We take a look at hunting whitetails in Texas with Archery gear. We'll take a look at the strategies and gear that many hunters use when hunting in the Lone Star State.
Opening Day in Texas 2018
The Yamaha Whitetail Diaries crew is in Texas for their traditional opening weekend hunt with the Wendlandts. Its always a great time with good food, golf, hunting, laughs and of course whitetails.
Hunting Whitetails in Velvet – The Hunt Continues
It's part two of an archery hunt in Kentucky held on opening weekend of deer season in 2018 where the quest for bucks in velvet continues. Conditions are warm to say the least but good bucks have been seen and several are down in the main camp already. Will Steve and Wade get their shot... Continue Reading →
Hunting Kentucky Whitetails in Velvet – Part One
We're in Kentucky for opening weekend of the Kentucky Archery season with hopes of encountering whitetails in velvet as we visit Salt River Outfitters for an early season archery hunt.
Sometimes Passing a Deer Pays Off and Other Times it Haunts You
It's often said don't pass on a deer you'd shoot on the last day of the hunt when you see him on the first day of the hunt...but with rut going on and five days ahead of you, this is often what happens. In this episode of Yamaha Whitetail Diaries, we spend time in the field with Yamaha's Steve Nessl as he talks about one deer that haunted him. And then we learn more about various ways to cook venison...yum!
Passing on Hunting Traditions to the Kids
In this episode of Yamaha Whitetail Diaries, we spend time passing on the time honored traditions of families hunting together as we join several young hunters on whitetail hunting trips with their fathers. Who will be the most nervous? Probably the dads, if we're guessing.
Close Encounters with Crossbows and Handguns
This episode of the Yamaha Whitetail Diaries takes a look at a crossbow hunt out of a pop-up blind with our own Kevin Giesecke, we'll check out his heart rate with the Garmin Virb and new TenPoint Crossbow models. Then we'll head out with Yamaha's Steve Nessl on a handgun hunt with Smith & Wesson Performance Center's 44 Mag handgun.
Crazy Things That Happen in Deer Hunting
In this episode of Yamaha Whitetail Diaries, we look at some funny and crazy stories about deer hunting that will leave you scratching your head at times. Whitetail deer are North America's most popular game species to hunt -- whether it's on family land, public land, or on a deer lease, hunters nationwide covet the time spent hunting whitetail deer and the stories they take home.
Yamaha Takes Over Deer Camp
We head to the annual Yamaha Whitetail Diaries media camp where several writers will be joining up with the Yamaha staff and Whitetail Diaries' host Wade Middleton for a week of field testing, hunting, and product evaluations on a wide range of hunting related items. During this year’s event, we’ll be joined by Archery Talks' Lucas Cooney, outdoor writer Spencer Neuharth, and Conner McKibbin of American Hunter Magazine.
Hunting Whitetails Near Bedding Areas
In this episode of Yamaha Whitetail Diaries, we’re targeting whitetail bucks coming from a bedding area and working out to a big field to feed in the afternoons, and then coming from the field to the bedding area. We also take an in-depth look at the Thompson Center Pro Hunter Encore and Yamaha Wolverine X4.
Innovations in Bow Hunting
Yamaha Whitetail Diaries takes you on a hunt with the the new Garmin Xero bow sight and what it brings to the sport of archery and bow hunting. Know the range, and shoot the exact pin with minimal movement using Garmin Xero bow sights. We see the Garmin Xero in action on several hunts in this episode!
Handgun Hunting for Whitetail Deer
Yamaha Whitetail Diaries takes and in-depth look at handguns that are designed to be used for hunting. In this episode, we learn more about the full lineup of Smith & Wesson Performance Center Handguns with special emphasis on the .460XVR. In addition to that, we'll spend time in the field on several whitetail deer hunts featuring a variety of hunters ranging from experts to newcomers in the art of handgun hunting. We'll go on a pair of hunts in this episode where we'll be using the Smith Wesson Performance Center 460XVR.
Hunting & Optics
Yamaha Whitetail Diaries shares all the preparations that go into a successful whitetail hunt and provide insight and information on choosing rifle scopes with expert help from Cabela's Optics Pros. Then we check out how to prepare game after a successful hunt with our Bradley Smoker.
Archery In South Texas
Yamaha Whitetail Diaries is joined by Dan Gurr from the Cabela's Archery Team for a exciting week of archery hunting. While on the hunt, Dan will share insight on Cabela's archery products and how to choose gear for your needs, whether you're experienced or new to archery hunting.