Let me know what you think, what I should add, or change.
Hey i think what your doing is a great idea. Ive always wanted a place to post my pics of the fishing i do far away from home. Ill do my best to keep them posted. Good idea brother
Thanks little brother! Just send your pictures to me and I will post them on here for you for everyone to see.
This is great! Thanks for sharing and developing such a neat web site.
Thank you stop back by often I update the site all the time probably about 5 days a week. Thanks again!
Great job, Your grand parents, and great grand parents would have been proud. Glad to know the love of the hunt is still so strong in our family, and that this honors our family values of hunting. Keep it up
Hey Brother and Sister hunters! This has absolutely nothing to do with deer hunting, but I wanted to say I hope everyone got to see the pics of Frazier's MU Jack-O-Lantern! That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life...I've never met anyone with the amount of God-given talent that Frazier has. That should've been entered in a contest! Keep up the good work Frazier! <><
Thank you. It could have been better maybe next year I will make a Hillbilly Huntin Jack-O-Lantern.
I just wanted to continue my earlier comment, with a little family history; Doug comes by his love of deer hunting naturally, his great grandparents (Frazier) both were deer hunters, no big tv type trophies, but they filled their tags in the 50's 60's and early 70's, they put meat on the table when the populations were much less across the country. His great grand mother went hunting the last time in her 70's, she was still able to read the land and tell her grandson where the buck would be laying at mid-day, (on land she had never been on before) and was right!
Doug's grandfather loved deer hunting almost as much as fishing. He taught his son's to read sign, and to read the land. We do not have our deer processed by a commercial processor. We skin, quarter, trim and cut and package our own deer, each and every time. He taught us that when we pull the trigger, and take a deer, there is the thrill of success, but also there is a responsibility to correctly take care of the meat, which we will feed our family. Doug's grandfather passed away while deer hunting in the same National Forest where we still hunt. (so he is there watching over his family each and every deer season).
I passed on what I was taught, along with my brother, to our son's, they have taken up the mantle, and it is a sincere pleasure to watch them enjoy the hunt each year. Deer camp, is deer camp, there are stories, good food, a warm fire and a few tall tales, gotta love it.
We are going hog hunting in April... will try to get pictures for you. Still need to send pictures from hog hunt last April.
Awesome picture of the little future hillbilly hunter lol. In her daddy's camo's . Great update articles.
I want to thank all of Hillbilly Huntin for the Staff position and the opportunity to represent you all In the Great sport of Archery and Hunting.
Remember the mommas and others that send you off with comfort food for your camp.(yes that's bragging on me,haha!) I can say it has been a pleasure in my life to be apart of sending my boys to deer camp. I love to sit by the fire with them and see their stories come to life of that days hunt. Doug, I am so excited for you every time I get the call or a text of the picture from that seasons hunt. Job well done on the webiste, it is fun to visit..
Your other Mom!
Great material. Keep up the awesome work. Good Luck this 2013 season.
I think your website is awesome, it's very informative and fun to read. My son is excited about hunting and is learning the ropes. And He really enjoyed reading your site. Keep up the good work Hillbilly!
2017 archery and rifle season was an interesting year, as most of them are. Due to the urging from the Hillbilly, I let multiple young bucks and even some young does walk on by. I was able to harvest a mature doe, we are guessing she was 5 or 6 years old, (man is she good eating)!
I was able to be in the same woods with the Hillbilly and be there to field dress and drag out his first bow kill buck, I was just as excited for him as he was, it truly was an ultimate moment to share with my son, and I strongly encourage all of the dads to try and find a similar experience to share with their kids.
I may have only harvested 1 deer this year but it was one of the most successful season on multiple levels I can remember.
2017 will be the best yet and I am for sure of that!
Get out in the woods, and sharpen your skills, enjoy what God has created for us to enjoy.
October has arrived! Well the temperature is finally starting to fall, thank goodness. I had to hit the woods last weekend rain or not. As my wife said, I needed start my fall fix!
It was a raining afternoon, so I decided it would be a better day for scouting than sitting. Acorns are starting to fall, lots of browse and underbrush, and summer trails beat down. I did find a recurring sign post, about 100 feet behind my stand, it is on a 8" diameter tree.
I was able to put the sneak on a couple of healthy does, (it made me smile). I also spotted 2 young does feeding in a hay field 100 yards out, they were porpoising in the tall grass, as they fed.
The big bucks have not started in their fall patterns yet, as far as the sign is showing, but it will not take long.
Really looking forward the this cold weekend, I will be out in a tree come Saturday morning. Really hoping to put a couple of does in the freezer before the rut picks up. I am going to try to trophy hunt this year, it will be hard because those younger deer just taste so Good!
Get out int he woods, smell the dirt, and the cedar, listen to the sounds of the forest, fields and glades, enjoy what our Lord has created. Also, get your area's scouted for your youth, so they have a successful season, in multiple ways!
God bless, and be Safe.
2019 Whitetail Season,
What a year this was, on the 2 farms I am lucky enough to have permission to hunt the deer patterns were completely off from the past years. I really do try to hunt does especially in the early season, they just eat so much better, without the extra work. But they shifted their patterns on me on both farms, and even in the big woods on Glade Top. Maybe it was too hot, maybe the acorns fell early or were too light this year, not really sure.
I saw alot of spikes and young bucks from all of my stands, during both seasons, even passed on some decent 8 pts. but i was rewarded during rifle season.
Opening weekend 2019 rifle season the Sunday morning hunt, i spotted a large buck making a round of scrapes at approximately 150 yards. I tried to call him but he did not care, he was in full rut, and I was not of any interest! But I was bound and determined do not let him go, I found a tree to brace myself against and a small opening in the brush and trees. I let the Mauser do the rest, he ran 50 yards and was down. He was the biggest buck I have taken, at least a 6 year old, and scored 140, (it was all I could do to load him by myself).
I praised God for the gift and thanked my wife for allowing me to hunt. What a day, and what a season, my bow tags went unfilled, but by choice, I saw more deer this year than i have ever encountered. Bobcats, turkeys, coyotes and a Bald Eagle.
I set in the woods and truly marveled at His creation.
Already dreaming about the 2020 season, I am having my left knee replaced in April, (I have been waiting 39 years), so I am sure there will be a new round of challenges this season.
But start making plans, get your gear upgraded or tuned and be ready to chase those White Tails this season.
Wow what a year it has been! I was able to secure 2 additional private farms to hunt this year, now, so many options so little time to hunt.
I was able to witness God's wonderful creation, Bald
Eagles flying, bobcats hunting, raccoons playing, and scores of armadillos, lol. I saw a bush with so many cardinals and Blue Jays in it it looks like a Christmas tree. I had a baby fawn come and curl up and go to sleep just 8' in front of me for 3 hours.
I passed on more deer this year than ever before. This allowed me to watch and learn from the deer, their behavior how they react, what they react too. It was very educational and enjoyable! I passed on spikes, fork horns and 3 young 8 points, passed on yearling does and 2 year olds. And i harvested a mature 5 year old doe, and a cull 4 - 5 year old 6 point, i also harvested a cull spike. I was able to make my first Crossbow kill this year, he did not even take a step, (Thanks to the Hillbilly in loaning Papa his crossbow).
Early archery was hot and dry, the bucks were late to lay out their sign this year, compared to last year.
Late Archery was cold and windy, lots of sign, and lots of deer, just so you know late archery is when you can dial the schedules in for your deer movement, they maybe a little more wary, but you just have to be more on your A game.
Rifle, wow, wind and rain and more rain opening weekend, then clear and cool.
What did it mean, tagged 2 with my rifle and 1 with the bow, saw over 200 deer and passed on so many it is hard to count.
What was new or different:
Scent Thief, this is a new scent control product that prohibits the deer from smelling you, I had 3 episodes of deer within 5 feet of me, bobcats and coyotes within 10 feet of me.
Attitude, I went out this year to enjoy what was created for us, I hunted with my son's and with friends, on private farms and the glorious public lands of Glade Top Trail.
I was able to enjoy deer camp from bow to gun season, I was able to take one of my grandson hunting to see several deer close and afar. I watched the sun come up and the sun set, I saw too many stars and watch some fall, I could hear the woods breath, and I was able to come to one thought:
God is great, family is wonderful, and hunting is a time to be enjoyed and to reflect, to release the stress of our job, and to be apart of nature.
Please plan on busy 2021, work, politics, life is going to be stressful, but go out in the woods with or without a weapon, sit and listen and watch, you might even learn something.
God bless and protect each of you.
Well, it is July it's hot and everything is green, leaves are full, bugs are out and did I mention it is Hot? It just sucks!
But Missouri Archery Season is just around the corner!!!
I will be changing my equipment this year, after borrowing the Hillbilly's crossbow last year and dropping the cull 6 point in his tracks, Papa has made a purchase, (thanks to my family giving BassPro gift cards!). I purchased the Killer Instinct 425 crossbow!
It is a sweet crossbow, and i can't wait to use it, Papa might be able to fill those Turkey tags this year?
I know I will fill my bow tags, and a nice big tender doe or does, and there is a cull 8 point I have my eye on also.
The season is just around the corner, I can't wait.
See you in the Woods.
Well, the 2021/22 season is in the books, and it looks like Missouri has a new record harvest for Whitetails, congratulations to all hunters.
For the Papa house there was not any fresh venison for the freezer, but that is not saying that it was not a successful year of hunting. I passed on multiple young does and young bucks with my crossbow, I missed a head shot at 150 yards with my rifle, (might have had a little buck fever going on!), but no regrets for the miss.
I was able to sit in multiple stands in Webster county and in the Mark Twain Forest on the Glade Top Trail. I enjoyed viewing lots of wildlife. God's creation is so incredible, and so planned it is truly stunning when you think about it.
I was able to have a great week of deer camp during bow season with the Hillbilly, and a great long opening weekend with the whole Hillbilly team. I was even blessed to have my wife come down and camp for a weekend.
I am looking forward to the 2022/23 season, I am going to put in for a Bear hunt this year in Missouri.
Good luck to everyone, get out and enjoy what our God has created it will astound you!