Thank goodness it’s Friday. It’s been a busy week, but a good one too! I had a chance to check some trail cams and go out for some velvet footage with a couple buddies and we had a great time!. At the end of the night we ended up seeing a possible shooter on a property we can hunt. He looks to be a nice wide 8, so we’ll be looking forward to seeing how he turns out later this summer. On top of that, I got word last night from my buddy Corey that he got some great footage of 8 or 9 bucks, including a couple 130+ deer down here in MI. So thats always cool to see.

That all being said, now is the time to get out there with your spotting scope, binoculars or camera and scout those fields! And if you end up getting something cool on video, post it over on our Facebook page. We’d love to see! But, if you’re not interested in getting out in the heat this weekend, I’d recommend you curl up on the couch and check out some of the great blog posts below!

Trail Cameras: Tips, Tricks and Tactics – Trophy Ridge Blog: Here’s a great post from accomplished hunter and land specialist for Whitetail Properties, Jason Smith. Jason’s got extensive experience with trailcams and in this post, he outlines some great tips for using them effectively!

Do You Want Antler Restrictions In Your Deer Woods? – Big Buck Zone: Outdoor Life’s Big Buck blog discusses the pros and cons of antler restrictions! Definitely a controversial topic.

Deadly Summer Practice – Extending Your Effective Killing Range – Here are some great tips for extending your range with your bow. Lots of high quality practice can get it done and the strategies in this article will be  a great help.

Scouting For Acorns: Where To Hang Your Treestand – Growing Deer TV Blog: Dr. Grant Woods shares a few thoughts on the importance on scouting acorns and how it might help you determine stand locations this fall.