Author: Ryan Fair

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My name is Ryan Fair I live in northwest ohio. I am married with 2 daughters who are my life. I am most passionate about chasing whitetails. If I’m not doing something whitetail related you can usually find me turkey hunting or on a boat somewhere with a rod in my hand. My main focus on writing is hunting whitetail and turkey. I also enjoy writing about gear reviews and fishing articles. In 2013 I helped start whitetail junkys with my good friend Dusty Kroft. We promote all things outdoors. You can find me at www.whitetailjunkys.com, on Facebook at whitetail junkys, or on my writing page droptine hollow outdoors.

When I first started to hunt whitetails, it seemed ground blinds and ladder stands were the go-to ways to hunt deer. Back then it was nothing to have a handful of ladder stands in the timber each set up for different wind directions and different hunting scenarios. Ground blinds came into play when the perfect spot to hunt didn’t have the perfect tree. While I still have a handful of both ladder stands and ground blinds, I find myself spending more time hunting from more modern mobile ways. Not only do they allow me to be more versatile they are…

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Pairing the right equipment with your ground blind Crossbows are perfect for someone unable to draw back a compound bow. The same goes for ground blinds when someone is unable to climb. They each have more benefits than some people realize. When my daughter got to the age, she wanted to find out what deer hunting was all about, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t wait to take her to the woods with me and teach her everything I knew about hunting. But she was only 5, anybody that has a 5-year-old knows exactly what I mean. I didn’t want…

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When it comes to crossbow hunting, every part of your setup is important. From your crossbow selection to the scope, bolts, knocks and even the sling you use, it’s all important. However, nothing is as important as the broadhead you choose. Without a good broadhead, you can make the perfect shot and never recover your game. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do is wound an animal only because I didn’t do my research on broadheads before the hunt. Believe it or not, there are broadheads designed just for crossbows. Let’s take a look…

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There is nothing like that first cool, spring morning when you are heading to your blind after roosting a tom the evening before. The dew on the ground, the smell of fresh dirt, the peace and quiet. As you set up your decoys by moonlight, the anticipation builds. You know a tom is close by and the minutes to sunrise keep clicking closer. You get situated in your blind, knowing you still have 20 minutes until sunrise. Just then, a tom lets off a gobble that wakes the woods. Two other close-by toms repeat this. They are all within hunting…

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Why I chose a Crossbow It wasn’t until last year that my young daughter started to show interest in hunting. I have a love for bowhunting in general, but at age six, my daughter isn’t able to draw back a compound bow. I wasn’t sure what method I wanted to use to teach her to harvest her first Whitetail. Talking with one of my hunting mentors helped me make the decision. His advice was this: “When I introduced my boys to hunting, I got them a crossbow. I wanted them to fall in love with the overall experience of hunting.…

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