around heavy on your mind! Foodplot placement, camera locations, new trails to make, better entry and exit routes, mineral sights,...

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5 GREAT SHED SPOTS!

Whitetail sheds! WHO doesn’t love to walk up on a freshly shed antler, off a mature buck? Heck, I even enjoy finding the little guys too! Shed hunting has blown up in popularity over the last few years, and it’s no surprise that this trend is here to stay! Sheds can be used for decoration, sold, displayed proudly AND paint the picture of a buck, so we have more clues to figure out his puzzle come fall! Regardless of your reasoning for shed hunting, we all want to find as many sheds as we can, right? That’s certainly the goal! I’ve been shed hunting for over 25 years now and during those years I’ve found that time and time again, certain spots just always produce antlers every spring! Here’s...

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WINNING AFTER THE SEASON ENDS

It’s no secret that the most consistent, big buck killers are the ones whose season never ends! This trend can be found within these select individuals, year in and year out and when everyone else hangs up their bows, puts away their stands and trail cameras and starts thinking about baseball and fishing, these guys are already planning the attack on next years whitetail season! Let’s dive into why this trend produces consistent results and why YOU should be following the same philosophy as these elite, whitetail bowhunters do, during the “Post” season to up YOUR odds for success next fall! Winter Herd Management  Once the hunting season has come and gone, there is still a lot to be desired for, if you’re a whitetail deer, or a deer hunter. With...

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TWO TYPES OF FOODPLOTS

In today's world, all the rage for Whitetails deals with growing, attracting and holding deer on your property! With that being said, foodplots are an ideal way to up the odds for YOU, as a whitetail hunter! But, are YOU providing the right type of Foodplot to your property, in order to maximize both the benefits that your deer are given and what the plot can do for your property? Let’s dive into the two types of foodplots and why each has very specific pro’s and con’s!    The “Feed” Foodplot This is, what most would consider, the basic Foodplot that most hunters think of when they think of the word “Foodplot”! This plot is typically larger in design that our other type and serves the primary purpose of providing...

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TRAIL CAMERA STRATEGIES

      Let Cameras Do Your Dirty Work At this stage in the game, it’s mid-end of summer and most of our target bucks, or specific bucks, have been identified and found. With bean, alfalfa and clover fields providing a ton of daylight sightings and trail cameras lighting up with bucks galore, this time of year can certainly make it seem pretty dang easy, right?!    I mean let’s be honest, with bucks showing themselves all throughout the day during this time frame, a guy can easily get caught up into thinking, “Wow! This year is going to be the year where it’s EASY!” Well, I hope that this is exactly what happens for most of you! But, if you’re like me, things just don’t seem to come that easy! So, how can...

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FALL FOOD PLOT SUCCESS!

Fall Plot Trap!              Tis the season! RIGHT NOW to get those Fall Foodplots in the ground and ready to rock! We have sprayed our ground, turned over the soil, spread the fertilizer and seed and NOW will pray for rain and good weather to grow what we have sown into the ground! Our hopes and dreams are that all of this hard work will pay off AND a big buck will make his last mistake because of our hard work and efforts! But, have we put a solid plan together for our Food Plot? Or have we just thrown some seed down and are hoping for the best? When it comes to fall food plots, my mind immediately goes to secluded kill plots and plots that serve...

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SHED HUNTING GAME PLAN

In today’s world, who doesn’t love to shed hunt? I mean let’s be realistic about this, not only is it a great time of the year to get outdoors after being inside all winter, BUT who doesn’t dream of picking up a freshly fallen, antler? I know I sure do! So, with that being said, let’s make the most of these times outdoors and try to find as many sheds as we possibly can! A plan of attack, when it comes to shed hunting, has always yielded me the best results, aka BIGGER piles of antler! Here are my top 4 tips for shed hunting!    Searching With A Purpose   We’ve all been here before, we start off shed hunting a ridge, a beautiful oak ridge that should be loaded with deer sign...

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PREPARE FOR THE MAIN EVENT: BIG TINE’S NEW 2022 FOOD PLOT BLEND

  While the gobbling of turkeys and sounds of shotguns fill the air, congruently, it’s time to plan and plot for the coming season. Our goals, the terrain, and soil pH may vary but Big Tine has seeds for all your whitetail growing needs. This year, we are featuring our NEW Main Event Food Plot seed, a premium fall/winter annual mix, available June 1st.   When I asked Big Tine’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Joe Umphries, what made them decide to add Main Event to their already well-rounded and well-renowned food plotline, he responded, “We are excited to add to an already all-star packed line up of food plot varieties. The focus of the Main Event was to build on our highly popular Last Stand. We wanted to offer more variety and...

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2022 CATALOG STORY: BAND OF BROTHERS

  William “Bill” Unger introduced TJ to whitetail hunting when he was about 9-years-old. Every season, his father would take him to a family-owned farm to share the experiences of the whitetail woods. Countless hours were spent in the woods, making some of their best memories over more than 30 hunting seasons together.    A few months ago, however, their time in the woods together earthside would end. TJ’s father lost his battle with cancer and the 2021 season would begin to carry a tremendous level of emotion. In his heart and mind, TJ knew he wasn't going to be able to call his Dad to tell him what he saw, talk through the challenges, joke through the frustrations, or reminisce old stories together. It was these things that weighed the heaviest on...

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