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Another notch in the belt ♾ ♾ It doesn’t surprise me that my top 9 all center around archery and Bowhunting. My hearts been on fire 🔥 for the last three seasons, I feel like I’m coming into my own - in regards to Bowhunting. Success on mature animals is a big part of that, this season is a perfect example. Both Eric and I have been on them, hunts with zero sightings in the single digits and we’ve been on big ones all year. In fact we’ve hunted only 5 times solo between the two of us, it is truly a team effort. Even though I have to dial down my 3D target archery, I’m eager to step into the breach with indoor. Big deer 🦌, bows and arrows are my thing. In a nutshell, I’ve had help and some great mentors:::but you have to have the drive to do these things are your own. No one will do this for you. Find your own big deer, learn everything you can about archery from someone who is qualified to teach you. Best of luck in 2019. #yearinreview #2018 #stickaforkinit #2019 #letswork #findyourownway #learnarchery #learnhunting #doitforyou

Relentless Pursuits ✖️ ✖️ Eric and I are used to it...even with our crazy work schedules - we somehow find the time to put in the seat time on a big whitetail. I have a sensitive stomach - I have a whole drawer of left handed gloves to prove my theory of eating greasy food before a hunt - my go to food source in the tree is raisin bread and PB and J. Coffee or BCAAS for fluids...let go get him...Bishop has been skulking around on our trail cameras to long. #uahunt #learnhunting #nockon #ieatdeer #keephammering #berelentless #huntfuel #behindthestring #earnyourtrophy

Catching Memories ✖️ ✖️ Outside doing what we do best. The experience of Bowhunting is pure. The feeling of climbing a tree and hanging your bow...so clutch...even better when you get to share with a dear friend. @double_e_83 @built2hunt_co @uahunt @bowtecharchery #bowhunting #built2hunt #uahunt #midwestwhitetail #whatgetsyououtdoors #ieatdeer #learnhunting #nockon #perfectmoment

The Timber Is My Arena ✖️ ✖️ While Eric decides his fate with 2500 pounds of furious Angus...I’ll just sit back and take cool pictures with my bow. Let’s talk about camo... @uahunt barren pattern is perfect for these conditions. The leaves are gone and the neutral tones blend in with the trees and overcast skies. #learnhunting #ieatdeer #midwestwhitetail #landoflincoln #uahunt #bowandarrow #bowtech #ownyourrealm #refusetofollow @bowtecharchery @uahunt

Bishops opening ✖️ ✖️ He’s smart...he does not show himself in daylight but the one time stamp of 4:20 on October 20th. Since then “Bishop” has operated in shadow. This trailcam footage comes courtesy of my neighbor Will. It pays off to be civil, and we touch often on what we’re seeing. He’s in a doe bedding area, it’s going to get him in trouble. Checkmate is coming “Bishop” - game....Blouses. #learnhunting #trailcamology #bowhunting #bowhunterslife #whitetailstrategies #intel #nockon #killable

Step on up, step right this way ✖️ ✖️ “Bishop” has made himself at home...he’s set up shop in Boris’ ole digs. With the weather change, and the weekend coming - hopefully we can put a plan together. @double_e_83 and I have a couple tricks up our sleeves. It’s time to pull out all the stops and go for it. #trailcamera #proofcam #speakthelanguage #primos #captured #intel #learnhunting #smallfarm #bigresults #managmentadvangtage

A new upload is coming...another chapter of the Whitetail Roller Coaster is coming!!! The action is about to heat up!!! Let’s go!!! #ilovebowhunting #novembercalls #savorit #selffilmed #stuckintherut #landoflincoln #ieatdeer #learnhunting #relivethehunt

I am in my element ✖️ ✖️ I seek only adventure, a series of perfect moments. I simply can’t objectify Bowhunting by inches, acres, miles walked and even the venison. It is the complete experience, enjoy the entire process. It’s hard work, hard earned money and a lot of time. When it all comes together you’ll understand. Shoot your bow, hone your arrowcraft. Be a student of topography, study game trails. Hang your stands with care, learn your trees. Breathe deep, and most importantly - Have fun. @uahunt @bowtecharchery @officialgoldtip @g5outdoors @beestinger_official #landoflincoln #livewildlivefree #bowhunterslife #whitetaildeer #ridgereaper #adventure #learnhunting #notallwhowanderarelost #uahunt

From the cold and damp ✖️ ✖️ Woke up in Iowa this morning...36 degrees - no bow, no arrows, no climber or gear bag. Alas, I am a working man...but the hunt is coming fast. It’s #whitetailwednesday - who’s looking forward to the frozen tundra of bowhunting? I love the dynamic of man vs his environment-ole man winter is one tough customer. #bowhunting #winteriscoming #uahunt #learnhunting #redmoon #ilovebowhunting #built2hunt #livewildlivefree #frozone #whitetailcountry #nockon #olemanwinter

What has yet to pass ✖️ ✖️ Interview in the tree before @double_e_83 and I settled in for the night. Little did we know what would transpire. This by all accounts was a collision course of weather, temperature, barometric pressure and a fresh food source. Everything fell into place and as the evening unfolded; one buck was late to the party. Good thing Eric and I hung out in that set, “Boris” fashionably late - making a statement. Moments later, the Whitetail Roller Coaster Team made there’s. “Boris” let’s take a truck ride... #built2hunt #ilovebowhunting #redmoon #learnhunting #skinnypinch #muddyoutdoorsofficial #landoflincoln #earnyourtrophy #bowhunting #whitetaildeer #antlerdrunk #thejuice #nockon

Time well spent ✖️ ✖️ The idea to hunt today certainly was appealing. I shot my bow in the yard...that turned into an hour and half shooting session. I ended up heading the shop to hang with @shayne.edwards - I love archery, and I love shooting this bow. Every component was hand picked - it’s been proven in the field already. #bowhunter4life #ieatdeer #g5outdoors #learnhunting #built2hunt #bestofthebest #archery #fullsend #weekendlife #sushigains #btsoriginal

No need for TV 📺 ✖️ ✖️ Reliving every hunt in my brain 🧠 in 4K Ultra HD. That’s why I love shoulder mounts. I know...they’re expensive but the memories of the hunt are precious to me - worth every penny. I’m expecting a new guest later on this season; just like each of his brothers - he is honored guest in my home. #relivethehunt #taxidermy #honoredguests #nockon #built2hunt #keephammering #boris #comehome #learnhunting #huntingmemories #ilovebowhunting

Head held high ✖️ ✖️ With “Boris” checked off my list - I’m really in the same position I was in last season. Halfway tagged out and wondering what’s around the corner for me. High winds tomorrow - makes for a perfect day to gather some B-Roll footage and scout Government Ground when others think it’s too windy to hunt. Not sure 🤔 about being tagged out in October again...pretty tough to ride the pine in November two years in a row. #sweetoctober #longlivethebeast #bowhunterslife #ilovebowhunting #learnhunting #whatgetsyououtdoors #landoflincoln #cornfed #ieatdeer #built2hunt #antlerdrunk

Shot placement ✖️ ✖️ Replaying the hunt over and over on video and in our minds. I’m not afraid to tell you - I was baffled. I thought it glanced off the deer’s shoulder blade. No blood in the field...none...not a drop. The arrow...also vaporized..I assume it’s in the woods - we will find it - that’s 40$ in equipment there lol. If it wasn’t for Eric’s unrelenting bloodhound skills..he found a tiny pin drop of blood - 10 yards off the field - which turned into a blood trail worthy of this years new horror movies. Learned something from that hit/blood trail/ shot placement. Video of the hit saved us, @g5outdoors Deadmeat is exactly that, and a throat shot puts them down. From that tiny pin drop of blood - total distance - the deer made it off the field 20 yards. #replaythehunt #throatpunch #g5outdoors #deadmeat #learnhunting #bowhunter4life #ieatdeer

Against all odds ✖️ ✖️ Bowhunting a mature Whitetail is not for the faint of heart. Our most sincere efforts usually end up in a slap in the face; you are facing Mother Nature’s apex survivalist. He is by all accounts more adept at understanding his surroundings then just about any other beast that walks this earth. So if it comes together like it did for Eric and I - it’s something to be proud of. It’s 4:40am - I can’t sleep-my body is already adapting to getting up way early for Bowhunting. Everyone’s asleep - I’m just reflecting on how every facet of our hunt went down. #longlivethebeast #bowhunterslife #built2hunt #whatgetsyououtdoors #wired2hunt #landoflincoln #octoberking #nockon #bullofthewoods #behindthestring #whitetailrollercoaster #season2 #earnyourtrophy #coldfront #executetheplan #bowonly #learnhunting #bowlife #g5outdoors #deadmeat @double_e_83

Old warriors ✖️ ✖️ Mature Whitetails - they are practically mythical. They haunt my dreams, the overload my thoughts, they make my blood boil. As if Bowhunting wild animals wasn’t hard enough, now you’re going to single out a mature animal. An animal designed by thousands of years of evolution to survive, surely this is madness. It doesn’t even seem real to me, but the blood on my @built2hunt_co hat tells me otherwise. Love live the beast, he will nourish my family and I will display him in my home with pride and call him brother. Big bucks can come from little properties - making Big dreams come true. Special thank you to the following: @shayne.edwards at Southwestern Archery in Shipman, IL - my dear friend and Archery Yoda. @jaredknerr - Shooting a Bowtech RealmX has been a revelation. @mcdowell_kyle - got me into Bowhunting - what a gift. @built2hunt_co - allowing me to be part of something I believe in - the philosophy of training hard to make hunting enjoyable - backed with products and supplements that work. @double_e_83 - no words to describe how much you mean to brother, only thing left to do is get back in the woods and do it all over again. #venison #built2hunt #chasingoctober #iamwild #bowtech #refusetofollow #lastofthewildplaces #whitetailrollercoaster #landoflincoln #g5outdoors #deadmeat #keephammering #learnhunting #octoberking

On borrowed time ✖️ ✖️ Everyone is fast asleep. I’m wide awake. My blood is boiling - not because of the temperature, the hunters spirit has awakened. Couldn’t script this first hunt even if I tried. Not my bow, arrows and gear...it matters not. Mac and I have been friends for a lot of years, seems fitting that he would offer to bring me down for a hunt with his boys. A place where it all began for me. I saw three does tonight, the heat was unrelenting-it didn’t matter. I will say - Odorless Permethrin and a Thermacell was a wicked combination against mosquitoes. #built2hunt and back at it this morning. Whitetail Roller Coaster Season 2.0 has officially begun!!! #bridgethegap #bowhunting #adventure #antlerdrunk #ieatdeer #itsmeatsir #nockon #learnhunting #huntingwithfriends #whatgetsyououtdoors #viewfromyoursummit

The Final Countdown ✖️ ✖️ 48 hours and counting - the opener in IL is here. Resistance is futile, Arrows will be loosened. Worthy bucks 🦌 beware. #learnhunting #ilovebowhunting #refusetofollow #built2hunt #goforit #landoflincoln #antlerdrunk

I have a couple really good friends hunting down Southern IL. This is first thing sent to my inbox this morning. I’m so happy for him - look at that @mcdowell_kyle smile!!! #gobblegobble #turkey #springhunting #takeakidhunting #learnhunting #publiclandowner #anyonecandoit #landoflincoln