Watching Whitetail Velvet Bucks Grow

watching whitetail velvet bucks growWell summer is in full swing and it has been fun watching whitetail velvet bucks grow. It is always fun seeing how big our bucks on properties we hunt get every summer and fall.  The anticipation every time we check our trail cameras builds as we pop in that sd card. Or pull up that email every time we get a notification on our phone. It’s like Christmas morning to us hunters when we get those pictures of deer that gets our hearts beating a little faster.

Watching Whitetail Velvet Bucks Grow

You know what it’s like when you check those trail cameras and you get that big brute on camera for the first time and you are calling your buddies and telling them. Then as the summer progresses and we get to watch them grow and develop to their full potential. We know which ones make the hit list and prioritize them in order, it’s just an exciting time. I think with everything happening in this crazy world today this season is needed more than any other probably ever. Just to be able to climb up in that favorite stand and watch that big beautiful sunrise will help take away some of the crazy stress we all have endured the past few months.

trail-camera-photosWhen we put our trail cameras out at established food sources or mineral lick sites we never know what might show up. It’s always fun to see if we recognize any of the bucks that start showing up on our cameras. Has he changed from last season? How much bigger will he get, and was it worth it letting him walk last season? What about you guys and gals? Do you have any big boys showing up this year so far? It’s going to be a great season and I can’t wait to get back out in the stand. Everyone stay safe and take a child to the woods if you get a chance. You will make memories that will last a lifetime.

Top Whitetail Deer Hunting Websites

There are so many great sites dedicated to deer hunting, sites that have a great deal of helpful tips, videos, stories, equipment reviews etc. This is a list of some of our favorite top whitetail deer hunting websites that we like to visit  in no particular order. Some of these may not be strictly deer hunting sites but still have great deer hunting resources never the whitetail deer hunting websites

List of Top Whitetail Deer Hunting Websites


    – This is one of my favorite deer hunting websites by far. They have an awesome blog and my great resources for bow hunting whitetails.



    – They have great gear reviews, a blog, videos and much more.




    – Buckmasters is a great source for everything deer hunting. What can you say but Jackie Bushman and the crew have got a great website for everything deer hunting.


  • Wired to Hunt– Great site for news, stories, videos and has a great podcast.

  • Outdoor Life

    – Has been a great resource for hunting news and stories for years.



  • North American Whitetail-If you like big bucks North American whitetails has them.

  • Awesome resource for hunting videos.

  • Midwest Whitetail-Top notch deer hunting site. It just doesn’t get any better than Midwest Whitetails when it comes to big bucks websites.

  • Get Muddy Hunting Blog

    -Great deer hunting products, and blog with great stories.



    -One of my favorite websites. They have online bow hunts, great articles, videos etc.


  • Morning Moss

    -Great hunting blog with photos, videos, stories etc.




  • Realtree– Awesome site with a blog up to date news,videos, products and much more.

  • Bone Collector-Another awesome site with a great blog and products.

  • Whitetail Properties

    -Great resource to find hunting land for sale.


  • website that has forums, classifieds, outfitters and much more.

  • Wired Outdoors

    -Semi live outdoors hunting show.



  • news, tips, photos and videos.

  • Pope & Young Club

    -One of Americas leading bow hunting and conservation organizations.




As you can see these are some great top whitetail deer hunting websites listed here. Go check them out and tell them we sent you. We hope you all are having a great deer season and remember to take someone hunting that might not be able to otherwise.

Whitetail Deer Rut Report

whitetail deer rut report

Kansas buck watching doe.

Well, it has turned cold here in Kentucky. The whitetail deer rut report has been the same from most of my friends in different states. The bucks are moving good and chasing does hard the past couple of weeks. I’ve seen some really nice bucks being taken from several different states.

Whitetail Deer Rut Report

I have heard of several nice bucks being killed in Kentucky the past two weeks. All of them were chasing or following does. One of my friends got up late and headed to his stand. Around 8 am and encountered 3 bucks chasing does while heading to his stand. He was able to make a good shot on the third buck which ended up scoring 166″. The same day his hunting buddy killed a nice 10 pointer chasing a doe on the same lease. Another friend of mine killed a very nice big 12 pointer in Kentucky and he was chasing a doe as well.

deer mating season

These bucks are in pursuit of this doe in heat.

I got a deer hunting update from Kansas, Missouri, Georgia and Illinois. The weather is cold and the big bucks are chasing does. A friend of mine in Georgia sent me some pictures of a 150″ buck he is after but he hasn’t gotten him yet. Although he is getting daylight trail camera pictures of him. I just love this time of year seeing all the big bucks taken and hearing all the stories about how they got them.

How about where you hunt? What has the rut action been like for you? Send us some pictures of your bucks and share your whitetail deer rut report with us. We would love to hear how your season is going where you hunt. Hopefully everyone is having a fun safe deer season and either getting some meat or killing that trophy buck of a lifetime or just enjoying time spent in the great outdoors with family and friends. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.


Find Public Deer Hunting Land

public land deer

Nice buck on public deer hunting land.

Find public deer hunting land and hunt it. There is a lot of really good public deer hunting land out there. I grew up hunting public land and it has it’s pros and it cons. That being said, if you are willing to do some work you can find some really good spots to hunt. I’m actually planning on hunting some public land in Kentucky this deer season and I can’t wait. This is our list of some quick links that are great resources for public hunting land that give you all the information you may need when researching to find public deer hunting land. Hopefully these will be helpful to some of you looking for information on different states public hunting areas.

Public Deer Hunting Land

The following are links to help you find information on different states public wildlife management areas etc.

These are some good links to start looking for information on public deer hunting land. If you do a little research you can find some really good places to hunt. The thing is when hunting public land is you have to be willing to get off the beaten path and go where the other hunters are not willing to go. Therefore, sometimes that may mean putting in extra work by getting further back in the woods where the hunting pressure isn’t so heavy. Those big bucks didn’t get big by being dumb. The heavier the pressure the harder they are to kill. Most importantly, find locations where other hunters aren’t willing to go and that’s where the big boys will be hanging out.

Pros and Cons of Hunting Public Land

In conclusion, when researching places to hunt look for areas that have food water and cover and a past history of big bucks being taken there. I’m not going to lie, it is not always a bed of roses when hunting public land. I’ve had hunters come in and climb up a tree 75 feet away from where I was already set up in a tree and I’m shining my flashlight at him to let him know I’m there and he hunts there anyway. To say the least I was frustrated that morning. That being said, if you are willing to do your homework and get back in them woods you can find your buck of a lifetime hunting public land. I’m going to try and do just that this year hunting in Kentucky.

buck eating on public hunting land