By Mark Kenyon

Happy Friday Nation! The sun is shining, another work week is in the rearview mirror, and we’re another 7 days closer to deer hunting season. Now there’s a sentence that’ll make you smile, wouldn’t you say?

Today we’ve got some great whitetail related blog posts from across the web, covering topics such as big Iowa bucks, food plots, buck:doe ratios and much more. So sit back, relax and enjoy a good read.

And as always, thanks for following Wired To Hunt!

Rack Report: My Biggest Buck Ever In Iowa – tjordanblog: Tyler Jordan, the heir to the Realtree empire, has started his own blog and I figured since he’s just getting started, I oughta give him a hand (I’m always trying to help out the little guy ;) haha ) That said, to kick things off, Tyler wrote up a nice story of his hunt last year in Iowa – where he killed his biggest buck to date on Lee & Tiffany Lakosky’s farm.

Illinois Hunter Pleads Guilty to Poaching State Record Whitetail—And More – Whitetail 365: A couple years back we posted the a story of this Illinois hunter when he first killed the state record whitetail (supposedly legally). Disappointing to see it was all a fraud. Can’t believe people think they can get away with this kind of thing.

Planting Clover for Deer – Big Buck Zone: A nice piece highlighting the benefits of planting clover for whitetails, and a few tips for doing it the right way!

Whitetail Deer Hunters Have No Off-Season When It Comes To Planning – Deer & Deer Hunting: Don Higgins discusses the benefits of hanging your treestands in the early spring.

Top 3 Bowhunting Drills – Bowhunting.com: Here are three helpful archery drills to practice in an effort to improve your bowhunting success.

The Reality of Doe:Buck Ratios – QDMA.com: A great article explaining the concept of buck:doe ratios, and debunking a few myths.