Trapping requires precise locations, setting, and equipment. Stock traps will do their job, but with some modifications, can work even better. This week, Casey is modifying the dog and pan on his Victor four coil traps. These two simple modifications will increase his odds when that coyote, bobcat, or fox comes sniffing around.
The warm weather through the bulk of October and into early November slowed the deer movement. The action finally broke on November 9th when Casey finally saw a good buck actively searching. From there on the deer activity stayed hot and the “Marathon” season came to a close with a 6+ year old Illinois whitetail!
Hunting small acreage land requires patience in knowing when and where to hunt. Too much pressure and your season can be ruined quickly. This week, Casey takes you through the first part of his bowhunting season. Through carefully selecting times to hunt, he’s able to maximize his efforts in chasing the mature deer on the farm. It is important to minimize the pressure you put on your farm so you haven’t educated all of the deer by the time the rut kicks in. Checking cameras only when going in to hunt and selecting locations on the fringes of the farm are great ways to ensure you limit the knowledge gained by deer on your property. Utilizing these practices, Casey saw a good number of deer on the food plots through October and even a few great young deer that will definitely be ones to go after in years to come. Be sure to stay tuned to our next episode as the story of “Stronghand” unfolds.