This week, Greg and Eric (well mostly Greg) talk about caring for your venison. From the moment you shoot your deer, drag it out of the woods, butcher it, and cook it. We also chat about the various types of cuts and what types of meals you can cook with them. Of course, then we get hungry and start sharing some of our favorite recipes!
This week we chat with a couple of Michigan whitetail hunters that run an Instagram page called DeerNBeers. Over the last year or so, we've chatted with them a lot and shared a few virtual cheers via social media. These are good, down-to-earth everyday dudes that love chasing whitetails and having a few beers after the hunt. They've also got a great YouTube channel where they've documented some of their hunts, called the Whitetail Coffin Club - this week, kick back, crack open a cold one, and enjoy the banter!
Pull up a chair, grab a drink and tune into this week's show with guest, Clay Thurman of Nebraska as the fellas talk with him about bourbon, Clay's transition from hunting any buck to killing mature bucks!
This week, Greg and Eric chat with Jeff Moran, the Relentless HNTR about some of his recent elk hunts. We also dig into some overlooked things when prepping and packing as it relates to both tactics and gear. We also took a call from one of our listeners who has 10 years of experience doing out of state elk hunts and the fellas chatted about the various camp styles you can deploy when chasing elk in the backcountry. Overall, we learned a ton on this week's episode and we'll have Jeff on again sometime in the spring of 2021!
Chris Hamm, Founder, and President of HHA USA and Vice President of HHA Sports jump back on the W2H podcast to chat about their year in review, the events they've put on for HHA USA, and what some of their plans are for 2021!
Greg and Eric recap their bow hunting season and discuss some of the new gear and tactics they put to use this season. They wrap up talking about late-season whitetail tactics and how to keep at it! They answered a few questions from the LIVE comments and took a call from a good Michigander buddy of theirs to talk about areas where they most improved their hunting success on public land.
Dan Johnson with the Sportsmen's Nation Network and Nine Finger Chronicles podcast is a true conservationist! We chatted about hunting multiple states, chasing your dreams of working in the hunting niche, and balancing it all while raising a family!
Eric and Greg chat with a guest, Austin Kantola, a MI native that loves solving problems! Austin shares his story of how Genesis 3D Printing started and where it's going. Genesis 3D Printing is printing complimentary hunting gadgets to help make the DIY hunter's hunt more practical. When Austin identifies an opportunity for a small adjustment or improvement to an existing product or piece of gear, he prints one up and shares it with the hunting community!
The Wisconsin Gun Deer season is almost here! This week we heard from hunters from all across the US. From the west coast to the east coast and everything midwestern in between. Thanks to everyone that called in, it's so great hearing how everyone's season is going, their stories, and gun season plans! Have fun, hunt safe!
Hear how Eric (finally) got his first bow buck and on public land last week on November 4th. Also, hear how Greg plans his attack during the remaining days of the Wisconsin bow season while the rut is still in full swing!
This season's rut has been seeing some abnormally hot temperatures across most of the US. Ryan Glitsky, AKA Moose shares some of the tactics that have been putting him on some mature bucks. Keep in mind, Whitetail hunting is a year-round endeavor for Moose, but the fine-tuning of his tactical approach during the heat is something you can apply this week! As a last note; stay positive!
Greg and Eric talk about how their rut-cation went and how their season is going so far. There are some lessons learned that will help improve the remaining season as well as many more to come in the future.
Hear how John thinks about and approaches public land hunting in PA during the pre-rut. Hint, you need to get out in the woods. John spends most of his time scouting and a smaller percentage actually hunting. There's a really good nugget in this one, you'll have to tune in to get it!
Public land hunting isn't easy. Bucks are hard-earned. Jonh Stewart spends most of his time scouting and only a fraction of his time actually spent hunting. John hunts public land in PA and has had a good deal of success over the years harvesting mature whitetails. He has put in the time over the years and chats with Greg and Eric about h.is approach during the pre-rut He also talks about rubs, and scrapes and how he values or devalues that intel when planning his hunts. This episode also features a bunch of calls from our listeners during Rut Club Radio, a weekly LIVE broadcast radio-style rut report!
As daylight diminishes, crops die or get cut, foliage is no longer there to conceal deer (or hunters), whitetail hunters need to adapt to these changes to create opportunities to capitalize on taking a shot at a mature buck. This week Greg Litzinger, the Bow Hunting Fiend talks about hunting hot signs, setting up on scrapes, and how he identifies which scrapes to hunt. This was also how Greg was able to fill his tag recently on a beautiful public land buck!
This week Greg and Eric chat with the Co-Founder of Iron Will Outfitters, Bill Vanderheyden about how they got their start, what they're all about, and how they make broadheads Precision Engineered to be as Reliable as Science Allows. Born out of need after missing an opportunity on a bull elk, Bill went to work on designing a broadhead he would feel confident about using on his hunts to get the job done. They've experienced true product lead growth and have really grown organically via word of mouth as other hunters have experienced just how effective and ethical their broadheads could be.
Louis Pasteur said, "Chance favors the prepared mind." This quote pairs really well with Byron's approach to prepping for when you know a cold front is in the weather forecast. Byron also talks a bit about hunting scrapes and rub lines as they relate to when deer movement starts to really pick up during these fronts.
Greg and Eric announce a couple of new partnerships, chat about how their season is going so far, and take a few calls from listeners including Dave Bechtel with Chase Nation, Alex Plew, and Mitch Baker. There was some good conversation about arrow builds and bow setups as well as some great hunting stories!
Zeb has killed a lot of really nice bucks, however one of his Most Memorable Hunts was a buck that was tagged as a doe due to just how small that antlers were in accordance with Wisconsin’s hunting regulations at the time. There’s some stories that will be told at deer camp year after year, and this is one of those stories!
In our opinion, there are very few hunters that have been documented as more successful than Jared Scheffler with Whitetail Adrenaline at spot and stalk hunting whitetails from the ground. As we enter the proverbial "October Lull", Jared sheds some light on some of the tactics he and his crew have had success with on public land this time of year. You're going to want to pay close attention to this one!
Hear what Cody's been up to in the business, and in the woods! We only chatted about his most recent buck a little bit, then got sidetracked... sorry about that. There were some great questions Cody answered from our listeners along the way, both from the comments and one caller!
Jason Kline has put down some dandy mature bucks. Over the last 10+ years, Jason has heavily utilized wind scent bumping to push mature whitetails out of their bedding. Over the last 2 years, he has doubled down on cell cam usage to really hone in on target bucks and apply those tactics. When those cams send out notifications of mature bucks on hoof, there is no hesitating to get into the woods immediately to get it done.
What would you do with a whole month off to deer hunt? Which dates would you take off? Where would you go? These are some of the questions Eric and Greg ask Tyler Brooks with Chase Nation, who takes all of November off to do what he loves... deer hunt. Tyler covers how he prepares for the month, what gear he brings, what food, and even where he showers since their camper doesn't have running water! This is a great episode from a great guy out of our home state, Wisconsin!
This week Marc Krebsbach joins Tactic Talk to share his experience in hunting big woods in the most northern part of Minnesota, just miles south of the Canadian border near the Boundry Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) - this is tough, vast country and any buck in these parts ought to be considered a trophy. Marc has put boots to the ground in big woods over the last seven years before he started having success putting down mature bucks in these desolate areas. Learn how he started to put the pieces together and how it can help during late September, into mid-October bow season.
Derek Malcore out of Wisconsin recently moved from Northern, WI to South Eastern, WI. New to new public land territory, Derek put in some time scouting new small public land parcels and hand a few sits without seeing any deer at all. On his latest sit, though he spotted some fresh buck sign and along with it came fresh hunter sign, too. Public land hunting in a populated area is no easy feat and isn't for the faint of heart. Derek was able to make a few quick judgment calls and capitalized on getting into an area with promising signs of sure buck bedding and got it done! This week's episode is Derek's story of his 2020 Southeastern, WI public land buck!
As bow season has opened and the hunting season is picking up steam, more hunters are flocking to the woods for a chance at tagging a buck. Cody D'Acquisto talks about his specific approach to navigating away from hunting pressure - you might be surprised by his response and how he goes about it. Cody tends to either ignore hunting pressure or leverages it to his advantage when hunting mature whitetail bucks.
This week we break down Greg's WI bow season-opening hunt. We chat about his approach, his bow and arrow set up and the "plan B" shot on his doe. We take a few calls from the Ranch Fairy and the Whitetail Experience, too. We hope you get some practical value from this weeks episode!
Jarrod Norwood joins Eric on Tactic Talk this week to share some of his experience and success hunting extreme heat down in Arkansas. If you hunt in the south, this will be a must listen and if you hunt in the northern part of the country, a lot of what Jarrod talks about applies to the early season!
This week Greg and Eric chat with Derek and Ken with Full Draw Assassins out of PA. These guys are digging in and grinding into the upcoming season. They are hunting a 30-acre private plot and doing all the work to create a sustainable whitetail habitat, however they're also trekking 7 miles west to Ohio to hunt public land. They're learning and stay humble along the way!
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This week on Tactic Talk, Mark Kenyon with Wired to Hunt joins us to break down his approach to hunting private land. Being sure to access it strategically, or holding out access as to not "burn" it early on. Mark talks about how important pre-season scouting is to ensure you're creating the highest probability for success.
This week, William Thompson with Sparton Forge chats with Greg and Eric about the company he's been building for the past several years. Spartan Forge is a Machine Learning application that is science-based, designed to save the hunter time spent scouting, planning, and executing their hunts. With terabytes of data accounting for millions of data points of whitetail behavior, historical weather data, deer collision data and more, you're going to want to tune in to this weeks episode as William shares what he's learned from the data they've collected and how it's altered some of his preconceived beliefs about how to hunt deer.
As we learn, grow, and evolve as hunters the more you know the better you're armed for the season. This week we chat with Tyler Skowronski with Hiiting the Dream. Tyler breaks down a very granular approach to hunting mature whitetails in hill country when the wind is shifting. He breaks it down Barney style to really help the listener understand his approach to some of the success he's had killing mature bucks.
This week Greg and Eric chat with Ryan and Cody from the Whitetail Legacy Podcast. Hear all about how they got their start, what their approach is, and how they're different than other whitetail podcasts. We also chat about what WLP is doing to prep for their season and answer a couple of listener questions from our live broadcast about getting dialed in on mature bucks.
If someone was in your house wearing a lot of cologne and left, you'd be able to smell them. Deer can smell when you've been in their living room, too. Sam Ubl with Chase Nation joins us on our Tactic Talk this week to chat about how he preps small acre private land parcels for early season hunting. Sam's approach considers data and intel from past seasons, summer glassing, and cutting shooting lanes to get a big picture of what's going on both on his properties and around them.
This week Greg and Eric chat Wisconsin native, and listener of the Where to Hunt podcast, Zebadiah Woiak. He shares his story and experiences transitioning from shooting any ol' buck to more mature whitetails. He shares some stories and some of the tactics he's learned along the way. Zeb still loves hunting for venison, though, and will still shoot whatever gets his heart pumping. Overall, this is a great episode for any hunter at any point in their hunting journey!
Jacob prefers early season to pattern mature bucks before their velvet drops and they turn into a new animal. He identifies overlooked areas and finds bedding in food plots to get in close and also avoid hiking too far in the heat. Be sure to tune in for a some solid tactical approach to your early season bow hunt!
Greg and Eric kick back this week and shoot the breeze. They take a couple of calls and comments from listeners during the Tuesday night LIVE broadcast. They chat about season prep, saddles, meat does, and heavy arrows among a few other shenanigans.
This week Kevin Vistisen with the DeerHunter Podcast joins Greg and Eric to catch up and talk about MI deer hunting. We chat about MI big woods public land hunting, boots, saddles, bow gear, and packs all while having a good time, laughing, and cracking some cold ones! Deer season is just around the corner and this episode ought to get you prepped and excited for what's to come!
If you're putting out trail cams, are you leveraging historical data to inform your upcoming hunting season strategy? This week, Chad Sylvester the Founder of Exodus Outdoor Gear joins Eric to talk about how they use the data from their trail cams to get closer to target bucks. Whether you're just taking inventory on bucks on a new slice of public land or on year five of collecting intel, there are some good nuggets in this week's episode!
In this week's episode, Greg and Eric chat with guest, Dustin Rifkin who shares his journey to becoming a hunter, a backcountry hunter, and eventually a backcountry hunting big game guide. Dustin grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, WI, and didn't start hunting until his early to mid-twenties, and he did all on his own without any mentorship. This is a great message for anyone to hear, especially those considering learning more about hunting, exploring our wild country, and putting wild game on your table. Please share this episode!
Jake Bush jumps on for a quick and deep 15 minute W2H Tactic Talk to share his style and approach to early season mature buck hunting. Jake focuses most of his hunting efforts on the early season. He takes inventory of up to 5-8 target bucks on different public land properties. He identifies buck bedding and early season food sources for each property and very deliberately makes his moves. If there is an error on one buck/plot of land, he moves to the next. There are some great nuggets of intel in this one - we hope you learn and enjoy it!
If you're hunting in the backcountry or even your backyard, there are some great tips on how to stay safe in case of an injury. Sarah Ann guests on the show this week with Eric and Greg to talk about what she brings with her in the woods while hunting. Sarah is a highly certified and experienced EMT that knows how to handle exigent situations afield and shares some best practices. We also cover some real-life examples from the WI DNR incident report website to hear how Sarah would handle specific situations.
Andrew jumps on Tactic Talk to share how he prepares for early season whitetail hunting. It can be hot, and buggy and Andrew covers how he maximizes his comfort in hot weather, improves his scent control, and reduces his exposure to ticks and mosquitos to minimize movement to avoid getting busted.
This week Greg and Eric chat with guest Slade Johnston, CEO of Trips 4 Trade. Hear how the idea all began and how Slade built a business around trading outdoor experiences. Moreover, learn how you can leverage their platform to expand your horizons, have incredible outdoor experiences, and create new everlasting memories afield!
If you're considering hunting an urban area this year as an alternative, additional, or primary hunting grounds, Dan Smeltz provides some great tactics and strategies he's used with success for early season suburban hunting. Most hunters are familiar with these tactics, however, there are a few really interesting and practical nuances when you look at it through an urban hunting lens.
Greg and Eric chat with Chelsie Wilkey out of Utah and hear what her experience has been like as a woman in a primarily male-dominated culture. She's a badass and has tagged out on some hard-earned Mule Bucks on public land! She's also a founding member of Reel Camo Girl and does a lot of work for the conservation of Mule Deer in Utah.
John Stewart jumps into a Tactic Talk on this week's episode and talks about how compounded knowledge and experience over the years helps inform his approach. John treats his hunts like it's a prosecutor in a murder case when the prosecutor knows some facts but spends time obsessively gathering more and doesn't take the case to the jury until he knows he'll be able to commit the offender. John takes the same approach when making a move on a mature buck. John talks about following the clues deer leave behind to inform their story to get as close as possible for that one shot.
On the show today, the Vice President of Operations of HHA Sports and HHA USA, Chris Hamm joins Greg and Eric. Chris talks about his role as a leader, a product innovator, and a proud supporter of veterans helping fund the Honor Flights throughout Wisconsin. HHA is a USA manufactured product right here in Wisconsin and they have a great product line up with an incredible warranty! If you haven't heard of HHA, tune in! If you have, you'll simply enjoy getting to learn more about Chris and everything he and HHA have going on.
How you access public land is one of the most impactful ways to improve the odds of success for your hunt. Jacob utilizes multiple methods to separate himself from other hunters. In some cases it could mean going farther, crossing water, or even hunting close to a parking lot. There are some solid nuggets of knowledge in this week's episode and we hope you enjoy it!
If you've ever been worried that if you bump or drop your bow, your next shot will be way off this is a great episode to soak up some bow and arrow gear junkie knowledge. You might have to relisten, it get's a bit technical but AJ does a good job of explaining some complex components of modern compound bows and provides some tips to getting started with tuning your own equipment.
Welcome to our new mini-series, Tact Talk where we cut to the bone and get to the point and dive deep into specific whitetail and elk hunting tactics. This week we chat with Zach Ferenbaugh with the Hunting Public and learn how he had success over two seasons during the early season bow hunt by nudging bucks with his scent and coming right back to hunt them and get it done.
This week Greg and Eric chat with Alex Ramondo with Romano Outdoors about his 2020 hunting season goals on his private parcel out in PA. Alex has also dived headfirst into experimenting with wild game cooking and has crafted some mouth-watering recipes! We cover a lot of ground on this week's episode, from prepping the property, tree stands, trail cams, bow, and digital scouting tools all the way to good wild game food it's like we're at deer camp shooting the breeze!
Joe Giglia with Elk Bros and Blue Collar Elk Hunting was on the Where to Hunt podcast about a year ago talking about how whitetail hunting is the gateway to elk hunting. He couldn't have been more right! Greg and Eric are in the early stages of planning their first out of state, over the counter elk hunt and Joe walks them through the strategies of finding success.
You'll want to be sure you can listen all the way to the end of this one, we promise you won't be let down. This week on the okayest podcast in the midwest, Greg and Eric are joined by John David and Levi Kary with Pull n' Feathers out of Wyoming. They chat about what it's like living out west and some of the hunting stories that come along with it. Don't worry, they've got whitetail out there, too!
On this Most Memorable Hunt, Seth Porter has an encounter with a shooter buck, and Murphy’s Law… You could even say he’s an Okayest Hunter! You’ll have to listen all the way to the end, because it’s jaw-dropping the whole way through!
Greg and Eric are both in the studio cheering a glass of bourbon for being reunited after a stint of remote co-hosting due to COVID-19. This week, they chat about Greg's two turkey seasons, his dismay, shenanigans, and success. Then they switch up topics and discuss the summer punch list to prepare for the upcoming bow season and finally chat about trail cam strategies on public land.
What a great episode with Sam Wells who's a Texas native and Kansas transplant DIY big game and bird hunter! Sam shares some of his experience in hunting in his new state as he takes to hunting new game and also what it's been like as the Director of Marketing for a great outdoor brand like Chama.
This week Greg and Eric chat with guest, Greg Traynor, the Accessible Hunter about hunting access for disabled hunters and what it takes to overcome the mental and physical hurdles of being a disabled hunter. Great is a great guy who has an immense passion for the outdoors and hunting and nothing stands in his way!
This week, Greg and Eric are joined by guest Aaron Hitchins of Rockhouse Motion. We learn about who Aaron is and what he's up to and also how he and Rockhouse Motion created one heck of an inspiring video, Student of the Wild! This episode is full of adventure and we hope you enjoy!
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Another great episode in the books with guest, Steve Schultz as week chat about how and where to approach out of state elk hunting. From buying your tag, road tripping, camping, and packing out Steve provides some practical tips you can apply when planning your hunt.
We dive into a whole mess of arrow rabbit holes on this one as Greg and Eric chat with Troy Fowler, AKA The Ranch Fairy about heavy arrows, arrow flight and mechanics, Front of Center (FOC), and other shenanigans. You'll want to replay this one an extra time or two, there's a lot to unpack!
This week, Greg and Eric chat with Trevor Berwick of the Outdoor Drive Podcast. We chat about skull eating beetles, fishing, cooking, turkey hunting, and foregoing. We cover it all because that's what the Outdoor Drive Podcast is all about, all the outdoors!
What a great episode, jam-packed with knowledge from Doug Duren as he discusses his version of what conservation means to him. We cover CWD and how Doug's efforts have had an impact on the spread of CWD. We wrap up with discussing some of the WI DNR changes that are being proposed and hear one of Doug's Most Memorable Hunts in Alaska with the Meat Eater crew. Enjoy!
This week Greg and Eric are joined (virtually) by guest, John Mulligan, AKA Johnny Utah of Bourbon Barrel Calls and Arrow Wild TV. John talks about how he got his start in hunting and in the hunting industry as well as some turkey hunting tactics and what he's got going on with his business endeavors. There's a lot to learn in this one, enjoy!
Sam Soholt leveraged his time duck hunting to scout for whitetail. Inbetween some photo gigs, Sam committed to hunting a new spot every day. He hiked into a new area and hunting some massive scrapes that were only huntable on an east wind. Tune in to hear his Most Memorable Hunt!
The fellas, Jared and James from BOWGA Hunting out of Michigan join Greg and Eric to talk about their public land hunting strategy. They've hunted out of state and went in blind in the Driftless area of WI. They also talk about their mobile set up and answer a couple of listener calls!
This week Greg and Eric chat with guest, Steph Busebark with the Woods & Waters Project about conservation, hunter education, archer, turkey hunting and a whole mess of other topics around what Steph has going on! Be sure to tune in this week!
Jason takes the luck out of hunting and targets specific bucks. He had a couple encounters with the buck in this story. Jason said this is his most memorable hunt and hunting a target buck has a whole different feeling of fully consuming him as a deer hunter.
This week we sit down in the studio with Alex and Andy from Outdoor Addiction Taxidermy out of Blue Mounds, WI. We chat about how they got their start and what they're up to these days as a one-stop-shop venison processor, taxidermist, and CWD testing facility! Additionally, as turkey season approaches, learn some best practices in the field to ensure you can get a quality mount of your bird. We also take a couple of calls from a some of our dedicated listeners as they ask some great questions!
Sometimes our most memorable hunts are just taking a moment to be still and take it all in. Clint Casper shares one of his most memorable hunts from when he was in the high country of Colorado, Elk Hunting and simply remembered taking a moment to take in the views and appreciate where he was in the moment and in life - this is what it’s all about. We hope you enjoy!
This week we chat with Joe Braund with Chase Nation about his approach to public land hunting and out of state whitetail hunting. Joe is super relatable and puts in the time and work to produce the success he is seeking. We also launched our new Hunting News segment brought to you by EHUNTR and hear from Deervane for our practical tip of the week! We hope you enjoy!
If you've ever wanted to hunt the north woods or actively hunt the north woods, we think you'll enjoy this high-level episode about some of the challenges, opportunities, and adventures that come along with hunting big woods bucks as we chat with guest, Derek Malcore.
This week we chat with guest, Byron Horton with The Whitetail Experience. We had Byron and Dave on our show back on episode 55 when we chatted about the limitations of public land hunting. This week, we chat with Byron about his recent 2019 hunt and film to go with it along with the "why" he hunts and how what he identified as three major components to killing mature whitetails.
This week we sit down with Isaac and Mike in the Where to Hunt studio to learn about how to set up your arrows to create a lethal and ethical kill opportunities on any game!
Don't forget to submit your wild game recipes for us to share on the show each week where we select a submission to win some Musket Powder seasoning to enhance your wild game meals!
If you enjoy a having fun outdoors and a good brand old fashioned paired with a good ol' Wisconsin fish fry, this is a decent episode to tune into as we shoot the breeze with Michael Lee with Backwoods Life TV and how it all got started, where's he's been and the adventures he's had along the way over the last 15+ years!
One of the first ever deer hunting podcasts to emerg back in 2005, The Big Buck Registry's, Jay Scott shares his most memorable hunt in New Hampshire and how one of the industries best known and longest standing hunting podcast got its start.
Tune in this week to get a great new venison recipe, and also hear from one of the hunting industry great, Mark Kenyon with Wired to Hunt and author of That Wild Country. We talk about how Mark got his start, applied his vision and eventually started living his dream!
This is our first episodic in our new mini series, the Where to Hunt Podcast Most Memorable Hunts! In this mini series, we’ve film scored our audio from past episodes as we share our guests most memorable hunts. We hope you enjoy these incredible hunting stories and are reminded what hunting is all about, the memories!
If you have big plans and big goals for 2020, or are just looking to make some improvements to you 2020 hunt, physical and/or mental health this week's episode with Brian Austin of Beast Mode Archery is a great listen as we kick off the New Year!
This week Greg and Eric chat with guest, Jason Campbell from Bed to Dead. We cover a few topics related to out of state hunting, identifying land to hunt, how to approach the land by bridging the gap of e-scouting to boots on the ground and determining if bucks are within the property. Additionally we chat about what sign to set up on.
On this weeks episode we chat with guest, John Eberhart. We cover a lot of ground, starting from asking for hunting permission, John's backstory, saddle hunting, scent control, how to approach new properties, and finally late season hunting tactics for hunting mature whitetails. We hope you enjoy!
Greg and Eric chit chat about their gun deer hunting opening weekend, the second weekend, bull elk and all sorts of other nonsense in this off the cuff episode. Don't worry, there are still a few nuggets of good insight on this week's show!
This week we chat with guest, Greg Litzinger the Bow Hunting Fiend to hear his INCREDIBLE public land hunting story... we won't share all the details in the description, you're just going to have to listen!
Public land hunting success in hill country, driftless Wisconsin with guest Conner Wakefield AKA the Whitetail Drifter. Learn how to approach public land hunting from someone who spends more time in the woods in many states than most!
This week Greg and Eric chat with guest Mitch Baker to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease and what we as hunters can and ought to learn and do about it to protect the long term sustainability of our hunting heritage.
This week we're joined by guest, Anthony Heller with DeerVane as we take a deep dive into a Q&A session around saddle hunting. We chat about all the pros and cons of saddle hunting as well as some of the various brand in the space and also take a few calls.
On this week's episode we introduce our co-host Greg Tubbs, and take calls from YOU our listeners from around the country - we cover a wide range of topics with lots of hidden nuggets throughout!
Back to our usual format next week!
This week we chat with Chris Johnson of Johnson Outdoors, a beacon of optimism in hunting and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hunting whitetail. Our listeners called into the show to ask Chris some great questions and he did not disappoint. Also on this week's show we get into our second segment of the W2H Rut Club Radio and take a couple calls about velvet buck sightings!
We bring on guests Lance, Ethan, and Dustin from Akern Outdoors to chat about a whole bunch of hunting topics, but spent some quality time on hunting big timber, hunting out of a saddle set up, and also mythical beasts!
Eric chat's with guest, Alex Comstock with Whitetail DNA to hear how Alex has made the leap from his day job to working as a freelancer allowing him to put more time into his career in the hunting industry. Additionally, they discuss out of state hunting and early season tactics on this weeks episode!
On this week's LIVE broadcast episode, Eric brings on guest, Sam Soholt of Public Land Tees to hear his incredible story and journey. Learn how Sam has capitalized on a variety of gto combine his passion of photography, filming, and the outdoors into a completely unique adventure!
This week Eric brings on guest, Ryan Gill with Hunt Primitive as they discuss just how primitive Ryan gets with his hunting. From making and crafting stone hunting points, bows, arrows, and even spears. You'll love the stories told throughout this episode from the perspective of a primitive hunter.
Eric brings on guest, Zach Hoheisel (and butchers his last name, classic) with Growing Wild TV to chat about prepping for the upcoming bow season. Moreover, how the heck do we as hunters balance family, hunting, work etc. and still make the most of our time in the woods!? There are two really good nuggets in this week's' episode, let us know what ya think and as alway we'd love to hear your thoughts in a review ;). Have a great day and hunt public!
This week Eric brings on guest, Josh Profitt to talk about the transition to becoming a serious mature whitetail hunter and how public land trail cam strategy plays a major role in Josh's success in connecting with mature whitetails.
The title doesn't do this episode justice as Clint Casper and Eric (and callers from around the country) chat about mental toughness, hunting approach, finding bedding and all sorts of things as callers ask great questions on today's show!
On today's show, we chat with Garrett Brenner, the Modern Assassin and take calls from Ohio and Connecticut as we chat about public land hunting, DIY filming, mosquitos, practice and public land vs private land. We cover a lot of ground with a great group of guys!
Greg Litzinger and Eric chop it up on this week's episode as Greg returns to the show to talk about terrain features of different land types, how deer traverse them and how to best advantage and get out of your comfort zone.
This week, Eric features guest Bruce (AKA Hoss) Ritter-Clark with Ethics Archery as they discuss the ethics of bow hunting and Front of Center FOC when it comes to setting your bow up for the worst case scenario.
Jeff Giencke and Greg Tubbs with HNTLND join Eric on this week's show to take calls from around the midwest to chat about what hunting conservation means to different people. Learn what HNTLND is and what they're up to, too!
This week Eric rambles on about not knowing anything about traditional archery and looks to the listener audience for insight on how to get started. Eventually a couple callers call in from IL and the East Coast to share their experience with Trad Archery.
Exodus Outdoor Gears' Co-Founder and Co-Owner Chad Sylvester joins Eric on the show this week to discuss what sets Exodus's Trail Cameras apart from others on the market. Additionally, they discuss which trail cameras work best for which scenarios and just how many trail cams a Co-Founder of a Tail Cam company runs in the woods!
Dave Giarrizzo with Tag n' Brag joins the show this week to chat about turkey hunting. Dave and Eric takes a couple calls to hear just exactly turkey calling works first hand from the audience! If you love the show, your feedback keeps it going, spread the word!
Jarrod Norwood with Our Tracts guests on this week's LIVE Listener Call-In show to chat about what we hunters do in the "tween" seasons of deer hunting, turkey hunting and fishing seasons to keep ourselves sane.
Conner Wakefield with Whitetail Drifter joins the show this week to chat about shed hunting and what's been successful in finding sheds this season and how to make the most of your time in the woods on public land in the Midwest.
Nick Albanese of New Era Archery guest on this week's show to talk about their newest product, the Zeus Broadheads. Tune in to hear live listener calls that ask some great questions about such a revolutionary product to hit the market!
If you've ever wanted to start an "outdoor" brand and ever wondered how to go about and what it takes to find success in marketing, Eric chat's with Myles, the "You Betcha" guy to get his take on it over a few Busch Latte's.
Guest Sam Ubl with Chase Nation returns to the Where to Hunt podcast to share his knowledge and experience about filming your hunts. If you've ever considered filming your hunts, this episode is jammed packed with practical tips on how to get started!
Another LIVE listener call-in show in the books. This week, Eric features guest Lexi Quinn of Life Beyond Limits as they take a call from Ryan with the Eastcoast Bowhunter podcast and chat about having a positive mindset when you're hunting and anytime in life!
Eric chats with Zach Ferenbaugh of The Hunting Public about how to hunt deer after the blaze orange army has combed the woods and also how Zach would hunt big northern woods given the opportunity. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Tune in to the LIVE recorded listener call-in show as host, Eric Clark and guest, Jeff Giencke talk hunting in the rain and rut hunting tactics as well as take calls from "THE community of public land hunting enthusiasts" as they report on rut activity and talk about their season so far!
On this week's show, Eric Clark goes through 7 key takeaways from past Where to Hunt podcast episodes and how it's made him a better hunter year over year. Then Eric takes LIVE calls from WI hunters for the W2H Rut Club. If you enjoy the show and/or find value please leave give it a rating and review on iTunes!
2018 WI bow season forecast along with rules and regulation updates with guest, Kevin Wallenfang, the Big Game Ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Listen all the way to the end for some great e-scouting tips and tools from the WI DNR!
As bow hunters prepare for early season bow hunting, Eric brings on two biologists to talk about early bow season hunting tips and tactics, Jeremy Starks and Dave Miller of Whitetail 101, a Bowtech brand. We cover deer communication, scrapes lines, browsing, Whitetail food nutrition, bedding, deer sight and smell and more. This is a great episode to help prepare for the bow season!
Join Eric on this week's show with guest Greg Litzinger as they talk big woods and old deer. Something as simple as changing your outlook, perspective and mindset can play a major role in your hunting success along with tons of practice and time in the woods.
Southern Ground Hunting podcasts hosts, Parker McDonald and Michael Pike join Eric on this week's show to talk about public land deer hunting down south and how it compares to up north. Additionally, if you've ever wondered about hunting out of a kayak, this is a great episode to tune into.
Eric has guest Anthony Heller over at the Where to Hunt "podcasting studio" to unpack five essential tips for accessing and hunting public land. It breaks down into proximity from your home and metro areas, ease of access, food sources, terrain and other hunters.
Eric interviews guest Dave Derusha with the Common Hunter, a direct to consumer hunting product e-commerce site. As a public land hunter, it's great to know there's a company that exists to purchase great products and at great prices that align with public land hunting values and tactics.
Join Eric on the Where to Hunt podcast this week as he interviews guest, Buck Robinson, Co-Founder and CMO of Outdoor Access, Inc and unique platform that connects landowners and hunters to provide more access to the outdoors!
This week Eric talks with guest, Dave and Byron with The Whitetail Experience. Tune in as they talk about the "limitations" of public land hunting and how great hunters overcome such limitations to improve their odds for a successful and fun hunt.
There's scent control and there's scent attraction. This week Eric interviews guest Rich Cook of Cook's Fatal Attraction Deer Scent to learn how and when to use certain scents both during peak deer hunting season and in the off season.
Kick back and have a couple "Busch Latte's" (as long as you're not driving) with Eric and a couple of the Working Class Bow Hunting fellas, Curt and Steve as they chat about missing deer camp in the middle of summer.
This week, Eric brings on another podcaster, Kevin Vistisen of the Deer Hunter Podcast to talk about how hunting heals the soul. If you've ever considered combining camping or backpacking and hunting, this is a great episode to listen to!
Great stories and useful hunting tactics with Dan Infalt and Jeff Giencke of The Hunting Beast. If you're a deer hunter, you'll relate to this episode and hopefully take some lessons into the field this hunting season!
Eric chats with Brad Luttrell, Co-Founder of the GoWild hunting app about what it takes to make a great hunting app and how it's helping spread positivity and education across the hunting community globally!
On the latest episode of the Where to Hunt podcast, Eric features guest Jeff Guerard a chair of the local Backcountry Hunters and Anglers organization. Learn how BHA is helping to preserve and protect public hunting land in Wisconsin while also improving our access!
Hunting isn't easy, especially if you're pushing yourself to get to the spot no one else will get to in order to get the trophy you're after. On episode 45 Eric chats with guest (and body builder) Cole Sickafoose about how fitness plays a major role in hunting.
If you're like Eric and not the greatest at reading the wind or using it to your advantage there's hope! On Episode 44 of the Where to Hunt podcast, Eric chats about scent control with guest Audrey Pfaffe from Scent Crusher. This episode is jam packed with some great info about how their unique product actually eliminates orders!
Episode 43 features guest Bud Fisher from the "Funniest brand in hunting", CATCHIN' DEERS. Bud and Eric talk about how the hunting life style apparel brand started as an inside joke and also how hunters should simply not take them selves too seriously. If you miss deer camp, this'll be a great episode to fill the void!
On this episode Eric talks with guest, Carrie Zylka the Co-Founder of the Outdoor Podcast Channel and host of the Hunt Fish Travel podcast about the WI Gun Deer opener and new regulations for the 2016 season. Then, Eric takes calls from YOU, the Where to Hunt listeners about where Wisconsin hunters are going ans what they're bringing.
On episode 37 Eric talks with guest, CJ Davis of Montana Decoy about common sense tactics to use a deer decoy to increase your odds of getting shot and harvest opportunities. Eric also gets down to earth when discussing the feeling and emotions that come with harvesting your first deer, or any deer. Finally the show comes to an end as you hear from listener call-ins from around the state.
Episode 36 features guest, Sam Ubl who is part of the Whitetail Adrenaline crew and native Wisconsin deer hunter. We discuss hunting public land and swap some great hunting stories.
Later in this episode Where to Hunt features LIVE recorded listener calls about using decoys for deer hunting.
On this episode, the Where to Hunt podcast features LIVE listener call-in's to help report on the status of the Wisconsin Whitetail rut for the 2016 bow hunting season. Listen to find out if you're an "average" deer hunter or an elite deer hunter!
The audience asked some great questions about using decoys for spring and fall turkey hunting on this week's LIVE Q&A session with host Eric Clark. Eric and the audience answered every question with real life experience and hours of research to ensure the W2H listeners get real valuable information about using decoys when you're turkey hunting.
Learn some insightful and creative turkey hunting tips and find out what's going on with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's!
Following an in depth LIVE Q&A session, Eric used the questions about turkey hunting from the Q&A session to fuel this week's episode. Learn the best time(s) of the day to turkey hunt, effective turkey calling tools and the optimal shot range to get a clean, ethical turkey kill.
Get the supporting evidence on this week's episode to convince everyone in your life (wife, boss etc.) that you need a therapy session - and by therapy, we mean HUNTING. Turns out, hunting is (if not better than) the equivalent to a legit therapy session. Enter a stress free zone and tune in to these week's episode!
We also ask if deer hunting tactics may be effective for turkey hunting as well as what's going on with Waupaca, WI!?!
After a three month hiatus, Eric comes back with a long rant about claiming "your" spot on public hunting land. Listen and learn how to crap in the woods and hear about the Wisconsin DNR's new "Get Wild" program.
On this week's episode, Eric talks with guest, Brandon Hammands, co-owner of the Outdoor Podcast Channel who's also the host of the Take Aim podcast about what the deer hunting access and overall climate is like in Michigan. Plan ahead to make sure you're fully aware of other states hunting regulations and as always, be safe out there!
On this episode, the demeanor is bittersweet as Eric discusses the Wisconsin Gun Deer Hunting season. The time in the woods with friends and family was great, though the numbers of deer tagged were up from 2014 were not actually that great.
Eric quickly covers some of the major updates to the Wisconsin gun deer hunting 2015 season. Hear where other Wisconsin hunters are headed and what they're bringing. Good luck, hunt safe and have fun!! - Eric Clark W2H
This week Eric Talks with guest, Adam Wright of the Sportsmen's Alliance to discuss the Families Afield Expansion bill Wisconsin. Learn some great tips for post rut deer hunting tactics and make sure you're hunting safely this season for the Wisconsin Gun Deer opener!
Topic of Discussion: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Tip of the Week: 22 minutes and 55 seconds
Deer in the Headlights: 27 minutes
This episode features guest, Kevin Wallenfang Wisconsin DNR Big Game Ecologist. The better you understand the rut and deer behavior the better your odds of tagging the big bucks that are out chasing does during the most exciting time of year for whitetail deer hunting!
Topic of Discussion: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Tip of the Week: 27 minutes 55 seconds
Deer in the Headlights: 33 minutes
Ever wonder how some people seem to just KNOW exactly how old a deer is? Listen to this week's episode featuring guest, Scott Ford of Mud Duck Guide Service as Scott and Eric cover the many ways to help determine a deer's age simply by looking at it. 1 minute and 35 seconds: Interview with Scott Ford of Mud Duck Guide Service on how to accurately age a whitetail deer. 18 minutes and 10 seconds: The tip of the week - watch out for deer while you're driving! 22 minutes and 5 seconds: A wolf pack attacks a man in Friendship Wisconsin
This week's episode, Eric features guest Shawn Vanlandingham Pro Staffer at NEXTBUK Outdoors as they talk about reading the wind to get on big bucks. Reading the Wind with Shawn Vanlandingham: 1 minute and 30 seconds Tip of the Week: 40 minutes and 25 seconds Hunting Incident Reports: 45 minutes and 45 seconds
Are you seeing less deer in the middle of October? Do you think the "October Lull" is real? Listen as Eric helps to debunk this urban myth. October Lull debunking: 16 seconds Tip of the Week: 9 minutes and 30 seconds Hunting Incident Report: 13 minutes
This week Eric talks with guest Dan Small of Outdoor Wisconsin as they discuss how learning and knowing more about a deer's diet and eating habits can create a more successful public land hunt. Guest Interview: 1 minute & 25 seconds. Tip of the Week: 25 minutes & 25 seconds Hunting Incident Report: 28 minutes and 28 seconds.
1 minute 8 seconds: We welcome Patrick Urckfitz of Beaver Creek Game Calls to the show to talk about how to effectively use all types of deer calls for grunting and bleating. 22 minutes 34 seconds: Eric goes over this week's DIY deer hunting tip covering unique, inexpensive and creative ways to silence your tree stand and climbing sticks. 26 minutes 8 seconds: "Deer in the Headlights" turkey-tastic hunting incident report - BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET.
50 seconds: Deer Patterning and Hunter Predictability recent article - How fast will your stand recover from hunting pressure? Mature bucks are pattern seeking/driven animals primarily moving at dawn and dusk article number 6 and 8 conflicting ideas about hunting the same spot too much. 7 minutes 30 seconds: Tip of the week DIY "Shadow man" 10 minutes 40 seconds: Deer in the Headlight - hunting moments and reports Raccoon incident report
Eric brings on guest Eric Dinger, CEO of Powderhook. Find out how you can more easily find and access land in Wisconsin and across the entire U.S. Listen all the way through for a new way to track deer movement across the country!!
How do you prepare for deer hunting season? Listen to this week's episode of the Where to Hunt podcast and make certain you're covering all you pre-season hunting bases. Hear great tips on ways to prepare for the upcoming bow and gun deer season you may not have thought of to increase your chances for success and safety! Like what you're hearing? Give the show your rating and feedback on iTunes - Thanks for your support!
Episode 17 of the Where to Hunt podcast discusses useful information regarding the decision process of purchasing a new trail cam, how to protect it from theft and also highlights 8 helpful tips on where to place it in the woods in order to get deer on camera. Find other useful information at these sites: http://www.trailcampro.com/, http://store.camlockbox.com/, http://bushnell.com/hunting/trail-cameras/trophy-cam/trophy-cam-hd-wireless
In this episode Eric clarifies river and boat deer hunting regulations after a conversation with the Wisconsin DNR. Learn useful tactics when hunting river bucks on this episode and leave a comment about your experiences!
Episode 15 of the Where to Hunt podcast asks the fans, how much technology in hunting is too much? Where would you draw the line? Has the line already been crossed? We use our smart phones for everything and sometimes perhaps too much. Think about it... we use our camera, video recorder, weather app, hunting calls app, GPS, so on and so forth. Which apps are too much and which ones have real value to hunters - listen and find out. Don't forget to rate the show; it means a lot to us that you take time out of your day to listen to the show!!
Eric brings on guest, Jim Willis of Full Metal Outdoors to talk about how to turkey hunt. On this episode you'll learn some great turkey hunting tactics and ways to call turkeys as well as what kind of ammo is important in addition to shot placement on a turkey. Your feedback means a lot to us, please give us a rating and/or a review, thanks!!
Fast and simple, that's how we do it! It will only take you 11 minutes to listen to this episode about spring scouting. Some quick tips to get your mind outdoors in the middle of your day about how your going to scout for the 2015 deer season. If cabin fever has set in then you need to get outside and get out there soon!
Have you ever seen a wolf or wolves when you were deer hunting or any other type of hunting? It seems there have been several recent reports and articles relating to either wolf sightings, wolf stalking and wolf track spotting. What would you do if you were to see a wolf in the woods when hunting? Give your input about wolves being re-added to the endangered species list in December of 2014 and what you think will happen in the near future as new proposals to have then removed again emerge. Also, if you hate the show and think it needs improvement OR, better yet you love it and want to rate it you can do either here
The listener audience has spoken and we listened. Episode 11 guests Terry Russ of Russ's Tree Service who happens to be one hell of a coyote hunter in the off season! Terry has hunted in 10 different states and has killed 550 coyotes. In this episode you'll learn about the different types of coyote calls and the many ways you can use them - Terry gets pretty creative with his calling methods so make sure to listen all the way through! Thanks for listening and supporting, please give us rating and your feedback if you like what you hear!!
Episode 10 of the Where to Hunt podcast hosts an experience coyote hunter as a guest. If you're a beginner coyote hunter or looking to get into coyote hunter you'll hear good info to help you figure out what you should or shouldn't be doing. If you like this episode please provide some feedback or give us a rating, thanks!!
Episode 9 is a little different as Eric discusses a recent budget proposal that may or may not have an impact on Wisconsin's public land hunting. Listen to a new intro and outro, be sure to provide your feedback - this is YOUR show and your input is important to us!
The Wait to Hunt episode discusses different whitetail hunting tactics like spot-and-stalk, still hunting and "waiting to hunt" in a tree stand. Each method has its benefits; hunters have had success with each or a combination of them. Eric plays a clip from episode one when Where to Hunt interviewed Jared Scheffler from Whitetail Adrenaline who he considers an expert stalking and ground pound whitetail hunter. Listen until the very end for an exclusive offer!
On this episode, we talk about hunting land leases as an alternative to public land hunting, while avoiding the massive expense of purchasing private land, while getting away from crowded public hunting land. Eric asks questions about YOUR leased hunting land experiences to help others navigate the experience if you're new to leased hunting land.
In episode five Where to Hunt interviews Russ Adams of Public Land Junkies Outdoors. We discuss the passion and privilege of hunting public land. We learned that PLJ Outdoors also helps to bring veterans dreams to fruition with their Veteran Dream Hunts program. It's their way of saying thank you - listen now and learn how you can help!
In episode four, we interview Loren Hamilton of Public Land Guiding and Outfitting. Loren has an unmatched passion coupled with years of experience guiding hunters on public land. We also talk more about how the changes to the 2014 deer hunting season might affect you as a public land hunter.
This is just a sneak peek. Going forward, the Where to Hunt show will discuss relevant public land hunting topics and feature industry pro-staffers, as well as the everyday public land hunting enthusiast, like yourself.