It’s been a crazy couple weeks of hunting for me and I imagine it probably has for many of you! My big vacation has come and ungone unsuccesfully, but not all is lost. There’s plenty of season left and opportunities still exist. So make sure you keep hitting it hard and never give up. Although on the other side of the coin, make sure not to neglect your friends/family/loved ones too much either! With thanksgiving coming up, it’s a great time to sit back and appreciate the great activity we get to enjoy in the woods and the terrific people that support our obsession.

That being said, in your down time this weekend, check out these blog posts below from across the hunting world to stay ready for that next shot at the big buck.

Target Big Bucks Video: How To Use Trail Cameras – Big Buck Zone: Great video detailing tactics for using trail cameras to target mature bucks from Neil Dougherty.

Rut Science: Shoot 2 Mature Bucks In One Scrape Area – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer: Interesting thoughts on the chances you might have of tagging bucks from the same scrape area twice in a row!

Wounded Deer Kills Indiana Hunter – Stuck In The Rut: Tragic story of an Indiana hunter who was killed in a tangle with a buck he shot.

Using Big & J Products During the Rut – Big & J Blog: Often overlooked at this time of year is that fact that nutritional supplements are still needed by your herd during the rut, and it can even help with your hunts too. More details after the link.

Hunting The Rut – Lessons Learned – Sole Adventure: Great story from Mark over at Sole Adventure as he discusses his big rut hunt and a few lessons learned along the way. I can definitely relate.

Heartland Bowhunter Join Me for a Hunt on the DreamDirt Farm – Dream Dirt: A nice story from my pal Jason Smith of Whitetail Properties as he describes a recent visit from the Heartland Bowhunter crew to his farm.