This week we are catching you all up on our work as wildlife graduate students! We talk about research we are doing on prescribed fire, lone star ticks, upland hardwood forests, and deer. For those new to the podcast we also do quick introductions of ourselves to catch you up.
Prescribed fire is a wonderful tool for making great deer and turkey habitat. However, it is not a fix all method to be applied everywhere. Join us on this episode as we discuss 4 basic management scenarios that fit almost any landowner in the southeast. We discuss how to identify these different scenarios, what to expect as a result of fire, and finally whether or not prescribed fire is the answer!
This is what science has to say about mineral supplements for deer. If you've ever wondered what minerals do for deer and whether you should be using them, this podcast is the most thorough podcast on the subject. We are not sponsored by mineral companies nor do we have any other motives for making this podcast other than we are passionate about deer management and science! We discuss research on the effects of mineral licks for deer, why deer seek out salt, concerns about mineral licks, and a discussion on land improvements for healthier deer. Go to http://www.huntingtheland.com/podcast-52/ to access the research we reference in this podcast.
Want to experience new country and hunt new areas? Taking shed hunting roadtrips can be a very cost effective way to learn new country and learn about new species! Kyle and Moriah discuss two shed hunting roadtrips they took, what they learned, and how you can take shed hunting roadtrips like this yourself!
We are talking ELK this week! Both of us are planning elk hunts for the fall so we are deep into the planning process choosing gear and evaluating our current weapon set ups. So today's podcast is for eastern guys preparing to elk hunt! We also touch on our hopes and dreams for future elk hunts and how we are currently planning tag applications and bonus points to make them a reality!
The biggest benefit of being a deer hunter is the venison you are able to enjoy year round. On this podcast we share our favorite ways to prepare venison, challenge each other to try new recipes, and discuss the best strategy for introducing venison to new people!
We are already so excited for fall and our dreams for what the season may hold. This week we are talking about our plans for the coming season hunting in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. We then discuss our potential western hunting trips including Colorado elk, Indiana deer, and Arizona deer! Of course we also discuss the potential for anyone to take such trips and how realistic they can be!
Joining us today is Wade GeFellers, a graduate student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Wade talks to us about the management of early successional plant communities for white-tailed deer and other wildlife species. We talk about conversion of cool-season and warm-season pastures into high quality plant communities and compare the draw backs and benefits of planting old-fields versus allowing the seed bank to respond naturally.
Turkey season is over and we are talking over our season's, but first we need to talk about Mark's recent harvest in NC. This episode concludes our turkey hunting talks with a summary of our biggest mistakes and what we learned from them.