By Mark Kenyon

There are few things as enjoyable in life as grilling a venison steak (click here for some venison grilling tricks) on the front porch, sipping a cold beverage, and watching deer feed in the field in front of you. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to do just that on many a summer night, and I’m planning on doing it again this weekend! Thank goodness it’s Friday. I’d also like to say thank goodness it’s almost July!

July means big velvet bucks will be showing themselves in crop fields and on trail cameras, and it means we’re one month closer to hunting season. Another indicator of the impending arrival of hunting season is the increase in great deer hunting articles popping up online. Given that’s the case, we’ve got a whole slew of good whitetail blog posts for you to read up on this week.

So that said, if I were you I’d fire up the grill, throw on a venison steak, pop a top on an ice cold domestic beverage, and then get your whitetail fix below while your steaks are sizzling.


Antler Point Restrictions: Are We Being Honest? – Brow Tines & Backstrap: Tony Hansen, fellow Michigander, writes about the recent debate around antler point restrictions in our home state. His final conclusion is that there is no perfect answer. What do you think?

Trophy Hunter, Meat Hunter, Or Just Plain Deer Hunter? – Brow Tines & Backstrap: Fellow Realtree blogger, Will Brantley, elaborates on Tony Hansen’s piece regarding antler point restrictions with his own perspective and some valuable insights.

Deer Hunting: How to Set Up Trail Cameras and Pattern Mature Bucks – Big Buck Zone: Craig Dougherty shares some great tips on using trail cameras to pattern mature bucks. Look for more from Craig on Wired To Hunt soon!

Whitetail Bucks In Summer Velvet: How Big Will He Be? – Growing Deer TV Blog: It’s the question we’re all asking right now. We see a good buck in the field and immediately wonder, how big is he going to be??? Dr. Grant Woods takes a stab at an answer in this post.

2 Shooting Drills to Increase Bowhunting Effectiveness – Sole Adventure: Our friend Mark Huelsing of Sole Adventure shares some great shooting drills in a helpful video.

Speed Nocks: The Easy Way To Increase Bow Speed – Some tips on how you can use weighted nocks on your bow string to squeeze out a few more FPS from your hunting bow.

Venison Taco in a Bag – Food for Hunters: If you’re looking for a tasty venison meal to take on the go, this might be just the recipe!