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January 17, 2023
Houndsman XP

The Journey: A Coonhunter’s Perspective of Big Game Hunting

Bear
Big Game
Coon Hunting
Dogs

Bryce Matthew is a dedicated coonhunter from Indiana. He placed in the top 10 of the UKC Coonhound World Championship in 2022. He has been instrumental in the revival of the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance, serving as the president. He is well respected in the coonhound world and is crowd favorite due to his winning personality and attitude. 

After a week down in Virginia chasing black bear, Heath catches up with good friend Bryce Matthews. Heath and Bryce have spent weeks together over the past several years. The two have spent hours discussing the differences in how they hunt, training and expectations of the dogs. Bryce talks about the coonhound needing to get deep and lonely, where as Heath needs his pack to work as a team. They touch on tones and pitches depending what game the hounds are pursuing. Bryce talks about the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance and some upcoming events they are chartering. Jump on in and join us as we talk dogs.

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January 17, 2023
Antler Up

Shooting from the Hip w/ Bill Harvey from Pertnear Outdoors

Big Game
Bowhunting
Public Land
Whitetail
Strategy

Hey everyone, welcome to episode 156 of the Antler Up Podcast!

On this week's episode Dimitri, Jim and I were joined by Bill Harvey from Pertnear Outdoors.  If you have been listening to our podcast over the last few years, you know that Bill is a good friend of ours and resides just outside of Buffalo, NY.  Bill is also the host of the Pertnear Outdoors podcast and for this week's episode we just shot from the hip with various topics.  From how Bill managed his family life this past hunting season, some takeaways in how he has scaled back his social media presence and why,  to making hunting fun again. Bill killed two bucks this past season in NY, one with his bow in early October and the other a few weeks ago with the muzzle loader.  Bill also killed on the first drive on day one during the PA trip this past season.

Such a fun conversation with laughs and stories from this past season.  Bill is a great hunter, friend and person.  I highly recommend checking out his podcast and the events that he has planned in the near future.  The Shed Fest contest will be going into its third year this spring so be sure to check that out and enter. Super easy and fun to participate in and those that live nearby or willing to travel in the summer Bill and his crew do a beer fest with Windy Brewing Company to raise money for some local chapters. Check them out and thank you for listening.

Thanks again for all the support and best of luck out there and Antler Up!

January 17, 2023
Ohio Outdoors

The Most Okayest 2023 ATA Recap Ever

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Gear

This week Paul is flying solo on the o2 Podcast. Muntz ventures West to visit the land of the Utes. Paul finally gets access to the social media accounts and is having a field day. The guys are fresh off a week at the Archery Trade Association show in Indianapolis. While there they got to finally meet the rockstars that make up the Sportsmen’s Empire network. Before the ATA show Paul got to see a billion snow geese on the way to St. Louis to meet with Cameron Tinker from MidWest Gun Works. The trip to St. Louis was a huge success. The 2 days in Indy were equally rewarding. Tons of great products were released and we cover them in this episode with Camron Stover from HuntingGearDeals.com. Paul received a lifetime achievement award of the highest caliber and Andrew got to cement himself as a Sportsmen’s Empire Legend.

Tons of news from the State this week. There is another bug wrecking our forests, two high schoolers crushed it at the national trap shooting competition and Ohio Muzzleloader hunters had a bang-up year during the 4-day season. As the season winds down submit your fall and winter hunting photos on GoWild or Instagram to the show. As always thanks for listening!

January 16, 2023
Missouri Woods & Water

Dan & Sam Mathews At ATA

Big Game
Bowhunting
Conservation
Whitetail
Strategy

This week on the Missouri Woods & Water podcast Nate & Micah sit down with Dan & Sam Mathews of The Nomadic Outdoorsman podcast while at the ATA show.  We got to spend some time with a bunch of the different members of the network including Dan & Sam, so naturally we decided to record an episode with them.  First, we talk about starting a podcast and some of the hurdles that all of us had back when we got into them.  Then, Dan and Sam talk about the dynamic of a husband and wife in the outdoor space.  We get into a fun conversation about married life in the outdoor space and share some laughs.  Enjoy the show!

January 16, 2023
Whitetail Landscapes

Scouting, Logging Work, Equipment and Hot Design Tricks

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Conservation
Strategy

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Todd Shippee (Empire Land Management), discuss post season scouting. Todd discusses logging operations on client properties and difficulties of getting. Jon discusses the differences in logging versus habitat work.

Todd explains his client’s success and related strategies that have helped find success. Todd explains post logging tricks that can support changes to help increase deer interest. Todd and Jon discuss how to promote red and white oaks on the landscape, through acorn emplacement. Todd explains how to promote red oiser and silky dogwoods across your property. Todd explains opportunities to promote plums to create dense thickets.

Todd details his latest tractor he is using in the field. Todd explains why he upgraded his tractor and what features he believes are convenient that should be considered for field work. Todd and Jon discuss the equipment they are using and the essential gear for land improvement. Jon explains what equipment not to buy.

Todd explains how to create treestands out of box elder. Todd identifies other treestand tree options with hybrid popular, willows, etc. Jon explains tactics he uses to create better screens and options for tripod treestand. Todd and Jon discuss future podcasts and upcoming guests.

January 16, 2023
The Western Rookie

Western Plans

Big Game
Bowhunting
Public Land
Elk
Strategy

On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan discusses his plans for 2023 and all he hopes to accomplish.

Dan has been hunting the west for the past several years. Although he enjoys getting to hunt the west he is extremely excited about starting to chase elk and mule deer with a bow. Dan has spent 4 seasons hunting elk and mule deer in Colorado during firearms season and got his first taste of archery hunting for mule deer this past year. Dan hopes to expand the states that he hunts and is looking north, south, east and west for new hunting opportunities.

January 15, 2023
The Huntavore

Old World Meat Crafting with Umai Dry

Cooking
Big Game
Bear
Bird
Conservation

On this episode of Huntavore we sink our teeth into next level meat crafting.  Nick digitally sits down with Thea Lopatka, owner of Umai Dry.  Together they discuss old world meat crafting from the home kitchen.  Creating salamis, dry sausage, and dry aged large cuts of meats in a safe, easy to produce method of sealing ground meat or whole muscle into a synthetic bag or casing that allows air and moisture to pass through.  After talking about how beneficial bacteria, lowering pH, cure, and salt work as layers of safety, the discussion opens up to seasonings, rates of drying, and being able to enjoy and share a very unique treat that will certainly turn some heads, and get mouths watering.  Dig out those old chemistry notes, and make space in your fridge for this episode of Huntavore.

Umai Dry is a family owned business located in Minnesota, They were given the opportunity to work with a synthetic material that allows air and moisture to pass through and apply it to a use with food.  Thea, someone who is very educated on the subject of meat crafting, explains that by vacuum sealing a whole muscle cut in a bag, the meat can be dry aged.  A process that used to be reserved for curing chambers that needed to be cleaned and humidity regulated to prevent hard casing.  While it can be a good investment for a hobbyist meat crafter, most of us have a refrigerator in our kitchens.  The fine pores in the bag regulate moisture loss and oxidation, so by using a frost free refrigerator that conditions the air with a fan and compressor the aging can happen in your kitchen.  For charcuterie, salami, and dry sausage they process is much the same, with some added steps in the mixing process.  For salami and dry sausage, mixing in a bacterium culture and dextrose slurry works on the meat much like yeast works (yeast raising the dough with CO2, bacterium culture lowering the pH).

Note:  When I was making a batch of sujuk dry sausage I started in the garage fridge in an uninsulated shop.  Thea recommended bringing the sujuk into the house fridge. Merely for the reason that the fan and compressor would be working more than the garage fridge.  After making the switch I had my first sausage get to target weight (10 weeks).  Nick, is waiting 10 weeks to eat dry sausage worth it?  Honest opinion, ABSOLUTELY!

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January 15, 2023
Houndsman XP

GPS and Fair Chase

Bear
Big Game
Dogs
Coon Hunting
Predator Hunting

The Boone and Crockett Club originated the term “Fair Chase”. TL Jones a third generation bear hunter wrote an epic piece about fair chase and how it applies to hounds and houndsmen. The anti hunters and many in the hunting community call the use of hounds unfair, too easy and a lazy way to hunt.

Justin Spring of the Boone and Crockett Club joins the podcast. Chris and Justin discuss a brief history of B&C, its purpose and function in historical and modern day wildlife management. The topic of trophy hunting is discussed and how many terms such as fair chase, trophy hunting, even the word conservation is misused, misinterpreted and used against us as hunters in the 21st Century.

The big topic discussed is the B&C position on the use of GPS tracking equipment in conjunction with hounds. Chris asks some tough questions and Justin explains the position in detail to bring clarification for houndsmen.

This episode is for the houndsmen that want to protect hound hunting, see it flourish and preserve it. This episode is for houndsmen that want to be informed and defend our way of life. This episode is for the few, the warriors among us. Thi episode is for Xtreme Performance Houndsmen.

January 15, 2023
Michigan Wild

A Season to Remember w/ Dane Williams

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

Today on the Michigan Wild Podcast, Marcus sits down with long time friend and outdoorsman, Dane Williams. Dane grew up spending much of his life outdoors in many capacities and even spent time guiding in Wyoming during his college years before settling down back in his hometown. The guys spend most of the conversation discussing the past season, and some of the great memories that came out of it. Dane talks about the approach he and his wife take to getting their kids outdoors and how they strive more than anything to just have fun while they're out there. The two talk about the many opportunities Michigan has to offer and how to make the most of all those situations. A great conversation and if you have young kids, one you'll certainly be able to relate to.

January 15, 2023
Oklahoma Outdoors

Top'o Texas Outfitters

Big Game
Bowhunting
Strategy
Conservation

Have you ever dreamed of hunting exotic game in wild places? Well those dreams may be closer to home than you think. Scotti Campbell is the owner and operator of Top'o Texas Outfitters in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. Scotti has made a name for himself by being one of the few outfitters willing to tackle the near impossible task of chasing free range aoudad (also known as Barbary Sheep) spot and stalk style with a bow. Aoudad are one of many non native species who have flourished in Texas, and many who have hunted them consider them one of the toughest animals to hunt in North America. Part of what makes them so difficult to hunt is where they live. The Davis Mountains are as rough and rugged as they come, filled with cliffs and cactus. 

Scotti Campbell is one of the most genuine people you will ever talk to, and he and John have a great conversation about all the hunts Top'o Texas Outfitters has to offer. While they have become known for being a bow hunters paradise, including traditional archers, Scotti and his crew welcome all types of hunting for a variety of game. While Aoudad are their bread and butter, Top'o Texas also offers a limited amount of Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, and Javelina hunts, most of which take place on a private 120,000 acer ranch nestled into the beautiful and scenic Davis Mountains. If you are looking for adventure close to home, you definitely need to look into Top'o Texas Outfitters. 

Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content!

January 13, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

Finding The Big Buck Honey Hole On Public

Bowhunting
Public Land
Strategy
Whitetail

On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Dan talks with Matt Sherman about locating a honey hole on public land then shooting a big buck the following season. Matt talks about locating a ton of old sign from the rut while hunting and scouting later on in the season. He saved that information in his memory bank for the next year. This specific piece of public property had pressure from other hunters, so Matt knew that having a good strategy leading up to the best time of the year was important. Matt waited for the perfect conditions and used a well thought out access route to put himself in the perfect potion setting up in a triple trunk tree with great cover. The rest, as they say, is history. First time in, best time in!  

January 12, 2023
Pennsylvania Woodsman

Public and Private Land Bow Kills w/ Troy Dietterich

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

Sometimes things just fall into place during hunting season.  This week on the Pennsylvania Woodsman we chat with Troy Dietterich and reflect back on killing a Pennsylvania and Ohio buck during that magical window between late October and early November.  Troy is a hard working family man that loves to bow hunt.  He and Mitch converse about their faith in Christ and the constant battle of managing time in the woods without being overbearing on our loved ones.  While it's a battle that neither of them have figured out, it's something they believe needs constant attention and is relatable to many hunters out there.

Troy was able to purchase his dream home this past year with a chunk of land attached. Up until this point Troy has loved the thrill of chasing bucks in the mountains on public land.  While that passion still resides within him, he has adjusted slightly to include habitat manipulation and private land hunting strategy into his game.  We dive into how his preparation in Pennsylvania looked different and how he was able to connect on his largest buck to date on the new farm.  We then shift gears to discuss revisiting the thrill of public land hunting in Ohio.  Troy logged some scouting time in this area during the previous hunting season.  Having a general idea where he wanted to look upon arriving this fall, he scouted his way into a tree that produced a buck within 3 hours on day one.  This episode is all about adapting to the current situation and being a hybrid hunter!

January 12, 2023
Houndsman XP

Great Times at NAFA

Big Game
Bear
Bird
Predator Hunting
Public Land

Chad takes us to the great state of Texas to recount his good times at a NAFA meeting to fly birds and run dogs with other aerial hunters and their teams of dogs. Chad interviews many of these hunters about their dog/bird teams as well as has a very fun and exciting chat with Seth about the many incredible ways that these amazing winged predators can be used in service of man. Birds of a feather, in fact, catch game together!

January 11, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

Crop Rotation, Sanctuaries, and the Big Buck Power Vacuum

Strategy
Whitetail
Bowhunting

On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Dan talks with Garrett Johnson of Minnesota about his 2022 season hunting his small farm. Garrett kicks off the episode by sharing his excitement about hunting with his his kids and how both his boys found success this season. The conversation then turns to topics like the impact of crop rotation, the importance of finding the habitat sanctuary during the gun seasons, and the power vacuum hat happens when the dominate buck it taken off any given property.

Garret also talks about hunting his 20 acre home property where he was able to connect on a really good Minnesota buck with his bow during the gun season. Enjoy!

January 11, 2023
The Average Conservationist

Talkin' Turkey w/ Paul Campbell

Bird
Conservation
Public Land
Strategy
Turkey

This week on The Average Conservationist Podcast, Marcus sits down with Paul Campbell from the NWTF to talk about wild turkeys. Paul kicks things off talking about how he got introduced to the outdoors and how turkey hunting saved him when he was at a rough patch in his life. The guys talk about the great work NWTF is doing across the country to help restore the wild turkey population along with some of the things the organization has accomplished during their 50 year tenure. Paul closes things out talking about his biggest takeaway from the organization and it's an answer that anyone who hunts turkeys is going to love to hear. Paul is also the co-host of the Ohio Outdoors Podcast that also airs on the Sportsmen's Empire, so be sure to check that out.Overall, a great conversation from start to finish and one you'll enjoy!

January 11, 2023
Nomadic Outdoorsman

Texas Birds Hit Different

Bird

On this episode of The Nomadic Outdoorsman Dan talks with 6 guys that he spent the last 4 days with as they chased after birds in South Texas.

Dan along with good friends Brad and Shawn took several days to see what Texas has to offer the avid waterfowler. They spent a week chasing ducks and each got to experience a hunting first chasing the rib eye of the sky. Zach Waitcus and fellow guides Ben Heard, Holden Smith and Mac McDaniel put on a week they will never forget by guiding them on hunts from the coast to crop fields and even flooded timber in South Texas. This episode is a giant BS session filled with the exploits from the week.

January 11, 2023
Southern Ground

The Mountain Bucks Master - Jim Forbes

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Strategy
Public Land

This week we're talking with an absolute legendary deer killing machine, Jim Forbes. Jim has been hunting the mountains of Virginia for his whole life and has learned things that have upped his odds in the deer woods. Like so many local legends we've talked to in the past, Jim makes it clear that he's not hunting deer, he's hunting old mature bucks. Mr. Forbes continuously says "food is everything in these mountains", and for good reason. He talks with us about just how important it is to find the hot oak trees in the mountains, with red oak acorns being his personal favorite. This makes sense as he tells us that his most successful time is in the latest part of the rut. Several things stick out to us about Jim. First of all, he is very calculated about his approach. Hearing him talk about how he breaks down the monotonous big woods found in the mountains is nothing short of precise. Secondly, he places most of his confidence in the natural features he finds. If he finds the right vegetation or terrain feature that he knows mature bucks like, he has confidence that one day it will produce, even if it takes years. Lastly, he puts a lot of stock into knowing the area he's hunting from front to back, as any good woodsman should.

January 11, 2023
DIY Sportsman

Top 5 Things You Can Be Doing Right Now as a Deer Hunter

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Strategy
Public Land

Today on the DIY Sportsman podcast, Garrett discusses five of the best things you could be doing right now related to hunting. Seasons have ended in most midwestern states, and if you're towards the northern edge of that you've still got 1 to 2 feet of snow on the ground. Seems like ice fishing could be your best bet. But there are some pretty valuable activities that you can still do during the winter months. Some of the items include analyzing certain details of the 2022 hunting season, some are more forward thinking, and others are just a bunch of fun. 

January 10, 2023
Wisconsin Sportsman

Winter Fly Fishing for Driftless Trout

Conservation
Public Land
Strategy
Fishing
Gear

While many Wisconsin anglers are busy pulling fish through the ice, a select few are braving sketchy stream-side hikes and frozen rod guides in pursuit of Winter trout on the fly. For many, fly fishing conjures up images of big dry flies, foam terrestrials, and warm days. Winter fly fishing is a totally different game! 

In this episode of the Wisconsin Sportsman Podcast, Josh talks with Pierce Nelles of Good Chance Fly Fishing about chasing winter trout with fly gear in the Driftless. Pierce covers what the trout are eating this time of year, where they're hanging out, and how to make frigid days with cold hands suck a little bit less. Enjoy!

January 10, 2023
Ohio Outdoors

Amish Meat Pockets with Brad Luttrell

Bear
Big Game
Bowhunting
Conservation
Whitetail

This week the guys sit down with Brad Luttrell of GoWild to discuss everything that is happening in the world of GoWild.  Spoiler alert, it’s a LOT!  Brad talks about his recent hunting adventures, but also discusses the upcoming UTV giveaway that GoWild is sponsoring.  GoWild has also partnered with MTNTOUGH to provide a free workout program to help you shed a few pounds and get ready for the turkey woods. This is an awesome FREE opportunity to get ready to tackle a gobbler. Finally, the GoWild crew will be back at the Great American Outdoors show this year from February 4-12.  Stay tuned for more information, but they will be in booth 412 with all kinds of great products for purchase and some giveaways!

Paul and Andrew recap their past week. Paul had some time out in the deer woods, and is trying to put the finishing touches on his deer season.  Andrew, failed at getting outdoors this week. Loser.

News around the state includes the honoring of a fallen ODNR officer, callery pears are no longer for sale in Ohio, and Governor Dewine signing a bill to support the outdoor industry during emergency situations.

Have a great week and be safe if you get out in the woods!

January 10, 2023
Antler Up

What Leads to Out of State Success w/ Jared Shaffer

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

Hey everyone, welcome to episode 155 of the Antler Up Podcast!

On this week's episode Dimitri and I were joined by Jared Shaffer from Tethrd.  Jared resides in West Virginia and over the last 3 years has been on some truly amazing hunts.  We kick off the episode with Jared sharing some information about how and what led to his success over the last two years killing 9 bucks in various states like OH, WV & IA to just name a few.  To wrap up our out of state hunting talk, Jared brings a wealth of knowledge to this episode.  We talk about how Jared manages his short and extended out of state hunts.  We discuss what he prioritizes during these specific hunts, from scouting, cell cameras, topography and everything in between. This was a great conversation regarding out of state hunting and hope if you are on the fence about doing one next year that this episode helps you out to just do it!  

For the second half of this episode we discuss Jared’s Iowa hunt from this past season.  We plan on doing a few episodes with hunters that are either a resident or non resident to Iowa that have hunted or hunt some Iowa giants.  Jared shares his whole trip with us from how many points it took to draw his tag, to having Rendell Erik as a great hunting partner, getting boots on the ground and calling in his biggest whitetail to date!  What a great story and way to kick off our mini Iowa chat!  

Thanks again for all the support and best of luck out there and Antler Up!

January 9, 2023
Missouri Woods & Water

Hunting Bobcats With Corey Groff

Strategy
Public Land
Gear
Predator Hunting

This week on the Missouri Woods & Water podcast Nate and Micah get to talk with predator hunter Corey Groff about hunting bobcats.  Corey is a very successful bobcat hunter, among other things, and we get into how he goes about attacking bobcats.  We talk about how he sets up, his calling techniques, bobcat mannerisms, stand lengths, the usage of glass, and many other cool things.  If you are wanting to learn more about how to hunt bobcats, listen to this episode and bring a notepad.  Thanks to Corey for hopping on with us and thanks for listening!

January 9, 2023
Whitetail Landscapes

Deer Harvest Goals and Farm Changes

Big Game
Bowhunting
Habitat
Strategy
Whitetail

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Perry Battin (Drury Outdoors) discuss deer management, harvest strategy and property improvements. Perry discusses his doe harvest method and what the Drury team uses to help support this methodology. Jon and Perry discuss how many deer could or should be harvested based on several techniques. Perry discusses when to shoot does each season.

Perry explains problems that he has noticed because the lack of doe harvests and how the farms he manages tends to attract more deer. Perry and Jon discuss ideal buck to doe ratios that they believe are most representative of achievable amounts. Perry describes his current doe harvest volume and the difficulties to reach that goal.

Perry explains changes required on the farms to maximize success rates for the future. Perry breaks down the changes for food plots, travel, and timber to support better deer habitat. Perry explains Mark Drury’s top focus as it pertains to food plots.  Perry discusses food plot enhancements that will make ideal setups for next year and limitations that occur based on the local properties. Perry explains how and where he does timber stand improvement. Perry mentions the importance of predator management on the landscape.

January 9, 2023
The Western Rookie

Wrapping Up The Rookie Season

Big Game
Bowhunting
Elk
Public Land
Strategy

On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan follows up with Zach Schroeder about how his first year chasing mule deer with his bow went.

Zach is a former football player from North Dakota with a passion for the outdoors. Although Zach loves hunting anything with an open season he just finished his first season chasing after muleys in the Badlands. Zach and Dan discuss the close encounters, teamwork and future preparation that all have come from Zach’s rookie year as a western hunter. With each new season come awesome opportunities and great learning lessons and this episode is chalked full of each.

January 8, 2023
Michigan Wild

Long Range w/ Jared Walker

Big Game
Elk
Predator Hunting
Moose
Whitetail

This week on the Michigan WIld Podcast, Marcus welcomes in, the owner of Flint Ridge Rifles, Jared Walker. The guys waste no time diving into what it's like building a custom rifle, what you can expect from the process, and possibly even a ball park from a pricing standpoint. Jared discusses some of the hurdles he's had to overcome over the last 2 years between price increases and issues with supply chains across the board. Jared talks about shooting at long range targets, where the interest came from and how he approaches long range shots on animals. For anyone looking to make a purchase on a generational firearm, be sure and check out Flint Ridge Rifles.

Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content!

January 8, 2023
Oklahoma Outdoors

Tagged Out! My 2022 Archery Buck

Big Game
Whitetail
Bowhunting
Strategy

Lightning can strike twice! This week on the Oklahoma Outdoors Podcast, John tells the story of his 2022 Archery buck. A buck he took on the same day out of the same stand as his archery buck in 2021! John had a little history with this big eight point, and even came close to shooting him with a rifle in 2021. The buck was a little more consistent in 2022, but nowhere close to being paternable. That all changed after the rut though when the buck became a slave to his stomach and started hitting a food source on a regular basis.

The big eight suddenly became one of the most consistent and paternable bucks John had ever hunted, something John has seen a lot during late season. He was so consistent in fact, that John had no problem being patient and waiting for the right time to hunt him. That patience almost cost John the buck however when hog hunters on horse back and a pack of dogs interrupted one of his hunts! In the end though, waiting was the right call, and three days after Chirsmas, John was finally able to punch his second Oklahoma buck tag on the big eight!

Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content!

January 8, 2023
Houndsman XP

So, There I Was, On the EDGE

Big Game
Bear
Dogs
Strategy
Predator Hunting

We’ve all heard the epic “There I was Story”. Heath Hyatt goes in depth on his 2023 big bear catch. All the details, drama, adversity and victory captured in this epic battle for the natural struggle of survival kick off this episode of the Houndsman XP Podcast. This part alone is worth the listen.

In order to get to the places and have epic stories to tell, Chris and Heath breakdown their personal gear. From the ground up they talk about all of their gear from clothing to firearms to packs to first aid. It has taken decades of combined experience to get this information together and it is all free for your listening and learning. You will never have a “There I was Story” if you were never there and you can’t get there without the right gear.

January 6, 2023
Whitetail Experience

Team Effort On A Big 6 Point!

Bowhunting
Habitat
Whitetail
Strategy
Public Land

In this podcast of the Whitetail Experience, Andy gets it done on a total team effort deer drive. Dave tells stories of urban bucks. Byron chases a good buck and he sheds right under his stand.

Topic Discussed:

  • deer gun season
  • deer drives
  • firearm of choice for deer
  • cell cams
  • urban hunting with ninja starts
  • late-season hunting
  • raccoons are 20lb grizzly bears
January 6, 2023
The Hunting Gear Podcast

6 Hunting Gear Recommendations

Big Game
Bowhunting
Gear
Whitetail

On this episode of the Hunting Gear Podcast, Dan and Nate Thomas of the Missouri Woods & Water podcast each share 6 hunting products they would recommend to other hunters. Three of the products they recommend are for new hunters and three of the products were for seasoned hunters. The guys cover socks, boots and base layers, as well as hunting optics, arrows, and hunting apps. If you are looking for some new gear for the 2023 hunting season, this is the episode for you.

January 5, 2023
Nomadic Outdoorsman

The Highs and Lows of Hunting

Elk
Big Game
Bowhunting
Public Land
Conservation

On this episode of The Nomadic Outdoorsman Dan talks with Jonathan McCormick about hunting the west and how his season has gone thus far.

Jonathan has been hunting for a while but has started bow hunting in the last few years. He has been a recreational fisherman for most of his life but his true passion is chasing big game animals out west. Jonathan is the host of the RedBeard Outdoors Podcast and runs Redbeard’s Fitcrew. Jonathan and Dan discuss the highs and lows from this hunting season including a late recovery on a mule deer and some close calls with bull elk. At the time of the recording Jonathan had one day remaining of his archery elk hunt. Fingers crossed…

January 5, 2023
How to Hunt Deer

How Johnny Stewart Tackles Late Season Hunting

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Strategy
Public Land

It's a new year. It's cold outside. The rut is long over. The deer have been pressured hard all season. And you've still got a few tags left in your pocket. We all know that you need to find food and adequate cover to find late season deer. But most of the time, that's easier said than done. But there are a few folks out there that consistently take good bucks during the late season. What's their secret?

In this episode of the How to Hunt Deer Podcast, Josh talks with Johnny Stewarts about how he finds success when hunting deer in the late season.  Johnny has found late season success in several states. He certainly focuses on food and cover this time of year, but there are several factors that help him be consistent. Not all food and cover are of equal importance, and knowing how to tell the difference between the RIGHT food and cover and just OKAY food and cover is the difference maker. In this episode, Johnny shares how he finds the right stuff to get on deer when the temps are dropping. Enjoy!

January 5, 2023
Houndsman XP

The Truth with Scott Engle

Big Game
Coon Hunting
Dogs
Conservation

Scott Engle is one of the most prolific winners and best known handlers in the competition world of our time. He has multiple championships and high level earnings to his credit and has owned and handled the most well known hounds in recent history, if not all time.

Josh Michaelis, host of The Truth on the Houndsman XP Podcast Network, catches up with Scott on location at the Pro Sport Truck Hunt in Good Springs, AL for this one on one interview.

Scott opens up about his introduction to hunting with hounds, as well as the competition aspect of the sport.  He also talks about the greats he’s handled and owned throughout the years.  Scott also talks about his suspension from PKC and how it affected him and his dogs at the time.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy another smooth, informative conversation on THE TRUTH, Only on the Houndsman XP Podcast Network.

January 5, 2023
Pennsylvania Woodsman

Cast a Large Net for Late Season Whitetails

Whitetail
Bowhunting
Habitat
Public Land
Strategy

Typically after the end of firearms season, the majority of deer hunters have packed it up until next year. Those that pursue whitetails after Christmas with a bow or flintlock muzzleloader generally have less hunting pressure to deal with if you're able to endure the elements.  However, the herd that remains at this time of year is typically on edge; not to mention the landscape is barren providing less cover to conceal hunter movements.  Deer have been pushed into hiding spots that can seem to be like a dark hole at this time of year.  Finding these pockets can be a challenge.

This week on the Pennsylvania Woodsmen we chat with Alex Krzywulak from the In The Presence YouTube channel.  Alex is a public land hunting fanatic that seems to get it done anywhere you put him.  However, this does not come without the hard work he puts in to prepare for hunting season by scouting.  Even though late season can isolate deer making them hard to find, he is not afraid to get aggressive during morning and evening hunts this time of year.  In order for this to be successful, he casts a large net, meaning he does not rely only on a few spots to capitalize.  He feels scouting a larger area early allows more places to check this time of year to A) find deer in the first place and B) have options to fall back on if he messes a spot up during his aggressive approach.  There is still time to fill a tag and Alex is no stranger to doing so this time of year, good luck!

January 4, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

New Year, New B.S. Session

Bowhunting
Strategy
Whitetail
Public Land

On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Dan catches up with Jeremy Dinsmore for the first hunting B.S. Session of 2023. Jeremy is the host of the Antler Up podcast right here on the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network. Dan and Jeremy kick off the episode by discussing if the reality of their 2022 hunting season matched their expectations at the beginning of the year. The guys talk about their out of state hunting failures and break down what they feel they could do better to find success for next season.

In true B.S. fashion, the two talk about how they haven't necessarily lost their passion for hunting but it seems to be changing the older they get. Dan expresses how he doesn't like the direction mainstream social media and content creators seem to be taking deer hunting in regards to hunter recruitment and retention. This is a really great episode to kick off the new year, enjoy!          

January 4, 2023
The Average Conservationist

Looking Ahead w/ Jared Frasier

Big Game
Conservation
Bowhunting
Public Land
Whitetail

To kick off 2023, Marcus is once again joined by Jared Frasier from 2%. The guys catch up on how the year went for 2022 for the organization along with some changes internally that we can expect to see in the coming weeks. Jared goes over some of the partnerships he's most excited about from the previous year along with the growing numbers of conservation organizations their members are giving back to. The guys wrap up the conversation with a call to arms to help out in a dire situation around the globe. Be sure and stick around for the end, because there is some great information and ways that you can help get involved and make a huge impact on a specific species. Happy New Year, everyone!

January 4, 2023
Ohio Outdoors

Who let the Dogs out? Chris, Chris, Chris, Chris!

Big Game
Coon Hunting
Dogs
Public Land
Whitetail

This week Paul and Andrew sit down with Chris Powell of the Houndsman XP podcast. Chris is
an avid outdoorsman who’s spent many years working with hounds in the pursuit of game.
Chris has spent time chasing bears, racoons, cougars and more all while working closely with his
four legged hunting partners. Chris breaks down the ideology of hunting with hounds, the
politics involved, and the overall hunting comradery behind the sport of hunting with hounds.
Paul and Andrew haven’t been up to much besides holiday festivities with the families. The
Buckeye game was a real shot to the you know what, so we won’t talk about that. Spent some
time with the families and our buddy Jacob from GoWild down at the Great wolf lodge. Fun
times had by all. Paul is gearing up for the last push of the season on a lottery property he has
access too.
The boys are headed to ATA soon and will hopefully bring back lots of new and fun things to
discuss. Enjoy the show and have a great week!

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January 4, 2023
Antler Up

Recapping a Successful Ohio Trip

Bowhunting
Strategy
Public Land
Whitetail
Conservation

On this week's episode Dimitri and I were joined by Ian Senior.  Ian has been on the podcast before and if you didn’t get a chance to listen to that episode I’ll give you a quick run down on Ian.  Dimitri and Ian grew up together and have been hunting together for a long time.  You’ll hear references within this episode but Ian does not have social media and when you hear your friends talk about good hunters and guys that just straight up fill tags and no one really knows them…well Ian fits that bill to the T!  Ian is a great guy and a lot of fun to be around so I was really looking forward to  this podcast discussion.  

We briefly talked about how Ian took his son out hunting this archery and rifle season for the first time with the mentor license here in PA. Then we continued with our out of state discussions by having Ian and Dimitri break down their entire Ohio hunting trip.  Right before we dove into the Ohio trip discussion, Ian started his 2022 season at an outfitter in Canada for a bear hunt.  He was successful in bringing two bears home from that trip.  Following that we get into talking about some Ohio whitetails.  From their planning stage, to when they scouted, getting a campground pegged down and finally getting the chance to chase some Ohio whitetails during the week of Halloween.  Some really good takeaways in this episode from the different terrain features they hunted, the challenges they faced, what kind of sign they were finding or lack thereof and getting a chance to fill their tags.  

Thanks again for all the support and best of luck out there and Antler Up!

January 4, 2023
Houndsman XP

Hard Decision in Breeding w/ Jason Carter

Bear
Dogs
Coon Hunting
Public Land

Jason Carter is the owner and operator of Merry Meeting Kennels, professional trainer, author for Project Upland and a teacher. He fits perfectly into our theme on The Journey: teach, train and learn.

The Journey, on the Houndsman XP Podcast Network, is all about bettering the hounds we hunt. That starts with the decision to breed and the crosses we make. Jason recently wrote an article about making the hard decision on not breeding your dog. When you cherish the hounds you run and want to carry those memories through time it’s a common practice to try and replicate those hounds.

Heath and Jason start at the decision that drives us to breed our hounds. What is it that we are looking to accomplish by breeding and some ways to evaluate that decision? This is a hard conversation, as Heath and Jason discuss, that is sometimes avoided. This is a must listen if you have dogs and are interested in continuing to hunt. Sometimes the hard decision is the right decision.

January 4, 2023
The Western Rookie

The Final Day of Elk Camp

Big Game
Bowhunting
Elk
Public Land
Strategy

On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Thad Miller about Thad’s first successful year chasing elk in Colorado. Dan and Thad met at elk camp a few years back. Although Thad grew up small game hunting he recently got into big game hunting after marrying into a family of hunters. Up until this year Thad had helped pack out elk for other hunters at camp but hadn’t had an opportunity to take one for himself until the final day of the 2022 season. Dan and Thad discuss everything that went into shooting and recovering Thad’s first bull.

January 4, 2023
Southern Ground

Finding Public Land Bucks When Everything Is Against You

Whitetail
Bowhunting
Public Land
Strategy

We’re recapping the month of December, which is the rut for most of us here on the Southern Ground Hunting podcast. The season has been a grind. We’ve found ourselves stuck, trying to trust what we know about whitetail hunting even though nothing seems to be working. In this episode, Parker, Luke & Matt share some of the challenges they’ve faced during the rut and how they have been slowly putting the puzzle together one buck tag at a time. 

January 3, 2023
Whitetail Landscapes

Upcoming Land Management Projects and Post Season Hunting Data

Bowhunting
Habitat
Whitetail
Strategy

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Mark Haslam (Southeast Whitetail) discuss upcoming land management projects and get into the details of analyzing hunting season data. Jon discusses leaving trail cameras to collect data. Mark discusses his land management tactics that have allowed eight mature bucks on his property. Mark explains local hunting pressure and dog hunting for deer. Mark explains how to minimize the impact of dog hunting on his property. Jon explains the best time of year to consult.

Mark explains post season analysis data that he is most focused on, that many hunters overlook. Fetal aging, in concert with weight, tooth wear aging, fat content is critical information that allows much knowledge of the herd status and health to support critical property management decisions. Mark explains postseason planning, such as timber contracts, discing, burning, timber stand improvement, and food plots.  Mark explains the first consideration he believes any landowner should make before any decision is made to improve a hunting property.

Mark discusses his predator focus this year and what his plans are to support turkey population improvements. Mark details the steps he is taking to improve his property, from cutovers to planting. Mark explains food plot planting and essentials, while considering neighbors that benefit your overall strategy. Jon discusses how to get the highest return on investment and the problems with those that are unable to use fire on the landscape. Mark explains some key food plot considerations that will change your food plot game.

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January 3, 2023
Missouri Woods & Water

2022 Recap, Listener Questions, & Looking Forward

Whitetail
Bowhunting
Strategy
Elk
Big Game

This week on the Missouri Woods & Water podcast Nate, Micah, and Andy look back on 2022 and talk about the year passed. We also answer all the listener questions and comments asked to us through our social media posts before the show, some interesting questions posed so enjoy. We also look forward to 2023 and what we have planned moving forward. Thanks to all our listeners and supporters for another awesome year and here's to another great year ahead!!!

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January 1, 2023
The Huntavore

Venison Eye Round and Stocktails

Big Game
Bowhunting
Cooking
Whitetail

On this Episode of Huntavore it's just you and Nick kicking off 2023.  He goes into detail about a specific hind quarter cut, the eye round.  What are its characteristics, how tender is it, how it reacts to cooking, and chats about 2 successful dishes with this cut. Hope you're in the mood for asian.  Secondly, he touches on how small game is going to be a priority here while there is not ice yet, and elaborates about a “Stocktail” that can add a savory twist to your cocktail hour.  Get your appetite ready for this episode of Huntavore.

This episode is Nick breaking down the eye round cut from a hind leg.  The eye round is a wonderful cut to use when used correctly.  Long muscle grain, and very lean, the eye round is best treated as a whole cut or in the case of his two dishes, best sliced, marinaded, then seared.  On a scale of tenderness, Nick gives it a 3 out of 4 for being quite tender.  For cooking variability he gives it 2 out of 4, high quick heat is what we are going for.  Eye round serves as an almost perfect cut for a couple asian dishes.  A ramen bowl, that also uses your stock to create a broth, and a mongolian venison stir fry that was an absolute grand slam with Nick’s kids.  Here is the blog recipe for the Venison Ramen: https://sportsmensempire.com/blog/wildgame-ramen

Nick is also attempting to bring “stocktails” back into the cocktail hour.  In the 60’s along with the Bloody Mary, two drinks were made with their base being broth or stock.  The Bull Shot and Bloody Bull were stock and vodka, seasoned with salt and pepper, celery salt, and tabasco.  Nick made the switch to venison stock and adobo sauce and gave it the new name the “Buck Shot”.  For a play on tracking your deer, the “Blood Trail” is the Buck shot, served with frozen tomato juice or Bloody Mary Mix.  as the cubes melt, they release their flavor and spice, and as they melt further, the flavor gets stronger.  And just like trailing your hit buck, it finishes with a lot of excitement.  Look for both the Stir Fry and Stocktail recipes to be posted soon at the Sportsmen’s Empire Blog.

January 1, 2023
Michigan Wild

A New Mission w/ Trevor Hubbs

Big Game
Bowhunting
Conservation
Whitetail
Public Land

To kick things off in 2023, Marcus is joined by Trevor Hubbs from the Armed Forces Initiative branch of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Trevor opens things up talking about what AFI is and their mission within BHA. The guys talk about the newly appointed liaison for Michigan and what types of events are planned for 2023.Trevor goes in depth about some of the events AFI hosted last year, the good things that came out of them and messages that keep him going. After spending more than 200 nights on the road or in the field last year, Trevor feels like 2023 primed for another great year of helping the Veteran community and our public lands. Head over to Backcountry Hunters & Anglers website to learn more about the AFI.

January 1, 2023
Houndsman XP

Bears Gone Wild with Brad Luttrell

Big Game
Bear
Dogs
Public Land
Strategy

For the new comers bear hunting with hounds comes with a lot of unknowns and questions. What gear to take, what to expect, how do hounds operate, what do Houndsmen do, and the list goes on.

Brad Luttrell, CEO of Go Wild, joins Chris to recap a bear hunt that he and Derek Towles took with Heath Hyatt and the crew in Virginia. Brad dives into the full details from gear failures to an all day pack out after the bear was down. He describes the feeling of abandonment when the hunters had to round up dogs, the epic struggle against some wicked weather conditions and his feeling of accomplishment after the day was done.

This is a must listen as Houndsmen need find ways to be more inclusive and indoctrinate new hunters in a way that they can gain experience and positive opinions of hunting with hounds.

January 1, 2023
Oklahoma Outdoors

My Wife on Hunting and Family Time

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Strategy

This week on the Oklahoma Outdoors Podcast, John has one of his most special guests of all time on, his wife Mackenzie. John and Mackenzie talk about the real life struggles of balancing hunting and family. After four years of marriage, and adding a baby into the mix this year, the two talk about what they do well, and areas they still need to improve upon when it comes to John's hunting addiction. Mackenzie knew John was a big hunter before they got married, but honestly had no idea what she was getting into on a full year around basis. Not to mention how it would get even more complicated by adding a baby into the mix.

Mackenzie talks about expectations, and how she has learned to be more upfront with John before the season even gets underway. John and Mackenzie have both learned how important communication is, and the more heads up the better. Mackenzie is a planner, while John is much more go with the flow. They have learned over time that the more they can plan ahead, the better it is for both of them. John has also had to learn that a baby really does change things, and that sometimes you really have to take a step back and think about your priorities in life.

December 29, 2022
Nomadic Outdoorsman

Self Taught Hunting Addiction

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Strategy
Public Land

On this episode of The Nomadic Outdoorsman Dan talks with Sam Techau from Iowa about how his passion for hunting both started and progressed throughout his 20’s.

Although Sam has been fishing his whole life he didn’t start hunting until he was 22. Over the past six years he has learned valuable lessons about chasing after America’s number one big game animal.

As soon as he shot his first deer he was hooked. From that point on his addiction to chasing whitetails with a bow has only increased. Each year Sam tries to learn and grow as a hunter. Dan and Sam talk all about the things that have changed since the first season and look forward to what future seasons and hunts have in store.

December 29, 2022
The Hunting Gear Podcast

Graylight Hunting Application

Big Game
Strategy
Bowhunting
Public Land
Gear

On this episode of the Hunting Gear Podcast, Dan talks with Marlon Holden of Graylight about a new educational hunting app. Marlon may be best known for his outdoor photography or  the fact that he is a big mule deer bucks worst nightmare. Over the last 16 years of bowhunting mule deer in a variety of landscapes across the western United States, Marlon has not only knocked down some giant bucks but has gathered priceless information that he has used in the creation of this app.

Broken down in to short educational videos, the app focuses on everything from how to locate the best mule deer habitat, the best gear for those types of hunts, how to properly stalk in on those deer, impact of weather, and even breaking down and packing out the animal after the hunt. If you have any interest in becoming better educated mule deer hunt, this is the app for you. Enjoy!

December 29, 2022
How to Hunt Deer

How to Improve Your Deer Hunting Property

Big Game
Bowhunting
Strategy
Conservation
Habitat

In this episode of the How to Hunt Deer Podcast, Josh talks with Sam Bilhorn of Whitetail Partners about habitat improvement and hunting strategy. 

The guys begin by discussing Whitetail Partners origins, the services that they provide, and the recent addition of a network of local professionals to serve Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Georgia. From there, the conversation covers a wide variety of topics including food plots, bedding areas, hinge cutting, manipulating deer travel, and evaluating a property before you buy it. This is a fantastic listen for anyone that owns hunting property or dreams of owning hunting property some day!

December 29, 2022
Pennsylvania Woodsman

What's the Greatest Threat to Rabbit Populations?

Bird
Conservation
Dogs
Habitat

On this week's episode of the Pennsylvania Woodsman, we are discussing small game with Emily Boyd.  Emily is the small mammal biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and she drops a wealth of knowledge on us!  We discuss some of the less common small game species discussed in the Keystone State including snowshoe hares, Appalachian cottontail rabbits, and eastern fox squirrels.  Most of these species provide liberal hunting opportunities, however, snowshoe hares only have a 1 week season between Christmas and New Years.  Emily shares with us some of the habitat types you may find snowshoe hares if embarking on this adventure!

In addition to general biology, we discuss one of the greatest threats to rabbits in North America; rabbit hemorrhagic disease.  This disease has already been found in domestic rabbits, but is quickly spreading into wild populations.  The concern is not "if" but "when" will it happen?  There is a high mortality rate with those that contract it, and drastic management changes may occur to combat this issue.  Find out what you can do as a conservationist to help address the problem!

December 29, 2022
Houndsman XP

Houndsman XP From the Vault: Basics of Scent and the Scenting Hound

Bear
Big Game
Dogs
Coon Hunting

Sit down with Chris, one on one. No guests, no distractions, just plain talk about Scent and  how your hound uses its nose.  

Chris covers the importance and the urgency to get involved in your local, state and national  hound organizations before he dives into an in depth talk about the very basics of your hounds  nose. Chris talks about scent, what it really is and how your hound uses its nose to trigger  deep instinctive behaviors. 

This episode will get you started on the path to being a better trainer, hunter and ultimately an  Xtreme Performance Houndsman.

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December 28, 2022
Nine Finger Chronicles

Do You Even Hunt The Late Season Bro?

Whitetail
Strategy
Bowhunting

On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Dan talks with Josh Raley about their late season season hunting plan. Josh kicks off the episode by explaining how he scouted 6 miles of Georgia public land just to find absolutely nothing interesting. Josh also talks about his upcoming Alabama rut hunt with his family. Meanwhile in Iowa, Dan has two more tags to fill. Dan tells us about how many deer are on the farm he hunts and a slight dilemma he has to overcome if a broken mature buck shows up. Lastly, all Dan really wants to do is fill his freezer. This is a fun late season episode!

December 28, 2022
Southern Ground

Big Kentucky Bucks & A Robot Sasquatch

Big Game
Bowhunting
Strategy
Public Land
Whitetail

GoWild has been a huge supporter of the Southern Ground Hunting Podcast, and this week week get to talk to one of the men behind the platform. Brad Lutrell is probably one of our favorite dudes around. Not only is a great businessman and marketing guru, he's also a great deer hunter. This week, Brad shares the story of his big 2022 Kentucky buck. Low acorn crop forced him to hunt his property different than in years past, and finding the right mobile saddle hunting setup made it possible. We say it a lot, but it doesn't matter if you're hunting public land or private land, going mobile is the way to go!

GoWild is a free social community, designed to bring hunters and anglers together. Brad shares some of the new updates and future updates with us, including a robot sasquatch that just might take over the world one day. 

December 28, 2022
DIY Sportsman

Deer Season Strategy Review

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

On today's episode of the DIY Sportsman podcast, Garrett does a strategy review and analysis as a baseline for how to improve next year. He doesn't review any of the specific hunt details because those already have their own hunt breakdown episodes. This exercise is one that Garrett does each year with to help review and analyze what did or didn't work to try and improve for the following season. That action is something which can help anyone, and it's a useful tool even outside of deer hunting.

Garrett will plan on doing much of the same weapon type hunting next year, using a combination of traditional and compound hunting across a handful of tags. But there might be a change to the location of the earliest velvet hunt, and there will certainly be a change in the location of any firearms hunting. Garrett also talked about an additional strategy he'd need to employ to help be better prepared to tackle his pre-rut hunts next year.

December 27, 2022
The Western Rookie

Western Hunting Pressure and Points

Big Game
Bowhunting
Elk
Strategy
Public Land

On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Ryan Romero a Wyoming native and Colorado transplant about his passion for chasing bugling bulls in the mountains.

Ryan has been hunting and fishing since he could walk. His passion started during his first pheasant hunt with his dad. Ever since that moment he has lived for hunting and being in the backcountry. Dan and Ryan discuss the effects of points and hunting pressure on public land and what that means for our hunting future. Ryan is a driven and passionate person with anything he does but his drive and passion are magnified when it comes to hunting public land. Every year Ryan and his friends undertake the challenge of hitting the mountains in search of rutting bulls.

December 27, 2022
Ohio Outdoors

Justin Ross of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and Archery Hike

Big Game
Bowhunting
Conservation
Whitetail

This week Andrew and Paul give you a quick recap of their holiday endeavors, the arctic blast, of course turkeys, and other exciting things around the state.  The ODNR has awarded a grant of $25,000 to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, and why wouldn’t you want to have your buddy from FHFH on the show to discuss!

Justin Ross joins the show to talk about his cancelled Caribou hunt, last second Antelope hunt, chasing white tails around Ohio, Archery hike and of course FHFH.  Justin is an avid hunter that has some monster bucks hanging on his wall, but he has taken that passion to another level in helping local food banks with FHFH.  He’s utilizing the Archery Hike as a way to raise money for FHFH, while allowing archers to enjoy an outstanding 3-D course in the Hocking Hills.  Justin is a great friend of the show, and if you have any questions regarding FHFH or Archery hike, please let us know and we will get you in touch!

December 27, 2022
Antler Up

How to Start Planning Your Out of State Hunt w/ Tom Runscavage

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

Hey everyone, welcome to episode 153  of the Antler Up Podcast!

On this week's episode Dimitri and I were joined by Tom Runscavage.  Tom resides in North Eastern PA and is an avid hunter.  From scouting a ton in the offseason to chasing whitetails in the mountains of PA, Tom also has a passion for hunting out of state.  Jim and I had the great opportunity to share camp with Tom out of state for an early season whitetail hunt.  Prior to that trip I was able to see how much time Tom puts into his planning and preparation.  So for this specific episode we wanted to kick things off with talking about just that!  How to start planning for an out of state hunt!  Before we dive into all that good stuff, Tom was able to hunt PA this year beginning at the end of October for 21 straight days.  Tom only missed 3 of those days and with all the grit and perseverance Tom killed a PA mountain buck on the last day of the archery season.  We began the podcast talking about his PA hunting but half way through we switched gears to discussing where to begin when planning your out of state trip!

Beginning with this episode we will be discussing some out of state hunts topics, strategies and stories over the next two episodes.  To break this episode down more with Tom, he shared the two most important aspects to planning a trip out of state and those two being “budget & time.” Tom breaks down his point system process, how he organizes everything for each state, the websites he uses to help him with draw-odds and some nearby states that can be a great chance to cut your teeth on out of state hunting!  Next week we have Dimitri and Ian on to run us through their OH trip where they tell their stories of their bucks and the planning that went into that. So, with that and 2022 coming to a close I would like to say THANK YOU again for the support over the last two plus years.  We are coming up to 3 years and we love the opportunity to chat with such great individuals and hunters.  Thank you again, Happy New Year and Antler Up!

  Best of luck out there and Antler Up!

December 27, 2022
Houndsman XP

Houndsman XP: From the Vault - Three World Championships from One Family: Ed and Scott Bates

Bear
Coon Hunting
Dogs
Public Land
Predator Hunting

Ed Bates entered his first competition coonhunt in 1953. He has won two world championship, has numerous dogs that have earned their spots in the Hall of Fame, won national championships and has owned the. Most iconic dogs in the history of coonhounds and the English Coonhound breed.

Scott has won one World Championship, competed at every level and has walked among the giants his entire life. Scott loves to compete with a line of English dogs with a rich history. You will hear about his life and the priorities he set for his life.

Listeners will cherish the story as the admiration between this dynamic father and son duo is apparent.

December 27, 2022
Wisconsin Sportsman

2022 Year in Review

Big Game
Bowhunting
Fishing
Whitetail
Public Land

In this episode of the Wisconsin Sportsman Podcast, Josh Raley and Pierce Nelles recap their year in the field and a few lessons learned along the way. 

The guys kick off the conversation by talking a bit about how Josh kicked off the year with some deer scouting and Pierce with a good bit of fishing. The guys quickly turn to their turkey seasons, and both of them had a great time and were even able to hunt together. Probably the highlight of the year for both Pierce and Josh was the 2022 archery deer season, as both of them accomplished the deer hunting goals they set for themselves. They round out the conversation by talking about what they look forward to most in 2023. Whatever the next year brings, it's sure to be filled with tons of great experiences enjoying the outdoors in Wisconsin. 

December 26, 2022
Oklahoma Outdoors

The Craziest Deer Hunt of My Life

Big Game
Whitetail
Strategy
Bowhunting

We have a doozie this week on the Oklahoma Outdoors Podcast. John did a little deer hunting over the weekend, and had one of the best and worst encounters of his entire deer hunting career. If you have listened to the podcast much, you might have heard him talk about the 2% buck. A big main frame 10 point ghost he has been after ever since he first laid eyes on the buck in 2018. He refers to the buck as the "2% buck" because every year he gives himself only a 2% chance of killing him. This year, the 7 year old buck shrunk from his previous typical 10 point frame to a 9 point, but still holds as much majestic wonder as ever. For the first time since 2018, John laid eyes on the buck this weekend. Not only did he see the deer, but he had a legit chance to harvest the buck! The events that unfolded next must be heard to be believed, and even then it sounds like a stretch.

That's not the only crazy encounter John had over the weekend though. What seemed like a chip shot on another mature buck turned into a nightmare. John had a buck that had been visiting a feed site for several nights in a row, and finally had the right conditions to go in for the kill. Yet again however, some crazy circumstances led to that deer living another day, and John still holding a tag in his hand with the season quickly winding down.

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