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They are burning down the ranch

By Ace the Deer Dog. The humans think they run things around here, but, as we all know, this is my ranch. I work with a bunch of juvenile pyromaniacs. The humans are trying to burn down the ranch, literally. They do it every year. Hunting season ends, and they burn...

What to do after the Shot!

What to do after the Shot!

After the Shot... You’ve worked all year, hunted all season, and finally here’s your shot, get down on your rifle, control your breathing, line it up and slowly squeeze the trigger. What do you do now? Once your rifle rings out, there are a few signs to look for...

Hunting season has wound down here Oak Creek, What Now?

What Now..... Hunting season has wound down at Oak Creek and you may be wondering “What now?” Oak Creek is home to 4 full time employees and two part time workers. That’s a lot of people for a seasonal business right? Well at Oak Creek we spend 8 months out of the...

Listen to your Guide He knows best

Listen to your Guide He knows best

Listen to your Guide He knows best Listen to the guide he knows best. Look, if you have the money to spend on a guided hunt, why not listen to the guide?  On a pronghorn antelope hunt in Wyoming, I had a 19-year-old guide. The kid was clutch. “Hey, there’s a good...

Take a Kid Hunting

Take a Kid Hunting

Take a Kid Hunting this Year It’s a pretty safe bet, if someone didn’t take us hunting, we wouldn’t be hunters. So take a kid hunting. One of my earliest memories is sitting with my father in the hill country of Texas on a deer hunt. I was barely three-years-old....

The Hunt Dreams are Made of

The Hunt Dreams are Made of

The Hunt Dreams are Made of It’s not every day a man gets to witness something as special as a potential typical whitetail deer record being taken. This is the story of the time I had the opportunity to witness the hunt dreams are made of first hand. It was no...

Watching It Snow Outside

Watching It Snow Outside

Ace The Blood Tracking Dog Things have slowed to a crawl for me here at the ranch.  Lots of laying around and watching it snow outside.  This is the time of year that I am really thankful I get to stay inside with the humans.  That cold north wind and snow really...

Another Happy Hunter

Another Happy Hunter

Another Happy Hunter Dear Donald, Angie, Jacob, Jesse, Mark and all the other outstanding folks at Oak Creek, I sent a note earlier which was returned but I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU from my brother Gary and I for such an awesome time there on the ranch. You...