Don’s Difference Makers – September 2019

The countdown to opening day has started. Soon it will be time for us deer hunters to once again hit the woods in search of a giant buck or meat for the freezer. For me September is a month to observe as my stands have been in place since last spring and my plots have […]

What Matters Most with Wes Delks – September 2019

Bow hunting mature bucks is often viewed as a man vs beast sport, matching wits with a single animal. A passion can evolve into a sport in which it is easy to get caught up in my situation, my properties, my food plots, my bucks. As we enter another hunting season, I want to challenge […]

Recently, Dr. Clifford Shipley wrote a short blog entry about the changing weather from a very wet spring to dry summer. This presents some concerns for deer farmers and hunters. Check out this short article he wrote for his fellow deer farmers…. Hot, dry weather has hit us after the wettest year (April to April) […]

July Blog – What Really Matters with Wes Delks

  “When you’re in a tree stand and a coyote goes by it instantly becomes a predator hunt. We try to immediately eradicate the problem! In this week’s blog we discuss how our thoughts can be toxic to our minds and when thoughts arise that aren’t based on the truth we need to immediately eradicate […]

Shipley Science in Mid Summer

Hot, dry weather has hit us after the wettest year (April to April) ever.  This has affected pastures and food plots as well as pastures.  My pastures suffered terribly from the wet but my frost seeding with the clover/chicory mix from RWWP came thru great…since the drought and hot weather the grass shut down and […]

June Blog – What Really Matters with Wes Delks

Be Still Are you feeling like there’s more to life? Feeling like you have to constantly be worried about something? Do you feel stressed or that life is out of your control? Psalms 46:10 says “Be still, and know that I am God”. The word “still” in the original language actually translates “to let go”. […]

June – The Calm Before the Storm (By: Don Higgins)

June is probably the month that I do the least in regards to things related to deer hunting. That doesn’t mean I do nothing however. My mind is always thinking about how I am going to tag the next big buck and it seems that I always find more to do that might help take […]

What Really Matters – With Wes Delks

The Mark of a Mature Christian May 2019 It was a frigid, snowy evening in early January. Season was winding down. The temperatures had been in the single digits for multiple days and the barometric pressure was on the rise. I knew my Real World soybeans would be chalked full of deer tonight. It was […]

Don’s Difference Makers – May Edition

Champions are Made During the Off-Season On May 7th I finished hanging my final stand for the spring. Yesterday I sprayed some old native grass test plots that will soon be planted in Real World switchgrass to improve the bedding cover on my farm. Last week I spent three days with a chainsaw in hand […]

April Blog: Shipley’s Science

Doc Shipley writes:         Finally a few nice days with sunshine and no rain! It has been an incredibly hard winter throughout most of the Midwest.  Snow, rain, wind, sleet, more of same and repeat from November to mid May.  It’s the perfect case for supplemental feeding if your state will allow. […]

Are You Planting the BEST Whitetail Soybean?

Across the Midwest it is almost time for food plotters to get those spring-planted plots planted. Many of us have recognized the numerous benefits of including soybeans in our food plot programs. The greatest of those benefits is that soybeans provide a nutrient-rich food-source from the time they germinate until the very last grain is […]


Soybeans can be one of the best options for Food Plotters.   The right soybean blend can offer early season green and late season grain to keep the deer on your property year round. Weed Control has been an issue in some parts of the country.   As Glyphosate is becoming less effective, Josh’s April Blog dives […]

Passionately Driven yet Simply Content

Do you find yourself always comparing your hunting situation to others? If you could just have their property, their sheds, their food plots, their big deer, you would be happy. Wanting to improve your situation is a good thing. As a matter of fact, it’s what drives us to put in the work to improve […]

Shipley’s Science…. March 2019 Blog

I just returned from Tulsa, Oklahoma where I attended the North American Deer Farmers annual convention.  There were several nice presentations about CWD and EHD/BT from scientists and government agencies.  A couple of other speakers couldn’t make it due to the horrible weather in the high plains.  I feel sorry for the people, livestock and […]

Shipely’s Science – Blog #2 – “Zombie Deer”

The last few weeks I have been bombarded by questions about “Zombie” deer.  Print, TV and radio seemed to pick this up as something new and disturbing.  The local TV station picked their feed up from somewhere and it was so inaccurate that I almost flew out of my chair screaming to my wife!  Here […]

What Really Matters with Wes Delks – February 2019

Meet Your Potential Written By: Wes Delks, General Manager – Real World Wildlife Products This past summer, on my first card pull, I checked a camera along a bean field where I knew a bachelor group was likely to be. Amidst the group was a nice buck that I did not recognize. He had fourteen, […]

Don’s Difference Makers – February 2019

“DON’S DIFFERENCE MAKERS”    February 2019 The month of February is generally a very busy one for me as I am traveling all over the Midwest doing consulting visits with landowners while also working in trade shows and speaking engagements. Being gone from home so much drives me a little crazy as I always have a […]

Shipley’s Science – Blog #1- “Winter Time Blues”

Do you really understand the toll the rut and winter take on deer? We want to start this blog referencing a great article on QDMA site. Click Here for full article.   Here is some interesting facts: “Bucks can easily lose 20 to 25 percent of their body weight during the rut”  “How tough is the […]

Episode #1 – Land Management… A Farmer’s Perspective

Join us with this new Video Blog Series from Josh Pretzer (4th Generation Farmer) from Kansas as he talks about his land management efforts.  Recorded and produced by Aaron Morgan of Invested Outdoors, this series will be informative and entertaining throughout the year. When Josh has every resource (equipment, seed, and nutritional product) at his […]

What Really Matters with Wes Delks – January 2019

God Given Opportunities It’s another cold, snowy day. The end of deer season is just a few days away and the bite of the north wind on my face is almost as strong as the bite of an unfilled buck tag in my pocket. I mentally start making a list of the reasons I wasn’t […]