Ralph Scherder

Ralph Scherder
Ralph Scherder is a full time award-winning writer and photographer from Butler, PA, where he lives with his wife Natalie, two kids Sophia and Jude, and an English Setter named Charlie. He has hunted and fly fished all over North America, and God willing, will continue to do so for many years to come.
Latest Articles
The Good and Bad on High Tech Hunting Gear

High tech gear has continued to be the trend among hunters, but here's a closer look at the good and bad on the high tech hunting gear we use.

5 Ways To Kill A Late Season Buck
The Good, Bad & Ugly of Bowhunting Deer in December

With the November rut behind us, things can change quickly. Here's a look at the good, bad and ugly on bowhunting deer in December.

Is The First Sit Really The Best Sit For Deer?
It’s Legal, But is it Ethical?

Consider the choices you make each season. Just because it's legal, doesn't make it ethical. How will you handle things this year?

What Deer Sign Matters Most?
What Deer Sign Matters Most?

What is the best intel for deer hunters to collect? What deer sign matters most when scouting for your next hunt?

Why December Can Be The Best Time To Kill A Buck
Why Is Sunday Hunting Not Allowed?

In some states across the country, hunters aren't allowed to hunt on Sundays. The question is, "Why is Sunday hunting now allowed?"

Why You Won't Kill A Buck On Opening Day
Relocation: Finding New Ground to Hunt this Fall

After moving across the state for a relocation, the author was tasked with the chore of finding new ground to hunt for the fall season.

A Solid Plan B For The Rut: How To Make Adjustments On The Fly
A Solid Plan B for the Rut: How to Make Adjustments on the Fly

What happens when your hunt plan doesn't work out? It's important to have a solid Plan B for the rut when making adjustments on the fly.

How To Get Deer To Leave Your Food Plot After Hours
How to Bump Deer From Your Food Plot After Dark

You've got deer in the field, but shooting light has ended. Here's a look at how to get deer to leave your food plot after dark.

Think Twice Before Eating These Deer
Think Twice Before Eating These Deer

Illness in whitetail deer can be serious. Here's a look at 4 deer you should think twice about before eating this season.

Is The First Sit Really The Best Sit For Deer?
Is the First Sit Really the Best Sit for Deer?

You've likely heard hunters say, the first time in your treestand is best. But is the fist sit really the best sit for deer hunting success?

Can You Buy Your Way To Bowhunting Success?
Can You Buy Your Way to Bowhunting Success?

It's one of the hottest topics you'll hear in hunting camp. Can you buy your way to bowhunting success? We've got the answer.

7 Cheap Non Resident Deer Hunts To Try This Year
7 Cheap Non-Resident Deer Hunts to Try this Year

Looking to plan a hunting roadtrip for deer season? Here's a look at 7 cheap non-resident deer hunts to try this year.

7 Poachers Busted By Social Media Posts
8 Poachers Busted by Social Media Posts

Sooner or later, most all criminals will brag about their deed. Here's a look at 8 poachers busted by social media posts.

5 Reasons You Won't Kill Your Target Buck During The Rut
5 Reasons You Won’t Kill Your Target Buck During the Rut

Deer hunters know the rut to be the go-to time to kill a buck. But here's a look at 5 reasons you won't kill your target buck during the rut.

Do Gut Piles Spook Deer?
Do Gut Piles Spook Deer?

Do gut piles spook deer? The answer might surprise you. Check out this video for a look at what we found when the trail camera was rolling.

How To Punch Your Tag In The Early Season
How to Punch Your Tag in the Early Season

Bowhunting seasons are opening across the country! Here's a look at how to punch your tag in the early season.

wolf pack in snow
Should Wolves be Used to Help Control CWD?

Wolves and CWD are two hot topics among hunters these days. The latest question is, should wolves be used to help control CWD?

Can Gutting a Deer Without Gloves Make You Sick?

Wearing gloves when gutting a deer may not be the manliest move a hunter can make, but can gutting a deer without gloves make you sick?

Deer Hunting Failures That Lead To Unfilled Tags In The Late Season
Deer Hunting Failures That Lead to Unfilled Tags in the Late Season

Are you struggling to make it happen in the deer woods? Here's a look at the deer hunting failures that lead to unfilled tags in the late season.

Sounds that Spook Deer the Most

What are the sounds that spook deer the most? You might be surprised at what you can get away with, as well as what gets you busted.