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Mark Kenyon is the author of That Wild Country, founder of Wired To Hunt, and host of the industry-leading Wired To Hunt Podcast. He is a nationally published writer, a QDMA certified Deer Steward, and MeatEater's resident "whitetail guy."
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Ask Wired To Hunt: How Do I Find a Hunting Lease?
Apr 22, 2019
As many hunters can attest, acquiring hunting permission on private land is getting harder every year. The argument could be made that this is, in part, because of leasing. But an increasing number of hunters are deciding that if you can’t beat them, join them. Whether we like it or not, hunting leases are probably here to stay.
From the outside looking in, it seems that acquiring a hunting lease should be a breeze: if you have the money...
Ask Wired To Hunt: What’s Wrong With Hunting Trophy Bucks?
Apr 3, 2019
In today’s world of identity politics and serial tribalism, few things are as damning as a bad label. We all know what those sound like in the political sphere, but the same trend exists in the hunting world. Few labels are viewed with quite as much derision as “trophy hunter.”
This was brought to mind for me recently when reading a terrific article by Brody Henderson about shooting young bucks, in which he explored the disdain some hunters have...
DIY Deer Hunter Profile: Andy May (Part One of Two)
Jan 30, 2018
Here on Wired To Hunt, Andy May owns the idea of assembling this great list of DIY hunter profiles. However, Andy neglected to include himself.
It was my idea, not Andy’s, to make him part of the DIY series. This is the main reason I respect him. Andy stays humble. Without prompting, Andy wouldn’t have written a self-profile in a million years. Don’t mistake his clear statements for any trace of arrogance. That decisiveness is part of his skill...
Hunting Mature Bucks During The Rut with Greg Miller
Nov 1, 2017
By Alex Comstock
THE. RUT. Those two words trigger thoughts of sheer happiness and dreams filled with big bucks for deer hunters. For most people, it’s their super bowl, and the time of the year we look forward to the most. With that in mind, I wanted to reach out to somebody who’s garnered success during the rut over the years to see what we could learn.
Greg Miller is someone who has been hunting mature bucks for a long time and I thought he’d...
DIY DEER HUNTER PROFILE: Travis Murray
Oct 23, 2017
Editor’s note: If you’re new to our DIY Deer Hunter Profile series, here’s the scoop. In each of these pieces, Andy May, a DIY whitetail specialist himself (listen to him on Ep #162 of the podcast), hand picks and interviews the best DIY deer hunters from across the country to help us better understand how they do what they do. After reading today’s profile, be sure to CLICK HERE to see the other hunters Andy has profiled. – MK
By Andy May
2017 Journal #2: My Alaskan Caribou Hunt (Photo Essay)
Sep 12, 2017
By Mark Kenyon
We circled the ridge-top twice in the tiny Super Cub airplane, swooped down for a landing on the small patch of flat ground off the side of the mountain, and then, at the last minute, pulled up hard and into a 180 degree turn. My heart skipped a beat, I gasped for breath and I held on tight.
And so went the rest of my week in Alaska chasing caribou with Steven Rinella and crew.
It was an experience of epic proportions ̵...
Video of the Day: The Linguists (Elk Hunting)
Aug 3, 2017
By Mark Kenyon
A few weeks back while in Bozeman, Montana for the Sitka Gear Converge event, I got a sneak peak at a new film the guys at Sitka were really excited about – The Linguists. And I was blown away.
The Linguists is one part elk hunting adventure, one part documentary of the history of elk calling, and two parts stunning. It’s one of the best hunting related films I’ve seen yet – beautiful imagery, a captivating...
Video of the Day: Best Laid Plans (CO Mule Deer and Nevada Elk Adventure)
Aug 2, 2017
It’s late summer and that means one thing for me – some serious hunting season fever. Fortunately, for those of us really itching for some adventure, a handful of really great hunting films have all just recently dropped online. While most of these films are outside of the whitetail world, if you don’t get a kick out of these, you likely don’t have a pulse. I’m going to post all of these films up here on Wired To...