In 1979 I rattled in my first Columbia black-tailed deer, and have been hooked ever since. As with calling all big game, there is never a guarantee a blacktail deer will come to the calls [...]
About Scott HaugenPrior to entering into the outdoor industry full-time, Scott Haugen taught science for 12 years. With a Masters Degree in education, a bachelors in science/biology, and lifelong outdoor experience, Haugen is uniquely qualified to share what he knows and continues to learn. Since hanging up his teacher’s hat, he’s appeared on more than 300 television shows, penned over 1,400 magazine articles and written several books – with new titles always in the works.
Admittedly, I don’t read many books these days; I simply don’t have the time as I’m too busy writing, myself. So, when I sat down to thumb through Gary Kramer’s latest book, Game Birds: A [...]
I just came off a great Aleutian goose hunt near Eureka, California. You goose hunters who are looking for an awesome, end of season hunt, this is it. The season runs through March 10 I [...]
International Sportsmen’s Expos January 18-21, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30…Hunting Trophy Blacktails Friday, Jan. 19, 6:30-7:30, Scott & Chad Mendes…Big Game Field Care: Start to Finish Sunday, January 21, [...]
Here's where Tiffany and I will be in 2017. Hope to see you there!
Fall turkey hunting continues to grow in popularity throughout the West. With increased bird numbers, and multiple tags available in some states, opportunities are on the rise. Enter your gun dog. Hunting fall turkeys with [...]
Thanks all you blacktail fanatics, for the kind words and support on the buck I took on Thanksgiving. Here are some details. -I first caught the buck on trail camera 3 years ago. -Got over [...]
Yesterday, right before dark, I saw one of the nice bucks I’ve been chasing for three years. He wasn’t the big one in the area, but he’s a dandy, 4 1/2 year old buck. I [...]
Ten days have passed since we introduced DeerNow, our specialized blacktail attractant, and we’re starting to get reports from the field. Three people in the Willamette Valley, between Albany and Crow, reported DeerNow getting hit [...]
For years I’ve been asked what my favorite blacktail feeding attractant is. Until now I’ve had no answer. I’ve seen success with different products in different habitats, but largely found what worked in one spot [...]