• The Easiest Way to Mount a Turkey Fan

    The Easiest Way to Mount a Turkey Fan

    May 24, 2021

    You just gave an old Tom a dirt nap, GOOD JOB! Now it’s time to get to work, clean him up, package the meat and then if you’re up for it, take care of the fan for a mount to remember the hunt by.  If you’re like me, you probably search for a large piece […]

  • Tips on How to Hunt Turkey’s off the Roost

    Tips on How to Hunt Turkey’s off the Roost

    May 10, 2021

    King of the Roost Ah yes…the roost hunt. Although we hunt the roost almost every day at the Nine8Nine, only about 10 percent of our successful hunts happen during a roost hunt. It can be the most difficult hunt of the day. Going up against variables like competing hens and the complexity of getting in […]

  • Bow-hunting in an Elevated Blind: Pros and Cons

    Bow-hunting in an Elevated Blind: Pros and Cons

    May 10, 2021

    Pros and Cons of Hunting out of an Elevated Blind: It’s no secret archery hunting out of an elevated box blind has been around for a long time but I feel like the “CRAZE” is ramping up as we speak. You see more and more archery hunters doing it year in and year out. Casey […]

  • Young Shotgunners : Teaching Kids for Turkey

    Young Shotgunners : Teaching Kids for Turkey

    April 27, 2021

    Young Shotgunners : Teaching Kids for Turkey We’ve all been there – the days when we were knee high to a grasshopper and just terrified to pick up a shotgun and pull the trigger. Thankfully, those days are well past most of us – and now we’re on to teaching our own kids – so […]

  • Best State to Hunt Eastern Turkeys?

    Best State to Hunt Eastern Turkeys?

    April 14, 2021

    “Where’s the Best State to Hunt Eastern Turkeys?” Depending on who you ask, you may be surprised by the number of answers you get. Georgia, Kentucky, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio; the list goes on. If you know me, you know I like data and believe more times than not, it tells the story. So when […]

  • 3 Types of Intel That Lead to Success

    3 Types of Intel That Lead to Success

    March 19, 2021

    For many hunters across the country the days of the good old “mystery hunt” are over. I remember a time when I used to set out on any given hunt having absolutely no idea what deer I might see – and if I’m being honest, I kind of miss those days. Anymore, we’ve got all […]

  • What It’s Like to Hunt with a Cameraman

    What It’s Like to Hunt with a Cameraman

    March 19, 2021

    Being able to hunt in some of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world and capturing on camera every single hunt I’ve been on for the past, call it 15 years, has been one of the greatest honors of my life. But, in full transparency, it’s also a gigantic pain in the ass! And one […]

  • Using a Decoy In Michigan : Pros and Cons

    Using a Decoy In Michigan : Pros and Cons

    March 22, 2021

    I want to start by saying I’m not an expert when it comes to using a decoy, but I’ve had good success using one in Michigan. I started using a decoy in 2012 only taking what I learned from TV and magazine articles. Wouldn’t you know it, I tripped into a good 3.5 year old […]

  • What a Rut Injury Means for a Buck

    What a Rut Injury Means for a Buck

    March 19, 2021

    We’ve all seen the pictures and heard the stories of 3-legged deer…deer that go on to live a long life. For an animal that at times, can seem so flimsy, deer really are tough animals, especially from the fall through winter. Often times during the rut, major injuries can occur – broken legs, gouged out […]

  • 2 Things that Will Make or Break Your Stalk

    2 Things that Will Make or Break Your Stalk

    March 19, 2021

    In my opinion, stalking a mature whitetail with a bow in my hands is hands down one of the most exhilarating ways to chase a whitetail. More often than not, it ends in complete failure…but man is it fun. When it works, it brings a whole new level of excitement and it’s a challenge that’s […]