By Mark Kenyon

Happy Friday!

As you’re reading this, I’m currently hiking the fields and hills of Eastern Iowa along with several members of the Wired To Hunt team, in search of big shed antlers. Hopefully on Monday I’ll have good news to share, but in the meantime be sure to check out our Facebook page to get real-time updates and pics from the Wired To Hunt shed hunt!

I hope you’ve got plans to do something similar, but if you’re stuck indoors, I’d encourage you to give the great whitetail and hunting related blog posts below a read. We’ve got some great ones in the Friday Morning Mashup today.

That said, have a great weekend and stay wired to hunt!

Whitetail Hunting Tips: Secrets to Off-Season Scouting – Big Buck Zone: Some solid tips for scouting with online tools and maps, and then advice for how to take the scouting into the field.

All Good Bow Shots Start With Proper Hand Placement – PJ Reilly shares sound advice on maintaining a proper grip and hand placement on your bow. An important step in achieving archery accuracy.

Anchor Your Way To Archery Accuracy – Sole Adventure: Speaking of archery accuracy, our pal Mark Huelsing at Sole Adventure has another great piece on the importance of  anchor points when shooting your bow.

False Choice Presented by Speaker, New Bill Highlight the Coming Fight Over Water – The Conservationist: An important environmental issue sure to impact hunters/fishermen across America appears to be on the horizon, more details here.

President Obama’s Budget is a Mixed Bag for Outdoorsmen  – Open Country: Speaking of environmental and habitat issues, the president’s new budget seems to be hit/miss when it comes to conservation. Here’s the scoop.

How To Pair Wine With Big Game – Wide Open Spaces: Read this and impress your wife/girlfriend/significant other, by having the perfect wine to pair with your new venison dinner!

#RusticBaby Giveaway – My friend Aaron Farley over at is about to welcome his fourth child into the world, and he’s hosting a great give-away to celebrate the occasion. The prize? A Havalon Piranta Edge knife. It’s definitely worth entering the give-away for one of these – as I absolutely love this blade.