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.
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...
4-6-20: Deadly Big-Buck Setup | The Open-Gate Treestand | Midwest Whitetail
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...
3-30-20: Jared Mills' Triple-Beam Buck | Self-Filming Tips | Midwest Whitetail
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...
3-16-20: Breaking Down Two Hunts, Trail Camera Tips | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E4. On this week's episode, we join Matt Thede in Iowa as he breaks down the three key points. The main one is trail camera tips. He attributes these to the successful harvest of his No. 1 buck this past fall. Next, Bill gives an update on some of the off-season equipment he's been trying, inc...
3-9-20: Off-Beat Tips for November Success, Shed Hunting | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E3. On this week's episode, we start things off with Bill Winke performing soil tests on the farm. He explains both how he does these tests and why it's important to do them. The goal, of course, is to get the most out of your land. Next, we join Drake Lamb who gives an update on a buck he pre...
3-2-20: Big Shed Antlers, When to Snort-Wheeze | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E2. On this week's episode, we first join Josh Sparks and Kaleb Greiner as they shed hunt in Iowa. They've picked up some good antlers, including two bucks they know well. Then, we join Jared Mills who discusses why frost seeding can be so productive and how to do it. Finally, Bill covers a hu...
2-24-20: Tips for Calling Whitetails, Bonus Late-Season Hunt | Midwest Whitetail
S4.E1. On this week's episode, we start by joining Jeff Deets in Illinois on a late-season hunt. Deets tags a great buck he has hunted for several years. Then, we join Bill Winke who shares a lesson about calling bucks using the grunt and snort-wheeze from a successful hunt he had way back in 2009.