Big Bucks Ohio

Posted by donny December 2, 2014

Ross shot a 180 class buck cant  wait to post the pictures 



We need to kill deer for sausage feast

Posted by donny December 2, 2014

Hope everyone is getting alot of deer this year still none in my camp hope to change that soon how about everyone else how are you guys doing this year.







Bucks Are Rubbing in Michigan!

Posted by dwimpari October 22, 2012

In our most recent trip out to the property where we hunt in northwest St. Clair county, we are seeing a LOT of buck activity in the form of series of rubs and scrapes!


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Saturday morning I had 2 does run straight in toward my stand, with a 6 point following close behind – so needless to say, chasing is beginning and the upcoming rut should prove to be a LOT of fun!

“August Eyes”

Posted by Kevin Eason October 4, 2012
“August Eyes”

Feeling Bad for Phil pays off! Who would have thought of limits of walleye, jigging the Detroit River in the middle of August?

These guys usually hit it really hard in the early spring when limits of walleye aren’t uncommon but when they invited me to tag along and have some fun on this beautiful August afternoon the last thing we expected was a 3 man limit of those tasty eyes. The crazy thing was we pretty much had the river to ourselves and the only thing that really left the River were the fisherman.


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2012 Michigan Deer Hunting Season Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Kevin Eason September 21, 2012

Well it is finally here the first start of Michigan's 2012 deer hunting season. Tomorrow September 22, 2012 kicks of the season with the start of early doe hunt along with the youth and 100 % disabled veterans hunt. This is a two day hunt in which hunters can choice between their choice of weapons a firearm, bow or crossbow. The early doe hunt is only in certain DMU'S while the youth and 100 % disabled veterans hunt are statewide. Please make sure you refer to the 2012 Michigan Antlerless Deer Hunting Digest for complete regulations, license information and maps.
Will you and your friends be going out this weekend to try and fill the freezer? I hope so, most of the Sanctuary team will be out there with you trying to fill those tags. Remeber that this is an excellent time to donate some venison to the hungry by use of the Michigan Sportsman Against Hunger program.

What do you think of the early Antlerless firearm season? Do you love it or hate it?

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Be safe out there and good luck to all.


2012 Sanctuary Outdoors Coming This Fall !

Posted by Kevin Eason September 17, 2012

 Do you love watching Deer Hunting Videos? Sanctuary Outdoors proudly brings you along for the 2012 Deer Hunting Season in Michigan, Ohio & Illinois. Searching for big bucks and working full time at  9 to 5 jobs is our story. Follow us through the season as we bring you weekly updates on the hunting woods, trail camera pictures, videos & gear reviews.





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Maps & Permission To Hunt

Posted by Kevin Eason September 16, 2012

 September 2012. All the preseason work is done and all we can do now is wait.

“Sausage Feast” is behind us. The grueling 3 day event / party of processing last year’s harvests is all but a memory. Once again, what a great memory it was. We thanked all our gracious land owners with care packages of venison goodies and fish and the ongoing preparation for 2012 whitetail deer season is on.



My style of preparation starts with studying “Maps”. I don’t know why but I just love maps! The internet is a great tool that makes it easy to study and understand the farms or tracks of land that I’m interested in. Once I’ve identified a general area that intrigues me for whatever reason. Maybe I saw a big buck in a field or cross the road, maybe someone else told me about seeing one or maybe this area has a reputation for producing some big bucks. Whatever the reason, this is where I start.


A good online map, GoogleEarth, for example will show you everything you need to see to get you started. I like to look at the big picture first. Identify the biggest sections of woods, and then follow the hedge rows, fingers, and smaller woodlots that lead to other sections of woods. At this time I might be focusing on a couple mile area. Then I start to break it down. First by identifying the potential food sources within each area and the travel routes that the deer might take to go to and from them.


Now that I broke it down to manageable sections of land I go to another site and do a parcel search to find out who owns the land I’m interested in. In many cases the property boundaries are outlined over an aerial photograph allowing me to see exactly who owns the land. You can usually find out everything you need to know.


Now the fun part begins. Going door to door and asking for permission to hunt. This is not the easiest thing to do but it’s a numbers game and in time it becomes enjoyable and sometimes very rewarding.  I don’t only talk to the land owners of property I’d like to hunt but will usually talk to every house along the way. Even though it might not be the piece I’m interested in they might be able to offer some insight to the other properties or the people who own them. The key is being personable and try to learn everything about you can about everyone. Rejection is the norm but even after being rejected you have to be respectful of the landowner’s decision and I generally continue in a conversation. This has proven beneficial many times and in some cases has developed into great hunting property and great friends.

So all that door knocking and rejection finally pays off with a yes. “YES”! Now I refer back to my original aerial photographs and think back to the notes of all the folks that didn’t allow hunting. Regardless of the amount of acreage these can be sanctuaries and studying the routs to and from them might be key to harvesting that once in a lifetime buck. I also make notes of all those that do hunt and try to identify escape routes from their property that might lead into mine.  I generally like the thinner fingers/funnels for both scenarios.



These on line maps are so advanced that they can give you the ability to see the elevation changes, identify the ridges and valleys and is some cases get a snap shot photograph and panoramic view from ground level.  I often put pins on the on-line map that give me the GPS locations of good looking spots. I can usually find them in the dark with my cell phone.
Now all the preseason work is done and all we can do now is wait.



Energizer LED Series Flashlights

Posted by jeremy September 5, 2012

I know what you’re thinking; a flashlight is a flashlight, right? We insert the batteries and click it on when it’s too dark to see. Well being an avid outdoors man, I have seen many flashlights come and go, some break, some get wet, some need new bulbs that never get replaced and some just do not make the grade.


  The Bigger the flash light the brighter it shines, not any more. Maybe in the old days of the big, cumbersome, spot lights with a trillion candle watts this was true. Now days with technology changing at the speed of light and the growth of the hunting industry flash lights have changed drastically. Smaller sized flashlights are brighter, lighter and more durable than ever before.

Of all the flashlights that I have tried in the last few years, my favorite is the Energizer LED series.  The Energizer LED series is taking charge of the flashlight world bring you an impressive collection of flashlights at a price that will not break the bank. Flashlights of this quality use to cost upwards of $100.00, but thanks to Energizer not any more. You can now purchase a great flashlight for $5.00 to $40.00 that will stand the test of time, and you will not cry like a baby if you lose it on the water or in the woods.


 (LED) Light emitting diodes have many benefits compared to the old twist out bulbs. LED’s use less power so batteries last longer; they never need to be replaced and are virtually indestructible. One product from Energizer I recently purchased is there aluminum LED flash light which at seven inches is a small spot light that fits in your back pocket. Man this thing is bright. It runs on two AA batteries, which it comes with has four hours of continuous run time, is waterproof and has 62 Lumens ratings. I can not wait to use this flashlight for the upcoming hunting season to light up the woods or the water.


 Another excellent product and must have for the outdoors is Energizers LED head lamps. By far everyone hunting or fishing should have one of these. From climbing into your stand in the early morning hours to picking up decoys in the late evening, these lamps keep both of your hands free so you can focus on what you are doing for your own safety. Another significant advantage is the various modes on these models such as spot, flood and night vision. The night vision which comes in green, red or blue light, that is perfect for not spooking game but offers enough light to see what you’re doing in your in your tree stand, duck blind or fishing hole.


 There are thousands of flashlights to choice from theses day, and I have tried most of them. The Energizer series of flash lights prove to me to be the best out there when it comes to brightness, cost, weight and size. You can bet I will not leave home without mine this season.


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Let me know about your favorite flash light by posting comments below.


Pro Staff Jeremy Fraiser Slideshow

Posted by Kevin Eason September 4, 2012

What is the Future Image of Outdoor TV

Posted by Kevin Eason September 1, 2012

Over the last couple, of months while working on our new website I have been thinking of the direction of the hunting world as we know it. It has changed so much over the last 10 years. It has had me thinking of all the reason that I started hunting and what it meant to me. It reminded me of my first hunts, were the sight of a couple of does and a few squirrels were enough to pump me up. It was the thrill of being in nature up close with all of God’s creation. When the excitement of watching a young buck chase doe’s by your favorite stand was enough to make a great hunt.  Is it that simple? “The hunter’s first thrill of a close encounter” that gets us hooked on the sport.


I read a Blog today by Dave Hurteau of Whitetale 365 a hunting blog found on Field and Stream. It was titled Todays Challenge: Say Something Nice About Outdoor TV In the article Dave Hurteau says “I don’t think it’s that much of a mystery. Watching a giant buck come trotting through the hedge apples or weaving through the bluestem or thumping over the oak flat with the morning light on him is a rare, rare sight for most of us. To see it, many of us are willing to put up with a circus of grade-school antics and a cascade of moronic clichés. Like it or not, outdoor TV is more and more the (or at least a) public face of our sport. And while we absolutely should piss and moan when we don’t like the way we are being represented, we should also stand up and point and shout when it’s done right.”


 Watching hunting videos and Outdoor TV made me a much better hunter than I was ten years ago. But lately it seams to me that there is something lost in the translation of the outdoor television shows. The average hunter has more information available to him than ever before and has the potential to kill big bucks just like on TV, Sure it takes a ton of hard work and dedication to making it happen, but when it happens!!! The level of enthusiasm and true heart that goes into a hunt that you have worked so hard toward, surely can not be miss translated.


In this fast paced world, we live in today is the demand for more buck kills on film, and the search for the biggest bucks caused us to lose focus on what the future of our sport is? Where do we go form here? For as many hunters today that focus on trophy hunting, there are 3 times as many hunters that are happy to put meat on the table.


How do we properly portrait the correct image our sport?