Joining us today is fellow Mississippi hunter John Zimmerman to discuss ghillie suits for bowhunting. John tells us how to build a custom low-cost ghillie suit at home along with some tips for customizing it to your needs. We then discuss the success John has had using his ghillie suit to get within bow range of deer on the ground!
When you kill a deer far from the truck it can be a daunting task to get it out. Over the last few years of public land deer hunting the South and hunting the West we have developed a quick clean system for quartering deer in the field and packing them out. In this podcast we discuss the gear you need and walk you through the process!
#112 - Answering Questions: Food Plots, Woods TP, Fighting The Chafe, And Our Archaic Hunting Methods
We are answering listener questions on this show about various subjects around hunting like clover food plot establishment, deer sexual segregation, and of course...how we approach emergencies of the fecal kind while hunting.
How old is he? A common question after killing a buck or when deciding whether to shoot him. Today we are discussing the three most commonly used methods for aging deer: tooth wear and replacement, cementum annuli, and aging on the hoof. We share how these methods were developed and what the current body of scientific literature says about their accuracy. See cited papers below.
We are unpacking the top points Dr. Haus made during our interview last week and applying them to our current hunting situations. If you haven't yet, listen to episode 108 prior, as we interview Dr. Jacob Haus about research he did on collared mature bucks on public hunting land!
Dr. Jacob Haus of Bemidji State University joins us to share findings from his graduate research on collared mature bucks on a public hunting area in Maryland. Jacob shares a wealth of knowledge through his observations of real world public land deer movement and answers such questions as why are some bucks so hard to kill? Do bucks choose travel routes based on wind direction? Do bucks bed in the same place repeatedly? Are some bucks unkillable?
This week we are catching up after several weeks away from our normal updates. Moriah shares the stories of his recent fishing trip to northern Michigan and Mark discusses his family farm hunting setups and recent work trip to the farm!
Our deer hunting 101 short course was designed for the first time deer hunter or someone interested in the sport. This is the second part of the two part series and we cover topics such as finding a place to hunt, picking a hunting spot, where to shoot a deer, recovering a deer after the shot, and processing venison.