From the fields to the forests, a collection of stories, strategies, product reviews, and everything in between to help Level Up Your Hunting.

Review: DeerLab

25 Mar 2020 3 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are based off of having spent my own money to use this product. DeerLab is web-based, trail camera management software. By uploading your trail camera photos to DeerLab, you’ll get automated as...

Reflecting On My 2019 Deer Season

24 Mar 2020 8 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

I’ve always found it helpful to take some time to reflect on my previous year’s goals, accomplishments, and failures. I don’t like to dwell on it, but rather use it as a platform to set the upcoming years goals and try to learn from last years mistak...

Wisconsin Hunting Regulations 2020

18 Mar 2020 5 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

Every year the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources holds a public hearing in every county to gather feedback on proposed regulations. My goals as a land and deer steward, hunter, and blogger are to help make hunting information and strategies e...

Food Plots: Determinate vs Indeterminate Soybeans

12 Mar 2020 4 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

  Soybeans are a warm-season, annual legume and are one of the most marketed and divisive food plot foods. They can also be one of the best deer attractants and highest sources of protein for deer (upwards of 20-30%). That doesn’t necessarily mean it...

A Year in Deer: March

10 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

With March comes more sunshine and slowly increasing warmer temperatures. This is the last, and probably best, month to do some really invasive scouting. Not only is there likely still a little snow on the ground revealing trails and bedding areas, b...

Are Dual-Perimeter Fences a Legit Strategy?

5 Mar 2020 5 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

A dual-perimeter fence, sometimes referred to as a “hot-zone” fence, is the concept of putting two shorter, electrically-charged fences close together to protect whatever is inside the fence from deer. Most people believe you need something as tall a...

Setting Hunting Goals

27 Feb 2020 4 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

This is one thing that everyone should think about before they start their hunting journey. Whether it’s going on your first ever hunt, scouting some new public land, planning out next year’s food plot, or hunting your family’s farm for the 10th seas...

QDMA's 2020 Whitetail Report Available Now!

24 Feb 2020 3 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) recently made their 2020 Whitetail Report available for download. This a completely free resource regardless of your membership status with QDMA. The Whitetail Report is a great resource to better unders...

A Year in Deer: February

14 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

February is a great time to continue invasive scouting, especially if you have snow to help discover travel paths and bedding areas. We’re still far enough away from the next deer season that it’s okay to be disruptive and continue implementing your...

A Year in Deer: January

13 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments huntingXP

January is a great time to do some invasive scouting — going to areas you would normally avoid during the summer and autumn months. Yes you’re likely going to spook some deer while doing this, but right now is still a few months away from needing to...