The Novice Bow Hunter

The Novice Bow Hunter

One of the biggest draws of bow hunting is that it has a longer season than other forms of hunting—usually before as well as after firearms season. Bow hunting’s biggest challenge is that it requires practice, dedication, and skill. Maybe you’ve decided to accept the...
‘Plotting’ Your Whitetail Season

‘Plotting’ Your Whitetail Season

We don’t mean ‘plotting and planning.’ We’re talking about planning your plot—as in your food plot! Food plots are among the best ways to lure deer out of thick cover and into shooting range. While it sounds like a simple concept, here are some tips and strategies to...
So What’s the Story on Non-typical Whitetails?

So What’s the Story on Non-typical Whitetails?

Sure, the hefty size of the buck you harvested is reason for pride and celebration, but the crowning achievement (pun intended!) is that beautiful, beautiful rack. There’s tremendous satisfaction in displaying antlers with a wide spread and perfect (and numerous)...
Ambush Hunting

Ambush Hunting

Most likely, you’re familiar with the term ‘ambush hunting,’ since most whitetail deer in the country are harvested using this technique. Here are a few tips and reminders that might give you a leg up this season. As you may know, the basic premise of ambush hunting...
Shed Hunting at Oak Creek

Shed Hunting at Oak Creek

Sheds Given the number of absolutely insanely huge bucks at Oak Creek, I assumed the ranch would have a huge collection of sheds somewhere. They don’t. In fact, Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch Preserve Manger, Jacob Osborne, assures me employees of the ranch seldom – if...
Father/Son Hunt for Oak Creek Giant and Great Memories

Father/Son Hunt for Oak Creek Giant and Great Memories

Our first day started with checking in, sighting in our gun, and meeting our guide Willie. We had a meeting that Sunday night to get started to get ready to hunt Monday morning. Day 1 Monday morning started a little slow only seeing 3 young does and the action picked...