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Wired To Hunt Has Moved to WiredToHunt.com
October 4, 2009, 1:28 am
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Wired To Hunt has moved to WiredToHunt.com

Wired To Hunt has moved to WiredToHunt.com

ATTENTION: Wired To Hunt Has Moved!

I’m very excited to announce that we are moving Wired To Hunt to a new URL. We can now be reached at www.wiredtohunt.com.With are new URL and hosting service we’ll have a simpler web address, more flexibility in the features  we can offer and hopefully we’ll be able to share with you the readers better content in a more appealing way. Our mission to provide great deer hunting information for the next generation will stay the same but we will continue to evolve and innovate as fast as the technological world around us. So head on over to Wired To Hunt‘s new home page and let us know what you think!

Check out the NEW Wired To Hunt now!

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Versus Country – Scratching My Hunting Itch

Being in California this fall, I’m unfortunately not going to be able to do much in the way of whitetail hunting, but I have found a couple ways to still get my fix. These days my hunting is mostly done online while working on my blog and my real adventurous moments are happening on the TV in front of me as I soak in as much hunting programming as possible. I’m a particular fan of Tuesday night pursuits on Versus Country, is there really any better way to spend a week night than watching North American Hunter, The Bucks of Tecomate or Tred Barta? So for those of you who can’t get in the woods as much as you’d like, hop on to your computer or in front of your tv to scratch the hunting itch for a little bit. Some of my other favorites include:

I also love the Versus Country commercials. They focus on how us outdoorsmen are the orginal conservationists and I really agree with that.

Check this one out…



Opening Day of Archery Season in Michigan

Good luck to everyone hitting the woods in Michigan tomorrow today! I’m truly jealous of you all but I wish you well. Hunt safe and responsibly and bring down a big one!

If you have any success please let us know!



Drinkin Beer and Wastin Bullets

Here’s a great new song from Luke Bryan…Although I don’t condone drinking while hunting, this is still a fun song to listen to and any song that talks about sitting on the deer stand is a good one in my opinion.

“Sittin here waitin on a deer, drinkin beer and wasting bullets.” Haha gotta love those good ole country lyrics.



The Thirty Point Buck
Da Turdy Point Buck

Da Turdy Point Buck

“Did you see Da Turdy Pointer!?” was a phrase I remember fondly from one of my favorite hunting songs, “Da Turdy Point Buck.” Growing up I always thought that a thirty point buck was only the figment of wild imagination, but it looks like things have changed. Wayne Schumacher of Wisconsin downed a 4-5 year old 30 point buck with his bow and arrow. Speculation has flown and the buzz is that this buck could become the state’s new record buck. Plenty of additional information can be found all over the web. The Post Crescent reported that Wayne made his shot at 15 yards and that the monster ran no more than 70 yards before falling.

Here’s a nice little youtube video someone shot of an interview with Wayne Schumaker as he explains this once in a lifetime deer. The interviewer kind of loses some credibility with me at the end when he asks Wayne, “Would this be a regular rack or is this…?” Nontypical buddy, this is obviously a nontypical. But nonetheless the video has some pretty interesting tidbits of info, not to mention amazing footage of this stud buck.

Even CNN covered the story!

Embedded video from CNN Video

This story was talked about so much that on Sep 24th it was the #9 most searched term on the internet and the 30 point buck even made it on a website entitled “Stupid Celebrities Gossip.” Unbelievable. Congrats to Wayne.



Crossbows vs. Vertical Bows

 

Should crossbows be allowed during archery season?

Should crossbows be allowed during archery season?

 

 

I recently read an article in Outdoor Life magazine, entitled The Crossbow Controversy, discussing the current controversy surrounding the spread of crossbow use in America. Seems that crossbows are increasing in popularity and are being legalized in many states during their bowhunting seasons. One side believes that crossbows are a great new tool for hunters, increase accuracy and the amount of ethical kills and they bring more hunters into the woods. On the opposite side, traditionalists claim that crossbows take away the spirit of the hunt. Being that they are too easy and technically similar to guns rather than bows.

In this article, Ed Wentzler, the legislative director for United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania explained his issue with crossbows by saying,  “Archery equipment should be defined as implements that are held by hand, drawn by hand and released by the motion of the hand in the presence of game,” he says. “If you are shooting a crossbow, you are not drawing the string in the presence of game. That alone gives crossbow shooters an unfair advantage. It is not bowhunting.”

On the side for crossbows, Ohio’s wildlife management chief supported crossbow use,  explaining, “ Crossbows allow hunters to get out in the woods more often, and allow them to be more successful hunters,” says Risley. “For wildlife managers trying to kill as many deer as possible, crossbows have become a necessary tool.”

In my opinion I would have to agree with Wentzler, I feel that bowhunting is so special because it is so darn difficult. The key attribute of a bow is that you must pull back and hold the bow string when your target moves into range. This is the greatest challenge of hunting during archery season and it is part of what preserves this traditional way of hunting. I don’t have an issue with hunters using a crossbow, but I don’t believe they should be categorized or used during archery season. Instead they could be used during the firearm season, muzzleloader season or possibly in their own short period.

What are your thoughts? Should crossbows be allowed during bow season or do they pose an unfair advantage?



Deer & Deer Hunting Webinar: Food Plot Management May 7th

Spring can be a slow time for deer hunters, but it’s never too early to start preparing for next season. One of the best things to set yourself up for success next year is to create food plots, but this is easier said than done. Luckily there are a lot of great resources out there to help out.

This being said, a really great resource has been brought to my attention. This next Thursday, May 7, DeerandDeerhunting.com will be hosting a “Webinar” about Food Plot Management. For those of you not familiar with webinars, it is essentially an online seminar that you can follow from your home computer. Deer & Deer Hunting describes it this way…

A webinar is a seminar hosted online. From the comfort of your home PC, an expert will give a presentation about a certain topic. A Powerpoint-style presentation, complete with audio and video, plays on your computer as the expert discusses the topic. You will have many opportunities to ask questions about the topic. This structure is focused enough to explore the topic deeply, but also flexible enough to deliver the information you want to know.

The webinar is at 7 PM Est and will run for approximately one hour, with a $20 fee for access to this program. One attendee will also win three bags of forage seed from Frigid Forage worth about $135. If food plots are on your to do list, I highly recommend you take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field. To register visit this link and move fast because there are only 100 spots available.

May 7, 2009
• 7 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. Central
• Topic: Food Plot Management: How to Pick the Right Seed for Your Soil: Advanced Tips for Working Man’s Food Plots
• Expert: Matt Harper, Deer & Deer Hunting magazine author, deer nutrition and food plot authority
• Cost: $20/one hour
ONLY 100 SEATS AVAILABLE.