With the opportunity to run the country for one hunting season, chasing the rut and hunting big deer, Jeremiah said he gave it his all. In the first four weeks that goal looked unachievable as he had only been able to kill 1 animal on the western run. However, it all turned around as he hit his stride tagging 8 bucks during October and November, one every week. In the end, he was able to clench 1,100 inches and reach that 1,000 inch goal he initially set for himself. Each of those hunts will play out on the first season of "MTN Top Outdoors" on Sportsman channel.
A multi-weapon hunter, Jeremiah uses a rifle, muzzleloader and bow. Teaming up with firearm manufacturer ProCision Arms LLC, he used their long range rifles and muzzleloaders this season. A lot of people think of "long range hunting" as something that is just for western hunting, however Jeremiah says it has its place from west coast to east coast and everything in between. Using the ProCision Arms Dead Fire Series Long Range Muzzleloader, he tagged 4 out of the 8 bucks he took throughout the season with this smoke pole. It was the deadliest tool in his arsenal this season, Jeremiah says, while discussing its capabilities. The .45 caliber muzzleloader has an effective range of 600 yards and the best part about modern muzzleloaders is that they have been streamlined to be easier to operate. Jeremiah says they are no longer intimidating for shooters and that opens up new opportunities for hunters. He also used the ProCision Dead Fire Series Long Range Hunter chambered in 28 Nosler. This flat shooting rifle boasts a 1,000 yard effective range and is very effective in the deer woods. Jeremiah talks about the 440 yard shot he made on a big 5-year old Pennsylvania buck with this rifle. Pennsylvania is certainly not a state that people associate with long range hunting, however it opens up different opportunities. Because Pennsylvania has so many hunters afield each season, deer spend the season highly pressured. Jeremiah says for that reason it can be hard to get within bow range of a Pennsylvania buck so long range hunting can be a very effective way to fill your tag. You can also cover more ground, he says. Instead of hunting a 40 acre block, with a long range rifle you can shut down 250 acres from a high knob.
Listen in as Jeremiah Voithofer, co-host of "MTN Top Outdoors" on Sportsman Channel, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET joins The Revolution this week to talk about his quest for 1,000 inches of antler, plus some long range whitetail hunting.