A Day of Remembrance

By John Eberhart: Memorial Day is not simply a vacation day for an extended weekend, it’s a Day to take a moment, sit back and clear your mind, and reflect on the ultimate sacrifices the men and women of our armed services have given to defend of our exceptional way of life here in the Read More

To Conserve & Protect

By John Eberhart: Be proud to vocally interact about our hunting heritage Due to our rapidly changing and diverse culture, hunters fear that an essential stone in their human psychology and natural instincts is trying to be stolen. However, we in the hunting community must stand strong and make every attempt to intelligently discuss nature Read More

Beat The Frigid Late Season Weather

By John Eberhart: The most challenging part of hunting beyond mid-November in most states is supposedly being “tough enough” to remain on stand for long periods of time in miserable and frigid weather conditions. Trust me on this one, how tough you are has absolutely nothing to do with it. I’m a skinny little 155 Read More

Key Rut Tactics

By John Eberhart: The main or peak-rut is upon us and most bowhunters consider it to be the high point of the season because does are coming into estrous and anything can happen to anyone at any time. Every year we hear of inexperienced or not so serious bowhunters connect with mature bucks at this Read More

Hunting Tactics For The Pre-Rut

By John Eberhart: Understanding Pre-Rut Buck Behavior It’s October 28th and in the Northeast and Midwest the pre-rut, or what I like to term as “the playoffs”, is in its early stages. During the rut phases mature bucks pretty much abandon their previous bedding to feeding area routes and adjust their movements to well-used doe Read More

The October Lull…It Can Be Beaten

By John Eberhart: COLD FRONTS AND SECONDARY STAND LOCATIONS For hunting in heavily hunted areas I write a lot about leaving your best rut phase locations totally alone during the October Lull which is typically the middle 20 days of October. I also always mention that if you see daytime mature buck activity during the Read More

Preparing For the Upcoming Pre-Rut

By John Eberhart: It’s October 21st and the next few days are the toughest days of the season to remain patient and stick to hunting only your secondary locations or in areas that will in no manner affect your rut phase locations. While subordinate bucks have likely been seen pushing and chasing does for a Read More

Patience is a Virtue

By John Eberhart: States have differing bow openers, but the most common opening day throughout the Midwest and Northeast is October 1st and I’ve been attempting to post information a week or two prior to the seasonal timeframe it pertains to in those regions. While the yearly timing of seasonal phases such as; lull, pre-rut, Read More