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Season: 2013

Keeping Your Options Open

Host Mark Kayser makes the best of a tough situation in his home state of Wyoming. The continuing drought in the Midwest has Mark scrambling, trying to wind up his resident season on a positive note. So when the going gets tough on a western whitetail trip, Mark gets going to the eastern side of the state, to see if he can connect with a Black Hills muley.

Tougher Than it Looks

On the heels of a successful Wyoming mule deer hunt, host Mark Kayser, makes one last attempt to harvest a mature, late-season, mid-west whitetail. His Ram truck takes him to both Nebraska and Wyoming, in search of a bruiser buck. He puts the crosshairs on several…but does he pull the trigger? Join Mark and two of the country’s top guides to find out.

Smoke-Pole Smackdown

Even the best shooting muzzle-loading rifles in the world can be made better, with top-quality ammo. So, when UBZ host Mark Kayser drew a coveted Nebraska deer tag, his first stop was to the Hornady Ammunition facility in Grand Island. Here, he teamed up with Hornady’s Neal Emery, hoping for a chance just to get a glimpse of a giant “cornhusker” buck.

Mariposa Miracle

In the middle of the worst drought conditions in decades, UBZ host Mark Kayser, gets snowed-in back home in Wyoming. Unable to join invited guest Mark Raymond of RAM trucks, who continues on to the Mariposa Ranch, located just south of Corpus Christie, where the bucks are big and coming to the horns. Guide Juan Salinas, shows Mark and Texas native Shane Jones, what rattlin’ in deer, “TEXAS STYLE” is all about.

Rocky Mountain High

Few things in the outdoors are more exciting than watching a big deer walk under your stand, while archery hunting. That’s guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping! But this week, UBZ host Mark Kayser takes that one step further, while trying to take a Colorado deer using spot & stalk techniques, with a bow no less. It’s an art form of hunting, lost since the Native Americans perfected it 100’s of years ago.

Rut Hunting

Alabama’s famed Westervelt Lodge plays host to UBZ’s Mark Kayser this week. He’s joined by several staff members of the “Quality Deer Management Association,” or QDMA for short…whose mission it is, “To ensure the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage.” The post rut hunting is a little tough, but the camaraderie and information shared is priceless.

Legends of the Lonestar State

South Texas is widely known for producing the biggest, baddest whitetails in the country, year after year. But don’t tell that to the people who hunt the north Texas panhandle country near Amarillo. Rush Creek Lodge plays host to this episode of UBZ and while were hunting the post rut, there’s no shortage of bucks still on the prowl. Lot’s of deer and great hunting action abound this week on UBZ.

That's a strange looking deer!!!

A continuation of an earlier episode of UBZ, brings us back to the Mariposa Ranch in south Texas. Host Mark Kayser is still snowed in back in Wyoming and guest Mark Raymond of RAM trucks and Texas native Shane Jones are having a ball on the ranch’s 100,000 plus acres of prime hunting land. After watching Mark shoot a gorgeous whitetail, Shane has his sights set on bigger quarry…the “Blue Bull of India,” or Nilgai as it’s known here.

A time and place for everything!

UBZ show host Mark Kayser’s motto has always been, “wherever, whenever, however.” Shotguns, archery, rifles & muzzleloaders are all found in Marks bag of deer hunting tricks and each has it’s own time and place. But each of those hunting methods has it’s own special set of rules and limitations. And this week, Mark shares the, “ins & outs,” of each technique and when to employ it.

Season: 2010

The Best and Worst of Season One

A recap of the highlights & lowlights of this years’, Ultimate Buck Zone. Looking back on the season, show host Mark Kayser realized that Oftentimes there’s more to learn from blown opportunities and mistakes, as there is from having done everything right. Between drought and disease, this was a challenging deer hunting season according to Mark and you can learn a lot from his miscues.

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