The Martinovich family has a long history of growing cranberries. And maybe a longer tradition of hunting deer. On many farms, whitetails complete the outdoor combo platter. It’s no different in central Wisconsin. 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. All things considered, it was a great place for HuntStand’s Justin Martinovich to hunt with a crossbow for early season whitetails.
Deer Hunting Runs Deep
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.
A Special Crossbow Hunt
So maybe it was fitting that when Justin returned home for the cranberry harvest this fall, he would be toting a TenPoint Turbo S1 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 Justin get an opportunity to share a harvest with his dad, as in the past?