A Tale of Two Farms
By Ian Eckerstorfer Suburban Standout Outdoors
In the summer of 2011, my excitement was at an all-time high. I finally had pictures and trail camera video of a metro unit Boone and Crocket. “Jolly Green Giant”, as he was named roams “Greenfield” farm. From the road the Greenfield doesn’t look like much, but to a bow hunter it was a dream. A thick fence line runs between a marshy pine bedding area and a hardwood ridge, with alfalfa and soybeans on either side. My stand hung at the intersection of two line fences that formed a great funnel.
By Clint Birtzer
Going into the 2011 deer season I knew things were going to be different. With a full schedule of classes slated to start in August and my first consistent part-time job, I was going to have to earn my stripes as a true weekend warrior. It also meant I needed to ramp up preparations to give myself as much of an edge as possible.