Hunting Tactics, Post Season Scouting, & Mature Buck Habitat

Show Notes

In this episode, find out how Steve Sherk of Sherk’s Guide Service gets his mature buck data right after hunting season. Steve is notorious for killing mature deer and helping his clients find success. Steve is a big woods hunter that pursues deer on public land in Pennsylvania and New York, his tactical and purposeful approach to evaluating and understanding deer movement and establishing a process to harvest deer will translate to your hunting. Steve and Jon discuss deer habitat and what preferences exist this time of year and where to scout. Sometimes conditions allow for double the data and will put you closer to understanding what deer will be doing next season.  Also, we dive into Steve’s scouting process, how he picks apart his hunting areas. Figuring out what deer have survived the hunting season is the first step. Evaluating the areas deer use and defining home ranges first, then forecasting core ranges to help narrow down and dial in where these deer want to be during hunting season. The use of trail cameras is essential to Steve’s process, his technique of clustering and analyzing trail camera data fuels his success. Steve’s ability to get intel all year long and his focus on scouting over 300 days a year, and his focus on learning about specific deer movement and usage of areas seasonal supports his continued success in the big woods. Social Links Sherk's Guide Service – Guided Deer Hunts (sherksguideservice.com) Sherk's Guide Service - Home | Facebook Steve Sherk Jr. (@sherksguideservice) • Instagram photos and videos https://whitetaillandscapes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/whitetaillandscapes/ https://www.instagram.com/whitetail_landscapes/?hl=en Whitetail Landscapes is Powered by Simplecast