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Stuff Sack

Reviewing Western Binds Stuff Sack / Kit Sack Gear stuff sacks, doesn’t sound like a very interesting subject, right?  I love hunting, fishing and in general being outside but do you want to know what I hate?  Reaching in my pack and not being able to…

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Mock Scrape

How To Make A Mock Scrape I don’t know if you all are like me, but I love finding an active scrape leading up to archery season.  There is something about them that lights a fire inside me.  The anticipation of archery season kicking off coupled…

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Piebald Deer & Albino Deer

What are Piebald & Albino Deer? Have you ever seen an albino deer or a piebald deer in the field?  If you have, you know it makes for a great conversation around the fire at deer camp.  What is a piebald deer and what causes it?  Same…

Big Game Hunting

Sitka Fanatic Hoody

All right whitetail hunters, it is go time in the Midwest.  I have had this review of the Sitka Fanatic Hoody on the mind for some time now, but just haven’t had the chance to get it written and posted.  Since it is our favorite time…

Do you train to hunt? When should a hunter begin to get in shape for a hunt?

Do You Train To Hunt?

When should a hunter begin to get in shape for a hunt? There has been an interesting intermingling of the fitness world and the hunting world in recent years.  It only makes sense as both markets are growing and changing at a rapid pace.  The increased…

Kentucky Deer Season, Deer Season Kentucky

Kentucky Deer Season

-Deer Season Kentucky Overview- The Bluegrass State is known for many things, bourbon and horse racing come to mind, along with being a top producer of trophy whitetail bucks is one of them. As a good friend of the 1st Rut family says, this is…

Missouri deer season

– Missouri Deer Season –

Deer Season Missouri Welcome to the 2020 review of Missouri’s Deer Season. Missouri is the third midwestern state we have covered in our annual deer season overview series.  Indiana was the part one in this series and Ohio was part two. If you have ever driven through…

Ohio Deer Season, Deer Season Ohio

Ohio Deer Season

Deer Season Ohio Overview Welcome to the 2020 review of Ohio’s Deer Season. Ohio is the second midwestern state we have covered in our annual deer season overview series. Indiana was the part one in this series. With their deer population well above 750,000,…

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Best Deer Hunting Calibers

What is the best caliber rifle for deer hunting? Nothing has caused more arguments and lively debate between hunting friends than arguing for the “best deer hunting caliber”. The reason this is in quotations is because there are so many effective deer cartridges that…

Indiana Deer Season, Deer season Indiana

Indiana Deer Season

Deer Season Indiana – Overview In this series, we are going to cover Midwestern states that you can hunt deer in this year. There are many states across this great country that boast significant deer herds and quality deer hunting opportunities. If you have…

Do Deer Move In Rain, Whitetail Buck Moving During Rain

Do Deer Move In Rain

Deer Hunting In The Rain You have been there, it is opening morning, the morning deer hunters wait for all year.  You alarm wakes you and you can hear the rain.  It isn’t sprinkling it is raining.  The doubt creeps in and the questions start filling your…

black bear hunting tips

Black Bear Hunting Tips

Top 10 Bear Hunting Tips Whether you have hunted bear before or are a first timer, there always a few things that you can easily do in order to be more successful out in the field while bear hunting. From sitting over a bait…

How Long Do Deer Live In Wild

How Long Do Deer Live

How Long Do Deer Live In Wild Whitetail deer are among the most hunted species in America, due to their abundance and great tasting venison. They inhabit a vast portion of the United States and Canada.  The whitetail deer holds a mystic over the North…

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Michigan deer season, deer season Michigan overview

MICHIGAN DEER SEASON

Deer Season Michigan Michigan often boasts some of the highest deer harvest numbers in the country, and deer hunting is so popular here that schools and businesses are often empty on opening day. Whitetail hunters love this state because its habitat is very conducive…

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Baby Copperhead

A Guide to Identifying the Baby Copperhead I know, this isn’t an article on hunting monster whitetail deer or bugling bulls, but this is the right time of year for this article.  Now is the time most whitetail hunters are hitting the woods summer scouting…

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Archery Lessons – Do You Need Them?

Archery Lessons – For the Beginner If you are beginning your archery journey, or if you have been shooting for some time, the thought of archery lessons has crossed your mind.  It has crossed mine on more than one occasion.  Are archery lessons worth the investment?  How…

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Elk Steak Recipes

Teriyaki Elk Steak One thing the readers should know is the 1st Rut Family loves to eat wild game meat. I could have stopped with the “love to eat” but that should be another post. We are always looking for new and creative elk…

Prana Stretch Zion Pant For Hunting Review

Prana Stretch Zion Pants

Prana Stretch Zion Technical Hunting Pant Review In my quest for finding the best gear for me, and the way I hunt, I have put together multiple reviews of hunting gear. I am always looking for better alternatives, however I have some tried and…

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Hunt Elk This Year

If you are considering a western hunting trip to chase bugling bulls in September, now is the time to take the plunge. There are several states that offer Over the Counter (OTC) tags where you can hunt public land with no applications or point…

First Lite Kanab 2.0 Obsidian Review

First Lite Obsidian Kanab 2.0 Review

Thanks for stopping in to read our First Lite Obsidian Kanab 2.0 Review. If haven’t checked out our technical hunting pant review click here, there I give you my impression of these pants and many more. Looking at the following 3 criteria. These pants…

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