About Mike

The day that I took my first deer was the day that I knew that hunting wasn't a hobby, it was a way of life. From that moment onward I've made it a purpose to devote every ounce of time learning more about hunting game across the country.

 

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Mike Reeber

My outdoor adventures started back in the hardwood ridges of the northeast back in the early 90's. For the most part I hunted deer and turkey, with the occasional squirrel hunt sprinkled in along the way. It didn't take me long to realize that hunting wasn't just a weekend activity, it was in my blood and something that I couldn't live without. As the seasons rolled by, I began to expand what I hunted and eventually relocated to Texas where doing something hunting related is part of my daily routine. This site is home to my adventures, links to my favorite wild game recipes and thoughts on today's pressing topics within the hunting community.

August 5, 2016

Seems like every other page in your favorite hunting magazine has to do with deer management and steps on how to turn your property into a whitetail powerhouse.  But as we all know, it’s one thing to preach it and completely different to practice it.  This past weekend I hunted at my Uncle’s ranch in the Texas Hill Country where he’s implemented quality management for over 20 years.  From planting nutritious food sources to honestly holding back on bucks that need another year or two, the results speak for themselves.  Though having an effective program in place makes a gigantic difference on the caliber deer you see, sometimes it makes for a tough break.

Opening day of the Texas gun season kicked off this past Saturday and unfortunately, most of Central Texas was being hit, yet again with more rain.  With temperatur...

August 5, 2016

Summer is a wonderful time of year.  Bass fishing is in full swing, the bbq is a daily routine and plotting this fall’s hunts seems to get more detailed with every passing day.  As an archer, picking up my bow and sending some arrows toward the foam is another common ritual.  Over the years I’ve gone from standing out in the summer sun shooting for hours to literally shooting a half dozen arrows and hanging the bow up for the day.  No matter how long you shoot for, one thing is for sure; some practice, even a little is always better than nothing at all.

Over the course of many seasons, we’ve all been presented with challenging shots and unique hunting situations.  The five points below are helpful to incorporate into your summer shooting schedule.

Hold your draw: Due to so many difficult encounters, we are faced with...

March 31, 2016

When you decide to bring a newly harvested animal to the taxidermist, you’re set on preserving that hunt forever and pay a substantial amount of money to do so.  Depending on the environment that it’s in, it can be easy to neglect your trophy after some time and unfortunately deterioration can be the result.  Here are a few simple ways to keep your taxidermy looking as realistic and clean as possible.

1.Ammonia and water

There’s really no precise measurement for this recipe, but by adding some ammonia to a bucket and cutting it with water, you’ll have a safe cleaner that can be applied to the mount and will help to cut through dust.  Remember to wring out your applicator, as the idea is just to have a damp towel or sponge and not a soaking wet deer head.

2.Glass Cleaner

One of the easiest things that you can do to bring your moun...

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