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Rock Throw – Archery Mule Deer Head Mounted Camera Video

Rock Throw – POV Archery Mule Deer Hunting Video

When stalking mule deer, one false move could cost the opportunity of a life time. Maybe the false move cause luck to shine and result in a perfect shot.  You just never know.  Each decision has unforeseen consequences that you have to deal with.  One of the toughest decisions a bow hunter will have to make once in range of a bedded buck is to wait him out or get him up.  The right decision is obvious in the end, but could result in a number of outcomes, many of which are unfavorable.  During the hunt you are about to watch, Chris could not see the buck when he was bedded, but he knew he was within 30 yards and likely closer.  There was very little wind.  In this situation, Chris determined that he was best to get the buck up soon before the lack of wind caused him to get busted.  Was it the right decision… I’d say it worked out! One of our best Film It Yourself Hunting Videos to this day. This is one tip that should not be used in just any situation. Check more hunting tips here.

By |2019-10-24T13:04:52-08:00March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|2,832 Comments

Archery Turkey Hunting – Head Camera Video

The Charging Turkey – Archery Turkey Hunting Head Camera Video

Archery turkey hunting is very high on our list of favorite animals to hunt for many reasons. For one, its the closest thing to calling in a bull elk, except their only 20 lbs, but they have similar characteristics.  The things I actually prefer about turkey hunting over other larger game is the terrain is fairly easy to cover, they come to calls easily, there’s a lot of action, a challenging target and if you miss a turkey its no big deal. Watch the following video to see many of these factors in practice.



Chris moves in on a gobbling flock of turkeys until one decides to get a close look at the Heads Up Decoy, making for an awesome  Turkey Hunting POV Head Cam video!        Cameras -Panasonic (current equivalents): Head Cam – HC-V570

By |2019-10-24T13:05:31-08:00March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|4,286 Comments

Spot, Stalk, Call – Archery Elk Hunting

Archery Elk Hunting with the Solvid Head Camera Mount

Sometimes when bow hunting for elk you have to go to them before you can bring the bull to you.  On this archery hunt, Shawn walks out a ridge to the edge of an expansive canyon, where, all the way across and near the bottom, he spots two bull elk feeding on the hillside. After a jaunt to the otherside, Shawn stalks down above the two elk, and when close enough, he lets out some soft cow calls.  With the Solvid Head Camera Mount on and the camcoder recording, the bigger of the two bulls makes his way up the hillside and right into Shawn’s shooting lane.



Shawn spots, stalks, films and arrows a bull elk in some nasty steep canyon country.        Cameras – (current equivalents): Head Cam – Panasonic HC-V380

Of course, after Shawn got this bull down, his brother was his first call, “Bring your backpack”. After this trip, I realized pack boards just werent the ticket and began using high quality back packs. For more on hardcore backpacks, go here: get more gears here

By |2019-10-24T13:06:16-08:00March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|826 Comments

Wide Archery Whitetail Hunt – POV Head Camera Footage

Wide Whitetail Deer Hunting POV Head Cam Video

You don’t see a lot of Film It Yourself, spot and stalk whitetail hunts, especially out west. Chris was actually after a specific mule deer tha bedded down in the timber, but when he laid eyes on a wide racked whitetail in a good spot for a stalk, he instantly turned his attention.  With the Solvid Head camera mount on and the camera rolling, the stalk was on. Chris used the bucks movements and and other atmospheric noises to get in close on the unsuspecting buck as me moved toward a new bedding location.



Chris spots, stalks, films and arrows a wide whitetail buck. The actual kill shot is not the greatest due to shadows, but the stalk is great and the buck impressive.  Film it Yourself with one camera, Solvid head cam style.      Cameras -Panasonic (current equivalent): HC-V570

By |2019-10-24T13:07:18-08:00March 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|1,122 Comments

Best POV Archery Mule Deer Hunting Video

At the time, we believed this to be one of the best self filmed archery mule deer hunts to have been documented.  Well, times have changed and improvements in techniques and equipment have caused new videos to take its place, but it is still a great video and shows what the Solvid Head Cam Mount can do when used properly.  Shawn was able to get a great film it yourself shot on video and nice follow up – zoom in footage as the buck took his final steps.



Shawn spots, stalks, films and arrows a nice mule deer; 100% Film It Yourself with the Solvid Head Cam Mount and two tripod cameras. To watch this video in its highest quality, download in the original format here: https://vimeo.com/87377569          Cameras -Panasonic (current equivalents): Head Cam – HC-V570     Tripod Cameras – HC-V270

By |2019-10-24T13:07:30-08:00March 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|489 Comments

Lighted Nock Archery Mule Deer Hunt Head Camera POV

Lighted Nock Archery Mule Deer Hunt – Head Camera Hunting

Rarely do things work out as perfectly as they did on this hunt. A light snow, perfect lighting for illuminated nocks, perfect wind and quite walking allowed Chris to move in close to the herd of mule deer including a rut buck. As if the buck was reading a script, he walks right into the perfect spot for a 30 yard shot.


Chris Spot and Stalk bow hunts in a creek bottom for late season mule deer.  The snow and creek set a picturesque scene as the herd of deer meander through the trees.  With the season winding and great footage at stake, Chris arrows the buck and captures an amazing hunt on video.

By |2019-10-24T13:07:38-08:00March 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|541 Comments

Combine Buck – Archery Head Cam Mule Deer Bow Hunting Video

Mule Deer can be found in many areas throughout Westen North America, where they adapt to their surroundings and use whats available for food and cover.  If prehistoric farming equipment is what is close to the food source, then that will be a good spot for them to bed down in the shade and take advantage of the breeze.  In this incredible, Archery Mule Deer Head Cam hunt, you will see just how practical these mule deer are. This time did not turn out all that well for the deer, but I don’t hear Shawn complaining.



Shawn spots, stalks, films and arrows an incredible non typical mule deer while Chris films from across the canyon. The place this mule deer herd decides to bed down is awesome, plus the size of the bucks rack make this an insane POV Head Cam video!        Cameras -Panasonic (current equivalents): Head Cam – HC-V570     Tripod Cameras – HC-V270


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By |2019-10-24T13:07:45-08:00March 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|3,982 Comments

5X6 Archery Elk Hunt – Head Camera POV

Archery Elk Hunting Head Cam Video

The Solvid head cam mount is the perfect tool for Film It Yourself archery elk hunting.  The following video proves that! When calling and stalking elk, there are often times when a hunter can zoom in on the action as its happening. That’s when the head camera mount comes off and the camcorder zoom is utilized. If a hunter can get in a zoom or a few, it can really tie a video together in addition to the first person POV kill shot footage.



Shawn spots, stalks, calls, films, arrows a Bull Elk; 100% Film It Yourself. After spotting him right before dark from the top of a huge canyon, Shawn comes back in the morning and drops into the deep hole after a herd bull.   This is as good as self filmed POV head camera elk hunting gets.  To watch in its full quality, download the original file here: https://vimeo.com/111607972

By |2019-10-24T13:07:53-08:00March 12th, 2017|Hunting Videos|4,196 Comments

Spot and Stalk Mule Deer Hunting – An Effective & Exciting Way to Hunt Mule Deer

One of the most majestic animals to hunt throughout the world is the Mule Deer. Not only is it a fine specimen of the deer family, but also lives among some of the most beautiful and rugged habitat in North America. There are many methods to hunting and harvesting, but spot and stalk mule deer hunting is likely the most used, or at least some form of it. Of course spot and stalk mule deer hunting consists of much more than just finding a buck, getting in range and pulling the trigger. Here we will look a little more in depth of what’s required.

Equipment Needed

At the very least, in addition to the appropriate clothing, you will need a weapon. A firearm or archery equipment is the most popular and work well for mule deer hunting, assuming you can hit your mark. The second most important item for success are optics. Binoculars should be the top priority with spotting scope/tripod not far behind. The binoculars are used to spot the deer and the spotting scope to determine the size/gender of the deer as well as to pick out hiding deer in hard to find areas where extra magnification is needed.

Finding Mule Deer – the “Spot”

We are going to assume the place to hunt mule deer has been established and deer are in the area. The best way to consistently find mule deer is to establish where they will be feeding, bedding, and watering. All mule deer habitat will have all three of these areas and they need all to survive. These areas, and the land in between, is where you’ll find mule deer.

Once you determine an area where mule deer can survive, you must find them. For spot and stalk mule deer hunting the best way to begin is find a vantage point and begin looking over the area, first with your eyes, followed by the binoculars and then the spotting scope. Basically starting with the widest view and narrowing it down as the need for higher magnification increases.

Spotting mule deer is learned skill. A deer on an open hill side can be easy to find, but not all will be this easy. A hunter needs to develop an “eye” for spotting deer in their habitat by not only looking where they should be, but also being able to pick out bits and pieces of a deer from long distances. Antlers sticking above brush or the rump of a deer behind a bush are the types of “spots” that can be mean the difference between filling a tag or not.

Author with 2015 Spot and Stalk Archery Mule Deer.

The Plan

Once an acceptable mule deer has been spotted, it is time to determine a plan. This plan need to take in to account sight, sound and scent. These are the three senses to avoid in order to get close enough for an ethical shot. The plan should include a final destination where the hunter will take his shot. Of course this is a tentative plan and is likely to change with the conditions and the actions of the target. Still, make a plan and adjust as needed during the stalk.

One of the most important aspects to the plan is determining landmarks to keep the hunter moving in the right direction. Places look much different once you get to them compared to how it looks from long distances. A rock, tree, bush, anything can be used as a landmark. To remember exactly what the area looks like, it can be very helpful to take a picture or video prior to making the stalk.

Moving In Close – The “Stalk”

Once the deer is found and a plan’s in place, its time to close the distance. This should be done with upmost patients in order to not only avoid alerting the target, but also to not spook other animals that could potentially alert the target of your presence; this can be almost as harmful as exposing yourself. Silence and staying out of sight are important, but nothing will blow a stalk more than scent. Sight and sound can alert a deer, but typically they will not blow out of the country or change their habits too drastically. Scent on the other hand will send a deer the other direction, and if its a smart, mature buck, you may never see him again. Nothing ruins a stalk/hunt faster and more drastically than scent. For this reason, all caution needs to be taken to not get smelled by your quarry. If the wind direction will not allow you to get to your determined shooting position, then be patient and wait for conditions to change or for target to make a move. A skilled mule deer hunter needs to be patient enough to pass opportunities for days waiting for the conditions to be perfect for a stalk.

The Shot

As a hunter approaches the shooting position, its now when sound and scent will be of the upmost importance. Every stalk is unique, but the main objective is to find the deer before he senses the hunter. A controlled shot where the hunter is permitted take time to execute will surely be the most effective. If the deer is alert and a shot is hurried, that is when things can go wrong.

Watch this video in the links below as Chris Spot and Stalk Bow Hunts the biggest mule deer he’s ever seen.

Just because the hunter gets to the shooting position, doesn’t mean he will be ready to shoot. Sometimes the shot can happen right away, but many times it will require the deer to stand up or move out of his bedding cover. This can take a few seconds or several hours. The main thing is to be patient, but if time is of the essence, it may be necessary to entice the buck to stand up or move out of cover. In this case, a grunt sound or even a whistle might do the trick if a firearm is being used. A popular method for archery hunters is to throw a rock in the direction the deer’s attention is to be directed. In most cases though, allowing the deer to stand or move on his own will be the most secure and result in the best shot opportunity.

Getting a good shot on the mule deer is something that should be practiced well before the hunt occurs. The hunter should surely practice shooting in many different positions, weather conditions, and levels of exhaustion.

Spot and Stalk Mule Deer Hunting can be as easy or difficult as you want to make it, depending on the size of buck you are after. Young bucks are not hard to find and will let you get close most of the time. Old, mature bucks though are tough to out smart and have a strange way of getting lucky more times than not. To view a video that shows the trials and tribulations of spot and stalk for big bucks, check this out: Archery Mule Deer Hunting. Then, when you’re ready to film your own, check out this site full of great info: Solvid Systems – Hunting. Enjoy the great outdoors and savor the taste of organic venison; the way nature intended!

By |2019-10-24T13:08:36-08:00February 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|3,376 Comments

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.