Midwest Haybale Blinds

•September 21, 2010 • 5 Comments

Clayton from Midwest Haybale Blinds stopped by a few days ago on his way out west and dropped off a couple of their blinds. I couldn’t wait to get them set up, so Shawn and I got right to it! In a matter of a couple hours we had both frames built and finished putting on the cover today. These things look awesome, and I can’t wait to hunt in one…Just need to cut the windows out and we will be good to go!

Check these things out at http://www.midwesthaybaleblinds.com/



•September 20, 2010 • 6 Comments

After getting trail cam pics of this deer all summer he pulled the disappearing act on us. We went out opening day to where we were getting pics and saw nothing but does. Knowing that the deer are transitioning to white oaks
we made a move to the bottoms where the acorns where falling. After getting in the set it wasn’t long before we had some does come by. About 6:40 he showed up and met the Trophy Ridge shaft. What a way to kick off the Missouri season.

Missouri Opening Day Success!

•September 16, 2010 • 13 Comments

After patterning this deer, passing him in previous years and waiting until he was mature to shoot was one of the most rewarding things I have experienced as a hunter.  Last night was opening day of Missouri’s Archery Season and fortunately a buck we call Junior was still sticking to his pattern that our Reconyx cams were showing.  After watching him close a distance of 150 yards for about an hour he offered me a 15 yard shot.  He didn’t leave the field before crashing.  I cannot wait for this to air on Season 4!  I really owe Mike a big thanks for scouting this deer out most of the summer!


One More Day!

•September 14, 2010 • 7 Comments

Tomorrow is the opener to Missouri’s Archery Season.  Most of the crew will be hitting the woods at home or in Northern MO.  Muddy’s are hung, seeds are in the ground, tags are bought and bucks are walking by our Reconyx’s…in daylight!  Hopefully they decide to walk by our stands tomorrow.  Wishing everyone a safe and successful trip into the MO woods tomorrow.  Good luck to all!


One busy summer!

•September 12, 2010 • 4 Comments

It has been one long summer. After 3 long months of working on the new house almost every day we finally moved in about 4 weeks ago. It was a lot of work but all worth it in the end. Needless to say I did not get to spend my summers how I usually spend them, running trail cameras and shooting velvet footage. I finally got a couple cameras out about a week ago and low and behold a buck we have been after for the last 2 seasons showed up. We have a lot of history with this buck. I have gotten trial cam pics of him since he was a 2.5 and have found sheds from him the past 3 years. After the busy summer I had it will be great to get in a deer stand doing what I love the most.

Below are a few before and after pics of the new house and of course my MAN cave. I also added a few pictures of bucks Larry and I will be after early season.

Scendero Buck

A buck Larry will be after opening morning

Only 3 days to go……………..

Two Down…One To Go!

•September 11, 2010 • 2 Comments

Last night we finally got a west wind that opened up a couple of Nate’s best spots that we haven’t been able to hunt yet this year. Skyler went out with his dad Mike and Shawn went out with his dad Rex. They both saw quite a few deer despite the light rain and high winds and Mike was able to harvest his biggest buck ever with a bow for the second year in a row! Shawn and Rex are still at it and have two more nights to get one. Hopefully the movement is good tonight since we finally have some nice weather!


I Love North Dakota!

•September 8, 2010 • 9 Comments

Skyler and I headed out last night to the same stand we hunted opening evening hoping to catch up with one of the 4 shooters that Nate has been getting pictures of. It seemed like the deer were moving really well in daylight hours just a few days before season, but once season rolled around they started moving more after dark as more and more bucks started shedding velvet. The first few days of our hunt were good. We saw quite a bit of deer movement, but no mature bucks. On day 4 we were completely rained out as North Dakota received record rainfall. Needless to say, we were really excited to get in the stand after taking a day off. Little did we know this big boy would show up with plenty of shooting light. I made a good shot at 25 yards and he only made it about 100yds. It feels great to get the season started off right in North Dakota! What an amazing place up here. In a total of 5 sits in the stand I have killed the two biggest bucks of my life. I can’t thank Nate and the Flynn family enough for having us up every year. It has quickly become my favorite trip of the year!


Nate has several years of history with this buck. Talk about a huge jump! Here he is last year (2009)