By Mark Kenyon

Happy Friday Wired To Hunt Nation! We’re not beating around the bush today, so we’ll get right into some weekend whitetail reading for ya. Below you’ll find a handful of great hunting related articles from across the web, that should help you bide the time this weekend if you’re still avoiding these final days of winter (at least here in the North). Enjoy the weekend, and stay wired to hunt!

Hunting’s Big Comeback – Outside Magazine: Here’s an article, also seen in the photo above, that isn’t neccesarily whitetail related, but it is a great sign for all of us. Hunting has been realizing a bit of a rennaisance, especially with new crowds of people, and this recent article in Outside Magazine speaks to that. Pretty exciting stuff, and I’m thrilled to see hunting portrayed in a relatively positive light within a non-hunting magazine such as Outside.

Also, within the article, it speaks of a recent film called “Searching For West”, which features my friend Mark Seacat. If you haven’t watched the film yet, I’d highly encourage you to give it a watch. While it is an elk hunting focused story, the message and hunting lifestyle is one that I think we can all relate to, not to mention the scenery and production is beautiful. I’ve embedded the film below for you to check out! For more details, you can visit SearchingForWest.com

Searching for West from Helio Collective on Vimeo.

10 Things You Should Know About Deer in Winter – Deer & Deer Hunting: Dan Schmidt shares some interesting knowledge regarding how deer live and survice during the winter.

Beginners Guide To Making Jerky – Bowhunting.com: A favorite food item for many of us, if you’re not making your own venison jerky yet, you should be. I know I need to man up and start doing this myself too, and this article does a nice job of walking us through how we can get started.

Kansas: Monster Buck Dead from EHD – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer: A giant, free range buck found dead from EHD. Can you imagine seeing something like this in the woods?

Pruning Wildlife Fruit Trees – QDMA.com: Fruit trees can be a great food source on your hunting property, but properly caring for these trees can be a bit tricky. In the QDMA’s latest article, they discuss how to properly prune wildlife fruit trees.