It's a magical time of year for deer hunters, and our latest slate of Realtree 365 episodes certainly reflects that. We'll cut to the chase: There was a lot of big buck action last week. Here's a look at the best of it.
Midwest Whitetail: The Rut’s Best Week
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Deer hunting
Produced By: 41 North
Cast: Bill Winke, Jared Mills, Mike Reed, Owen Reigler, Josh Sparks, Drake Lamb, etc.
We wrap up our best October ever with Mike Reed who closes the chapter on a river-bottom monarch. Then, Bill recaps his trip back home to Northeast Iowa where he hunted a farm he hasn't been to in 30 years. On the last morning, Bill looks up and has a shooter walking right to his tree. Next, we get updates from the rest of the team. Finally, we join Ty Kehoe, a young man who was able to shoot a great buck with his brother behind the camera.
It's the best time of year at the Grigsby. Bucks are chasing does, and hunters are rolling into camp. Outdoor writer Jace Bauserman has a big, mature whitetail walk into range. Plus, an early snowstorm hits during the rush to finish up the crop harvest.
Slade heads to the Sunflower State in hopes of tagging a giant buck. Along the way, he stops to chat with Land Pro Tondo Waldron, who works on both sides of the Kansas / Missouri border, about what makes the region so productive for big deer. Plus, get a sneak peek at a 72-acre honey hole for sale in southeastern Kansas.
Doug Hampton is hunting one of his favorite spots in Arkansas in late October. It's one of his last chances to fill a tag with his Hoyt before gun season begins — and he gets a great opportunity. Later, Blair Goins scopes out an ancient 8-pointer in the open country of Kansas.
David Blanton is in Texas learning about the importance of establishing water sources in arid country. Plus, he learns how grazing cattle can actually benefit wildlife. Finally, Slade gives tips for new buyers on preparing for that first land purchase.