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Shifting winds prevent Bill from making a move on "Ol' One Eye", so he decides to head to a blind where he has had a long history of good hunts. He has just that as a Surprise Buck puts on a show before coming broadside at 20 yards!
Bill heads to a corn food plot that has been getting hammered by the deer .. .and raccoons. He discusses how the deer feed on corn compared to milo during different times of the season, and has high hopes the deer will starting hitting the sorghum come late season.
Small plots tucked away in the timber have been the key to daylight movement in early October. Bill heads to the "Plow Down Plot," which is on the edge of what he thinks is the "Bladed 10's" range. He also gives tips for bowhunting from box blinds, and gets a chance at a nice, mature doe.
Winke Day 3: Borderline Shooter, Secluded Plot Success
Bill heads to a small secluded plot where he has recent trail camera pictures of a target buck, the "Bladed 10". These little plots tucked back in the timber are hotspots for catching deer on their feet in daylight. Drake Lamb had success filling doe tags on Bill's farm in a similar plot yesterda...
Bill heads to the "Open Gate" stand hoping to catch up with the "Big 8" as a cold front pushes its way across Iowa. Movement is slow, however, Bill is able to fill one of many doe tags he has for the farm.
Bill heads to a Big N Beasty food plot just below the house for his first hunt of the 2019 season. Despite rainy conditions all afternoon, the plot yields good deer movement and a good looking 3 year old buck.
Winke's Blog: Bringing Bucks Into Range, Scrape Tree
Bill shoots his 60 yard group and updates us on the "Lifetime Project" he has been working on all summer. Next, he heads to a spot he calls the "Cabin Gate", to create a scrape post with the thought of bringing the Big 8 pointer into bow range later this fall.
Bill updates on the corn food plot he fenced off in late June. He's also got his eye on 3 mature bucks to hunt this fall, one being the Bladed 10, which frequents the area where this specific plot is located.
Winke's Blog: No-Till Food Plot Rescue, More Summer Bucks
After a spraying mishap, Bill replants a few small food plots to Big N Beasty with the RTP Genesis 8. He discusses two different ways you can plant Big N Beasty: no-till with the seeder or no-till using the broadcast seed method. Finally, Drake and the two interns head out to film bucks on Bill's...
Bill, Drake and Cooper are filming the fields again and this time they turned up several very solid bucks. At least one will be on the list for the fall. Bill shoots another 60 yard group as he continues to prepare for the season.
Winke's Blog: Field Full Of Velvet, Summer Scouting
Bill, Drake Lamb and Cooper Long spent the evening filming fields and found a surprising number of bucks. Bill also shoots another 60-yard group in the backyard as he continues to prepare for the season.
Bill will shoot a 60-yard group every week until we get into the bow season, measuring the size to see if his skills are improving. The first week is all about sighting-in. Bill also updates on the growth of the small cornfield that he put the electric fence around.