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Midwest Whitetail is a weekly series that we produce all year long, as close to live as possible. Follow these incredible stories as we find the bucks we will hunt, attempt to pattern them and then ultimately pursue them. Learn lots of updates on strategy and buck behavior.
11-30-20: Midwest Whitetail | Chasing An Iowa Monarch, Part 1 of 2
On this week's episode, we join Lee Abraham on his quest for an Iowa giant known as "GQ." An incredible timeline spanning over multiple years, this is one of our best documented stories yet. There's so much, we're breaking it into two episodes. We hope you enjoy and look forward to seeing you nex...
11-9-20: Calling Bucks Into Bow Range | Pre-Rut Deer Hunting | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E25. On this week's episode, we bring to you two hunts that illustrate great pre-rut deer hunting tactics. We start off with Drake Lamb and a textbook calling situation. After spotting a big deer off in the distance, Lamb uses calling to grab the buck's attention.
11-2-20: Permission Farm Success | A Big Warm-Weather Buck | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E24. On this week's episode, we join Max Mongrello on a successful southeastern Iowa bow hunt. Despite less-than-ideal conditions, Mongrello has minimal time to hunt and decides to make the long drive to one of his and Grant Noble's permission farms. A familiar face makes an appearance, and Mo...
10-26-20: 6.5-Year-Old Buck with History | Kentucky Success | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E23. On this week's episode, we kick it off by joining Jared Mills and Grant Noble on the River Farm. With limited time to hunt, they hope to get Noble his first Iowa buck. By the end of the sit, he closes the chapter on a legendary deer they call "Bob." Next, we join Josh Honeycutt in Kentuck...
10-19-20: The Turkey Foot 10 Falls During October Cold Front | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E22. When it comes to targeting big mature bucks, October cold fronts can be a deer hunter’s best friend. This was certainly the case for Mike Reed, who's plan came together on a 5 1/2-year-old he calls the “Turkey Foot 10.”
0:05 We briefly recap some of the moments that led up to Reed and Tu...
10-12-20: Bucks Are On the Move | Early Season Encounters | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E21. On this week's episode, we kick things off by catching up with Jared Mills in Iowa. Next, Grant Noble had an awesome encounter on his permission farm. Then, Mills sees multiple good bucks on the river farm. Finally, we join Mike Reed who gives us an update on his season and what bucks he'...
S4.E20. On this week's show, we start off by catching up with Jared. He covers what he's been up to during the month of September and sets the stage for his season. Next, we join Collins Marine and Kaleb Greiner as they double up in Iowa on two great bucks with youth hunters. Then, Josh Sparks up...
9-21-20: 39 Buck Harvests Over 17 Years On Bill Winke's Farm | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E19. On this week's episode, we start off by going back to Bill Winke's farm for a complete look at the past 17 years. Winke dives into some of his favorite memories, builds on how he pieced together the farm, and closes the chapter on one of the greatest hunting stories of all time.
9-14-20: Bill Winke Sells His Farm | A New Era Begins | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E18. On this week's show, we join Bill Winke as he discusses why he sold his farm. It's arguably one of the best in the country. He covers how he put it together, what improvements he made, and talks about what his plans are for this fall. Onward.
9-7-20: Big Velvet Buck in the Bluegrass | Early Season Deer | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E17. On this week's episode, we head to the Bluegrass State for the first hunt of the season. Jared Mills, on his earliest ever whitetail hunt, fills his first tag of the year on a great buck nearly in full velvet. Also in Kentucky, team member Josh Honeycutt lays out his plans for the season ...
5-25-20: Using Screens to Improve Your Best Stands | Midwest Whitetail
On this week's show, we first join Josh Sparks on a hunt for a Big 8 he tagged back in 2016. Then, he and Kaleb Greiner discuss how they plan to use Frigid Forage Plot Screen to make their best stand even better. Next, Mike Reed gives us an update on what progress he has made on the home farm and...
5-18-20: Big Bucks By Permission, Poor Man Plot Success | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E13. On this week's episode, we start off with Bill Winke, who shows the success from one of the poor man plots he planted last season. He covers the steps he took to make it and offers tips for making one of your own. Then, we join Josh Sparks who lays out the plans for a food plot that he an...
5-11-20: Breaking Down the Hunt, Josh’s Best Lesson | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E12. On this week's episode, we start off by joining multiple members of the team as they fill their turkey tags. Then, Bill Winke breaks down the hunt for a massive buck he harvested in 2016 that he called "Lefty." Finally, we join Josh Sparks who discusses the best lesson he's learned throug...
5-4-20: How Bill Winke Found His Best Treestand Location | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E11. On this week's episode, we start off with Josh Sparks and a successful turkey hunt in the snow. From there, Bill Winke introduces the best treestand location on his farm. Dating back to 2009, he covers how this stand site has evolved. Next, we join Mike Reed who shares a big update with t...
4-27-20: The Coolest Thing I’ve Learned About Whitetails | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E10. On this week's episode, we join Bill Winke, who dives into the coolest things he's learned about white-tailed deer and their behaviors. We look back on the stories of two great bucks, the "The G4 Buck" and "Loppy." Winke tagged both monarchs back in 2012, each with their own unique set of...
4-20-20: The Hang-and-Hunt Method | Are Older Bucks Easier? | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E9. On this week's episode, we start by joining Mike Reed as he walks his and Jared's river bottom farm. While out, Mike walks by the tree he tagged "Gronk" out of. It was the oldest deer on the farm back in 2017. Mike attributes the hunt's success to using the hang-and-hunt tactic, something ...
4-13-20: October Cold-Front Hunts | Kubota RTV X1100C Review | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E8. On this week's episode, we start by focusing on the early season. We take a look at certain conditions that make for great hunting. Then, Josh Sparks highlights the hunt for a big 10-pointer from last October. He touches on lessons learned. Next, we join Louie Clouse, on a very similar pur...
S4.E7. On this week's episode, we first join Bill Winke as he takes down stands across the farm. He's inspecting them to make sure they're still safe. One of the stands he pulls is among the deadliest on the entire farm. It's know as the "Open Gate." Winke goes into detail on why this stand works...
S4.E6. On this week's episode, we first join Jared Mills who takes us all the way back to 2013 when he self-filmed harvesting one of his best bucks to date. Not only do we get to watch the great hunt again but Mills also dives into how he was able to pull off such a high-quality, self-filmed hunt...
3-23-20: Blood-Trailing Wounded Deer with Tracking Dogs | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E5. This week, we discuss the efficiency of blood-trailing wounded deer with tracking dogs. Can it work? Pro staff member Mike Alberda introduces his brother, Brian. He uses a blood-trailing dog to find wounded deer in the state of Michigan. He covers how a dog tracks a deer, why someone would...