By Mark Kenyon

My wife was out of town. The lawn was mowed and the work day was done. Most other non-hunting married men I know might have celebrated their temporary bachelorhood by going to the bar, heading over to a buddy’s house, playing some golf, or binge-watching Netflix. Me on the other hand? I went to Indiana.

Yes, I spent my night of freedom in Indiana. And what was I doing? Cruising the back roads, looking for bucks. Yup, it was my kind of Thursday night and after a good 45 minutes or so of prime-time driving, my buddy and I had spotted a number of nice bucks and confirmed our suspicions about a couple spots we were interested in hunting. With July nearly here, the preparations are really going to need to ramp up, and I can’t wait to get after it.

That said, if you have some time to burn today or can find a little this weekend in between all your various whitetail chores, we’ve got some solid whitetail reading for you. Check out the hunting related blog posts linked below, have a great weekend, and stay wired to hunt!

Why You Should Improve Your Whitetail Habitat – North American Whitetail: A recent short piece I wrote for North American Whitetail, describing just a few of the benefits of improving whitetail habitat – but tangible and intangible.

Illinois Hunters Riled Over Trophy-Production Plunge – Whitetail 365: More concern over the declining whitetail situation in Illinois and the Midwest.

How to Make Your Own Dual-Perimeter Deer Fence – Big Buck Zone: My thrifty friend Tony Hansen is at it again, creating a DIY food plot fence. Pretty cool stuff!

The Unsung Value of Our BLM Lands – The Conservationist: A hunter-conservationist’s perspective on the importance and value of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) public lands to sportsmen and many others.

Improve Your Hunting with a Mineral Lick – OutdoorHub: Now’s the time for mineral licks, and Bernie Barringer shares some solid tips on how they can improve the situation on your hunting properties.

UNO iPhone Archery App Kickstart Campaign: A friend recently brought the UNO iPhone archery app to my attention and I just had to share. The UNO archery app utilizes archery ballistics information to help you sight in your bow in a fraction of the time it usually takes, by offering a diagram for you to match your sight pins up to. Check out the video and overview provided at this page, and if you like the idea, you can donate to the Kickstarter campaign to help make the product a reality.