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Dirty: The Comeback Kid

Blake Garrett of Unfiltered Outdoors cannot be stopped this season! I’m convinced that by the time this hunting season is over, I will have written my first biography based on his life. Another “congratulations” is in order! With his majestic mullet flapping in the crisp, cool October wind, Blake took down his third buck of the season. This 160” named Dirty hit the ground of a Missouri timber river bottom on October 15th, a year and a day after Blake’s last, almost fatal, encounter with the 6-year-old.    It wasn’t until May 2018 that Dirty made his first appearance. He didn’t reside on the property until the Big Tine Protein Plus started getting put out. “When we started feeding on that farm, that was when he came in for the first time,”...

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Sandhill Stud & A Buck Named Blue Pill

Big Tine would like to congratulate Blake Garrett of Unfiltered Outdoors! Blake has had one heck of a season so far, and we don’t see him slowing down any time soon. Blake’s first buck, a stud 8-point (approximately 130”),  hit the ground on September 9th at Squareshot Outfitters in the Sandhills of western Nebraska. His second buck, named Blue Pill (162”) was shot October 2nd in western Kansas. Blake used Big Tine’s Protein Plus and Block with both bucks in order to take inventory and give the herd the nutrition they needed. The Block is twenty-five pounds of nutritional benefits to attract, develop and grow your whitetail and is perfect during the hotter months. Protein Plus gives whitetails the boost they need during antler growth and stressful winter months when nutrition...

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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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Tyler and Jessica Shepherd: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

   Tyler Shepherd of Northern Indiana, is no stranger to hunting big deer. He began chasing whitetails at the age of 10 on his family farms and ever since that first day afield, he had a bow or gun in hand enjoying the great outdoors. His passion for whitetails quickly turned to an obsession, and so began the year-round pursuit of managing farms, acquiring leases, and putting in the work to develop the local deer herd.   When Big Tine first came on the market years ago, Tyler began buying 40-pound bags of Big Tine 30-06 as a means of supplemental feeding in an effort to grow bigger, healthier deer. Starting with 200 pounds every two weeks throughout the Spring and Summer, Tyler implemented a long-term strategy for hunting mature bucks.   The Quest For...

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4 Aggressive Rut Hunting Tactics For Whitetail Deer

With November lurking just days away, if you’re anything like me, I have a hunch that whitetails are on your mind. We spend the entire year preparing for deer season by planting food plots, running cameras, supplemental feeding, scouting, and practicing with our equipment for the one opportunity at a mature buck. As the temperature drops, patterns are changing, standing crops are being harvested, and most importantly, bucks are getting on their feet. If October comes and goes without your target buck hitting the ground, it may be time to throw your “traditional” plans out the window and roll up your sleeves for the most anticipated time of the year… The whitetail rut!   Here are four aggressive hunting tactics to implement into your rut strategy this fall.   1. Leave The Treestand Behind   Too...

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Why We Wait: The Progression of “Holyfield”

Building history with a certain deer is something that is tough to do with free ranging whitetails located in highly pressured states of the Midwest. It takes years of patience, sound management, and a little luck to get deer to live past two or three years old in most areas. The guys from Big Tine are no rookies with seeing deer grow to their full potential and they do this through optimal nutrition and feeding regiments in conjunction with strict management practices.   In the Spring of 2016, a small two-year-old eight point showed himself on trail camera and the guys thought it would be cool to name this buck because of the giant nick in his right ear. With this feature being very prominent and visible on trail camera, it would be...

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