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5 Reasons why Michigan Whitetail Pursuit will never be on National Television

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Sam Hogan | 2 comments

  1. Our desires lie locally. Simply put, despite the knowledge that there may be bigger bucks and larger opportunities in other states we have a passion for pursuing whitetails in Michigan. Our love for the tradition associated with Michigan hunting combined with the relationships we have built throughout our own hunting ventures have anchored us in this great state. We wouldn’t have it any other way and we strive to make that apparent in our productions.
  2. Our Niche fits us. We have been blessed to be able to make our dreams a reality and be supported by hunters all over the state of Michigan. The message we try to portray would not resonate the same way with hunters in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, or Kentucky. We have built something here that would be impossible to replicate nationally. With so many productions coming from the “big buck states” Michiganders demand something they can cling to and support. For that reason we are exclusively Michigan. Michiganders want Michigan. We will continue to give you Michigan.
  3. The World deserves Reality. If you have ever talked to me at a show you know that this is my soapbox. Kids grow up seeing all these hunting shows with giants seemingly behind every tree. That must be fairly regular right? Wrong. As hunters, especially in Michigan, we know that big bucks are hard to kill. That’s what makes it such a great accomplishment when a Michigan hunter is fortunate enough to put one down! So when these kids hit the woods for the first time and don’t see a 150 inch buck during their first season they get dejected. No wonder the number of youth active in the hunting industry is down. Many “Big Buck” productions have created unrealistic expectations for our future generations.

    Even as adults it gets boring seeing nothing but great shots on big bucks. People can relate to trespassers, misses, and failing to turn on a camera.  This is reality, and we owe it to the next generation to show reality.

    Lastly, we are average Joes. We have no desire to soak up the spotlight and make this about us. It isn’t and will never be about us. Rather than make it about us and our prostaff we focus on the trials and joys of being an average Michigan deer hunter.
  1. Forced Product Placement. We all notice it. But if you forgot what it sounds like allow me give you a quick reminder.

    “I couldn’t have shot this buck without the use of **insert hunting product here that
    was likely never used** and ** second not used hunting product**.” “If I had shot this
    deer with anything other than **insert broadhead here** I never would have found it.”

     Becoming a National TV production is time and money. Lots of it. To make money many sponsors need to be brought on. Now I am not saying that Michigan Whitetail Pursuit doesn’t have sponsors. We do. But we really try to steer clear of forced, over the top, product placement. We also try to showcase local Michigan outdoor businesses. Nearly all of our sponsors are Michigan businesses.

  1. MWP is our Baby. We love what we do. Filming our hunts with the knowledge that they will entertain hunters both young and old is humbling. Our ultimate goal is to inspire you, and when we get feedback from our fans it inspires us. Being a National TV show takes away from that intimacy. We know our fans on a deeper level than many productions do and in turn we feel supported locally. You built this brand and you keep it alive, we are simply the glue that puts it all together.

Posted in hunting, local, local company, michigan, national, support, tradition, TV

Why you should be using legal mineral sites NOW for your Michigan deer!

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Calvin Beeke | 0 comments

Spring is here and now its time to start thinking deer management. One of the biggest jump-starts you could do to help your deer herd is setting up mineral stands. This will help the deer in replenishing everything they have lost over the winter. This will also help with does during their final few months of their pregnancy, along with lactation, help the yearlings get off to a healthier start, and help bucks with their new head gear. 
Putting out minerals in Michigan at this time is legal as long as its in a wildlife viewing area within 100 yards of your home. 
One of the minerals we have had the most success with is Pop's Loose Moose. This is a Michigan made product with less salt and more quality minerals for your deer. What we have noticed is that by having less salt it really extended the action we were seeing on the mineral stand much further into the hunting season over any other mineral on the market.
Pop's recommends using a stump over dumping your mineral on the ground for numerous reasons. It will save you money and create a physical check point deer are used to frequenting in there home range for you to hunt, somewhat like a primary scrape. If you really want to make a difference and see results, now is the time to make the biggest impact on your deer herd.

Posted in habitat, hunting, local company, management, michigan, property

8 Michigan Companies you Should Know About

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Calvin Beeke | 3 comments

We have been blessed to be sponsored by some amazing Michigan companies over the history of Michigan Whitetail Pursuit. We love supporting local companies and are pumped to use their products/services. If you haven’t already, you should be sure to check out these companies and keep them in mind for your future hunting pursuits!

 

  1. Carbon Express
    Carbon Express makes the best arrows on the market today. We firmly believe in their product and are very thankful for their partnership over the past few years. We are looking forward to many more years with Carbon Express. The best part? Their headquarters are right here in Michigan.
    www.carbonexpressarrows.com
  2. Kwikee Kwiver
    We have been working with Kwikee closely over the past years of MWP and are happy to have them as a sponsor once again this year. They are a quiver manufacturer from Michigan who makes a great product at a great price. Be sure to give them a look the next time you’re in the archery shop!
    www.kwikeekwiver.com
  3. Bully’s Game Calls
    These guys have stood by us for our turkey DVDs. They make handmade, high quality turkey calls that have been a huge asset for us in Michigan Turkey Pursuit. If you want a better sounding turkey call, give them a look.
    www.bullysgamecalls.com
  4. Hunt for a Cure
    Hunt for a Cure is a company that uses their passion for the outdoors to raise money for research of a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. These guys have a heart for changing lives and have been able to make huge strides for CF. They partner with the medical program at Michigan State and together they are making a big difference. We are excited to be a part of what they are doing.
    www.huntforacure.com
  5. Boneyard Seed
    Located right in west Michigan, Boneyard is a destination for quality seed. You can personally talk with the owner who will provide consultation. No fillers in this seed! Quality and Service is what you get with Boneyard.
    www.boneyardseed.com
  6. Stoney Creek Outdoor Properties
    Looking for a good chunk of hunting property in your area? Looking to sell your piece of agricultural ground? Give Chad a call. Stoney Creek is a company who has been successful in making Michigan bowhunters successful by picking the right property, and knowing what to turn that property into. Chad recently took our staff to Michigan State University so we could learn more about our soil and how to plant/fertilize. They are avid supporters of QDMA and have a background in farming and conservation practices.
    www.stoneycreekoutdoors.com

  7. Liquid Gun Works
    Gerrit, the owner will pick up your call and immediately attend to your needs. He is the master at custom dipping in multiple forms of camo and other designs. He is a parts and accessories destination for everything tactical. Check them out for your hunting and tactical needs. 
    www.liquidgunworks.com
  8. The Outpost Feeder
    Lightweight, portable, and less expensive. Introducing the Outpost Feeder. Holds 20 lbs. of seed and will feed intermittently for 3 weeks! Move the feeder around easily to the perfect spot as many times as you’d like. Made in Muskegon and shipped around the country. Get yours today for under $100!
    http://outpostfeeders.com/

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