CRIMSON KINGS | Crossbow Hunting a Wisconsin Cranberry Farm

by HuntStand


For many hunters fall is a time of plenty—and tight schedules. So much to do and so little time. For HuntStand Senior Marketing Manager Justin Martinovich, the season is even more hectic. That’s because he returns home each fall to the family cranberry farm, to help in the annual harvest. Can Justin juggle both the harvest and his passion for whitetails? Come along and see, on this crossbow hunting adventure in Wisconsin.

Generations of Farmers

Cranberry farming has been in the Martinovich family for generations, and Justin’s dad has owned the current farm for 20 years. The nice thing about a cranberry farm? It also offers some great whitetail habitat. The edges of the cranberry bogs on this particular farm held some good stretches of timber. In addition, trail cameras were showing that the local whitetails were hanging close to the obvious edge cover.

Long History of Deer Hunting

Justin began tagging along with his avid-deer-hunter dad back when he was just five years old. The youngster spent many an hour in the stand with his dad, jump-starting his own passion for whitetails. Several years ago his dad went through a stretch when he broke his shoulder, a few times, while farming. The injuries negatively impacted his hunting, but then he discovered crossbows. He’s now rediscovered his passion for deer hunting.

Reunion Crossbow Hunt

So maybe it was fitting that when Justin returned home for the cranberry harvest this fall, he would be toting a TenPoint crossbow topped by a Burris Oracle X Crossbow Rangefinding Scope. Justin was also packing the power of a HuntStand Pro upgrade. The goal would be to bag a Wisconsin whitetail doe, and fill the freezer with some fine venison. Would he get an opportunity to share a harvest with his dad, as in the past? Watch this bog-country film and see how this crossbow hunting in Wisconsin adventure plays out.

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