Product Review: Bowfinger 2.0 Camera Mount
By Pro Staffer Ian Eckerstorfer
Just came across a great product for beginner hunters looking to start filming that don’t necessarily want to break the bank in the process.
The Bowfinger 2.0 is a great way to record the hunt of a life time and share footage with friends and family for years to come. The camera mount system can attach either into the threads for your stabilizer or anywhere on your riser with the mount. A simple camcorder like a Kodak play sport or a GoPro is easily attached to the Bowfinger 2.0.
Shed Hunting: Another Deer Season
By Ian Eckerstorfer
Over the past few years, I have become fond of the season between seasons in the deer woods known as “shed season.” As many of my friends and family can attest I’ve become pretty serious when it comes to looking for and finding shed antlers here in South Eastern Wisconsin. In the time after late bow closes and before turkey season begins getting out and putting in some miles on the boots is a great remedy for cabin fever. In this blog I will share some tips I have learned over the years and the benefits of searching your local hunting grounds for shed antlers.
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.
By Ian Eckerstorfer
With the rut a distance memory and the orange army on leave until next season, the deer woods are pretty worked over by the time late archery opens. However, the last few years in December and January I’ve taken numerous deer with my bow. When the conditions are right late archery can be even better than the rut. Strategies for hunting late season whitetails can be simple at times but execution of a sound game plan is key. Food sources, effective scouting, along with timing and set up are all crucial elements of successful late season bow hunting.