Oak Creek Monster Buck Tracker 5-17-2017

The last couple of weeks have been busy and we have finally been able to go out and check the cameras again. The bucks are doing extremely well and are growing super fast right now.

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So far we are very happy with both the Bushnell TrophyCam HD Aggressors and Reconyx Ultrafire cameras. They both have superb quality of photo and video. If you are in need of new cameras or any other sporting goods, Denny Dennis Sporting Goods in St. Louis is our spot of choice. Tell him Oak Creek sent you.

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 3.21.17 PM.pngThis season the Hunter’s Specialties Vita Rack Clover food plots are doing tremendously. It is already over boot top high and drawing in the deer and other animals in huge numbers.
M2E121A1L171-127.8980026-127.8980026The elk are also all doing really well. We will also be adding them to this year’s Tracker. We regularly have elk in the 450 inch range and it is amazing seeing how fast they grow.

Is anyone else seeing good bucks yet? We would like to see the bucks of your area, post photos in the comment area if you would like to share. Keep checking back with us as we will be posting photos on our other social media pages and in the weekly Monster Buck Tracker blog.

 

Would you like to extend your season? There are a limited number of spots available on both ranches, and also a few elk and sika hunts available.  Call now to get information on these great hunts, 573-943-6644, or go to our website, www.oakcreekwhitetailranch.com.

Oak Creek Monster Buck Tracker 9-23

23kIt has been a great week at Oak Creek. Our hunters are tagging incredible bucks and we are seeing more bucks than ever on the cams now.

The temperatures have been extremely high for late September, but the deer are still moving in early morning and late evening. We had a couple of days that the heat index has been in the high 90’s and low 100’s. The weather is supposed to cool off this weekend and should have 70’s next week.

One good thing about this hot, wet weather the Hunter’s Specialties Vita Rack Clover is really green and lush right now and the deer are really using it.

We caught some on them on trail cam. It made for some very cool photos. Several big typical and non-typical bucks showed themselves and we added a couple more to the hitlist for the year.

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Click here to see the bucks harvested during the 2015 season, will you be on this season’s list. Here is a link to the bucks harvested so far in the 2016 season.

No matter what kind of deer is your favorite, wide, tall, typical, drop tines, non-typical, your dream deer is going to be at Oak Creek this season.  Our season started August 15th with our limited velvet hunts and goes until the end of December. For more information on the deer or your hunt of a lifetime, give us a call anytime @ 573-943-6644

 

Oak Creek Monster Buck Tracker 9-15-16

The season has begun and the monster bucks have really started moving now that they most are done shedding their velvet. We are getting more shots of them out of sanctuary areas.

pict5209We also finally caught a shot of a big palmated buck on the cams this week. We had seen him a couple of times this summer but had never seen him on the cams.

PICT5070.jpgIf you are looking for drop tines, this buck would make your dreams come true. He has two on the right side and one on the left, plus good width and tine length.

The weather this summer has been perfect for growing huge racks. There has been enough rain to keep the food plots growing good all summer and the heat has not been too high, with only a couple of days near 100 degrees.

The Hunter’s Specialties Vita Rack Clover has been knee high and lush green all summer. It has kept the deer looking slick all summer long. To show the effectiveness of the food plots this summer, in this last set of photos the cameras averaged over 1000 shots in a three day period.

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An addition to the Monster Buck Tracker this week is one of the Monster Bulls on the Ranch. We are estimating him at over 370″, with a unique non-typical point at his base.

No matter what kind of deer is your favorite, wide, tall, typical, drop tines, non-typical, your dream deer is going to be at Oak Creek this season.  Our season started September 15th and goes until the end of December. For more information on the deer or your hunt of a lifetime, give us a call anytime @ 573-943-6644 or email us at donald@oakcreekwhitetailranch.com.

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Hunter’s Specialties Vita Rack Clover

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 1.15.26 PMPerfect for spring or fall planting, Vita-Rack® Velvet™ Whitetail Clover has superior palatability (sweeter tasting) and produces tons of forage per acre. It’s blended with Velvet-brand Ladino Clover, White Clover, Alsike Clover, PGI33 Red Clover, Medium Red Clover, and Crimson Clover. Velvet Clover grows extremely tall and spreads well for a thicker food plot.

Plus, Vita-Rack® Velvet pumps up to 150 pounds of nitrogen per acre back into the soil, making cost-saving crop rotation possible. The 2.5-pound bag covers a quarter acre and the 10-pound bag covers a full acre.

Great Food = Great Deer

Here at Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, we manage our deer to the fullest extent possible. We give them every advantage we can to help them reach their full potential.

IMG_0392.jpgOne of our main contributions is our Hunter’s Specialties Vita Rack Clover. It is packed with everything the monster bucks and does that produce those monsters need to thrive.

We have already mowed it once this season and it is again boot top high and a dark lush green color. It starts early also here in the Missouri Ozarks, giving the bucks what they need to get that early boost after the winter.

During the afternoons, you can often spot nice bucks in the shade, just off the plots. These four bucks we spotted Monday were doing just that.

 

Yesterday we went out again and we were not disappointed. We saw a young buck that is going to really be something in a couple of years by the looks of the width he is already sporting. He was with the doe pictured.

On the way back to the lodge we caught a glimpse of movement and circled around to find this giant laying in the shade at the edge of the plot. A great way to finish up the day and this blog.

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Oak Creek in May!

The rain finally stopped yesterday long enough to get out on the ranch and check things out yesterday. It has rained over 2 1/2 inches so far this week, with more on its way.

IMG_0251.jpgThe guys got to get in and mow the Vita Rack Clover fields. The clover mowed perfect. As I went back past the first field mowed, there were already deer out filling their bellies. It was a two man job, one man on the mower and one on the four wheeler running ahead checking for fawns.

After watching them for a while, I decided to check out the rest of the ranch, hoping to see a monster up close enough to get a good photo.

With the noise the Gator makes, it was more seeing white tails flagging as they went into the timber, but there were lots of those. In all I saw four bucks, three were big enough that I could see from a couple hundred yards off. They will definitely be something to look forlater on this summer. I did get close enough to get a photo of one really nice young buck.

It also always amazes me how beautiful it is here in the Missouri Ozarks. Almost every time I go out, I find something new.

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