Wired To Hunt Podcast

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Subscribers: 723
Reviews: 10

Luke Tutterow
 Feb 25, 2020
Great podcast and great advice. Keep up the good work


 Nov 11, 2019


 Aug 13, 2019

joe
 Aug 8, 2019
love it

nash
 Jun 6, 2019
really like this show and very informative

Description

The Wired To Hunt Podcast is the most highly rated and listened to deer hunting focused podcast in North America - with millions of episodes downloaded and enjoyed by hunters every year. Hosted by nationally published outdoor writer and QDMA Communicator of the Year Mark Kenyon, each new episode focuses on sharing deer hunting news, stories and strategies - straight from guys who live the deer hunting lifestyle every day. And expert whitetail hunting guests such as Mark and Terry Drury, Bill Winke, Dan Infalt, Adam Hays, Stan Potts, Steve Bartylla, John Dudley and many others are frequently interviewed to share their insights, experiences and strategies. If you are a whitetail addict, tune in to The Wired To Hunt Podcast to get your fix.

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Ep. 355: Becoming an Elite Deer Hunter with Joe Rentmeester
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Today on the show I’m joined by Wisconsin bowhunter and Hunting Beast contributor Joe Rentmeester to discuss his take on the aggressive hunting tactics that have led him to becoming one of the best DIY deer hunters around. Topics discussed: What Joe's early days of hunting looked like How he connected with Dan Infalt and started learning from him in-person The most important lessons he's learned from Dan Infalt How his style differs from Infalt Tips for locating and targeting specific bucks Ideas for hunting early season mornings Predicting buck bedding areas How to determine the right spot to set-up VS pushing in farther How Joe "won" back to back Public Land Challenges One deer hunting "rule" we need to forget One deer hunting "rule" we all need to learn When to be aggressive, when not Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Jun 04, 2020
Ep. 354: Your Epic Summer Wild Game Cookout with Danielle Prewett
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Today on the show I’m joined by MeatEater wild foods contributing editor Danielle Prewett  to discuss everything you need to know to make this your very best summer of wild game cookouts ever. Topics discussed: What was on the menu for Memorial Day weekend What kind of wild game comes to Danielle's mind during the summer How long is venison good in the freezer? Best practices for grilling steaks outside To marinade or not? And how to do it best The scoop on rubs  Summer burger grilling tips How to spice up your wild game Taco Tuesdays Ideal thickness for your steaks Barbecue and sloppy joes Tex Mex rubs and cooking techniques Other summer wild game favorites Ideas for summer camp food Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 28, 2020
Ep. 353: How to be a Conservationist in a Post-Pandemic World with Hal Herring
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Today on the show I'm joined by conservation writer and BHA podcast host Hal Herring to explore how to be a conservationist in a post-pandemic world. Topics discussed: When Hal knew he had to tackle conservation and advocacy as his life's work Early inspirations How to channel anger and frustration with anti-environment/public land acts  How to filter all of the information and misinformation when trying to learn about possible threats to wildlife or wild places Resources for unvarnished truth related to wildlife and wild places How to achieve an informed and relatively unbiased opinion How to get politicians to actually listen to hunters and anglers Do hunters and anglers still have the stomach to fight for our resources? How will COVID-19 impact conservation efforts How/when should we begin to push for conservation wins amidst the pandemic What to consider leading up to the vote in 2020 Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 21, 2020
Ep. 352: Hunting, Fishing, and Social Distance Socializing
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Today on the show Dan Johnson and I are doing some social distance socializing,  simply kicking back and catching up - telling hunting, fishing, and foraging stories and maybe even chatting with a surprise special guest.  Topics discussed: Getting in a rut during lockdown Dan's turkey hunting efforts this year Catch and release turkey hunting and my first real hunt of the year My son's first fish Dan's mushroom hunting exploits Our favorite food to snack on while hanging with buddies Plans and preparation for the upcoming season and even 2021 A surprise guest Surprise guest turkey stories Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 14, 2020
Ep. 351: It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It with Bill Heavey
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Today on the show I’m joined by Field & Stream editor-at-large and and author Bill Heavey for a rambling exploration of the relevance of hunting, fishing, and foraging in the year 2020 and beyond. Topics discussed: What Bill's been doing outside during the COVID-19 lockdown Has hunting and fishing become more or less important given the current health crisis? What Bill still wants to do outdoors before the pandemic or anything else gets to him What to make of the renewed urgency to eat/live closer to the land How Bill's personal journey to get more of his food from hunting/fishing/forgaging has evolved over the years Tips for foraging for wild edibles  Eating goose eggs The relevance of hunting in the future Introducing kids to the outdoors Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 07, 2020
Ep. 350: Can Whitetail Habitat Managers Do Better? with Lindsay Thomas Jr.
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Today on the show I'm joined by Lindsay Thomas Jr. of the Quality Deer Management Association for a terrific and varied conversation about whitetail habitat management and how we can all do a little better. Topics discussed: How conservation organizations have been impacted by COVID-19 What we can do to help support QDMA and other conservation organizations at this time How deer habitat management has evolved over the past few decades If Lindsay could change one thing about deer habitat managers, it would be ... Why plant and tree ID matters Does invasive and non-native species management really matter? Desirable weeds and tree species to look for What a "green" or "low impact" food plot means How to plant more environmentally friendly and beneficial food plots Safety considerations and environmental impacts of herbicide use Erosion, tillage, no-till and other soil considerations   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 30, 2020
Ep. 349: BONUS How to Talk Turkey with Andrew Johnson
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Today on the show we're back with our final bonus turkey hunting episode and we're here with Andrew Johnson to break down the top six turkey vocalizations hunters need to be able to interpret and replicate.  Topics discussed: How Andrew came to be involved with turkey hunting and turkey hunting media Why so many hunters have one-sided conversations with turkeys What the most important turkey vocalizations Why it's important to understand what different vocalizations mean to turkeys Understanding and replicating a yelp Understanding and replicating the tree yelp Understanding and replicating clucks and putts Understanding and replicating cutting Understanding and replicating a purr Understanding and replicating a gobble Most common turkey calling mistakes   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 29, 2020
Ep. 347: BONUS Talking Southern Turkeys with Lake Pickle
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Today on the show we're back with another bonus turkey hunting episode and we're here with Lake Pickle to discuss his top tactics for hunting southern turkeys, how to call and kill highly pressured birds, taking a turkey's "temperature" and ways to change a gobblers mood Topics discussed: What makes southern turkey hunting unique Top times to hunt public land birds How to call to heavily pressured turkeys Ways to take a turkey's "temperature" How to change a gobbler's mood How to add realism to your turkey calls Top decoy set-ups Calling on the limb What to do when you spook a gobbler   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 22, 2020
Ep. 348: A Deer Hunter’s Guide to Mushroom Hunting
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Today on the show I’m joined by MeatEater team member and mushroom hunting aficionado Spencer Neuharth to cover off on everything a deer hunter needs to know to successfully take up mushroom hunting. Topics discussed: Why the hell should deer hunters care about mushroom hunting? What mushrooms are worth seeking out How to properly identify the top mushrooms Top locations for finding mushrooms Specific hot spots for morels Mushroom myths and wive's tales Tips for better seeing mushrooms in the wild How to properly pick a mushroom Cleaning and storing mushrooms the right way Spencer's top ideas for cooking mushrooms   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 22, 2020
Ep. 346: Southern Deer, Canadian Bucks, and Bears with Clay Newcomb
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Today on the show I’m joined by Arkansas hunter, content creator, and modern mountain man philosopher Clay Newcomb to discuss southern deer hunting, Canadian bucks, and bears. Topics discussed: Who is Clay Newcomb How Clay thinks about the sacredness of hunting The trials and tribulations of raising children in a hunting family Mistakes or regrets raising kids to hunt Introducing kids to discomfort What inspired Clay to understand our history as hunters Southern deer hunting culture How to kill deer in Arkansas, depending on habitat type Trophy hunting - how to justify? What it's like to hunt big Canadian whitetails Why deer hunters should give bear hunting a shot The ideal first bear hunting experience Is bear meat any good? Why all hunters should care about bear hunting rights   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 16, 2020
Ep. 345: BONUS Talking Turkey with Tony Peterson
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Today on the show we're back with another bonus turkey hunting episode and we're here with Tony Peterson to discuss his top tactics for striking up quiet gobblers, how he changes a turkey's mood, and much more. Topics discussed: How to scout for good turkey hunting public land spots Mature tom tendencies Tips for making decoys more realistic Tony's aggressive calling tactics Preferred decoy set-ups What to do different when bowhunting for turkeys Where to aim with a bow Broadheads for turkeys Can you run-n-gun for turkeys with a bow? The craziest turkey tactic Tony employs   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 15, 2020
Ep. 344: Intangibles for Hunting Success with Tony Peterson
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Today on the show I’m joined by Tony Peterson to discuss the most important intangibles for hunting success, mindset changes that can lead to becoming a better hunter, and much more. Topics discussed: Lockdown life updates Why the intangible and mental sides of hunting are just as important as any tactic Learning to disconnect Why pre-season work and scouting is so important  What gets Tony out working in the off-season so much What areas for improvement Tony sees in himself Off-season plans for Tony Specific scouting ideas for 2020   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 09, 2020
Ep. 343: BONUS Talking Turkey with Mark Drury
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Today on the show we're kicking off a month long series of bonus turkey hunting episodes and we're beginning with Mark Drury here to discuss his top tactics for striking up quiet gobblers, how he changes a turkey's mood, and much more. Topics discussed: Our plan for turkey month! How Mark Drury uniquely approaches turkey hunting in different regions How he hunts the different subspecies differently What to do when the turkeys aren't gobbling Mark's top tactics for striking up a bird How to change a gobbler's mood How to read turkey body language Mark's favorite decoy set-ups How to kill turkeys at the end of the day   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 08, 2020
Ep. 342: Epic Hunting Road Trips and Archery with Chris Bee
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Today on the show I'm joined by professional archer, bowhunter, and YouTube phenom Chris Bee to discuss competitive archery, mental strength in the moment of truth, and advice  for epic hunting road trips. Topics discussed: How Chris Bee got into hunting and competitive archery Advice for parents who hope to introduce their kids to archery Recommendations for folks wanting to get into tournament archery Dealing with mental stress and high pressure situations How to clear your mind of negative thoughts during moment of truth Tips for better archery practice Pulling off a DIY Alaskan caribou hunt The ultimate hunting van set-up and other recommended travel gear and food Planning hunting road-trips Lessons learned from the 2019 season   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Apr 02, 2020
Ep 341: Planning a Once-in-a-Lifetime Michigan Deer Hunt with Dan Johnson
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Today on the show I’m joined by Dan Johnson to discuss his very exciting, albeit long delayed, decision to finally leave the promised land of Iowa to experience a deer hunt in the great state of Michigan.

Topics discussed:

  • How Dan Johnson and his family are handling the COVID-19 impacts
  • Tips for working at home with kids
  • Why Dan Johnson finally decided to come hunt Michigan
  • When the Dan Johnson Michigan deer hunt is happening
  • The plan for finding quality public land in Michigan
  • Scouting for early season hunts
  • Camping/eating ideas for a public land DIY hunt
  • Tips for finding unpressured deer
  • Buck bedding areas in swampy regions
  • Is Michigan a better hunting state than advertised?
  • Setting goals and expectations for hunting a new state
  • A tip for finding higher quality public hunting spots in high pressure states
  • What Dan will have to do to deal with CWD regulations in Michigan

 

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Mar 26, 2020
Ep. 340: Land Management Wisdom and the Coronavirus with Doug Duren
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Today I’m joined by the wise man of southwestern Wisconsin, Doug Duren, to discuss land management philosophies, achieving balance, improving the Back 40, and the impacts of the novel coronavirus on future conservation efforts.

Topics discussed:

  • How Doug and I are dealing with the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis
  • Weird parallels between the public's reaction to the coronavirus and CWD
  • How the pandemic, and resulting economic and attention crises, might impact future conservation efforts
  • How Doug Duren came to his current conservation ethic
  • How Doug would describe his conservation philosophy
  • Balancing wilderness preservation VS land management
  • Understanding why managing invasives or non-native species is important
  • Why managing for balance in an ecosystem makes sense
  • Doug's thoughts on the Back 40
  • Ideas for getting more trees on the landscape

 

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Mar 19, 2020
Ep. 339: The Greatest Conservation Win in Decades? with Land Tawney
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Today on the show I'm joined by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers CEO Land Tawney to discuss one of the most significant conservation and public land victories in decades - the Great American Outdoors Act - and what all this momentum means for the future of hunting, fishing, and public lands.

Topics discussed:

  • What is the Great American Outdoors Act
  • How significant is this?
  • The importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund for hunters/anglers/outdoors people
  • The importance of funding public land maintenance
  • Is this a political gambit? And does it matter if it is?
  • How to make sure this becomes a reality
  • What's the MAPland Act?
  • What are hunters/anglers doing well that has led to this kind of conservation win? 
  • What do we need to do a better job of?
  • Are our public lands still suffering a "death by a thousand cuts?"
  • What do we need to turn our attention to next?

 

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Mar 12, 2020
Ep. 338: Aggressive Whitetail Hunting with Greg Miller
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Today on the show I am joined by outdoor writer, TV host, and whitetail expert Greg Miller to discuss his version of an aggressive approach to hunting deer across the country.

Topics discussed:

  • More on #TinesAndTrash
  • Why there are no absolutes in hunting
  • What Greg Miller considers aggressive whitetail hunting
  • Spring scouting importance
  • Getting aggressive during the October or not?
  • Maple leaves for deer
  • How technology has impacted and possibly negatively influenced current deer hunters
  • Why rub lines are so important to Greg
  • How to scout for, use trailcams on, and hunt near rub lines
  • Finding deer in the big woods
  • Double decoy tactics

 

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Mar 05, 2020
Ep. 337: Chasing Whitetails on the Ground with Tony ­Trietch
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Today on the show I'm joined by Tony Trietch for a fascinating discussion on the merits of the traveling hunter lifestyle and aggressive tactics for hunting big whitetails from the ground.

Topics discussed:

  • #TinesAndTrash
  • Why Tony takes off for months at a time to hunt
  • How he designed his career and life to allow for long-term travel and hunting
  • The mental side of solo hunting/travel
  • Most crucial camping gear and hacks for hunting trips
  • How to eat well on DIY trips
  • Why Tony stopped using treestands in 2012
  • The allure of open-country whitetail hunting
  • Can Tony's ground-hunting tactics work in the Midwest or elsewhere?
  • How to find high-quality areas for ground-pounding for whitetails
  • Tips for better glassing up big game
  • How to scout and locate whitetails
  • How to begin planning a stalk on a whitetail
  • Rattling and calling whitetails on the ground
  • Using a Heads Up Decoy
  • Making the shot count from the ground

 

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Feb 27, 2020
Ep. 336: Scouting, Hunting New States, Gut Pile Farts, and Deer Gear
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Today on the show Dan Johnson and I answer your most pressing hunting related questions covering topics such as off-season scouting, hunting new states, the curious idea of gut pile farts, and recommended beginner deer gear.

Topics discussed:

  • Dan's run-in with an international hacker
  • Our latest shed hunting exploits 
  • A frustrating example of partisan politics mucking up wildlife management
  • Is it more important to improve bedding areas or food plots?
  • What's the deal with e-bikes?
  • Shed season VS turkey season
  • When is the right time to take your kids hunting for the first time?
  • How to speed the learning curve when hunting a new state
  • Is winter scouting worthwhile?
  • Good beginner deer hunting gear
  • Beginner saddle hunting gear
  • Sticks VS steps
  • Best week to shed hunt?
  • How to help protect the Boundary Waters

 

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Feb 20, 2020
Ep. 335: 2020 State of the Whitetail Union with Kip Adams
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Today on the show I'm joined by QDMA Director of Conservation, Kip Adams, to review the most notable trends and current issues impacting deer and deer hunting in America in 2020.

Topics discussed:

  • What is the QDMA Whitetail Report?
  • How would Kip grade the most recent deer hunting season data?
  • The most notable trends in the deer hunting world
  • The latest on buck harvest numbers
  • Why are doe harvest numbers declining?
  • How age structure has changed in our national deer harvest over the years
  • Updates on EHD and CWD across the country
  • Anything new on dealing with CWD?
  • Legislation that hunters can help push to the finishline
  • More on hunter recruitment 

 

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Feb 13, 2020
Ep. 334: Shed Hunting Masterclass
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Today on the show we are talking all things shed hunting, including when the best time to shed hunt is, how to become a more efficient shed hunter, and shed hunting tactics from several of the most experienced antler hunters around. 

Topics discussed:

  • My big news
  • Why we love shed hunting
  • Furter's favorite shed hunting memories
  • Why it's important not to shed hunt too early
  • The importance of not shed hunting too late
  • Determing just the right time to shed hunt
  • How to apply the 80/20 rule to shed hunting
  • Becoming a more efficient shed hunter
  • Where Dan Perez focuses his shed hunting efforts
  • How ponds can factor into your shed hunting strategy
  • Joe Shead's top shed locations
  • Tips for better spotting antlers
  • Top conditions for shed hunting

 

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Feb 07, 2020
Ep. 333: DIY Gear and Bowhunting with Garrett Prahl
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Today on the show I’m joined by Garrett Prahl of DIY Sportsman to examine his ultralight mobile hunting style and the fascinating approach he takes to testing and modifying his gear to perfectly fit his hunts.

Topics discussed:

  • Who is Garrett Prahl
  • The story of possibly my most exciting, and unexpected, shed hunting find of all time
  • How the DIY Sportsman came to be
  • How Garrett describes his hunting style
  • When to hunt fresh sign VS when to continue towards a planned location
  • Tricks for hunting on the ground on the fly
  • Tips for choosing the right climbing sticks
  • Using a climbing aider
  • Modification ideas for climbing sticks, linemans belts, tree stands, and platforms
  • How to be more efficient getting set-up for run-n-gun hunts
  • Tips for making your system more lightweight

 

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Jan 30, 2020
Ep. 332: The Power of Regenerative Wildlife Agriculture with Jason Snavely
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Today on the show I'm joined by wildlife biologist Jason Snavely to discuss the exciting new concept of regenerative wildlife agriculture and how these concepts can be applied on your hunting property.

Topics discussed:

  • Who is Jason Snavely
  • What is regenerative wildlife agriculture
  • Why RWA matters for deer hunters
  • How RWA can lead to a higher target environment and healthier wildlife
  • What I got right on the Back 40
  • What I got wrong on the Back 40
  • The importance of soil
  • The principals of healthy soil 
  • Trials and tribulations with no-till drills
  • Can you start and manage food plots without herbicide?
  • Terminating crops with a crimper and without
  • Thoughts on rotating crops and planting diversity
  • How deer determine nutritional content and benefit from higher quality plants and soil

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Jan 23, 2020
Ep. 331: Transforming the Back 40 for Whitetails with Jeff Sturgis
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Today on the show I'm joined by Jeff Sturgis, of Whitetail Habitat Solutions, to get his first impressions on our Back 40 property and his tactical recommendations for improving it for deer and deer hunting.

Topics discussed:

  • Sturgis' first impression of the Back 40 after walking it during late August 2019
  • The importance of sanctuary and the perceived security of deer
  • Factoring hunting and access routes into the locations of your habitat improvements
  • Why Jeff recommends linear food plots and how he chooses their paths
  • Where Sturgis recommends we place food plots on the Back 40 and what we should plant
  • How Jeff believes we could incorporate switch grass and pollinator pockets to transform our old fields
  • The importance of screening cover
  • Jeff's recommendations on specific hunting locations on the Back 40 

 

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Jan 16, 2020
Ep. 330: Top Deer Hunting Trends and Takeaways From Last Season
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Today on the show Spencer Neuharth and I are breaking down the top trends, environmental factors, and observations from the past hunting season that might help us all as we move into the new year.

Topics discussed:

  • How Spencer and I rate our 2019 hunting seasons
  • Top trends from the past hunting season
  • Impact of rainy spring and fall
  • Flooding 
  • Hunting when standing corn is present
  • The timing of cold fronts and how it can impact hunting
  • Did the moon make a difference this year?
  • Timing of the rut
  • The importance of knowing the quality of food sources in any given year
  • Lack of late season weather

 

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Jan 09, 2020
Ep. 329: Public Lands and That Wild Country with Hal Herring
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Today on the show I’m joined by renowned conservation writer Hal Herring to discuss public land history and advocacy, wilderness, and an in-depth look at my book That Wild Country.

Topics discussed:

  • Why I'm the guest on this episode and not the host
  • Why you should join Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
  • The early adventures that formed the foundation for my public land passion
  • The frustrations of public lands becoming political
  • Theodore Roosevelt and his focus on the next generation
  • What the writing process for That Wild Country was like
  • Writers who influenced my work and advocacy
  • The importance of working with diverse stakeholders to protect wild places
  • Why a basic understanding of public land history is so important
  • The beauty and curse of multiple-use management
  • Action is the cure for depression
  • Having hope 

 

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Jan 02, 2020
Ep. 328: How to Find Your Own Back 40 with Joe Gizdic and Shawn Kelley
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Today on the show I'm joined by Joe Gizdic and Shawn Kelley to dive deep into the story of how we found and purchased our MeatEater Back 40 farm and  advice for finding your own special piece of hunting ground.

Topics discussed:

  • Intro to Joe, Shawn and Whitetail Properties
  • Most important criteria to look for when searching for a hunting property
  • What I was looking for during the Back 40 purchase process
  • The properties I looked at that didn't make the cut
  • How to properly assess the value of land
  • Identifying a good "neighborhood"
  • Advice for finding prospective properties
  • What I liked about the Back 40 farm and Shawn's thoughts
  • Details to get right when offering and closing on a property
  • Common mistakes when trying to purchase a recreational property
  • Other advice for finding and buying land

 

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Dec 26, 2019
Ep. 327: Cooking Better Wild Game with Danielle Prewett
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Today on the show I’m joined by Danielle Prewett, creator of Wild and Whole, to discuss techniques, concepts, and recipes for cooking better wild game and taking your venison to the next level.

Topics discussed:

  • Feeding a family of 5 with wild game with only one deer?
  • My late-season close call with "Tran"
  • Our favorite simple wild game holiday recipes
  • Who Danielle Prewett is and how she became a wild game cooking educator
  • How to properly value wild game
  • Cooking/tenderizing tough cuts of meat
  • The importance of salting meat at the right time
  • Cooking a venison backstrap properly
  • Making homemade wild game stock
  • Importance of letting meat sit at room temperature AND letting meat rest
  • The best oil to cook wild game in
  • "Gamey" meat and how to avoid it
  • The right way to brown ground venison
  • Alcohol pairings for wild game

 

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Dec 20, 2019
Ep. 326: Rut Fresh Radio 12/19/19
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This week on the podcast we're here for our last Rut Fresh Radio episode of the year, in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Phillip Vanderpool | The Virtue TV | Arkansas

Grant Oldenburg | Triple Threat Retrievers | Illinois

Taylor Chamberlain | The Urban Bowman | Virginia

Nate Krick | Identical Draw | Kansas

 

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Dec 19, 2019
Ep. 325: Late Season Strategies and Big Woods Bucks with Brett Joy
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Today on the show we’re joined by Brett Joy to discuss late season tactics, tracking bucks in the snow, and the story of an epic four year New Hampshire hunt that ended this December.

Topics discussed:

  • Locating mature bucks in big woods habitats
  • The challenges of late season hunting
  • Hunting bucks for multiple years and identifying annual patterns
  • Identifying terrain features that influence deer movement in hilly areas
  • How to identify top late season food sources
  • Tracking deer in the snow
  • Late season tactics for ag-country
  • Knowing when to strike
  • The mental side of late season hunting

 

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Dec 12, 2019
Ep. 324: Rut Fresh Radio 12/11/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Ohio | Byron Horton | Whitetail Experience

Oklahoma | Caleb Combs | Stuart Ranch Outfitters

New Hampshire | Brett Joy | Realtree Sea Bucks

Iowa | Josh Sparks | Midwest Whitetail

 

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Dec 12, 2019
Ep. 323: Rut Fresh Radio 12/6/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Joe Kahl | Minnesota Rackstars | Minnesota

Andrew Maxwell | The Southern Outdoorsmen Podcast | Alabama

Beau Martonik | East Meets West Hunt Podcast | Pennsylvania

Colby Bailey | Commit Outdoors | Missouri

 

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Dec 08, 2019
Ep. 322: Late Season Deer, Missing a Buck, Public Land, and other Q&A
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Today on the show we’re tackling listener questions on topics ranging from how to kill late season deer, how to identify top whitetail food sources,  recovering from a missed deer, public land and much more.

Topics discussed:

  • The official launch of That Wild Country
  • How to move on from a missed deer
  • Staying motivated in the midst of a long tough deer hunting season
  • Tactics for killing a buck during late season
  • Keeping your feet warm in cold weather
  • Determining the top food sources at different points of the year - greens VS grains
  • Will does blow at bucks?
  • How my transition to a back tension release has gone
  • Should you take a head-on shot at a deer with a bow?
  • Getting bucks shoulder mounted VS euro mounted
  • Latest update on the hunt for "Tran"

 

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Dec 06, 2019
Ep. 321: Gun Hunting Traditions, Gear, and Tactics
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Today on the show we’re talking gun season. Joining me is my father to discuss gun hunting traditions, and then Adam Weatherby and Kevin Wilkerson to discuss firearm hunting gear, becoming a better marksman, and more.

 

Topics discussed:

  • What gun season represents for my family
  • Shifting from bow hunting to firearm hunting
  • The latest update from our northern Michigan deer camp
  • Hunting with my father on the Back 40
  • Weatherby firearms and their move to Wyoming
  • Strategical shifts from bow season to gun season
  • How to choose the right cartridge for your hunting situation
  • How to choose the right rifle for your hunting situation
  • Setting an ethical max shooting range
  • How to become a better marksman

 

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Nov 29, 2019
Ep. 320: Rut Fresh Radio 11/27/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Kevin Vistisen | Deer Hunter Podcast | Michigan

Josh Smith | Wild Carrot Scents | Tennessee

Tim Biebel | The 4 Pointer | Vermont

Bryce Lambley | Nebraska

 

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Nov 27, 2019
Ep. 319: Analyzing our 2019 Rut Successes and Failures
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Today on the show Dan and I are recapping our 2019 rutcations, examining the tactics that led to us killing two mature bucks,  and exploring the challenges we encountered along the way and what we can learn from them.

Topics discussed:

  • Our mental state after our 2019 rutcations
  • The ever-increasing challenge of balancing hunting with family 
  • Dan's 2019 rut strategy
  • Dan's first encounter with "Gnarly Charlie"
  • How Dan filled his 2019 Iowa tag
  • Hunting with my dad
  • The cat and mouse hunt for "Tran" 
  • Passing on nice Michigan bucks and struggling with the decisions
  • Examining why the Back 40 has been such a struggle this year
  • What led to my ultimate success in my chase for the Wide 8
  • Learning to love the process and not sweating what you can't control

 

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Nov 21, 2019
Ep. 318: Rut Fresh Radio 11/20/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Keith Thompson | Montana Whitetails | Montana

Kelsey Young | Knee Deep Outdoors | Kentucky

Ryan Nitz | Florida Outdoor Experience | Florida

Derek Nelson | Mathews Archery | Wisconsin

 

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Nov 21, 2019
Ep. 317: Our Backcountry Boundary Waters Whitetail Hunt
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Today on the show we are finally recapping our epic backcountry canoe-in whitetail hunt in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota. And we hear from Lukas Leaf, of Sportsman for the Boundary Waters, about the current threats to this landscape and what we can do to help.

 

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Nov 14, 2019
Ep. 316: Rut Fresh Radio 11/13/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Brad Bever | Lone Wolf Treestands | Indiana

Spencer Konuszewski | Redline Hunting | Georgia

Alex Comstock | Whitetail DNA | North Dakota

Trent Siegle | Heartland Bowhunter | Kansas

 

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Nov 14, 2019
Ep. 315: Become a Better Rut Hunter with Travis Faulkner
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Today on the show I'm joined by Andy May and outdoor writer and whitetail expert Travis Faulkner to go deep into new rut hunting ideas, stand sites, calling tactics, and more.

Topics discussed:

  • Andy May's pre-rut success
  • Andy's top rut hunting tactics
  • How Travis Faulkner approached his stand choices during the rut
  • The phases of the rut and how to hunt each
  • Unique calling tactics
  • Hunting hilly terrain during the breeding season
  • How to identify pinch points that actually funnel deer and how to hunt them
  • Trailcam tactics for November
  • What to do if you spook a buck during the rut
  • Mental aspects of rut hunting
  • Decoying bucks

 

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Nov 07, 2019
Ep. 314: Rut Fresh Radio 11/06/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Michael Hunsucker | Heartland Bowhunter | Missouri

Pat Cutter | Red Hand Outdoor Co. | New Jersey

Tyler Jones | The Element Podcast | Texas

Sam Soholt | Public Land Bus | South Dakota

 

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Nov 06, 2019
Ep. 313: Whitetail Rut Cram Session with Jared Mills
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Today on the show we’re joined by long-time Midwest Whitetail contributor Jared Mills to get you prepped to hunt the whitetail rut.

Topics discussed:

  • My hunt with Doug Duren on the Back 40
  • The target bucks on the Back 40
  • Hunting "Tran" and my rut hunting plan
  • How Dan plans to kill "Gnarly Charlie"
  • Jared's typical rut hunting plan
  • How he hunts new properties during the rut
  • Rattling, calling, and decoying bucks
  • How flooding can impact your rut hunts
  • Adjusting on the fly based off observations
  • Mental aspects of the rut

 

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Oct 31, 2019
Ep. 312: Rut Fresh Radio 10/30/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Darton Harwick | Flatline Whitetails | New York

Matt Petersen | MDL Outfitters | Iowa

Parker McDonald | Southern Ground Hunting | Alabama

David Giarrizzo | Tag N' Brag | Ohio

 

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Oct 31, 2019
Ep. 311: Pre-Rut Tactics and Getting to Full Draw On a First Buck
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Today on the show we talk through important pre-rut hunting tactics AND chat with two new hunters about their recent Field to Fork mentored hunt.

Topics discussed:

  • How to kill your "local" buck right now
  • The power of late October cold fronts
  • How to use annual patterns to kill a deer this week
  • Ramping up your calling strategy
  • Why you should think about scrapes right now
  • The importance of confidence and a well-planned hunt
  • What Field to Fork is
  • How our new hunters came to be interested in hunting
  • The challenges they encountered trying to learn
  • How their first buck encounters went and the emotions they experienced
  • Where they go from here
  • How we can all get involved helping introduce more people to hunting

 

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Oct 24, 2019
Ep. 310: Rut Fresh Radio 10/23/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Justin Zarr | Bowhunt or Die | Illinois

Tre Kerns | 304 Outdoors | West Virginia

Joe Kahl | Minnesota Rackstars | Minnesota

Kyler Moppert | Louisiana Bowhunter | Lousiana

 

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Oct 23, 2019
Ep. 309: What Happens When You Kill the World Record Whitetail?
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Today on the show we chat with a Wired To Hunt listener, Luke Brewster, who killed the largest deer ever killed by a hunter last year. And we find out what happens when an everyday average deer hunter gets struck by whitetail lightning. Is it a positive experience or toxic?

Topics discussed:

  • Why we're chatting about the world record whitetail today
  • This is NOT a glorification of antler inches
  • An extended review of Dan Johnson's 2019 mule deer hunt and lessons learned from this impactful experience
  • My final parting words before leaving for my backcountry canoe-in whitetail hunt in the Boundary Waters
  • How Luke got into hunting as an adult and how Wired To Hunt helped
  • What led Luke to Illinois and his pursuit of mature bucks
  • How his hunt for the world record whitetail unfolded
  • What happens in the hours after shooting a deer of this caliber
  • How the game warden got involved
  • The impact of social media after the hunt
  • Dealing with media attention 
  • How do you set hunting goals for the next year after a hunt like this?
  • Was killing the world record whitetail a positive experience or negative?
  • Lessons learned from this experience about hunting and the culture of hunting

 

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Oct 17, 2019
Ep. 308: Fresh Radio 10/16/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Josh Smith | Wild Carrot Scents | Tennessee

Beau Martonik | East Meets West Podcast | Pennsylvania

Kevin Vistisen | Deer Hunter Podcast | Michigan

Nate Krick | Identical Draw | Kansas

 

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Oct 16, 2019
Ep. 307: Becoming a “Freestyle Deer Hunter” with Jesse Coots
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Today on the show I'm joined by New York bow hunter Jesse Coots to discuss the importance of being what he calls a “freestyle deer hunter" when targeting big old whitetail bucks.

Topics discussed:

  • A few thoughts on establishing personal hunting goals
  • Hunting your own hunt
  • What it means to be a "freestyle deer hunter"
  • Properly matching tactics to region and circumstances
  • The importance of putting yourself in new situations and hunting locations
  • How the hunters you surround yourself with can impact your hunting success
  • How to hunt October bucks in an area like New York VS Kansas VS Ohio
  • The importance of long-range glassing and scouting
  • How to hunt a deer from the outside in
  • Decoying whitetail bucks on the ground  
  • Balancing family and hunting

 

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Oct 10, 2019
Ep. 306: Rut Fresh Radio 10/9/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Brad Bever | Lone Wolf Treestands | Indiana

Caleb Combs | Stuart Ranch Outfitters | Oklahoma

Taylor Chamberlain | First Lite | Virginia

Josh Sparks | Midwest Whitetails | Iowa

 

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Oct 09, 2019
Ep. 305: The Back 40’s First Pre-Season
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Today on the show we detail everything you need to know about  the work we've done so far on the Back 40 farm, the challenges we've encountered along the way, and the plans to start hunting it in the coming days.

Topics discussed:

  • My new book, That Wild Country
  • Dan's last-minute deer prep
  • The bucks I'm after on my other main Michigan farm
  • The cliff-notes version of how we found the Back 40
  • Why we couldn't get much done on the property until August
  • The experts we've brought it to see the farm so far
  • The few small projects we've done so far
  • What we'd like to do
  • How to balance hunting goals and habitat goals
  • The food plots we planted
  • All the folks hunting the farm and the challenge that will pose
  • My concerns about hunting pressure 
  • The bucks we've see on the farm so farm
  • Plan for our first hunts on the Back 40

 

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Oct 03, 2019
Ep. 304: Rut Fresh Radio 10/2/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now.

States/guests featured:

Byron Horton | Whitetail Experience | Ohio

John Arman | Ultimate Outdoor Adventures | North Dakota

Josh Genthy  | Cut4 Outdoors | North Carolina

Bryce Lambley | Nebraska

 

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Oct 02, 2019
Ep. 303: Four Hunters, Three Bucks, Endless Lessons Learned
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Today on the show we are analyzing a series of stories in which we’ll hear from four hunters, about five hunts, with three bucks killed, two tags left unpunched, and a whole bunch of lessons to be learned.

Sep 26, 2019
Ep. 302: Rut Fresh Radio 9/25/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover KS, NH, KY, MN.

Sep 25, 2019
Ep. 301: We Bought a Farm! with Steve Rinella and Jake Ehlinger
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Steve Rinella and Janis Putelis are joining me to share the exciting news about the farm we just bought and how one lucky MeatEater fan can win a hunt on it. Then habitat consultant Jake Ehlinger gives us an audio tour of the property and a deer-centric perspective on the potential it has.

Sep 19, 2019
Ep. 300: Rut Fresh Radio 9/18/19
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This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover MT, GA, WI, and MO

Sep 19, 2019
Ep. 299: Locating the Best Buck in your Neighborhood with Adam Hays
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This week on the podcast I’m joined by whitetail expert Adam Hays to dive into his tactics for consistently locating the best buck in the neighborhood and zeroing in on where to kill him. Topics discussed: Post-season scouting – why, where...
Sep 12, 2019
Ep. 298: Rut Fresh Radio 9/11/19
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This week on the podcast we’re back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Cody Hesseltine...
Sep 11, 2019
Ep. 297: Final Plans, Gear, and Advice Before Opening Day
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This week on the podcast Dan and I talk through our final preparations and plans before our opening hunts, our gear and archery prep, and our last words of advice to everyone before the 2019 season. Topics discussed: Dan’s last...
Sep 05, 2019
Ep. 296: Rut Fresh Radio 9/4/19
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This week on the podcast we’re kicking off our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Tennessee |...
Sep 05, 2019
Ep. 295: Ultimate Saddle Hunting Roundtable with John Eberhart, Andy May, Greg Godfrey, and Ernie Power
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This week on the show we’re covering everything you need to know to get into saddle hunting with John Eberhart, Andy May, Greg Godfrey, and Ernie Power. Subjects Discussed The history that John Eberhart, Andy May, Ernie Power, and Greg...
Aug 30, 2019
Ep. 294: How Deer See, Hear, Smell, and Survive with Pat Durkin
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Today on the show I’m joined by freelance writer and whitetail hunter Pat Durkin to get back to the basics of whitetail deer and how they see, hear, smell, and survive. Subjects Discussed Pat’s whitetail and journalist history How Pat...
Aug 23, 2019
Ep. 293: Goals, Hopes, and Hitlists for 2019
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This week on the podcast I’m joined by Dan Johnson and Josh “Furter” Hillyard to set the stage for the upcoming season as we share our 2019 goals, hopes, and hitlists. Subjects Discussed A check-in on our 2019 running/shooting habit...
Aug 16, 2019
Ep. 292: The Art of the Perfect Shot and Recovery with Mark Drury
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Today on the show I’m joined by Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors to get an absolute masterclass on everything he’s learned about handling the moments leading up to a shot on an animal, and everything to do afterwards to ensure...
Aug 08, 2019
Ep. 291: Patterning Locations, Instead of Bucks with Joe Elsinger
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Today on the show I’m joined by accomplished public land deer hunter Joe Elsinger to break down how he patterns locations rather than bucks and the advanced tools he uses to analyze deer movement in correlation with weather related factors....
Aug 01, 2019
Ep. 290: Our Greatest Deer Hunting Failures with Tony Peterson
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Today on the show myself, Spencer Neuharth, and Tony Peterson divulge some of our greatest deer hunting failures and then explore what we learned from them. Subjects Discussed If you don’t fill a tag on a hunting trip, is that a...
Jul 25, 2019
Ep. 289: How to Improve Wildlife Habitat in Cooperation with Nature
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Today on the show I’m joined by Matt Dye and Adam Keith, of Land & Legacy, to discuss their holistic approach to habitat management and fall food plots. Subjects Discussed Why the guys from Land & Legacy frame their habitat...
Jul 20, 2019
Ep. 288: How to Kill a Buck in the Summer
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Today on the show I’m joined by Dan Johnson and Spencer Neuharth to break down everything you can be doing this summer to help kill a buck this year – including treestand prep, summer scouting, trail cameras, creating access routes,...
Jul 12, 2019
Ep. 287: Mastery, Archery, and John Dudley
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Today on the show Andy May and I are joined by John Dudley, host of Nock On TV and the Nock On podcast, to discuss the the concept of mastery and how it applies to archery and bowhunting. Subjects Discussed...
Jul 04, 2019
Ep. 286: Summer Deer Projects and Misadventures
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Today on the show Dan and I are checking in on our 2019 hunting habit changes, discussing trail camera analysis and summer habitat projects, and regaling you with the story of my recent and somewhat cursed cross-country adventure with my...
Jun 27, 2019
Ep. 285: How Discipline Leads to Hunting Success with Shane Dorian
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Today on the show I’m joined by professional big wave surfer Shane Dorian to discuss how discipline, self awareness, and training for worst case scenarios has made him one of the best surfers in the world and a better bowhunter....
Jun 21, 2019
Ep. 284: Prepping Like a Pro for Hunting with Andy May
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Today on the show we’re exploring how to prepare like a pro for the upcoming hunting season by hearing from expert DIY bowhunter Andy May on the archery, scouting, stand site and mental planning preparations he executes each summer. Subjects...
Jun 14, 2019
Ep. 283: Reviving Our Family Deer Camp
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Today we’re joined by my buddy Josh “Furter” Hillyard and my father David to discuss the habitat history of our family deer camp and the work we’re doing to revive the land and deer herd. Subjects Discussed Something to think...
Jun 06, 2019
Ep. 282: The Passion Paradox and Peak Performance with Brad Stulberg
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Today we’re chatting with author Brad Stulberg about his studies into the science of peak performance, the positive and negative powers of passion, and how all of this can make you a better hunter. Subjects Discussed What is the “growth...
May 30, 2019
Ep. 281: Mental Toughness and Hunting with Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise
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Today on the show I’m joined by Olympic gold medal winning skier David Wise to discuss how the habits, mental toughness, and training that helped him succeed as a professional skier also translates to hunting. Subjects Discussed What life circumstances led...
May 23, 2019
Ep. 280: The Power of Habits for Hunters
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Today on the show Dan and I are talking about the power of habits and other life-structuring processes to better prepare for and enjoy your next hunting season. Subjects Discussed Mother’s Day Montana public land audible Why habits matter for...
May 17, 2019
Ep. 279: The Buffalo Food Plot Methodology with Grant Woods
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Today on the show I’m joined by Dr. Grant Woods to discuss a fascinating and more ecologically friendly methodology for planting food plots that mimics the relationship between buffalo and the great plains to create higher quality forage for wildlife...
May 10, 2019
Ep. 278: The Public Land Revolution is Alive with Land Tawney
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Today on the show I’m joined by Land Tawney, CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, to discuss the 2019 BHA Rendezvous, the success of the #KeepItPublic movement, a new round of challenges facing public lands, and predictions for the future....
May 02, 2019
Ep. 277: Managing Hunting Ground in a Heavily Pressured State
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Today on the show I’m joined by Scott Manifold, of Drury Outdoors, to discuss the story of his Michigan hunting property, how habitat management and hunting differs between his farms in Michigan and Iowa, and detailed ideas for improving food...
Apr 25, 2019
Ep. 276: Iowa Gobblers and Montana Antlers
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Today on the show I’m joined by the one and only Dan Johnson for a fun discussion about the Iowa turkey season, my Montana public land scouting and shed hunting trip, and two new deer hunting methodologies we’re developing. Subjects...
Apr 18, 2019
Ep. 275: Solving the Hunter Recruitment Crisis
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Today on the show I’m joined by two men, Hank Forester and Charles Evans, who I believe have tapped into one of the best ideas yet for helping us solve the hunter recruitment crisis. Hunter numbers are dwindling, in this...
Apr 13, 2019
Ep. 274:Turkey Hunting Roundtable
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Today on the show I’m joined by Ben O’Brien, Tony Peterson and Spencer Neuharth to debate all things turkey hunting – including calling advice, decoy set-ups, weather impacts and more. Subjects Discussed What’s the story on Ben O’Brien’s turkey tour...
Apr 04, 2019
Ep. 273: Would You Shoot A Shed Buck? And Other Iowa Shed Camp Questions
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Today on the show we’re coming to you from our annual Iowa shed hunting camp, where we discuss shed antlers, shooting shed bucks, 2018 lessons learned for “Uncle Peter,” off-season projects and listener Q&A. Subjects Discussed How things turned out...
Mar 28, 2019
Ep. 272: Forestry for Deer Hunters
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Today on the show we are talking about forests, how they impact deer and deer hunting, and how we as hunters can influence those forests. And joining us to have this conversation is Matt Ross and Tim Russell of the...
Mar 21, 2019
Ep. 271: Tracking Midwest Whitetails On Foot with Todd Havel
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Today on the show I’m joined by Todd Havel to discuss his unique approach to hunting Midwest whitetails on foot and the lessons he’s learned about mature buck behavior while doing it. Subjects Discussed Who won our #ShedRally giveaway Who...
Mar 14, 2019
Ep. 270: Strategic Habitat Management with Tom James
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Today on the show I’m joined by Tom James to discuss his thoughtful and strategic approach to managing whitetail habitat for deer and deer hunting. Subjects Discussed Who is Tom James Next level advice for finding/buying quality small hunting properties...
Mar 07, 2019
Ep. 269: CWD, Shed Hunting and Western Whitetails
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Today on the show we’re discussing the latest in CWD news, shed hunting plans, and hunting western whitetails from a westerner’s perspective, with special guests Eric Siegfried and Zach Sandau of OnX. Subjects Discussed Zombie deer and a cure for...
Feb 28, 2019
Ep. 268: Building A Whitetail Paradise with Terry Drury
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Today on the show I’m joined by Terry Drury to discuss the entire process – from beginning to end – of finding, buying and building a whitetail  hunting paradise. Subjects Discussed How and why Drury Outdoors is giving a hunting...
Feb 21, 2019
Ep. 267: Bowhunting Urban Deer with Taylor Chamberlin
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Today on the show I’m joined by Taylor Chamberlin to discuss his incredibly unique experiences bowhunting whitetails in the urban areas surrounding Washington DC and the tactics that have led him to be so successful doing that. Subjects Discussed Why...
Feb 14, 2019
Ep. 266: State of Whitetails in 2019 with Kip Adams
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Today on the show I’m joined by Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association to discuss the state of whitetails across the country in 2019 and a review of the QDMA’s 2019 whitetail report. Subjects Discussed What kind of...
Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 265: Making Your Own Luck with Cody D’Acquisto
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Today on the show I’m joined by Cody D’Acquisto of Lone Wolf Custom Gear to describe his uniquely aggressive and proactive approach to making his own luck in the whitetail woods.  Subjects Discussed What’s up with the new Lone Wolf Custom Gear...
Jan 31, 2019
Ep. 264: Hunting Desert Whitetails
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Today on the show I dive deep into the story of my first coues deer hunt, in Mexico, with the MeatEater TV crew. Joining me to do that is the infamous Furter and Andy May. Subjects Discussed What we had...
Jan 24, 2019
Ep. 263: Reviewing Trends from the 2018 Whitetail Season
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Today is the final part of our two-part 2018 review and in this episode Spencer and I review trends and observations about the 2018 deer hunting season across the country. Subjects Discussed Revisiting a few of the big takeaways from...
Jan 20, 2019
Ep. 262: Overanalyzing our 2018 Hunting Seasons
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Today on the show we’re beginning a two week series of reflection on the 2018 hunting season, and today it starts with Dan and I overanalyzing our past year, the mistakes made, and the lessons learned along the way. Subjects...
Jan 10, 2019
Ep. 261: Late Season Deer Hunting with Will Brantley
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Today on the show I’m joined by Field & Stream hunting editor Will Brantley to discuss late season hunting tactics, last-minute Hail Mary strategies, and lessons learned from his 2018 hunting season. Subjects Discussed How the smallest of factors can make the...
Jan 03, 2019
Ep. 260: Spencer’s South Dakota Success with Lieutenant Dan
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Today on the show I’m joined by Spencer Neuharth for a bonus Christmas episode to discuss the conclusion of his season-long hunt for a special South Dakota buck.  Subjects Discussed Why we decided to put out a bonus Christmas episode Spencer’s...
Dec 28, 2018
Ep. 259: Becoming a More Efficient Bowhunter with Andy May
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Today on the show I’m joined by Andy May to break down his incredibly impressive 2018 hunting season in an effort to help the rest of us learn how to become more efficient bowhunters. Subjects Discussed How Andy prepared for his...
Dec 20, 2018
Ep. 258: The Hunt for Frank
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Today on the show I break down the full story of my hunt for the biggest buck of my life, the deer we came to know as Frank. Subjects Discussed Why I kept some of the details of my hunt for...
Dec 14, 2018
Ep. 257: Deer Gear and Hunting Stories with First Lite
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Today on the show we’re joined by Gregg Farrell and Ford Van Fossan of First Lite Hunting Gear, Jordan Riley of Captured Creative, and Furter Hillyard of the Quality Deer Management Association.  Subjects Discussed Our Northern Michigan deer hunt What it...
Dec 07, 2018
Ep. 256: Rut Radio 12/5/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of Wired to Hunt‘s Rut Radio. We’ll be gathering whitetail reports from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. Joining us is...
Dec 06, 2018
Ep. 255: Whitetail Dream Chasers
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Today on the show we’re joined by Alex Gylstrom and Cody Butler of Dream Chasers TV to talk late season hunting strategies, advice for hunting a single deer, and mobile hunting tactics. Subjects Discussed Who Alex and Cody are, and how...
Nov 29, 2018
Ep. 254: Rut Radio 11/28/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of Wired to Hunt‘s Rut Radio. We’ll be gathering whitetail reports from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. Joining us is...
Nov 28, 2018
Ep. 253: Rut Radio 11/23/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of Wired to Hunt‘s Rut Radio. We’ll be gathering whitetail reports from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. Joining us is...
Nov 24, 2018
Ep. 252: Deer Camp Memories
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Today on the show we’re joined by Furter Hillyard and my father, David Kenyon, to dive into the history of our family deer camp and some of best stories we’ve collected over the years. Subjects Discussed Furter’s close call at deer...
Nov 23, 2018
Ep. 251: Heartland Bowhunter Rut Lessons Learned
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Today on the show we recap my 2018 Michigan whitetail rut hunts and then are joined by Mike Hunsucker and Skyler Wirsig of Heartland Bowhunter to discuss their recent rut success and the lessons they learned. Subjects Discussed Dirty baths How...
Nov 16, 2018
Ep. 250: Rut Radio 11/14/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of Wired to Hunt‘s Rut Radio. We’ll be gathering whitetail reports from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. Joining us is...
Nov 14, 2018
Ep. 249: Breaking Down Two Successful 2018 Rut Hunts
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Today on the show I am joined by Dan Johnson and Ross Haussman to break down their recent successful hunts and to analyze what they did right, what they might have done wrong, and what they’ve learned from it. Subjects Discussed...
Nov 09, 2018
Ep. 248: Rut Radio 11/7/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of Wired to Hunt‘s Rut Radio. We’ll be gathering whitetail reports from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. Joining us is...
Nov 07, 2018
Ep. 247: My Nebraska 13 Pointer and DIY Hunt with Andy May
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Today on the show I am joined by my buddy and DIY whitetail expert Andy May to break down our recent Nebraska deer hunt and the full story of how I arrowed my 13 point buck. Subjects Discussed How we prepared...
Nov 01, 2018
Ep. 246: Rut Radio 10/31/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of Wired to Hunt‘s Rut Radio. We’ll be gathering whitetail reports from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. Joining us is...
Oct 31, 2018
Ep. 245: Preparing for the Whitetail Rut
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Today on the show Dan and I are preparing for the whitetail rut, chatting through our rut hunting plans and sharing our best rut hunting advice. Subjects Discussed My weird Mid-October health issues A bear encounter at deer camp Dan’s...
Oct 25, 2018
Ep. 244: Rut Radio 10/24/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding whitetail deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right...
Oct 24, 2018
Ep. 243: A Deer Hunter’s Guide To Wind and Thermals with Ryan Furrer
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Today on the show I am joined by Ryan Furrer of the Quality Deer Management Association to take an advanced look at how wind, thermals, and air currents impact deer and deer hunting. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Oct 19, 2018
Ep. 242: Rut Radio 10/17/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding whitetail deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right...
Oct 17, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #241: October Calling Strategies, Acorn Crunchers & Other Deer Hunting Questions Answered
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Today on the show Dan and I are dissecting our latest hunting plans AND answering listener questions about topics such as calling strategies, mobile hunting gear, learning new properties, acorn crunchers, facial hair and more. To listen to the podcast,...
Oct 12, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #240: Rut Radio 10/10/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding whitetail deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right...
Oct 11, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #240: Rut Radio 10/10/18
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Today we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now! States included: OH, NH, TX, IL

Oct 10, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #239: Bowhunting Suburban Bucks w/ Lee Ellis and Drew Carroll
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Today on the show we’re chatting with Lee Ellis and Drew Carroll of Seek One Productions about the unbelievable deer hunting success they’re having bowhunting the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Oct 04, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #238: Rut Radio 10/3/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now!...
Oct 04, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #237: Public Land Elk Adventures w/ Ryan Callaghan
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Today on the show I’m joined by First Lite’s Director of Conservation and Public Relations – Ryan Callaghan – and we’re discussing our public land Montana elk hunt and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To listen to the podcast,...
Sep 28, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #236: Rut Radio 9/26/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now!...
Sep 27, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #235: Aggressive Public Land and Ghillie Suit Tactics w/ Zach Ferenbaugh
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Today on the show we’re talking public land, hunting from the ground, finding hot sign and much more – and we’re joined by Zach Ferenbaugh of The Hunting Public. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Sep 20, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #234: Rut Radio 9/19/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now!...
Sep 19, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #233: Life Changing Experiences In CO & ND Disappointment
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Today Dan and I are back together again to discuss his life changing elk hunt in Colorado and my downright disappointing trip to North Dakota. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or...
Sep 14, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #232: Rut Radio 9/12/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now!...
Sep 14, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #231: My 2018 Montana Public Land Deer Hunt & More
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Today on the podcast we’ve got the story of my successful Montana public land deer hunt, and updates from Spencer and Furter in South and North Dakota! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar...
Sep 07, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #230: Rut Radio 9/5/18
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Today on the show we’re back with another season of our Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now!...
Sep 06, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #229: Predicting Deer Movement Masterclass w/Mark Drury
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Today on the podcast we’ve got Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors back with us again for a follow-up to his unbelievably popular Predicting Deer Movement episode that he did with us back in 2015. And this time we’re taking things...
Aug 30, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #228: Breaking Down Public Land Hunts w/ Tony Peterson
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Today on the show I’m joined by outdoor writer and public land whitetail specialist Tony Peterson as we break down his 2017 public land successes and examine his new game-plan for 2018. To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
Aug 23, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #227: Goals, Hopes & Hitlists for 2018
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Today on the show we’re setting the stage for the next few months, as Dan, Spencer, Furter and myself break down our plans, goals, hopes and hit-lists for the 2018 hunting season! To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
Aug 16, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #226: Brad Farris Talks Southern Deer Hunting, Scouting, And Calling Techniques
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Today on the show I’m joined by Brad Farris, a Mississippi bowhunter, member of the Primos hunting team and a whitetail properties land specialist. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click...
Aug 09, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #225: Tom Ware’s Tactics for Consistent Deer Hunting Success
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Today on the show we’re joined by Tom Ware, a former outfitter, Drury Outdoors team member, and one of the most consistently successful mature buck hunters in the country. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Aug 02, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #224: Raising An Outdoor Kid
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Today on the show Dan and I are joined by my hunting buddy Andy Bradley to discuss the highs, lows, ups and downs, challenges, joys, hopes, fears and dreams of raising an outdoor kid. To listen to the podcast, click...
Jul 25, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #223: Next Level Deer Hunting Tactics w/ Dan Infalt
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Today on the show we’re joined by Dan Infalt and guest hosts Joe Elsinger and Andy May, to dive into new and unique topics with the hunting beast himself. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Jul 19, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #222: Public Land Deer Hunting Masterclass
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Today on the show we hear from a selection of some of the best public land deer hunters across the country to help give you everything you need to start hunting deer on public ground. To listen to the podcast,...
Jul 13, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #221: Summer Trailcams, Big Woods Habitat Work, CWD Hitting Close to Home
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Today on the show Dan and I are discussing some recent CWD news in my neck of the woods, our latest whitetail projects, big woods habitat improvements and more! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Jul 05, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #220: Mobile and Saddle Hunting Strategies w/John Eberhart
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Today on the show I’m joined by John Eberhart to discuss tactics for becoming a more mobile hunter, including using a tree saddle. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the...
Jun 27, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #219: Steve Bartylla’s Habitat Management Philosophies
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Today on the show I’m joined by outdoor writer and habitat consultant Steve Bartylla to discuss all things habitat and management! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below...
Jun 20, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #218: Advanced Wind Tactics, Target Panic, Collecting Deer Data and More
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Today on the show Dan and I are joined by Andy May to answer listener questions about target panic, using the wind, utilizing trail cameras and other tools to collect deer data and more. To listen to the podcast, click...
Jun 13, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #217: Talking About How We Talk About Hunting w/Modern Huntsman
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Today on the show I’m joined by Brad Neathery, Tyler Sharp and Charles Post of Modern Huntsman to discuss the ins and outs of how we talk about hunting and how the impacts the future of our hunting way of...
Jun 07, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #216: Beginner’s Guide To Deer Hunting
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Today on the show Dan and I are joined by a brand new hunter to share just about everything we can think of to help a new hunter take up deer hunting. To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
May 31, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #215: Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis Talk Whitetails
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Today on the show I’m joined by  Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis of MeatEater to discuss all sorts of things related to their history and experiences hunting whitetail deer. AND I share some very big news about the future of...
May 24, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #214: Jake Ehlinger’s Whitetail Paradise
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Today on the show we are joined by Whitetail Properties land specialist and habitat consultant Jake Ehlinger to get an on-the-ground tour of his very own whitetail paradise and then break down exactly how he created it. To listen to...
May 17, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #213: Bill Heavey’s Hunting (Mis)Adventures
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Today on the show we are joined by one of my favorite writers in the outdoor world, Bill Heavey. And we’re discussing lessons learned from hunting failures, native hunter-gatherer cultures, outdoor media and much more. To listen to the podcast,...
May 10, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #212: Wolves, Coyotes, and Hunters – w/ Bronson Strickland and Carter Neimeyer
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Today on the show we are joined by Bronson Strickland and Carter Neimeyer to discuss the impacts of and dynamics between wolves, coyotes, prey populations and hunters. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar...
May 03, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #211: Answering Your Spring Turkey Questions
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Today on the show Spencer Neuharth, Dan Johnson and I celebrate spring turkey hunting season by sharing a few of our latest turkey exploits and answering listener-submitted turkey hunting questions. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Apr 26, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #210: Jeff Sturgis’ Strategic Approach To Whitetail Habitat Improvement
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Today on the show we’re joined by whitetail habitat consultant and author Jeff Sturgis and we’re diving deep into his strategic detail-oriented perspective on improving whitetail habitat for deer and deer hunting.  To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
Apr 20, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #209: Becoming A Mindful Hunter with Tovar Cerulli
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Today on the show we’re joined by writer and author Tovar Cerulli to discuss his journey from vegan to hunter, the value of thinking deeply about hunting, the ethics of hunting and talking about hunting, and much more. To listen...
Apr 12, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #208: Theodore Roosevelt, Western Whitetails and Drop Tine Antlers
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Today on the show we’re talking about Theodore Roosevelt, my latest adventure to North Dakota and Montana, scouting and hunting western whitetails, finding big ole drop tine shed antlers and my recent “near-death experience.” To listen to the podcast, click...
Apr 05, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #207: Why Should Hunters Care About the Farm Bill?
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Today on the show I’m joined by Whit Fosburgh of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership to discuss possibly the largest private lands conservation bill in America and how it impacts hunters. And that of course, is the Farm bill. To...
Mar 29, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #206: Taking Control Of Your Archery Future and Target Panic with Joel Turner
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Today we are joined by Joel Turner to discuss the mental side of archery and a proven science based methodology for controlling your archery shot process and dealing with target panic. If you’re a bowhunter, this is a must-listen. To...
Mar 22, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #205: 2018 Iowa Shed Camp Exploits, 2017 Success Stories, and Sasquatch
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Today on the show we’re podcasting from Iowa and our 2018 shed camp and in this one we recap the highlights of our epic shed hunting weekend, hear about a few of the crew’s 2017 hunting seasons and laugh a...
Mar 15, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #204: #ShedRally and My Antler Dog Intervention with Jeremy Moore
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Today on the show we’re preparing for #ShedRally weekend by sharing our best shed hunting advice and then we’re joined by Jeremy Moore to talk through some very interesting next-level antler dog insights. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Mar 08, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #203: Hal Blood On Tracking and Hunting Big Woods Bucks
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Today on the show we’re joined by Hal Blood of Northern Maine to discuss hunting and tracking big mature bucks in big woods settings. No matter where you hunt, the insight gained in this one can be applied and learned...
Mar 02, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #202: Backcountry Whitetail Hunting in the Boundary Waters
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Today on the show we’re exploring the idea of a true backcountry whitetail hunt in the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota. And we’re joined by several members of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters to discuss this vast wilderness, how to...
Feb 23, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #201: Holyfield Lives! And Other Deer Hunting BS
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Today on the show we discuss some news about the hunt for Holyfield, ideas for better collaborating with neighbors, physically preparing for hunting season, reflections on “big buck mania” and much more. To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
Feb 15, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #200: Ultimate DIY Deer Hunter Panel Discussion
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Today on the show in celebration of our 200th episode we’ve got a panel discussion between three of the very best DIY deer hunters I know. And in this conversation we dive deep into the details of what it really...
Feb 08, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #199: Levi Morgan On Becoming A Better Archer and Deer Hunter
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Today on the show I’m joined by Levi Morgan, one of the world’s best tournament archers and bowhunters, and we’re going into detail on his best advice for becoming a better archer and deer hunter. To listen to the podcast,...
Feb 02, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #198: Our Favorite Gear from the 2017 Season and 2018 ATA Show
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Today on the show Dan, myself and Spencer Neuharth are reviewing our favorite gear from the 2017 hunting season, and the latest and greatest new products at the 2018 ATA show. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button...
Jan 19, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #197: Over-Analyzing Our 2017 Deer Hunting Seasons
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Today on the show Dan and I are doing a deep dive into our own 2017 deer hunting seasons to discuss the mistakes we made, lessons we learned, and areas we’re hoping to improve on in 2018. AND I share...
Jan 12, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #196: What To Do When CWD Arrives w/ Doug Duren
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Today on the show we are discussing what to do when Chronic Wasting Disease pops up on or near your hunting property and joining us to discuss this is Doug Duren, a whitetail hunter and manager from Wisconsin who recently...
Jan 04, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #195: Rut Radio 2017 Review
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Today on the show we are wrapping up our 2017 Rut Radio series by discussing the top trends and insights we gained from the 2017 season and then check in with four hunters from across the country to review what...
Jan 04, 2018
Wired To Hunt Podcast #194: Duane Diefenbach Talks APRs, Deer-Forest Study, Monitoring Deer Movements and More
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Today on the show we arejoined by Duane Diefenbach, a wildlife ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and one of the researchers conducting The Deer-Forest Study in Pennsylvania, and we’re discussing research related to antler point restrictions, how deer research...
Dec 21, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #193: Rut Radio 12/20/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Dec 20, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #192: The National Monuments Controversy from a Sportsmen’s Perspective with Land Tawney
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Today on the show we are joined by Land Tawney, CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, to help us better understand – from a hunter/angler perspective – the controversy surrounding recent proposed changes to Bears Ears and Grandstaircase-Escalante National Monuments...
Dec 14, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #191: Rut Radio 12/13/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Dec 13, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #190: QDMA Founder Joe Hamilton Talks Deer, the South, Late Season and More
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Today on the show we are joined by Joe Hamilton, a wildlife biologist and the founder of the Quality Deer Management Association. And we chat with him about conservation, the QDMA, hunting the south, and much more. To listen to...
Dec 08, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #189: Rut Radio 12/6/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Dec 07, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #188: Gabe Adair Talks Mature Bucks and Late Season Deer Hunting
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Today on the show we are joined by Gabe Adair, a land specialist for Whitetail Properties and one of the most consistent and renowned big buck killers in the country. And in this episode we discuss how he killed his...
Dec 01, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #187: Rut Radio 11/29/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Nov 30, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #186: Rut Radio 11/22/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Nov 22, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #185: Deer Camp, Ohio Rut Success, Holyfield Updates & Furter
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Today on the show I’m joined by my good buddy Josh “Furter” Hillyard to discuss his successful Ohio rut hunt, the Quality Deer Management Association, the latest on my hunt for Holyfield and our Northern Michigan deer camp. To listen...
Nov 18, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #184: Rut Radio 11/15/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Nov 16, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #183: Dan Kills, Mark Chokes & Other Rut Stories
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Today on the show Dan and I are recounting the highs and lows of our rut hunting vacations so far this year. One of us kills, one of us blows the best opportunity of the season and we both share...
Nov 10, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #182: Rut Radio 11/8/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Nov 09, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #181: Will Primos Talks the Rut, the South, and Calling Deer
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Today on the show we are joined by Will Primos, the founder of Primos game calls, the host of Primos Truth About Hunting TV show, and one of the leading voices in the deer hunting community. And today we’re chatting...
Nov 02, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #180: Rut Radio 11/1/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Nov 01, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #179: Tim Woods On Hunting The Whitetail Rut and Tracking Wounded Deer
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Today on the show we are joined by Tim Woods, a whitetail outfitter, a land specialist for Whitetail Properties, a blood tracking dog handler, and an all-around super serious deer hunter. And he chats with us all about hunting the...
Oct 26, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #178: Rut Radio 10/25/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Oct 25, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #177: A CWD Overview, Hunting the Pre-Rut, Debating the Lull & More
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Today on the show Dan and I are debating the October lull, talking late October hunting plans, analyzing specific buck tendencies AND reviewing chronic wasting disease. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above...
Oct 19, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #176: Rut Radio 10/18/17 & Don Higgins’ 200 Inch Buck Story
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’re getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now....
Oct 18, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #175: Bowhunting Legend Barry Wensel’s Tactics For Hunting Mature Bucks
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Today on the show we are joined by bowhunting legend Barry Wensel and we’re diving deep into his tactics and philosophies for hunting big mature bucks.  To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or...
Oct 12, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #174: Rut Radio 10/11/17
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Today on the show we’re back with a new episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’ll be getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working...
Oct 11, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #173: Bernie Barringer Talks Public Land, Hunting Scrapes and the October Lull
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Today on the show we are joined Bernie Barringer, an avid DIY whitetail bowhunter, outdoor writer and author, and we’re diving deep into public land hunting tactics, October lull tips, how to hunt scrapes and much much more. To listen...
Oct 05, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #172: Rut Radio 10/4/17
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Today on the show we’re back with a new episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’ll be getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working...
Oct 04, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #171: October Tactics, Suburban Bucks and more with Justin Zarr
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Today on the show we are joined by Justin Zarr, an Illinois bowhunter and host of Bowhunting.com’s Bowhunt or Die webshow, and we’re talking October hunting tactics, chasing suburban bucks and much more. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Sep 28, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #170: Rut Radio 9/27/17
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Today on the show we’re back with another episode of our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’ll be getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right...
Sep 27, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #169: Timing the Whitetail Rut, Mock Scrapes, Grunt Calls, Holyfield and More
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Today on the show we are answering listener questions and we cover topics such as the timing of the rut, decoying whitetails, trail camera setups, packing in hunting gear, mosquito control, mock scrapes, using grunt calls, recommended reading and much...
Sep 21, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #168: Rut Radio 9/20/17
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Today on the show we’re kicking off our 2017 Rut Radio mini-series, in which we’ll be getting realtime from-the-field updates from across the country regarding deer behavior, current conditions effecting deer, and the tactics that are working right now. And...
Sep 20, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #167: The Epic Tale of My Alaskan Caribou Hunt
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Today on the show I share the incredible story of my Alaskan caribou hunt with Steven Rinella, as well as stories from my packrafting and fly-fishing trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and my public land whitetail hunt in eastern Montana....
Sep 14, 2017
BONUS Wired To Hunt Podcast: Hunting Season Eve Pep Talk
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Today we’ve got a BONUS mini-episode of the podcast for you – a special message as we enter the fall, a hunting season eve pep talk from your host and hunting buddy, Mark Kenyon. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Sep 07, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #166: Hunting Mountain Whitetails with Josh Boyd
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Today on the show we’re joined by Josh Boyd, an outdoor writer, US Forest Service employee, and avid big game hunter from northern Montana. And we’re diving into Josh’s experiences and lessons learned hunting big whitetails in the hills and...
Aug 31, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #165: Aaron Warbritton’s Midwest Whitetail Public Land Tactics
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Today on the show we’re joined by Aaron Warbritton, a DIY public land whitetail hunting specialist and member of the Midwest Whitetail Team, and we’re going into great detail on his public land journey and the tactics he uses now...
Aug 24, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #164: Don Higgins’ Quest For Another 200 Inch Buck
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Today on the show we’re joined again by outdoor writer and Illinois bowhunter Don Higgins and we’re discussing EHD and, in detail, his plans and tactics this year for targeting two potential 200 class bucks! To listen to the podcast,...
Aug 17, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #163: Goals, Hopes and Hitlists for 2017
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Today on the show Dan and I are diving into an in-depth discussion of our goals, hopes and hit-lists for the 2017 hunting season. And, I share some exciting news. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Aug 10, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #162: Planning & Executing DIY Deer Hunting Trips with Andy May – LIVE From the QDMA Convention
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Today on the show we’ve got a special episode recorded in front a LIVE in-person audience at the 2017 QDMA National Convention, and we’re talking about how to plan and execute DIY deer hunting trips with my friend and super successful...
Jul 27, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #161: Wildlife Biologist Marcus Lashley On Deer Habitat, Mineral Stumps, the Moon & More
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Today on the show we are joined by Marcus Lashley , a wildlife biologist and assistant professor at Mississippi State University. And in this conversation we discuss a wide variety of topics related to whitetail deer habitat, “mineral stumps,” predator...
Jul 20, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #160: Brian Call of Gritty Bowmen Talks Mental Toughness, Blacktails VS Whitetails & More
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Today on the show we are joined by Brian Call of the Gritty Bowmen podcast and in this episode we discuss Brian’s lessons learned from applying whitetail tactics to blacktail deer hunting, his first whitetail bowhunt in Alabama, and most interestingly, the...
Jul 13, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #159: John Eberhart’s Tactics For Tough To Kill Big Bucks
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Today on the show we are joined by one of the most successful DIY deer hunters in my home state of Michigan and across the country, John Eberhart. And in this episode, we diver deeper than ever into his secrets...
Jul 06, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #158: Sitka Gear’s Matt McCormick and Garrett Long Talk Whitetail Stories, Photography and Conservation
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Today on the show we are joined by Sitka Gear’s Garrett Long and Matt McCormick and we discuss some of their most memorable whitetail hunting stories, hunting photography and conservation. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Jun 29, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #157: The Mystery Package & Listener Q&A (Trailcams, Habitat Work, Predators and more)
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Today on the show we are answering listener submitted deer hunting questions about trail cameras, out-of-state hunts, predators, habitat improvements and much more. And on top of that, we are opening the much anticipated mystery package … To listen to...
Jun 22, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #156: Expert Food Plot Insights with Steve Scott
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Today on the show we are joined by Steve Scott of the Whitetail Institute of North America and we’re diving into all things food plots. We cover both beginner and advanced food plotting topics in this one, so settle in...
Jun 15, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #155: 2017 North American Deer Summit & Latest Deer Issues
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Today on the show we are joined by Nick Pinizzotto, the president and CEO of the National Deer Alliance, and we’re going to be discussing the 2017 North American Deer Summit and the most pressing issues currently facing deer and deer...
Jun 08, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #154: TradGeek Kevin Merrow Talks PA Whitetails, Traditional Archery & More
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Today on the show Dan and I are joined by Kevin Merrow, a bowhunter from Pennsylvania and host of the TradGeeks Podcast, and we’re going to talk about bowhunting whitetails, traditional archery, dealing with target panic and much more. To...
Jun 01, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #153: This Year’s Summer Deer Projects – What, Why & How
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Today on the show Dan and I are discussing our planned summer deer projects in detail, and examining what we need to get done, why we’re prioritizing these projects and how we’re going to complete these tasks as we prepare for the...
May 25, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #152: The Secrets To Stan Potts’ Deer Hunting Success
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Today on the show we’re joined by avid big buck hunter and  TV show host Stan Potts and we’re going hear about some of his most interesting hunting experiences over the years, and most importantly, we hope to uncover some of the...
May 18, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #151: My First Black Bear Hunt, Randy Newberg, Conservation & Public Lands
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Today on the show we’re joined by Randy Newberg to discuss my very first black bear hunt, western whitetails and the latest on conservation and public land issues impacting the future of hunting. To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
May 12, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #150: “The Professor” Joe Elsinger Takes Us To DIY Big Buck School
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Today on the show we’re joined by a super successful DIY public land deer hunter known by some as the “The Professor,” Joe Elsinger. And Joe is bringing us deep into his tactics and philosophies for targeting mature bucks on public...
May 04, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #149: The Unique Experiences, Perspectives & Challenges of Today’s Female Hunter w/Jessica Delorenzo and Alex Templeton
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Today on the show we’re joined by two avid hunters, Jessica Delorenzo and Alex Templeton, and we’re exploring the unique experiences, perspectives, and challenges of today’s female hunter.  To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange...
Apr 27, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #148: Public Land Misadventures, Turkey Talk & More
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Today on show Dan and I are covering a number of topics including talking a little turkey, discussing my recent cross-country public land adventures, and discussing the latest news related to the future of our public lands. To listen to...
Apr 20, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #147: How Eric Pysar Pulls Off Multiple P&Y Bow Kills On His Annual DIY Rut Hunting Trips
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Today on show we’re joined by Eric Pysar, an electrician and avid deer hunter from New York who has taken the idea of a “rutcation” to a whole new level. Every year Eric drives to the Midwest for a multi-week multi-state...
Apr 06, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #146: How Mike Beatty Killed A 300″ Buck & How He Hunts Now Today
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Today on show we’re joined by Mike Beatty, a man who tagged one of the biggest free-range bucks ever killed with a bow, and a guy who still to this day is driven to find and kill big mature whitetails....
Mar 30, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #145: Chasing Big Midwest Whitetails with Clinton Fawcett and Frank Clark
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Today on show we’re joined by Illinois bowhunters Frank Clark and Clinton Fawcett, of Bowhunting.com’s Bowhunt or Die webshow, to talk mature buck hunting strategies and big Illinois whitetails. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Mar 26, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #144: Lessons Learned Planning DIY Hunting Trips
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Today on the show we’re sharing updates on our latest shed hunting exploits, discussing our 2017 hunting trips, and chatting through some of our recommendations and thoughts on planning DIY hunting trips. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button...
Mar 16, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #143: Stories & Laughs from our 2017 Iowa Shed Hunting Camp
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Today on the show we’re coming to you from our 2017 Iowa shed hunting camp. Myself and a group of some of my best hunting buddies squeezed into a camper last week to recap our shed hunt and laugh our...
Mar 10, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #142: PJ Reilly & Whitetail Lessons Learned Hunting the Northeast
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Today on the show we are chatting with outdoor writer PJ Reilly all about the specifics of hunting whitetails in the Northeast, off-season archery practice and a whole number of the other whitetail related lessons learned chasing deer across the country....
Mar 02, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #141: Sam Collora & the Tactics That Led To 3 North American Whitetail Cover Bucks
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Today on the show we are joined by and talking deer hunting tactics with one of the very lucky few deer hunters who has ever made the cover of North American Whitetail magazine, and someone who has in fact made...
Feb 23, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #140: The 2017 Whitetail Report with Kip Adams
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Today on the show we are joined by wildlife biologist Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association and we’re discussing the 2017 state of the whitetail – including deer harvest numbers and trends from across the country, updates on important...
Feb 16, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #139: The Fascinating World of Whitetail Research with Bronson Strickland
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Today on the show we are joined by wildlife biologist Bronson Strickland and we are talking whitetail research and biology. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to...
Feb 09, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #138: Talking Shed Hunting with Joe Shead
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Today on the show we’re joined by expert shed hunter and the author of the one and only book on shed hunting -Joe Shead. And as you might have guessed, we’re talking shed hunting! To listen to the podcast, click...
Feb 02, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #137: Donnie Vincent On Improving Wildlife Habitat & Developing a Land Ethic
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Today on the show we’re joined again by Donnie Vincent and this time we’re diving deep into his hunting and habitat improvement experiences on his Wisconsin property, along with a few thoughts on Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic.” To listen to...
Jan 26, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #136: An Inside Look at the 2017 ATA Show & the Latest and Greatest Bowhunting Gear
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Today on the show Dan and I are joined by Wired To Hunt contributor, Josh Hillyard and we’re discussing the latest and greatest new bowhunting gear and our experiences at the 2017 Archery Trade Association show. To listen to the...
Jan 19, 2017
100% Wild Podcast # 22: Terry Drury & Dealing with Trespassing Dogs
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In episode #22 of the 100% Wild Podcast we’re joined by Terry Drury to discuss our late season hunting updates and then answer a listener-submitted question about dealing with intruding dogs on your hunting property. To listen to the podcast...
Jan 10, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #135: How Tony Peterson Killed 3 Public Land Bucks Across 3 States In One Season
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Today on the show we are joined by public land hunting guru Tony Peterson, and we’re going to be dissecting his incredibly successful 2016 hunting season in which he killed 3 public land bucks across 3 different states, plus another...
Jan 05, 2017
Wired To Hunt Podcast #134: Our 2017 Hunting New Years Resolutions and 2016 Review
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Today on the show, with the new year just days away, we’re looking back at what we learned in 2016, and looking forward to what we hope to accomplish and experience in the whitetail woods in 2017. To listen to...
Dec 31, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #133: Hunting Late Season Deer & the Decision to Shoot or Pass
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Today on the show Dan and I are covering a whole variety of topics – we talk late season hunting, tips for specifically targeting does, the complicated decision of choosing to shoot or pass a deer and much more. To listen...
Dec 22, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #132: Scott Leysath’s Advice for Better Venison
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Today on the show we’re talking venison and I’m joined by wild game chef, cookbook author and the host of The Sporting Chef TV show, Scott Leysath. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar...
Dec 15, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #131: Donnie Vincent, Whitetails, and How We Talk About Hunting
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Today on the show we’re joined by Donnie Vincent, an incredible hunter and filmmaker, and we’re discussing everything from his recent whitetail hunts, to how to have conversations about hunting, dealing with opposing viewpoints and much more. To listen to...
Dec 09, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #130: Reviewing the 2016 Rut & Late Season Tactics with Donnie Wilson
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Today on the show we’re joined by avid big buck hunter and whitetail guide, Donnie Wilson, and we’re discussing the 2016 rut , late season tactics and more. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange...
Dec 01, 2016
BONUS: Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio 11/30/16
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In this week’s episode of  Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio, we check in with a series of hunters from across the country to get current rut activity reports from Ohio, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Iowa and more! Tune to hear about current deer activity, expected changes...
Dec 01, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #129: Pat Reeve Talks Hill Country Hunting & More
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Today on the show I’m joined by Pat Reeve of Driven TV with Pat & Nicole, and we’re discussing his tactics for hunting mature bucks in hill country and much more. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button...
Nov 28, 2016
BONUS: Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio 11/23/16
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In this week’s episode of  Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio, we check in with a series of hunters from across the country to get current rut activity reports from Georgia, Nebraska, Illinois, New York and more! Tune to hear about current deer activity, expected...
Nov 23, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #128: Analyzing 4 Successful Rut Hunts
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Today on the show we’re bringing together four hunters who successfully killed a buck this year during the rut and we’re examining exactly how those hunts went down, what made them successful and what we can learn from them. To listen...
Nov 17, 2016
BONUS: Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio 11/16/16
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In this week’s episode of  Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio, we check in with a series of hunters from across the country to get current rut activity reports from Ohio, Idaho, Missouri, Wisconsin and more! Tune to hear about current deer activity, expected changes...
Nov 16, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #127: A Tale of Two Ruts
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Today on the show Dan and I are sharing with you our rut hunting experiences from the past couple weeks, the ups, the downs and the lessons learned. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange...
Nov 10, 2016
BONUS: Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio 11/9/16
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In this week’s episode of  Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio, we check in with a series of hunters from across the country to get current rut activity reports from South Dakota, Iowa, New Hampshire, Kansas, Wyoming and more! Tune to hear about current...
Nov 09, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #126: How We Plan To Kill A Rutting Buck
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Today on the show Dan and I are celebrating the whitetail rut by examining and discussing exactly how we hope and plan to kill a rutting buck in the coming days! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button...
Nov 03, 2016
BONUS: Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio 11/2/16
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In today’s episode of our new mini-series Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio, we check in with a series of hunters from across the country to get current rut activity reports from Oklahoma, Minnesota, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin and more! Tune to hear about...
Nov 02, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #125: Killer Rut Hunting Tactics with Don Higgins
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Today on the show we’re joined by outdoor writer and renowned deer hunter Don Higgins to discuss exactly how he hunts big mature bucks during the various phases of the rut! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Oct 27, 2016
BONUS: Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio 10/26/16
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In today’s episode of our new mini-series Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio, I give an update on rut activity in lower Michigan and W2H contributor Spencer Neuharth checks in with experts from across the country to get rut reports from Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin,...
Oct 26, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #124: Expert Advice On How To Track and Recover Whitetails with John Jeanenney
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Today on the show we’re joined by expert deer tracker and author John Jeanenney and we’re diving deep into the topic of blood tracking and recovering a hit whitetail. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Oct 20, 2016
BONUS: Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio 10/19/2016
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Today I’m excited to announce our new bonus podcast mini-series, Wired To Hunt’s Rut Radio! For the next six weeks, Wired To Hunt contributor Spencer Neuharth will be checking in with experts from across the country each week to get updates on buck...
Oct 19, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #123: North American Whitetail’s Gordon Whittington Discusses the Challenges of Hunting October Bucks
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Today on the show we’re joined by Gordon Whittington of North American Whitetail magazine, and we’re discussing the challenges of hunting October bucks, some of the interesting differences in hunting certain regions of the country, and much more! To listen...
Oct 13, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #122: How Todd Mead Kills Big Bucks from the Mountains of New York to the Public Lands of the Midwest
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Today on the show we’re joined by Todd Mead, a wildly successful deer hunter who’s going to share with us how he’s managed to kill big mature bucks all the way from the big woods mountains of New York to...
Oct 06, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #121: Social Media & the Future of Hunting with Janis Putelis
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Today on the show we are joined by Janis Putelis, producer of the Meateater TV show, and we’re discussing the implications of social media on the future of hunting, recent mainstream media frenzies related to hunting, the importance of how...
Sep 29, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #120: Early Season Hunting Plans & 2016 Goals
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Today on the show Dan and I are sharing quick updates on our most recent off-season scouting results, my recent elk hunt, our plans for the early season and our goals for 2016. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Sep 22, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #119: Tony Hansen’s Mature Buck Strategies For Heavily Hunted Areas
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Today on the show I’m joined by outdoor writer Tony Hansen and we’re getting into the details of how he approaches the challenge of bowhunting for mature bucks in areas of heavy hunting pressure. To listen to the podcast, click...
Sep 15, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #118: My 2016 Public Land Montana Whitetail Adventure
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Today on the show I’m recording from Montana, and Dan and I are diving into the story of my public land whitetail hunt out here! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click...
Sep 08, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #117: John Dudley On Improving Archery Accuracy and Decoying Whitetail Bucks
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Today on the show I’m joined champion tournament archer, outdoor writer and Nock On TV host John Dudley, and we’re diving into how we can improve our archery accuracy AND how to decoy whitetail bucks. FYI – our “getting to know...
Sep 01, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #116: Steve Bartylla’s Big Buck Secrets
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Today on the podcast we’re joined again by outdoor writer Steve Bartylla and we’re diving deep into the strategies and insights that have led to his consistent and impressive whitetail success. This one is absolutely loaded with game-changing advice, so get...
Aug 25, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #115: How Joe Miles Kills Big Bucks On Small Properties from the Southeast to the Midwest
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Today on the show I’m joined by Joe Miles, a hardcore whitetail hunter from South Carolina, whose consistently found a way to kill big mature bucks from the Southeast all the way up to the Midwest, and we’re exploring exactly...
Aug 18, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #114: Nick Pinizzotto Talks Deer Hunting, Deer Policy and Deer Management
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Today on the show we are joined by the President/CEO of the National Deer Alliance, Nick Pinizzotto, and we’re talking deer hunting, deer policy, deer management and much more. If you’d like to skip our intro stories, fast forward to...
Aug 11, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #113: The Summer Deer Hunting Prep Work You (And We) Need To Do
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Today on the show Dan and I are discussing the most important summer preparations you and we need to take care of before hunting season arrives. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above...
Aug 04, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #112: Eddie Claypool’s DIY Whitetail Hunting Strategies
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Today on the show we’re joined by Eddie Claypool, a freelance outdoor writer and super successful whitetail bowhunter to discuss DIY public and private land hunting strategies. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar...
Jul 28, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #111: Micro-Managing Small Properties for Big Deer with Jake Ehlinger
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Today on the show we’re joined by Whitetail Properties land specialist and whitetail habitat consultant Jake Ehlinger to talk about micro-managing small properties for big deer. (Skip to 12:30 if you want to avoid our strange and rambling introduction) To...
Jul 22, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #110: David Draper Talks Open Country Deer Hunting & Cooking Better Venison
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Today on the show we’re joined by David Draper, a freelance outdoor writer and wild game cooking expert, to discuss open country whitetail hunting and our favorite food, venison. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Jul 14, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #109: Technology, Trail Cameras and Montana
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Today on the show it’s just Dan and I, and we’re going to catch up a bit on our current whitetail projects and discuss the tricky topic of technology and hunting. * Apologies for some janky audio quality in this...
Jul 07, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #108: Land Tawney Talks Public Lands and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
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Today on the show we’re joined by Land Tawney, the CEO and President of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, to discuss public lands conservation and what BHA is doing that we deer hunters should care about. ** And, click here to become...
Jun 23, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #107: Tim Burnett of Solo Hunter Talks Western Whitetail Hunting, Self Filming and More
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Today on the show we’re joined by Tim Burnett, the host of the Solo Hunter TV show and an avid western hunter, and we’re talking western whitetail hunting, self filming and much more. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Jun 16, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #106: Jeremy Flinn, Managing Your Deer Property and Public Land Hunting
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Today on the show we’re joined by wildlife biologist Jeremy Flinn to discuss all sorts of advice for managing your hunting property, public land hunting and much more. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange...
Jun 09, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #105: Summer Deer Projects, Treestand Tweaks, Trail Cameras and More
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Today on the show Dan and I are talking summer deer projects, treestand tweaks, trail cameras and much more. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe to...
May 26, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #104: Will Brantley of Field & Stream Talks Kentucky Deer Hunting
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Today on the show we’re joined by Will Brantley, Field & Stream’s Hunting Editor, to talk Kentucky deer hunting, the different strategies and tactics that have worked well for him there, and the lessons he’s learned from other hunters across the country as...
May 19, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #103: Dr. Craig Harper Gives Us A Deer Habitat Master Class
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Today on the show we are joined by Dr. Craig Harper, one of the nation’s foremost experts on deer habitat management, and we’re talking food plots, timber stand improvement, old fields, and much much more. (If you’d like to skip...
May 12, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #102: What To Do About Nocturnal Bucks and Other Hunting Questions
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Today on the show Dan and I are discussing what to do about nocturnal bucks and answering other deer hunting questions that you, the listeners, have emailed in! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar...
May 05, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #101: 2% for Conservation with Jeff Sposito
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Today on the show we’re joined by Jeff Sposito, the founder of the brand new and very exciting 2% for Conservation, and I’m stoked that Jeff’s going to be joining us today to talk about this new organization, what inspired...
Apr 28, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #100: Bill Winke, Dr. Grant Woods and Lee Lakosky Answer The Deer Hunting World’s Most Debated Questions
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Today on the show we’re celebrating our 100th episode of the podcast by bringing on an expert panel of guests to discuss some of the deer hunting world’s most debated questions! Joining us is Bill Winke, Dr. Grant Woods and...
Apr 21, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #99: Talking Turkey
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Today on the show Dan and I are talking about turkey hunting, why all deer hunters should give it a try, and what we’ve learned over the years chasing them ourselves. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Apr 14, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #98: Dan Perez & How To Buy A Hunting Property
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Today on the show we’re joined by Dan Perez, CEO of Whitetail Properties, to discuss how to buy a hunting property. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to...
Apr 07, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #97: It’s A Surprise
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Today on the show we’re joined by a surprise guest to discuss a mysteriously undetermined topic. You don’t want to miss this. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below...
Mar 31, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #96: Tony Peterson’s Public Land Whitetail Plan
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Today on the show we’re joined by outdoor writer Tony Peterson to discuss how he consistently kills mature bucks on public land. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below...
Mar 24, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #95: Lindsay Thomas Jr’s Lessons Learned Deer Hunting the South
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Today on the show we’re joined by Lindsay Thomas Jr, Communications Director for the QDMA, to discuss the lessons he’s learned deer hunting the south. (If you’d like to skip our introductory BS session, skip from 4:30 to ~16:00) To...
Mar 17, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #94: How Ben Rising Consistently Kills the Biggest, Oldest Bucks
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Today on the show we’re diving into the mind of big buck killer Ben Rising with the goal of discovering exactly how he’s killing the deer he is, on such a consistent basis. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Mar 10, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #93: Mastering the Moment of Truth
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Today on the show we are discussing the final, most important moments of a hunt, the moment of truth, the shot. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below...
Mar 03, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #92: Using Maps To Become A Better Deer Hunter w/Ben Harshyne
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Today on the show we are joined by map making expert Ben Harshyne to discuss exactly how maps can make you a better deer hunter. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or...
Feb 25, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #91: Finding More Shed Antlers w/Ross Hausmann
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Today on the show Dan and I are joined by my shed hunting fanatic friend, Ross Hausmann to discuss strategies for finding more shed antlers! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click...
Feb 18, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #90: Randy Newberg on Public Lands Issues and Threats
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Today on the show we’re joined by Randy Newberg to discuss one of the greatest threats to public lands and public land hunting in America. This is an episode you don’t want to miss, whether you hunt private or public land,...
Feb 11, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #89: The State of Whitetails in 2016 w/Kip Adams
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Today on the show we’re joined by Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association to discuss the current state of whitetails in North America and how things have changed over the last year. To listen to the podcast, click...
Feb 04, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #88: Our Favorite Hunting Shows, Books, Magazines, Podcasts and More
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Today on the show we’re sharing our favorite hunting shows, books, magazines, podcasts and other resources! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe to the podcast through...
Jan 28, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #87: The Top Conservation Issues of 2016 w/Whit Fosburgh
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Today on the show we’re joined by Whit Fosburgh, the president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and we’re going to be discussing the top conservation issues 2016. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Jan 14, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #86: New Bowhunting Gear & Updates From The 2016 ATA Show
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Today on the show we’re sharing a behind the scenes look at the latest bowhunting gear and news from the 2016 ATA show, the nation’s largest bowhunting/archery trade show.  To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Jan 08, 2016
Wired To Hunt Podcast #85: Wrapping Up the 2015 Hunting Season
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Today on the show we are wrapping up the 2015 season, discussing our greatest lessons learned, our highs and our lows, and what we’re looking forward to in 2016.  (To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Dec 31, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #84: Taking Your Venison Game To The Next Level w/Hank Shaw
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Today on the show we are joined again by one of our favorite past guests, Hank Shaw, and we are diving deep into everything you need to know to take your venison cooking to the next level. To listen to the podcast,...
Dec 17, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #83: Shane Mahoney and the History & Future of Hunting in North America
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Today on the show we are joined by a conservation icon, Shane Mahoney, and we’ll be discussing the history and future of hunting in North America. Also, if you’d like to skip our pre-guest ramblings, fast-forward from 2:50 up to...
Dec 10, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #82: Neil Dougherty’s Expert Advice for Late Season Success
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Today on the show we’re joined by Neil Dougherty and we’re talking late season hunting tactics. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe to the podcast...
Dec 03, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #81: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Ask Your Taxidermist
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Today on the show we’re joined by one of the top taxidermists in Michigan, Dan Weeks, and we’re grilling him about everything that we hunters have ever wanted to know from our taxidermists. To listen to the podcast, click the...
Nov 26, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #80: The Fine Line Between Success and Failure During The Rut
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Today on the show my co-host Dan and I are going to be exploring, explaining and lamenting the fine line between success and failure during the rut. And we’ll be talking through the story of how I killed my #1 target...
Nov 19, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #79: The Dark Side of the Whitetail Rut
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Today on the show my co-host Dan and I are discussing the rut, but not like we usually do. Instead, today we are examining the dark side of the whitetail rut. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button...
Nov 05, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #78: The Science of the Whitetail Rut w/Matt Ross
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Today on the show we’re joined by certified wildlife biologist Matt Ross and we’re discussing the science of the whitetail rut! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below...
Oct 29, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #77: Jeff Sturgis, Killer Cold Fronts & Forecasting the Rut
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Today on the show we’re joined by Jeff Sturgis and we’re talking about cold fronts, properly timing hunts and killing pre-rut and rutting bucks. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click...
Oct 22, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #76: Killing October Bucks
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Today on the show, simply put,  Dan and I are going to be divulging everything we can think of about killing October bucks. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the...
Oct 15, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #75: Brett Joy, Big Woods Bucks & Traveling For Whitetails
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Today on the show we’re joined by Brett Joy, an avid bowhunter from New Hampshire, and we’re talking about big woods hunting in the Northeast and traveling to bowhunt. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange...
Oct 08, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #74: Jeff Lindsey & Hunting Big Bucks the Lindsey Way
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Today on the show we’re joined by Jeff Lindsey and we’re diving into the circumstances and tactics that have led Jeff and his Dad to consistently bag big mature bucks. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Oct 01, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #73: Our 2015 Elk Hunting Adventures/Debacles
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Today on the show, in this little bonus episode,  Dan and I are quickly going to be recapping our past two weeks chasing elk out west and the debacles along the way. To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
Sep 30, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #72: Randy Newberg, Conservation, Politics, and Hunter Ethics
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Today on the show we’re joined by Randy Newberg and we’re discussing conservation, politics and hunter ethics. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe to the...
Sep 17, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #71: Steve Flores & Hunting Mountain Bucks
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Today on the show we’re going to be talking about hunting whitetails in mountainous or hilly country and joining us is Steve Flores. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links...
Sep 10, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #70: 8 Ways To Royally Screw Up Your Hunting Season
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Today on the show, with season openers on the doorstep, we’re reviewing a number of easy ways to royally screw up your hunting season. And spoiler alert, you are NOT supposed to do these things. To listen to the podcast,...
Sep 03, 2015
Wired To Hunt Podcast #69: Adam Hays On Killing 200″ Bucks and the Moon Effect
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Today on the show we’re going to be chatting with one of the country’s most prolific big buck killers, Adam Hays, and we’re discussing the strategies that have helped him kill three 200″ bucks! Grab a pen and paper folks,...
Aug 28, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #68: Fall Food Plots 101 w/Jon Cooner
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Today on the show we’re talking all things fall food plots, and joining us is food plot expert Jon Cooner. (FYI – if you want to skip our rambling and sometimes comical intro, and get right to the food plot...
Aug 20, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #67: A Trail Camera Master Class w/Don Higgins
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Today on the show we’re talking all things trail cameras, and we’re joined by a terrific guest, Don Higgins. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe...
Aug 13, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #66: Goals, Hopes & Hitlists for 2015
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Today on the show Dan and I are kicking back, talking deer, and discussing our hopes and dreams for the upcoming season. So grab a beverage, relax and enjoy. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange...
Aug 07, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #65: Butchering & Cooking Venison w/Hank Shaw
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Today on the show we’re exploring the original and most important reason for hunting. Food! And joining us is acclaimed food author and blogger, Hank Shaw. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above...
Jul 30, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #64: How The Kiskys Kill Giant Whitetails w/Don Kisky
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Today on the show we’re diving deep into the deer hunting secrets of renowned big buck hunter and host of Whitetail Freaks TV, Don Kisky. (PS – fast forward to about 14:00 if you want to skip our rambling intro,...
Jul 23, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #63: How To Predict Deer Movement w/Mark Drury
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Today on the show we’re exploring the mysterious world of predicting deer movement and joining us is Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors. This is one of our best episodes yet, so settle in and enjoy! To listen to the podcast,...
Jul 09, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #62: Hunting Highly Pressured Deer w/John Eberhart
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Today on the show we’re talking about hunting highly pressured deer, and joining us is one of my greatest hunting influences, John Eberhart. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the...
Jul 02, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #61: 2015 Rut Predictions & Theories
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Today on the show Dan and I are discussing a topic that all hunters love debating. The timing of the rut. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below...
Jun 26, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #60: Our Greatest Deer Hunting Failures
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Today on the show Dan and I are bearing all and discussing our greatest failures and mistakes while deer hunting. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to...
Jun 18, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #59: Summer Habitat Projects w/Erich Long of Drumming Log Wildlife Management
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Today on the show we’re joined by Erich Long of Drumming Log Wildlife Management and we’re diving into summer habitat projects and much more. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click...
Jun 11, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #58: CWD, EHD & The Challenges of Managing A State’s Deer Herd w/Russ Mason of the MI DNR
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Today on the show we’re joined by Russ Mason of the Michigan DNR to discuss deer diseases such as CWD and EHD, and the challenges of managing a state’s whitetail herd. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Jun 04, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #57: The 2015 Challenge Episode
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Today on the show it’s our 2015 challenge episode. So stick around and we’ll explain. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe to the podcast through...
May 28, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #56: The Power of QDM Co-ops w/Anna Mitterling
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Today on the show we’re discussing quality deer management co-ops, and we’re joined by an expert on this topic, Anna Mitterling. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below...
May 21, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #55: Deer Hunting Politics, Policies & Problems
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Today on the show we’re diving into the sticky topic of deer hunting politics, policies and problems. So buckle up, cause this one get’s a little feisty. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar...
May 14, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #54: Being a Hunter-Conservationist w/Steven Rinella
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Today on the show we’re joined by author and host of Meateater TV, Steven Rinella and we’re talking conservation. This is a good one, so settle in and enjoy! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
May 07, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #53: Extreme Deer Habitat Improvement w/Jim Brauker
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Today on the show we’re joined by Dr. Jim Brauker and we’re talking about extreme deer habitat improvements. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe to the...
Apr 30, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #52: The Gear We Use, Abuse, Love and Hate
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Today on the show we’re discussing hunting gear and all the gizmos, gadgets and products we love, use and abuse! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe...
Apr 23, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #51: All Things Gun Hunting w/Luke Wilkinson, Firearm Design Engineer
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Today on the show we’re discussing all things firearms and gun hunting with Luke Wilkinson, a firearm design engineer with Remington Arms. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links...
Apr 10, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #50: A Game of Inches w/Dustin Lutt and Aaron Hitchins
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Today on the show we’re exploring the changing dynamics and motivations of the deer hunting world and we’re joined by outdoor filmmakers Dustin Lutt and Aaron Hitchins. This is a great episode, so kick back and enjoy. To listen to...
Apr 02, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast- Episode #49: Making A Living in the Outdoor Industry w/ Andrew McKean of Outdoor Life
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Today on the show, we’re discussing a slightly different topic than usual. In this episode we’re joined by Outdoor Life Magazine Editor-in-Chief Andrew McKean and we’re discussing how to make a living in the outdoor industry. If you’ve ever dreamed...
Mar 26, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #48: The “Big Buck” Equation
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Today on the show, we’re examining all the variables that factor into the “big buck” equation. Whether you like math or not, I think you’ll enjoy this week’s episode. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the...
Mar 19, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #47: Springing Forward For Whitetails
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Today on the show, just like the clocks this past weekend, we’re springing forward and discussing what our personal plans are this spring to prep for the 2015 deer season. Shed hunting, scouting, food plots, we discuss it all and much...
Mar 12, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #46: Expert Shed Hunting Tips w/Whitetail Properties
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Today on the show we’re diving deep into the topic of shed hunting and joining us is Michael Turbyfill and Dan Perez of Whitetail Properties. This episode is packed with great shed hunting advice that you can apply right away,...
Mar 05, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #45: “Deer Dogs” with Jeremy Moore
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Today on the show we’re joined by professional dog trainer Jeremy Moore to talk about “deer dogs” and how they can help you find sheds and wounded deer. We’ll also discuss what you need to know when using someone elses blood...
Feb 26, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #44: Planning Your Western Big Game Hunt w/Robert Hanneman of Huntin’ Fool
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Today on the show we’re joined by Robert Hanneman of Huntin’ Fool to dive into everything a whitetail hunter needs to know to plan a successful western big game hunt. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Feb 19, 2015
The Wired to Hunt Podcast – Episode #43: Handling Whitetail Management Adversity w/Dr. Grant Woods
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Today on the show we’re joined by renowned wildlife biologist and whitetail manager Dr. Grant Woods to discuss how we can handle whitetail management adversity. There are numerous challenges facing deer & deer hunters today, and in this episode we tackle those...
Feb 12, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #42: Our Favorite Hunting Stories
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Today on the show we’re taking a break from serious deer hunting strategies or tactics, and instead focusing on another of the most important aspects of deer hunting – the stories. In this episode Dan and I recall some of...
Feb 05, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #41: The Current State of Whitetails in North America w/Kip Adams
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Today on the show we’re discussing the current state of whitetails in North America, if our whitetail herds are in trouble, and what the potential solutions are. Joining us to provide some expert insight is Kip Adams, certified wildlife biologist and...
Jan 29, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #40: The Post-Season Lull – What To Do?
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Today on the show we’re discussing the “post-season lull” and what to do with your time in these months just after deer season ends. Spoiler alert: there’s lots to do! Enjoy! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button...
Jan 22, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #39: Eva Shockey & The Rise of Female Hunters
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Today on the show, we’re excited to be joined by our special guest Eva Shockey to discuss the rise of female participation in hunting, how to handle “hunter-haters” and much, much more. To listen to the podcast, click the Play...
Jan 15, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #38: Hunting Widows
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Today on the show, we’ve got something pretty unique. We’re interviewing two women about what it’s like to be married to a serious deer hunter. One of them, is my wife and the other is one of my good friends’...
Jan 08, 2015
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #37: Reflecting On The 2014 Season
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Today on the show, Dan and I are going to be looking back at the 2014 season and discussing our lessons learned, greatest moments, and much, much more. We’ll also be announcing the 17 winners of our Christmas Giveaway! To...
Dec 31, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #36: Expert Late Season Hunting Tactics w/Don Higgins
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Today on the show Dan and I are joined by avid big buck hunter and outdoor writer Don Higgins and we’re discussing late season hunting tactics. Additionally, we’re also announcing our biggest giveaway of the year, for which there will...
Dec 18, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #35: Late Season Hunting Plans and Problems
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Today on the show Dan and I are discussing late season hunting plans and problems. If you’re hoping to still fill that buck tag in these last weeks of the season, this episode is for you. Enjoy! To listen to the...
Dec 11, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #34: Public Land Hunting Tactics w/Tyler Ridenour of Antler Geeks
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Today on the show we’re joined by my friend Tyler Ridenour of Antler Geeks and we’re talking public land hunting tactics. You’re not going to want to miss this one. To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Dec 04, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #33: Lessons Learned From The 2014 Rut
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast Dan and I are recapping the final hunts of our rut vacations and then discussing our lessons learned over the course of the 2014 rut. Enjoy! To listen to the podcast, click the...
Nov 20, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #32: Extreme Rut Hunting Tactics w/Jared Scheffler of Whitetail Adrenaline
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re sharing updates on the 2014 rut and then are joined by Jared Sheffler of Whitetail Adrenaline to discuss extreme rut hunting tactics. Enjoy! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in...
Nov 13, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #31: Answering Your Questions About The Rut
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re diving into how our 2014 rut vacations have been going so far, and then we’ll answer your questions on how Dan and I hunt the rut! To listen to the podcast, click the...
Nov 07, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #30: 6 Whitetail Experts Share Their Ideal Rut Hunting Set-Up
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’ve actually got a bonus, mini episode of the show! Since it’s early November and the whitetail rut is on, we’re pulling out all the stops to keep you well informed and ready for...
Nov 05, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #29: Expert Rut Hunting Advice w/Scott Bestul
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Today on the show we’re kicking off the most wonderful time of year for deer hunters, the rut! And joining us is Field & Stream whitetail expert Scott Bestul. This is going to be a great show, so enjoy and...
Oct 30, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #28: The Story of Jawbreaker & Lessons Learned From Losing A Deer
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Today on the show we’re going to be discussing a topic that has been weighing heavily on me over the past week. This is the story of my hunt for the 6.5 year old, 160″+ buck known as Jawbreaker, and...
Oct 24, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #27: Hunting the October Lull w/Dan Infalt
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Today on the show we’ve got our first repeat guest, the much requested DIY big buck killer Dan Infalt and we’ll be discussing how to hunt the dreaded  “October Lull”. This episode is packed with great tips that you can...
Oct 16, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #26: Weather and Whitetails
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Today on the show Dan and I are diving into the topic of weather and how it influences whitetail behavior and hunting. We discuss rain, cold fronts, wind, snow and much more, as well as recapping our opening week hunts....
Oct 09, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #25: Capturing the Hunt w/Heartland Bowhunter
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Today on the show we’re joined by Michael Hunsucker and Shawn Luchtel of Heartland Bowhunter and we’re going to be discussing their early season hunts so far, and then focus the rest of the show on how to film and...
Oct 02, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #24: Early Season Hunting Plans and Strategy
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast Dan and I are going to be discussing our final preparations for the 2014 season and our plans for our opening weekend hunts. The season is finally here, so get ready, get pumped...
Sep 27, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #23: Planning Your First Non-Whitetail Hunt Out West
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Today on the show we’re doing something a little bit different, as Dan and I discuss why and how we planned our first non-whitetail big game hunts out west, and why you might want to consider a similar adventure. This...
Sep 11, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #22: Patterning Mature Bucks w/Steve Bartylla
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re joined by Steve Bartylla, accomplished outdoor writer and veteran deer hunter, and we’re diving into the details of patterning mature bucks. Steve delivers an absolute boatload of whitetail wisdom in this episode, so...
Sep 04, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #21: Early Season Deer Hunting Strategies w/Terry Drury
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re joined by Terry Drury of Drury Outdoors and with the opener of deer season only days or weeks away, we’re talking about early season hunting strategies. Terry lays down some awesome advice...
Aug 28, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #20: Goals, Hopes & Hit-Lists for 2014
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re talking about our goals, hopes,and hit-lists for 2014. Deer season is only weeks away and we’re dreaming big today. So grab a refreshing beverage, settle in and get ready to get stoked for...
Aug 21, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #19: Hunting Northern Whitetails w/Jim Shockey
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re joined by Jim Shockey, the renowned big game outfitter and legendary outdoor TV host. And in this episode, given Jim’s extensive experience hunting and filming in Canada, we’re chatting about hunting big...
Aug 14, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #18: Bowhunting Extremes w/Donnie Vincent
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Today on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re joined by Donnie Vincent, adventure bowhunter and filmmaker most well known for his 2013 epic whitetail film The Rivers Divide. In this episode we’re going to be chatting about some of Donnie’s...
Aug 07, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #17: Summer Scouting Techniques For Big Bucks
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Today on the Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re discussing one of the most important aspects of hunting mature whitetails, and that is scouting. Specifically, we’re discussing summer scouting. On the show we discuss why we scout in the summer, how...
Jul 31, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #16: The Art of Hunting One Specific Buck w/Bill Winke
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Today on the Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re joined by Bill Winke, accomplished whitetail writer and creator of MidwestWhitetail.com and Midwest Whitetail TV. Our topic of discussion? The art of hunting one, specific buck. There are few goals in the...
Jul 24, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #15: Breaking Down The Hunt For Mature Bucks w/Jeff Danker
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In Episode #15 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re breaking down the hunt for mature bucks with Jeff Danker, host of Major League Bowhunter on Sportsman Channel. Specifically, we’re discussing how to break down new properties and how to develop...
Jul 10, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #14: Gaining Hunting Permission On Private Land
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In Episode #14 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re diving into one of the greatest challenges facing hunters today. Getting hunting permission on private land. Stick around because we’ve got some great tips, tricks and stories today, all related to...
Jul 03, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #13: Behind The Scenes Of Drury Outdoors w/Matt Drury
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In Episode #13 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re going behind the scenes of Drury Outdoors, Mark & Terry Drury’s incredibly successful whitetail/hunting video and television production company. Joining us is Terry Drury’s son, Matt Drury, who is the...
Jun 26, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #12: The Life Of A Whitetail Bum
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In Episode #12 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re trying a slightly different format than usual. Today we’re talking about bums. Specifically, whitetail bums. In this episode we’re answering a couple important questions. What is a whitetail bum? What does a...
Jun 12, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #11: Food Plot Success By Design w/Jeff Sturgis
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In Episode #11 of the Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re diving deep into the topic of food plots and joining us is the 2004 QDMA Deer Manager of the Year, a wildlife habitat consultant and author of the new book...
Jun 05, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #10: Preseason Trail Camera Strategies for Mature Whitetails
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In episode #10 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast Dan and I are talking trail cameras and how to get the most out of them during the months leading up to hunting season. We’ll be covering the whys, hows, whats...
May 29, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #9: “Ground To Gun” Hunting with Craig Dougherty
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In Episode #9 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re discussing “ground to gun” hunting and we’re joined by Craig Dougherty, Quality Deer Management Association board member, avid whitetail hunter and co-author of the best-selling books “Grow Em Right” and...
May 22, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #8: Advanced Treestand Set-up Tips and Tactics
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In Episode #8 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re talking treestands. Treestand strategy, treestand placement, treestand set-up, favorite treestand models and much, much more. Settle in and enjoy, cause we’re discussing everything you need to know to get your...
May 15, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #7: How Lee & Tiffany Lakosky Would Hunt If They Weren’t “Lee & Tiffany”
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In Episode #7 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re chatting with Lee & Tiffany Lakosky of the Outdoor Channel’s “The Crush with Lee & Tiffany“. This isn’t your usual interview with Lee & Tiffany though, in this episode we...
May 08, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #6: Planning DIY Whitetail Trips w/ Bernie Barringer
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This week on The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re talking about DIY whitetail trips with Bernie Barringer, the author of The Freelance Bowhunter. This episode is jam packed with great tips and ideas for planning and executing a do-it-yourself trip...
May 01, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #5: Whitetail Lessons Learned From Turkey Hunting
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In Episode #5 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we discuss whitetail lessons that can be learned from turkey hunting. It’s our belief that any time you get out into the woods and put yourself up against a wild animal,...
Apr 24, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #4: Whitetail Spring Cleaning
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In this episode of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re discussing “whitetail spring cleaning.” And by that I mean we’ll be chatting about the projects that we’re working on this spring to prepare us for the 2014 hunting season. By...
Apr 17, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #3: Scouting and Hunting Heavily Pressured Whitetails with Dan Infalt
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In Episode #3 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re bringing big buck killing legend Dan Infalt on to the show to discuss scouting and hunting for heavily pressured whitetails. Dan Infalt has killed over 30 P&Y whitetails while hunting...
Apr 11, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #2: The Sheds of Spring – Shed Hunting Tips, Tricks and Stories
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On Episode #2 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re talking about shed hunting! In this episode we regale some of our favorite shed hunting stories, share our best shed hunting tips, and even talk about the day I fell...
Apr 03, 2014
The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #1: Best and Worst Moments of the 2013 Whitetail Season
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I’m incredibly excited today to announce the launch of The Wired To Hunt Podcast! This is a project I’ve been wanting to put together for a long time, and finally it has become a reality. That said, first I wanted...
Mar 31, 2014