Greene County Camera Day | Flippin Bucks Vlog #5

 Trail Camera Survey Setup at the Greene County Farm

 

Over the past 20 years, my hunting heritage has involved my cousin’s farm in Greene County. To me, it’s a special place because it was the last place I hunted with my grandpap, the man that taught me how to hunt.  For this special trip setting up a trail camera survey, I figured I would try my hand at making more memories. This time by joining the ranks of my pap as an educator, taking the time to pass the passion on to the next generation. I hope to make a great impression on the boys helping me today by letting them set up the cameras. This is something that they will hopefully remember and appreciate down the road!

 

I’ve had lots of success by “Pennsylvania’s standards” on this farm over the years. I have taken three bucks with over 20-inch spreads on this particular property. However, it is not just the bucks that make this property so special. This farm also happens to be one of those places your mind can get lost in when hunting. Somewhere that you can look up in the trees and start reminiscing about old times. I think we can all relate to one of those spots in our hunting history and memories. My pap’s tree stand on the north side of the farm, in particular, is one of these spots for me. No matter what time of year, deer movement, or weather, I always daydream about past hunts and memories with him while sitting in that tree.

To be able to pass on this great sport, passion, and some of my experience creates a different outlook on this sport. While properties, seasons, and loved ones come and go, memories and impressions last forever. While this trip is simply setting up a trail camera survey for me, I am hoping that the memory sticks for the boys and the obsession of hunting is instilled in them.

Summer Food Plot Update | Flippin Bucks Vlog #3

Summer Food Plots

Jeremiah Voithofer is back at the Flippin Bucks Property is southwestern PA. This time on the vlog Jeremiah and the crew are out planting food plots. A well planned out and strategic planting of corn, soybeans, and clover food plots should produce great results this year.

The team is using PlotStart to begin the plots, and once they come up, they will use PlotBoost to make the plots more attractive.

Another round of pulling trail camera cards reveals a great buck for the Pennsylvania Mountains. This 4-year-old is going on the hit list!

A Bittersweet Summer | Summer Deer Inventory Update

Summer Deer Inventory Update | Flippin Bucks

Every July, for the past 4 years I have gotten photos of an old buck that I nicknamed “Stickers”. He was a special buck for this area and it was a privilege to have the opportunity to hunt him. He was a buck that I had never laid eyes on in the timber, but in 2016 at the age of 6 ½, that norm changed.  Last year he was all over my trail cameras and he made it exciting to hunt in my home state. The history and excitement that year brought on by “Stickers” was something I was either hoping to end on a high note, or would at least be looking forward to for next year. Unfortunately, “Stickers” was taken last year on the first day of rifle season by a neighbor in the hunting club next door.

Stickers the 6 ½ year old buck pictured above.

This summer, and the 2017 deer season will feel very different without this old face on the property. While I’m looking for a couple of potential hit-list bucks, I can’t help the emotions and low expectations that seem to be accompanying this year’s preparation and inventory. The plan this year is an aggressive one. Over the years, I’ve obtained exclusive permission to a couple of private tracts. I’ve been letting the deer grow and between these 3 parcels, I’m hoping for a “good one” to pop up on camera.

My cousin’s family owned farm, the property that I’ve been hunting since I could walk, sits on a neighboring property. If I were a betting man, I would put my money on this farm having a great buck this fall. This is mainly due to some mechanical rearrangements in the environment that could create great potential for attracting and holding giants.

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new bucks, new property, new hopes…

The Flippin Bucks property (featured in the most recent video) is a brand new lease situated in a small pocket of big buck country in Southwestern PA. I have high hopes for it this year, and for years to come. While I am excited about this property, the initial building stages of land management, deer inventory, and season preparation is always tough. On new property you can never know what to expect, what might cruise through during the rut, or what deer might arrive midway through the season. Unfortunately, I will be hunting in another state during the prime time this year. However, I am hopeful that a couple of buddies on that lease can score big with little effort late in November!