By Mark Kenyon

My 2014 whitetail season will be kicking off in about 24 hours, and I should be over-the-moon excited. Instead, I’m a little worried.

You see, on Tuesday I had my four wisdom teeth removed, and due to how long I had delayed this procedure, the impact of the surgery has been more severe than usual. In short, three days after surgery I’m still in a lot of pain, my face is very swollen, and I can hardly open my mouth.

With all of this being the case, I’m not sure how well this opening weekend trip to Ohio is going to go. But none-the-less, I’m going to give it a shot. That said, enough about my problems. As always we’ve compiled some of the best whitetail blog posts from across the web for your reading pleasure. So enjoy, good luck this weekend and stay wired to hunt!

7 Rules for Hunting Cold Fronts – Big Buck Zone: My first article for Outdoor Life in which I share my 2 cents on the importance of early season cold fronts.

10 Tips on Asking For Permission to Hunt – QDMA.com: If you’re still looking for some new spots to hunt, this advice can help make it happen!

Q&A: The National Deer Alliance Answers Your Questions, Part 1 and Part 2: Field & Stream readers submitted questions for the National Deer Alliance and here are the answers. Some great insight into what this new organization will be working towards.

Don’t Leave for a DIY Hunt Without These 10 Essentials – OutdoorHub.com: If you’re heading out on a whitetail road trip, these are must-have items!

October VS November Mature Buck Hunting Methods – Whitetail Habitat Solutions: Jeff Sturgis shares some helpful insight regarding how you should hunt October differently than November.

The Best Blood-Trailing Advice of All – Deer & Deer Hunting: Some simple but sound advice from Dan Schmidt on blood trailing

Rack Report: A Freak of a Kentucky 9-Pointer – Realtree.com: Your big buck fix for the day, check out this stud Kentucky buck!

Share Your 2014 Success Story, Get Featured On Wired To Hunt and The Wired To Hunt Podcast: If you end up filling your tag, make sure you send in your story to be featured on Wired To Hunt and maybe even the podcast too!