Midwest Whitetail Daily - Bill Winke
Follow Bill Winke's hunting season. Every day. Every hunt. This series includes all the strategy adjustments required to keep up with changing conditions throughout an entire season.
Winke Day 36: New Year, Same Game
Bill heads back to the cornfield where he encountered the big group of does two nights ago. Will he capitalize on a slickhead or two? Watch to find out.
Winke Day 35: Giant CRP Buck with a Muzzleloader
Bill heads to a blind in the same area where he harvested the "Big 8." Drake Lamb has a great hunt for his top target. It ends with a 20-yard shot on a giant Iowa buck. Tune into Midwest Whitetail next Monday, January 6, for the full hunt.
Winke Day 34: The Daily Double
Bill has a good wind and heads back to the sorghum plot. It's filled with deer and Winke has a plan.
Winke Day 33: Deer Hit Sorghum as Preferred Food Source
Despite unseasonably warm weather, Bill Winke hunts the sorghum plot and has a ton of action. Deer pile into the food source and move really well before sunset. Follow along to see all of the deer he watched from the treestand that day.
Gun Season Day 1: Deer in the Soybeans
Drake heads out to fill a late-season muzzleloader tag. It's cold and deer are hitting food sources pretty hard. It's time to let the powder burn.
Winke Day 32: Too Nice
Bill heads to the blind below the house hoping to fill a doe tag.
Winke Day 31: Lazy Tongue Doe
Bill heads out to fill a doe tag and encounters a doe from two seasons ago.
Winke Day 30: Big 8 Pointer, End of Lockdown
Apparently not all the deer on the Winke farm are dead. Bill experiences a great evening hunt as the rut’s lull comes to an end.
Winke Day 29: They're All Dead
It appears as if there are no more deer left on the Winke Farm.
Winke Day 28: Hunting Valleys
Bill hunts a Redneck Blind in a valley and discusses how he hunts these areas.
Winke Day 27: Rut Crazed Buck Mauls Dead Doe
After shooting a doe, Bill has a very unique encounter with a buck that won't leave the dead doe.
Winke Day 26: Does In Hiding, Avoiding The Food
Follow along as Bill heads out after taking a short break. He is experimenting on this hunt to make a game plan for the upcoming week.
Winke's Blog | 2020 Hoyt RX-4 Ultra Review
Bill goes into detail about the new features and what he thinks of the new 2020 Hoyt RX-4 Ultra bow.
Winke Day 25: Windy Ridge Morning, Finding The Right Doe
Bill sets up on a familiar ridge with hopes of being close to a hot doe.
Winke Day 24: Between Beds, Finding Cruisers
Bill heads to a stand between two bedding areas in hopes of finding a cruising buck.
Winke Day 23: Frigid Temp Experiment
With frigid temperatures and high winds will the deer still move in the middle of the rut?
Winke Day 22: Death Ridge Anniversary, Remembering G5 Buck
Eight years ago today, Bill harvested the G5 Buck at the Death Ridge stand. He hunted the same stand this morning.
Winke Day 21: Field vs Timber, Best Rut Stands
Bill has been bouncing around the farm hunting timber in the mornings and field edges in the evenings, but he may have to change his tactics as he hasn't been seeing much from the fields.
Winke Day 20: "We're Screwed", Shooter Gives Slip
On one of the best days of the year, November 7th, Bill has a shooter give the slip on a ridge.
Winke Day 19: Morning Frenzy
Bill sets up on top of a ridge in a known bedding area and has plenty of action.
Winke Day 18: Drake's Buck, Cameraman Scores
We join Bill for his first hunt back on his farm since being back from Northeast Iowa. Drake Lamb is able to fill his bow tag on a mature buck the day before on November 4th on a farm he has never hunted.
Winke Day 17: Rut Crazed
It's Bill's last day in Northeast Iowa and he has an awesome morning.
Winke Day 16: Epic Ridge Top Stands
Day 3 in Northeast Iowa was all about hunting back on the ridges.
Winke Day 15: Not Our Day
Two disappointments set the tone for the days action.