Rich takes his daughter out for her first hunting experience. It’s always fun to hear what our youth have to say during their outdoor adventures. One turkey for the table, several memories that will last a lifetime. Continue reading
Author Archives: Real Hunting
Your Bowfishing Questions Answered
Quinn and Rich answer some of the common questions they get asked about bowfishing. Continue reading
Bowfishing on a Budget
Quinn and Rich are hitting the river again for a high-energy, action-packed bowfishing adventure. They discuss how you can get into the sport of bowfishing for little cost and show you that Continue reading
29th Great Lakes Bowfishing Championship
Quinn and Rich head back to the 29th Great Lakes Bowfishing Championship. See what happens when perfect weather, spawning carp, and bowfishermen all coincide at GLBC. Lots of Continue reading
2 Boys 3 Deer – Michigan Firearm – Youth Hunters
Since Quinn tagged out during archery season, he spends firearm season with his sons trying to get them each an opportunity at a deer. Both boys get their chance and both get the job done with Continue reading
We are getting ready for the Michigan Firearm season. There is always the anticipation of seeing deer and the special feeling of holding a quality firearm in your hands while dawn is first breaking light on opening morning. We’re excited and ready for more outdoor adventure. Good luck to all of you and be safe!
October 31st and the best days are just around the corner. The magical 5-day stretch of pre-rut chasing, rut tending, and lockdown are coming fast and I can’t wait for next week! My plan is to sit and watch a few areas from a distance. If I get a chance to shoot a doe I might…but it will depend on how many I see and whether I can shoot one without scaring a buck. I love exploring and that’s what I’m planning to do next week. It’s time to learn more about a few good areas that I haven’t quite figured out yet.
Rich is preparing for a week off work and a week in the woods! His property has been sparse for deer so far but the chase is going to happen when he is there and that should allow him a shot or two at deer with his bow.
The Keon house is preparing for firearm season as we plan our trip to the U.P. for the firearm opener once again. Kaden will be in a new spot this year and Gavin will be sitting with me. Dad’s feeder is gone. I found the motor…and the legs…but a bear took the barrel and I can’t find it. We will put a few apples on the ground and hopefully everyone will see some deer this year and if we are lucky someone will even shoot a buck.
Quality Deer or Quality Hunting? – Michigan Bowhunting
In this video Quinn raises the topic of antler point restriction (APR) in Michigan. Two beautiful Michigan whitetail bucks get Continue reading
Bowhunting in Michigan – Focus on the Fun – Muzzy Phantom, Gold Tip, Lumenok, AR34
In this video, Quinn takes you through an entire archery season. Trying again for a 2 1/2 or older buck, he passes up 26 shots throughout the season. A couple 8-point opportunities come Continue reading
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Unexpected Archery Doe – Muzzy Phantom – Lumenok – Gold Tip – AR34
Sometimes you head to the woods with a plan…sometimes you find yourself becoming part of a different plan. Quinn heads out to a small piece of private land to try to connect with a buck. When an injured doe comes into range he makes the decision to arrow her. This video is a good example of identifying your shot placement and diligent tracking. This well-placed shot yields a poor blood trail and all of the sign is wrong. Continue reading
Michigan U.P. Youth Red Squirrel Hunting – .410
Having one day to fit it all in is often the way things play out. Quinn and Gavin head to Mackinac County to do some work. Once the work is done they head out into the big woods in search of red squirrels. Continue reading
Youth Firearm Deer Hunt – Remington 700 .243 Win
It’s the youth weekend in Michigan and Quinn takes his son Gavin out to try connect with his first deer. Continue reading
28th Great Lakes Bowfishing Championship
The Real Hunting team heads back to the Great Lakes Bowfishing Championship. Want gar? We’ve got ’em. Lots of shots and lots of action in this 3-day adventure. Continue reading
Youth Deer Hunt – Coyotes Ate The Whole Deer – Michigan U.P. – Marlin 336 30-30
This video highlights Northern Michigan’s predator problem. 0% Fawn survival rate observed on this hunt. Quinn heads to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for the firearm deer opener – the Keon’s first 3-generation hunt. Quinn’s son Kaden connects with a nice buck but has a marginal hit due to a scope shift (4″ @ 100 yd). They decide to back out that night and look in the daylight the following morning. When they found the deer there was absolutely nothing left…you have to see it to believe it! Continue reading
Michigan Bow Buck – Hard Work Pays Off – Muzzy Phantom – Deer Hunting
The Real Hunting team LOVES archery season. Quinn sets aside vacation hours for the first week of November and shows you why it’s a magical time to visit the Michigan woods. Continue reading
Youth Firearm Deer Hunt – Marlin 336 30-30
Quinn has a chance to take his son Kaden hunting on some great farmland for Michigan’s early antlerless season. Kaden connects with his first firearm deer using a Marlin 336CS 30-30 Win. Continue reading
Best Food Plot 100% Success – Clover Chickory
Best food plot ever? Yup! Quinn tackles another food plot project and sees that his work is really paying off. Step by step explanation and 4, 8, 12, 16 week checkups along with the post-season recap will show you what worked and what didn’t with this project. Continue reading
A day on “The Pine” with lots of carp is just what the doctor ordered to cure Quinn’s bowfishing blues. Even though they encounter challenges…Rich’s equipment problems, a lost prop nut, several missed opportunities, a broken battery lead on Quinn’s helmet camera…nothing can stop the Real Hunting Team from having fun when it’s such a beautiful day on a river in Michigan. Lots of shots, lots of carp, lots of adventure! Continue reading
Michigan Youth Squirrel Hunting – .410
Quinn’s youngest son Gavin turns 10 and wants to go squirrel hunting. This short video shows how just one hour in the woods can build a life-long memory. Gavin uses a single-shot .410 and brings home his first game animal ever. Continue reading