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Just two weeks after Mike harvested his biggest buck to date he is back on the river bottom farm chasing "Marino". After a slow start to the day, Mike hears grunting in the distance followed by the sound of chasing. They are headed in his direction.
Mike's Blog: Mystery Buck Moves In, Sherman Missing
After hunting "Sherman" on multiple north winds with no success and few trail camera pictures Mike gets the southwest wind he had been waiting for. In addition the guys make an afternoon hunt back at the river bottom farm in search of "Marino".
As "Sherman's" pattern begins to deteriorate with the rut closing in, Mike makes an aggressive move on his target buck. Hunting the fringes and interior of the primary bedding area makes for a few action packed hunts as the guys hope to encounter "Sherman" on the hoof.
Just two days after harvesting one of his biggest bucks to date, Mike heads to a different property in hopes of having an encounter with "Sherman". As the sun rises they have multiple encounters with up and comer bucks Mike has on camera.
Mike heads to the river bottom farm hoping to catch one of his hit list bucks cruising during daylight hours. After a slow morning, he moves to a new location to intercept the movement to newly picked ag fields. Right before dark, a familiar face comes into range presenting Mike with a shot.
Mike and Jake slip in to a creek bottom pinch where they believe one of Mike's target bucks is spending most of his time. While they never do catch up with the buck they were looking for, they observe a really good three year old chasing a doe through the beans.
With a major cold front still lingering, Mike heads to the stand in an effort to catch a mature deer on his feet. The guys observe steady action throughout the night as multiple young bucks and does filter out of the bedding area into surrounding corn and bean fields.
Despite a slow hunt out of the same stand a week prior Mike decides to give the set one last chance before moving to another location on the farm. As multiple bucks and does filter into the rye field, a heavy 8 makes his way towards the guys while working scrapes.
With a major cold front passing through Iowa, Mike decides to make the long drive to his small farm in the southern part of the state. He hopes that the front will be enough to get one of his top bucks, a big 10-pointer he knows well, up on his feet during daylight.
For the first hunt of Bella’s youth season, Mike decides to head to the new farm and sit in a Redneck blind he recently moved. With multiple food sources in front of them, he expects the deer to make their way into range presenting Bella with a great shot opportunity. It doesn’t take long before ...
Following a few slow hunts in the urban zone due to warm weather and increased hunting pressure Mike is able to harvest three mature does in an effort to secure his urban zone buck tag for the 2020 deer season.
Follow along as Mike Reed continues to grind it out in the Kentucky heat as he seeks to fill his first tag of the season. After his recent encounter with the "Siri Buck" ended poorly, Mike heads back to the same tree in high hopes of getting a second chance to close the chapter on this elusive b...
Mike heads down to Kentucky for the first hunt of the 2019 season in hopes of harvesting a mature velvet buck. Along the way with the help of intern Grant, Mike gains access to a farm offering refuge to multiple patternable bucks.
After multiple years of managing a property close to his home, Mike takes the time to reset all of the food plots. Starting with burning, disking, and lastly planting, Mike prepares multiple small green sources for the upcoming season. Then he deploys multiple Cuddeback cameras to gather an inven...