Rank #1: October 28th - Scent Control
This episode highlights my entire scent control process. Both elaborate and somewhat boring as it is, it is vital to be diligent in your scent control strategy in the coming weeks! I discuss the Phaze Scent Control line of products, Ozonics, and Chancy Walter's Big Buck Ruiner Cover Up Spray! There are tons of great products out there, but regardless of the products you choose, your scent system should fall in-line with something similar to this process to maximize your opportunities at mature whitetail bucks!
Oct 28 2018
Rank #2: November 5th - Primetime Scent Time with Shawn Jenks and Michael Lloyd
Public land whitetails...here we come! These next 5 to 7 days are going to be you're best bet for hammering a mature whitetail across much of the midwest and in this LENGTHY, but information packed episode, I sit down with Shawn Jenks of Jinx'em Scents and Michael Lloyd of 41 digital to discuss all things scents. Most importantly, how to use them at the moment to increase our success in our upcoming public land ventures! We also announce a special that Shawn is running on a combo scent offer that is PERFECT for this time of year! Click the link here to take advantage of this one time offer! https://jinxemscentsshop.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Frod-white-scrape-activatorjinxem-scents-doe-estrus
Nov 05 2018
Rank #3: November 16th - Breeding Grunts, Tending Grunts, and Rattling
In this episode, I talk about the use of breeding grunts and tending grunts as well as help define the differences between the two and how to use them effectively. I also talk about the role of rattling and blind calling as well as touch on expectations as we kick off the Post Rut!
Nov 17 2018
Rank #4: November 7th - No Apologies!
In this peak-rut podcast, I share some thoughts about not only the state of the rut as usual, and some tips and tactics about where I've found success at this time of the year, but I also talk with Michael Lloyd of 41 Digital and discuss a little about social media expectations and hunters who share their successes in the social media spotlight. What others think of your success shots and why or if it really should matter to you.
Nov 08 2018
Rank #5: November 15th - The Fast Approaching Post Rut
With the coming of the end of the Lock Down phase are the reactivation and use of scrapes. i talk about what that means for you and your hunting plans, the use of trail cameras at this time of year, and the trigger that we need to kick off my favorite time of the year...the Post Rut!
Nov 16 2018
Rank #6: October 27th - Deer Communication, Rattling and Vocalizations
This episode I cover rattling in a detailed discussion and vocalizations you should be using these next few days! How, when, where, and why's are all discussed!
Oct 27 2018
Rank #7: October 29th - Keeping Expectations in Check!
This episode is all about keeping your emotions and expectations in check! I talk about the moon phase, deer breaking the space-time continuum, the ups and downs of the upcoming days, and what factors really are going to impact your success! Good luck everyone and stay safe!
Oct 29 2018
Rank #8: November 18th - Perfect Learning Conditions
This episode I talk a little bit about the opportunity the snow has given us in the Midwest for those of you that have gotten some. Lots of you have had questions about how to identify bedding areas and travel corridors...well with a blanket of snow on the ground like this...there is no time like the present to learn!
Nov 19 2018
Rank #9: November 8th - Peak Rut Locations, Weather, and Food Sources
Snow has hit the Midwest! And, yes, even during the peak of the Rut, the first snow of the year can have a profound effect on the movement we hope to experience tomorrow! In this episode I cover thoughts on my experiences with the first snow of the year, changing food preferences for does in estrus, and the types of habitats I'll be targeting tomorrow and through at least the next 48 hours. Good luck to everyone...Hunt smart and hunt safe!
Nov 09 2018
Rank #10: November 12th - Preparing for the Post Rut
This podcast I have the last appearance and last thoughts from Michael Lloyd of 41 Digital for the season on whitetails. Dustan Fenton, a very close friend of mine joins us as well. And we cover looking ahead to the Post Rut, my favorite time of the year! Multiple discussions are had around what to expect, the viability of cameras, wrapping up the years scouting, and more! Sorry for the slight delay on this one guys and gals! One of the audio channels was a little on the quiet side with Dustan and took me a bit to try to resolve it as best as I could. My apologies again for the delay, you'll be getting hit with two doses today!
Nov 13 2018
Rank #11: November 11th - Defining the Lock Down Phase
This episode I go into pretty in depth detail about what the Lock Down phase really consists of and why it exists. I talk about the strategy for success for this phase and the strategies of both mature and immature bucks. Specifically in regards to how they approach the multitudes of does coming into estrous and the days leading up to and away from this frustrating time of the year for us as hunters!
Nov 12 2018
Rank #12: November 13th - Post Rut Terrain and Map Info
In this episode I cover the important information on how I'm using my maps now and preparing for the next 7 to 10 days. Although I can't hunt all of them because of kid duty and Thanksgiving, these are the best days to capitalize on mature bucks opportunities. They'll be making a lot of mistakes and they'll be using terrain to cover as much ground as possible as efficiently as possible in search of estrous does. So this episode is about the changes in how I look at a map and select locations for this specific time of year. Good luck everyone!
Nov 14 2018
Rank #13: October 31st - Maps and Arial Scouting
This episode is built for those of you dying for info on map reading and arial scouting. I cover several topics with the use of the OnX Maps system. And although I can't give you a promo code or anything, because they aren't a sponsor...I can tell you there is a free trial that will get you through the fall. So I would suggest downloading the app to get familiar with it and give it a shot! The web address is www.onxmaps.com
Oct 31 2018
Rank #14: November 14th - Lockdown in Progress
Theres not a whole lot I can give you guys and gals for information. Today's podcast just sums up the simple truth that you have to be just darn, darn lucky to get an opportunity. So just take this time, if you have it off, to double check your gear, do some laundry, or pick a tree and hope for the best! Good luck everyone and stay safe!
Nov 16 2018
Rank #15: October 26th - Treestand Setups - Rod's Run-n-Gun Setups
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I have 3 platforms I run, the old school Loc-on Brand Windwalker, the Lone Wolf Assault 2, and the M7 Microlite from Millenium. All of these stands have served me well but for the most part on my run and gun late October hunts, I run the WindWalker. When I hit the first of November I'm running the Alpha 2, because I like having the addition of a seat, which is removed in my WindWalker.
For my climbing system I usually use two or three of the lone wolf climbing sticks with an added foot strap for additional height, and screw in steps where legal.
Good luck out there everyone and hunt safe!
Oct 26 2018