By Mark Kenyon:

Happy Friday!

Since it’s a Friday morning and the weekend is almost here, I thought I’d share a fun story with you. This morning, I wanted to wake up a little early and finish up a few blog posts. So at 5:00 AM the alarm sounded, I swung out of bed, and I stepped on to the floor. What was strange though is that instead of feeling the rigid, cool wood floor, I felt something quite different. I had stepped right into a pile of dog poop. Bare footed.

Great way to start the day. And boy, do I love having pets. That said, I guess I can laugh at my own misfortune now, and hopefully you can too! If you’re having a rough day at work today, just remember … at least you didn’t wake up and immediately step into a pile of crap this morning.

On a slightly more on-topic discussion, we’ve got some great whitetail blog posts below from across the web. Enjoy!

Deer Hunting: 3 Steps For Tagging a Monster Early-Season Buck – Big Buck Zone: W2H contributor Craig Dougherty shares some great tips for killing an early season buck. It’s getting to be that time of year!

Food Plot Plan for Fall Hunting Includes Brassicas, Turnips, Oats and Peas – Deer & Deer Hunting: Dan Schmidt of Deer & Deer Hunting shares his fall food plot plan, which is quite similar to mine!

How Far Can a Buck Smell You? – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer Blog: Some interesting, and kinda scary insights into how well deer can smell! Yikes!

Ground-Truthing Bucks- If you’re looking to truly practice quality deer management, it’s important to age the bucks you harvest. Here’s why…

The Land No One Wanted – Brow Tines & Backstrap: Our pal Tony Hansen just purchased his own piece of hunting ground and this is his story.

How To Plant Brassicas – Some more helpful tips for planting a killer fall hunting food plot.