By Mark Kenyon

Today, in the last few hours of 2014, I thought it would make sense to do a little looking back. Specifically, I wanted to share our top articles from the past year. These ten stories were the most viewed on Wired To Hunt over the past 365 days, and for good reason. Below are 10 articles packed with great hunting advice, stories of incredible deer, and maybe even a laugh or two as well. Enjoy!

That said, as we wave good bye to this past year, I also want to say thank you to all of you who follow Wired To Hunt. Your interest, support and feedback is so important and so appreciated. I could never thank you enough for the opportunity you’ve given me. Thanks for letting Wired To Hunt, and me, be a part of your life in some small way. Have a very happy New Years Eve, and I’ll see you next year!

2014 Rut Predications – A Return to the Typical Early November Rutting Frenzy: Even though, for most of us, the rut has already passed – it’s still fun to look back at the predictions and see if our observations matched up. For me, I’d say the rut activity I saw fell right about the time I expected it to, and this year that lined up with most of these predictions too. Check these out and see how your observations stacked up.

The Franz Buck – The Largest Free Range Whitetail Ever Killed On Film: If you haven’t seen this video yet, take a few minutes to check it out. This deer just simply needs to be seen.

4 Tips On What To Do When The Rut Is Not Rocking: We rave about the rut all year, but when it arrives – it doesn’t always end up going the way we’d like. Here’s some solid advice for how to handle those situations.

The 7 Greatest Dangers of Trail Cameras: Don’t buy or use a trail camera again until you’ve read through these important warnings. Seriously, this is important …

Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend: I wrote this story at the end of the 2013 season, lamenting the end of my three year hunt for the buck known as Six Shooter. Still today, reading this story, I can feel a stir of emotions deep inside me.

Getting the Rut Right – The Difference Between the Hunter’s Rut and the Biological Rut: What many hunters consider as “the rut” is actually different from the time period that is biologically known as the rut. Make sure you know the difference.

Why I’m Canceling My Plans To Hunt In Iowa and Why Maybe You Should Too: This past spring I decided to cancel my plans to hunt in Iowa, and in this article I explain why, and offer some thoughts on why other lesser known whitetail states can still offer a great deer hunting experience at a lower cost.

Training My Dog To Shed Hunt – Tips and Strategies for Training A Dog To Find Shed Antlers: If you’re interested in training a dog to shed hunt, this article details some beginning steps that can help begin the process.

The Ultimate Deer Hunting Soundtrack: Here’s a list of my favorite hunting songs of all time, including classics from Da Yoopers, Ted Nugent, and many more.

7 Most Common Trail Camera Mistakes: Some more great advice for properly utilizing trail cameras.