There’s an area of habitat in the central part of our country that is referred to as the “tallgrass prairie.” Often viewed as “non-traditional” deer habitat because of its lack of cover, this section of land is home to some of the largest antlered bucks harvested anywhere. Certainly, “normal” bowhunting approaches must be modified for success in this “wide open” habitat. Here’s what you need to do.
After three years of waiting, I finally had an Iowa bow tag in my pocket! Wow, a glint of good antler! With my mind running out of control,
I quickly shaped a trophy buck out of the few pieces of the puzzle that I’d
been given. Coming to full draw, I focused on a small open spot in the thicket.
Throughout much of the Midwest lies a mix of farmland and woodlots, which provide utopian “edge” habitat for whitetail deer. It is in this zone — often referred to as the “corn belt” — that oversize bucks abound. If you’re looking to expand your hunting horizons to a “best-bet” area, look no further than here.
I’ve often said that, “I’d rather hunt one day where big bucks are
plentiful, than one month where they’re not!” If you want to bow-kill big’uns, this saying
couldn’t be truer. Do the homework, find the hotspots, get the tags, and hunt there. Get tough and “git’er done.”
If you’re privileged to bowhunt in areas that have a good deal of
topographic relief, then suffice it to say that you have some excellent
"no-brainer" ambush spots at your disposal. Hang with me a for a
moment, and I’ll give you the merits of taking a stand on the