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7 Tips to Successfully Hunt Public Lands

Hello again outdoors world! Just in case you have been hiding under a rock somewhere the past month, hunting season is here! Millions of people are now venturing afield in search of game big and small. I am not any different than most of the hunters out there, and I am usually stuck hunting public lands. After a couple decades of learning I have developed many different tricks to hunting public lands and I have decided to let you in on how I have had lots of success doing so. Continue reading 7 Tips to Successfully Hunt Public Lands

Jim Willes Reviews the GunWatcher Website

Hello outdoors world!

For this segment of The Willes Way I was asked to check out and review the website GUNWATCHER. With the explosion of the firearms market in recent years, there has been a serious increase in the number of websites dedicated to firearms sales. Needless to say I did not have high expectations as I have looked at several while shopping for my latest deer rifle, and found most of them to be useless and I really did not like using them. I thought they had too much going on on most of the page making them kind of hard to spend a lot of time on. I have always been a more hands on buyer, so that did not help. Continue reading Jim Willes Reviews the GunWatcher Website

5 Deer Hunting Food Plot Myths De-Bunked

It is spring time across this wonderful country. It seems that deer hunting is so far away. But I got a way to make it feel that much closer. A lot of people I have met over the years, only deer hunt during hunting seasons. Not me! I deer hunt 365 days a year! But they only let me carry a weapon during the fall months. Continue reading 5 Deer Hunting Food Plot Myths De-Bunked

6 Reasons to Learn How to Butcher Your Own Game

Hello again outdoors world! Thanks for stopping! For the past 20+ years of my life, I have made restaurants my career. I have worked as a head chef in a few high end restaurants and have gained a high respect for the foods I put in my body. There is nothing that echoes this sentiment more than the wild game I take from the field. From the rabbits, the turkeys, pheasants and deer, it all makes for some very spiritual meals. Now being a chef I have learned how to butcher my own prime cuts of meat, subsequently, from a young age have been processing all my own harvests. Continue reading 6 Reasons to Learn How to Butcher Your Own Game

Product Review: Fuse Products Mossy Oak Portable GPS Case

As modern hunters in a high tech world, I am sure a lot of us have a hand held GPS units that we carry when venturing into the wilderness.ย  The handheld GPS is arguably one of the most influential innovations in the hunting industry.ย  It has single handedly change the way we hunt.ย  With all the good things that this technological marvel has brought us, it has its drawn backs. Continue reading Product Review: Fuse Products Mossy Oak Portable GPS Case