Saturday, April 7, 2018

2018 Deer Season

The winter in 2018 has been terrible. January and February were some of the coldest on record here in NC. Thank goodness things are starting to thaw and the maple and dogwood trees are starting to bud.

It's only April and many hunters are thinking about turkey season.

This is also a great time of year for some late season scouting. All the rain makes spotting trails that much easier. You can also keep the trail cameras running and take inventory of the bucks that made it through.

Spring is also a great time to shed hunt. Stay close to the feeding areas and concentrate on southern facing slopes. Creek crossing and fence crossings are also spots were antlers can fall.

I am making an effort to keep the content flowing at I just recently posted one of my longest articles. The review of hunting flashlights tip the scales at just over 3000 words.

I also plan to review other deer hunting like rangefinders, trail cameras and backpacks. Archery equipment like SpotHogg sites, broadheads and archery targets will also be reviewed.

stay tuned

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cellular Trail Camera Goodness

All deer hunters love checking trail cameras. Digging through the pictures in hopes of seeing a big buck can be just as much fun as hunting.

This year I bit the bullet and purchased a Covert Code Black 3G cellular trail camera. I only wish I would have done it sooner. The camera was about $360 and the monthly fee with AT&T is $20 but it is well worth it. You can read my full Covert Code Black 3G review and setup guide at my main site

Below are just a few examples of the pictures I have received over the last couple of weeks.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trail Camera Videos

We love trail cameras.  Heck, everyone loves trail cameras.  They are without a doubt the best tool in a deer hunter's gear box.  One feature that is often overlooked is capturing video.  Let's take a look at some of the cool things video can capture

Paying close attention to a trail camera video will tell you which direction the deer came from.  This information can be the golden nugget in finding a deer's bedding area. 

Sound!  The video will also have sound.  You may be able to hear grunting or other deer running in the background.  I recently finished a Bushnell Trophy Cam HD review.  During the review I left the camera out for about 3 weeks.  I captured a lot of great video.  Check out the Youtube video below that highlights some very cool Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Video.

I bet everyone liked seeing the bucks sparing.  If I was only using the picture setting then this action would have gone unnoticed. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hunting Gear Reviews

Hunting Gear Reviews, more like friend referrals
There is definitely no shortage of gear available to deer hunters.  I can remember back to 2006 and there were only about 5 models of trails.  Hell, my first trail camera was homemade because the "real trail cameras" were over $400.  Now in 2013 there are over a dozen manufacturers of trail cams and each company has several models to choose from. 

This same scenario is true with any type of hunting gear.  A shortage of models to choose from is not the problem.  The problem is Which fill in the blank .      ..   ..   is right for me.  Seeing a need for more product reviews prompted me to create a hunting gear reviews section on

I figure I can put my OCD to use and help you guys out.  See, when I decide I need a new trail camera I started researching.  Digging through hunting forums and hunting blogs looking for feedback and opinions.  Then I start talking to friends and asking the pros down at the local archery shop.  Usually the field gets narrowed down to two or three models and then I start field testing.  I recently put together a Moultrie M880 Review - Read Review -

It is more than a review.  These product spotlights are more of a recommendation.  I am not getting paid to write the articles.  It is hunting gear that I am really impressed by...or really disappointed in and want to be sure other deer hunters are aware of all the pros and cons. 

My search for a new broadhead is another good example.  There are plenty of decent broadheads on the market and there are also a ton of crappy designs.  My Grim Reaper Razortip Review is simply highlighting a fantastic expandable broadhead that is far less known than NAP and Rage.  Head over to Deer Pros and check out the Grim Reaper review and while you are there you can check out all the other reviews and deer hunting tips.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Enter A Hunting Sweepstakes

Forget the scratch off tickets and enter a deer hunting sweepstakes today.

Prizes include hunting trips, atvs, trail cameras, hunting gear and more.  In most cases entry is free and fairly easy.  Be sure to use a dedicated email and also a form filling app. 

Here is a short list of some of the contest:
Deer and Deer Hunting
Outdoor Life
Grandview Outdoors
Field and Stream

Click Here for more information on entering the contest and to view the full list.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Better Trail Cam Comparison

Trail Camera Comparison Example
Trail cams are high tech hunting gadgets.  5 years ago they were $500 and no one had one and now they are $100 bucks and everybody has half a dozen.  Even though price has come down the technology continues to advance. 

Trail camera's standard list of features is growing with each deer season.  A customer has a lot to think about when shopping for the best price on a trail camera.  here is a quick list of the core features you should be comparing when buying a deer camera.

  • Trigger speed
  • resolution
  • battery life
  • moon phase
  • temperature
  • barometric pressure
I have put together a trail camera comparison tool on Deer Pros.  I would love to be able to hard code the results but I am having trouble.  So for the mean time you will have to select the models you would like to compare.  The chart looks great and the specs are easy to compare

Here is an example of one of the trail camera comparison charts.

If you can think of a feature or spec that should be added just leave a comment below and let me know

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Weekend Work on DeerPros

A webmaster's work is never done.  Woocommerce came out with another update but I still have some screwy compatibility issue between my theme and my host.  Basically lightbox and a couple of other cosmetic features don't work.

Redfield Revolution Rifle Scope
Anyway, I finally added another rifle scope to the store.  The Redfield Revolution 3-9 x 40mm is an awesome scope and you might be shocked to see it listed less than $200 bucks.

A few more reviews have been submitted in the trail cameras section.  Several people have left Bushnell Trophy Cam HD reviews and the feedback is great.

I still have a ton of hunting gear to add to the shop.  Writing the product descriptions is tiring.  Well that's it for a quick update but if you get a chance please stop by and let me know what you think