UPDATED ON: May 1st, 2015
Heartland Wildlife Institute’s annual Outdoor Writers Deer Camp proves successful with 6 impressive bucks being harvested off of the 700 acre oasis – Fox Hollow Farms. Hosted by Heartland Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Neal, this marks the 8th year of impressive hunts over Heartland Wildlife Institute whitetail products.
The Heartland Buck Buster Extreme and Secret Weapon food plots used at Fox Hollow Farms were primed for deer movement as the hunters disappeared into their Banks Blinds for a few memorable days in the field. When it was all said and done, six fantastic Ohio bucks were tagged with the help of Heartland’s Autumn Addiction and End of the Trail attractants that were made available with Moultrie Feeders.
Highlighting those bucks was Sabrina Simon of TenPoint’s, big bodied, long tined 8-pointer, and Bob Banks’ impressive 12 pointer. By the looks of these animals, the Heartland Rack Maker Deer Blocks distributed throughout the property lived up to their name. The results of this year’s hunt are certainly a tribute to Jeff Neal and the management that he and his staff have deployed on Fox Hollow Farms.
The hospitality of owner Jeff Neal, hunting knowledge of guide, Brian Richard, and gourmet meals provided by Chef Ty Hartman create a hunting experience above and beyond most anything out there. Year after year, this hunt exceeds the group’s high expectations and this season offered no exception.
Equipped with TenPoint and Wicked Ridge Crossbows, the outdoor writing group of Alan Clemons, Darron McDougal, Tim Dehn and Bob Humphrey took to the field with hopes of letting their Spitfire Broadheads do some damage on a Fox Hollow whitetail. The outdoor writers were also joined by Sabrina Simon of TenPoint and Banks Outdoors representatives, Bob Banks and Jack Weber. The troop certainly had their work cut out for them after Bob Humphrey’s 2012 giant whitetail set the bar high for this year’s harvest.
The 2013 annual Heartland – TenPoint Outdoor Writers Deer Camp will be detailed by the writers who were in attendance in future issues of Arrow Trade, Deer and Deer Hunting, Inside Archery and Petersen’s Bowhunting Magazine. Heartland Wildlife would also like to thank the following product sponsors for making a truly special event possible: TenPoint Crossbows, Banks Outdoors, Atsko, Grubs Boots, Carbon Express, Gamehide, Moultrie Game Feeders and Don Wood Polaris of Athens, Ohio.