This week we are talking about timber stand improvement (TSI). We start out with the reasons we would use TSI. Then we discuss the TSI process and how you can implement timber stand improvements with a chainsaw or hatchet and herbicide. Included is also a discussion on common misconceptions about TSI and hinge-cutting.
This week we are hearing shed reports from Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, and North Carolina. We start with Brady Bradley of the Quest Hunt Co. in SE Arkansas, Dustin Lucas in northern Kentucky, and Chance Curnette with American Timber and Wildlife in central North Carolina.
This week in our next installment of Wildlife Professionals we are interviewing Brian Grossman, communications manager for the QDMA and owner of Georgia Afield. We hear all about Brian's journey through the wildlife field, from his undergraduate education to WMA management in Kentucky and Georgia to his most recent jobs. Brian is an interesting guy with a lot of great information and input on social media and the wildlife field. You don't want to miss this one!
Today we are discussing the story of Moriah's late season public land buck kill in Mississippi. It's not your typical deer harvest and things did not go as planned, but we have some takeaways from the experience. Deer season is also over so we are wrapping up our seasons and putting a bow on them.
The whitetail shed report is a biweekly episode where we interview shed hunters from across the country. We will cover current shed drop, season trends, tips, and updates from every region. This week we are joined by Brody Vorderstrasse from Whitetail Instinct in Nebraska, Brad Bever from Whitetail in Iowa, David and Dean Giarrizzo from Tag 'N Brag in Ohio, Chip Watkins from Monquin Creek Outfitters in Virginia, and Kyle Sutton from Georgia who all share recent info from the shed hunting woods!
Joining us on the show is Jordan Nanney, a wildlife forester for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Jordan is a trained wildlife biologist, forester, fisherman, and hunter who has worked hard to develop his career in the wildlife field. During the interview we discuss his early years as a hunter and how he was inspired to purse a career in wildlife management. We also discuss the results from his research on the effects of timber harvest, fire, and herbicide on elk and deer forage on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, as well as bobwhite quail management strategies Jordan has adopted.
Deer season has been exciting, but we've made several mistakes that have cost us deer. Just this week a careless mistake with muzzleloader maintenance cost Moriah a big buck! We are talking over these learning moments, how we will avoid these stupid mistakes in the future, and anticipation for turkey season on this week's podcast!
Today we are talking predator management. Our discussion includes the effects predators have on game species, basic ecology of coyotes, and management efforts that can alleviate stresses from high predator numbers. First we are talking our recent deer hunts, duck hunting, and public land food plot hunting strategy!
We are both back and catching up on the last 3 weeks of deer hunting action, but first we have a few points to discuss. First, is new gear unveiled from ATA that caught our eyes and secondly a discussion on shed antler counts. The rut is finally her in Alabama so things are getting exciting in Mark's neck of the woods!
We are wrapping up our archery deer hunt in Arizona. We have been all over the deer and are talking about our finals days in AZ, how we are finding deer, and how you can do a trip like this of your own. This is the final part of this 3 part series and should be an encouragement to all that western destination trips are feasible on a budget!