Jeff talks about his quest for big mature bucks and how his own hunting style and preferences have changed over the years. Persistence and commitment is required if you are going to pinpoint just one buck and hunt it exclusively. You have to be willing to eat that tag, he says, which he has done many times. However, it's all worth it when you put in all the work both during the off-season as well as during the hunting season and are ultimately able to wrap a tag around your shooter buck. With early season hunting opportunities not all that far off, Jeff says he has been putting in the man hours during the off season to help ensure his success. He notes that this year has been one of his biggest for planting food plots in several different states and right now he is working on getting fall plots in the ground. In addition to getting plots ready, he's also spending time taking inventory of the deer on his hunting ground. You need to hunt what you have, you can't hunt and hold out for a deer that isn't on your property. For that reason, Jeff says he runs a lot of trail cameras and puts them over corn piles, soybean fields and other locations to get a good idea of the deer on his land and to get a plan for the fall.
He'll also highlight the opportunity that this year presents when it comes to getting more people outdoors and into hunting and fishing. Jeff notes that turkey tag sales were through the roof this year and fishing participation has dramatically increased. With stay at home orders, no sports, no concerts, or other activities, people are looking for something to do. Jeff says hunters need to take advantage of the moment and use this unique time to educate others and get them outside and hunting. It has the potential to be an unbelievable hunting season, and Jeff says he is looking forward to a great season for "BuckVentures", too.
Finally, Jeff will talk about creating a property worthy of the attention of big bucks from miles around. What he wants for his property is for it to be better than everyone else's - more food, more water, more security, less pressure, etc. By creating the best conditions possible on your ground, you won't just be growing deer that use your property on a regular basis but you'll also be able to attract big deer from surrounding properties.
Listen in as Jeff Danker joins The Revolution this week to talk about the upcoming fall deer hunting seasons, property management for attracting and growing bigger deer, and the opportunity that exists this hunting season to bring new hunters into the fold.
Watch "BuckVentures" on Sportsman Channel, Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET. You can also catch it anytime 24/7/365 with MyOutdoorTV. Plus, keep an eye out for Deer Week on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel, a week straight of wall-to-wall deer hunting action, coming soon.