The annual trip to hunt the rut in Kansas with Heartland Pride Outfitters has become a tradition. This area produces some incredible whitetails and is an extremely effective area for calling and decoying in November.
Skyler's dad, Mike Wirsig, is no stranger to elk hunting in Arizona.
Shawn has been on a handful of elk hunts in his lifetime, most of which have ended without filling a tag.
With the rut winding down and deer transitioning to food sources, Rex Luchtel finds himself focusing on the food sources he's left for the late season.
Trent Siegle is a whitetail manager through and through. Targeting a specific buck or two each season typically results in feast or famine, but that is a challenge that Trent is always up for.
Shawn is in his home state of Missouri going through his normal preparation for whitetails.
"Heartland Bowhunter" documents the adventures of the team as they bowhunt all over the Midwest for anything from whitetail deer to Canada geese.
Once again the crew kicks off the season with a high country mule deer hunt in Utah.
Adversity is something that we commonly have to overcome as bowhunters, however, this season provided more obstacles than normal for Shawn.
Mike is on his way to hunt Mule Deer but receives a phone call that the elk are rutting in New Mexico. He takes a detour to elk country to chase screaming bulls.
The name "9-Lives" isn't a name given to a buck at a young age. It's a name that's earned and one that carries a lot of weight.