Quinn and Rich answer some of the common questions they get asked about bowfishing. Continue reading
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
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
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.
I’m lucky. That’s the only way I can describe my season so far. I’ve seen two 3 1/2 year old bucks, too many 2 1/2 year old bucks to count, and a handful of 1 1/2 year old bucks…and I’m tagged out in Michigan. I shot a Continue reading
In this video Quinn raises the topic of antler point restriction (APR) in Michigan. Two beautiful Michigan whitetail bucks get Continue reading
Just letting you know that we posted a new article this evening called Always Have a Backup Hunting Location.
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
Week 1 is done…and neither of us arrowed a deer. I had a nice opportunity at a 2 1/2 year old buck but he was a big 4-point and I decided to let him walk (see below). I’ve seen a few others over the past month that I would rather shoot so I’m taking my chances and hoping for another opportunity.
Rich saw very few deer on his property…that is not typical. He usually sees more deer than me so that’s not a good start to the season. There is another guy who hunts the property that Rich is on and he shot a 7-point last week. Hopefully this week will pick up for Rich.
I scouted on my mountain bike on Sunday…my typical state land spot in Midland County. No water, no acorns, no deer sign. I ran into a couple other guys who were biking it too and they were also disappointed with the deer sign and lack of sightings while hunting.
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
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
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
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
The Real Hunting Team is at it again, hunting harder than ever! After a slow start to the season, Quinn starts using his mountain bike to get way back in and finds some great deer activity (52:16). Rich puts in his time and arrows 2 deer. Another full season of ups and downs hunting the Michigan woods. Continue reading
Quinn heads to Ohio to hunt big bucks for a full week…all-day…everyday. Continue reading
The Real Hunting team heads to Caseville, Michigan for the 27th Annual Great Lakes Bowfishing Championship. They have high hopes of seeing lots of carp but the warm weather brought the fish in 2 weeks ago. One plan leads to another on this 3-day adventure and they finally start connecting with some fish including the double-arrowed, big, black, blind carp with NO EYES! Continue reading
This clip was taken from the Season 2 DVD. Quinn’s son has a successful archery hunt and gets his first deer with his bow. Continue reading
The most common question that I get asked by new hunters is, “How do I field dress a deer if I shoot one?” Well, hopefully this video helps you out! While many people feel this type of content is ‘gross’ or ‘disgusting’, it is also what responsible hunters do after recovering and tagging the animal. Continue reading
Quinn’s got the itch and Rich just can’t get enough…hitting the river at the end of July, the Real Hunting team is at it again. It’s time for another all-day adventure in the spirit of Carp Slam! Quinn and Rich show you why nothing is better than spending an entire day on the river bowfishing for carp. Oh yeah! Continue reading
The Real Hunting team is on the river again…this time in a canoe for the ultimate in bowfishing challenges. Handling the canoe, the cameras, and the carp proves to be an adventure not for the faint of heart. This is an action packed, full-day adventure on the river living it up Real Hunting style! Continue reading