Midwest Whitetail Weekly
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.
1-25-20: Three-Legged Giant | Our Best Deer Season Ever | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E36. On this week's episode, we first kick things off with Kaleb Greiner in Iowa. After multiple seasons, Kaleb finally gets the chance he's worked for and tags one of his best bucks to date.
Then, we go straight into our season highlight filled with the year's best action. We hope you enjoy ...
1-18-21: The Big 10 | 183-inch Ghillie Suit Buck With a Bow | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E35. Jared Mills finally catches up to his top target buck, and does so with a ghillie suit and bow. Here, we dive into the two-year quest for an Iowa monarch dubbed "The Big 10." Mills walks us through the entire story discussing why this was the buck he has learned the most from. We hope you...
1-14-21: Mike's Monster | Intern Tags Big Public-Land Buck | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E34. With so much recent action, we decided to release a mid-week episode. On this one, we are back with Mike Reed to kick things off. After already having the best late season he's ever had, he heads to his small Southern Iowa farm with hopes of continuing the streak. Harsh weather conditions...
1-11-21: Best Late Deer Season Ever | 3 Bucks in 4 Days | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E33. Mike Reed and family have their best week of deer hunting ... ever. Follow along as Reed takes us on his incredible stretch of late-season hunts with his family. Four days of hunting brought three filled tags and a long list of memories that will last a lifetime. Throughout the hunts, Ree...
1-4-21: Self-Filmed Bow Buck | Three Years of Encounters | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E32. On this week's episode, we're back in the stand with Jared Mills. This time, he's alone and trying to pull off the challenge of self-filming with a bow. He decides to hunt the only food source on the farm. By the end of the night, the move pays off. A buck that Mills and Mike Reed know ve...
12-28-20: Louisiana Bayou Buck | Intense Buck Fight | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E31. On this week's episode, we're down in Mike Reed's home state of Louisiana for a special week of hunting that he's anticipated for a long time. Right off the bat, Reed witnesses one of the most intense buck fights he's ever seen. By the time the trip wraps up, Mike is sitting behind a beau...
12-21-20: Late-Season Targets | Shot At 6 Yards | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E30. On this week's episode, we kick things off with an update from Jared Mills as he dives into what his late season will look like. Then, we catch up with Drake Lamb, who brings us up to speed on what he's been doing during the Iowa shotgun season. Finally, we join Josh Sparks and Max Mongre...
12-13-20: Lightning Fast Hunt, Jared's November Lesson | Midwest Whitetail
On this week's episode we kick things off with Mike who's back in his home state of Louisiana. He quickly updates us on what his upcoming plans are and what to expect in the upcoming weeks. Then, we join Collins Marine and Kaleb Greiner who continue their banner season during the first shotgun se...
12-7-20: Hunting an Iowa Giant (Part 2 of 2) | 204-Inch Buck | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E28. Lee Abraham closes the chapter on GQ. It's a deer hunting story for the ages. Follow along as we close out this journey.
0:05 The crew reflects on the hunt for this giant.
5:00 Abraham heads into an area he thinks he might connect on the huge deer.
10:00 It's raining pretty hard, but t...
11-30-20: Chasing an Iowa Stud (Part 1 of 2) | 204-Inch Buck | Midwest Whitetail
S5.E27. 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...
11-23-20: Ancient Bucks From Kansas, Kentucky, and Missouri | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E26. On this week's episode, Mitch Mollerus, Nolan Redeker, and Ben Honeycutt close chapters on three ancient target bucks.
First, we kick things off in northern Missouri with team member Mitch Mollerus. After years of history and surviving a rifle shot from the neighbor, the story of "Tigger...
11-16-20: Bowhunting From the Ground | Hunting the Lockdown | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E26. On this week's episode, we kick things off in Iowa during the lockdown phase of the rut. First, Mike Reed gives an update and offers his two favorite tips to hunt during lockdown.
Then, we join team members Caleb Mason and Matt Thede on a rut hunt that they won't soon forget. It's an epi...
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.
Then, we join Tim Allen on t...
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'...
10-5-20: An Iowa Velvet Buck in October? | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E20. On this week's episode, we join Josh Sparks for the hunt of a lifetime. It's opening day in Iowa, and an early October cold front pushes through. So does a full-velvet buck.
0:10 We kick things off by reflecting on all of the work that Josh Sparks conducted during the pre-season.
9-28-20: Opening Week Storylines | Big Iowa Buck Double | Midwest Whitetail
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.
1:45 We ...
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.
0:15 Winke intros the show and talks high-lev...
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 ...
8-31-20: Best Velvet Bucks | Setting Stages for the Opener | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E15. On this week's episode of Midwest Whitetail, we kick off our season with the best action from the summer and set the stage for the upcoming fall. Things are looking up.
0:50 Bill Winke welcomes everyone to the first episode of the 2020 hunting season. He intros a highlight video to get e...
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...