Troy Spooner grew up hunting the woodlots and swamps of southwest Michigan. He started hunting at the early age of 10 with a bow and arrow and then bagged his first buck at the age of 14. Since then, his adventures have taken him on hunts in North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Maine, Colorado, Wyoming and Ontario. His first love is hunting whitetails on public lands where he can roam endlessly and pursue big bucks on their terms.
The old black and white turn of the century vintage photos of hunters dressed in plaid wool, toting their lever-action rifles, in pursuit of big north-woods bucks has always stirred his imagination. After hunting woodlots and small parcels, he desired a change of scenery and a new challenge. Those old photographs of brute bucks hanging from buck poles stirred his imagination and fueled his desire to head to the remote big woods in search of dark horned bruiser bucks and new adventures.
Troy has almost exclusively hunted public lands for the majority of his life. Living in a state that has abundant public land and vast north-woods forests in the Upper Peninsula, the opportunities are seemingly endless.
Now, Troy seeks to educate others about the "old school" tactics that have helped him succeed in the remote big-woods settings. This site is dedicated to the fun and adventure that "old school" hunting tactics and remote "big-woods" settings can provide. So lace up your boots and come along with us as we explore these tactics and make memories. We hope you enjoy this website and leave here with new knowledge to help you make your own memories in pursuit of the crafty whitetail buck.