Thank goodness it’s Friday. Enough said, right? I hope you all have an awesome weekend, get outside if you can and find a shed or two! In the meantime, check out the deer hunting blog posts below that topped my list for interesting reads this past week!

218 Inch Bucks Costs Ohio Poacher $24K – Whitetail 365: Due to a new rule in Ohio, a poacher will be fined $24K on counts of hunting by the aid of a motor vehicle, shooting from a roadway, and hunting without permission. A new state law uses this formula to determine the “restitution” payment the poacher must pay for poaching this buck…  Restitution Value = [(B&C gross score – 100)2 x $1.65]= $24K !

Scout Now For Big Bucks – Big Buck Zone: Take a look at several strategies for late winter scouting and how it can pay dividends come next fall.

Field & Stream and Zumobi Launch iPhone Application – NYBowhunter: Field & Stream is launching an iPhone and soon an Android app, to bring great hunting and fishing content to our smartphones! Not only does it sound good, but it’s also free. I like it!

5 Reasons Why You Didn’t Shoot A Monster Buck Last Season – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer Blog: A great post about 5 likely reasons that you didn’t have the success that you wanted to last year! Read these tips and keep them in mind this season!

Habitat Management: Using A Chainsaw To Create Bedding Cover for Your Deer – A great post from Cody Altizer covering how he improved the cover on his property for deer, while also strategically cutting trees to funnel deer into his food plots!