Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: November 19th - Tenacity and Drag Rags...A Formula for Post Rut Success!
This episode finds all of us one of the best times of the year! The Post-Rut!!! I talk about the need for tenacity at this time of the year and how using a little tool called a "Drag Rag" can up your odds for success!
Nov 19 2018
Rank #8: November 20th - Post Rut Tactics on Public Grounds
This podcast I highlight some thoughts in the early morning hours as I head across Southern Iowa to some new pieces of public ground I've never hunted. I talk about the way I go about picking out these properties, the characteristics of the properties I'm looking for at this time of the year, and I talk about how I've picked out potential stand locations.
Nov 21 2018
Rank #9: 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 #10: November 17th - Bowhunting under Gun Season Pressure
In states where you can legally bowhunt during Gun Season, like so many of you are messaging me about, there are some tactical changes that need to be made. I cover some of those changes I make when hunting during gun pressure. I talk about the issues with calling and types of environments both younger and mature bucks seek when the guns go off. This podcast is a great one for bowhunters and gun hunters alike. Good luck everyone out there this weekend!
Nov 18 2018
Rank #11: November 10th - Lockdown Details and Cold Weather Gear
This episode I head into some strategy of dealing with the dreaded "Lock-Down" phase that's upcoming and some suggestions on how to deal with cold weather in the stand. We also take a moment to chat about the upcoming Vegas Shoot, the world's largest indoor archery tournament!
Nov 11 2018
Rank #12: November 9th - Public Land Ethics
We're at the tail end of the peak rut days! That means 3 to 4 days of mind numbing lack of movement...but also means that immediately following we are going to have about a week to 10 days of the best opportunities you'll have all season at mature bucks in the Midwest! Along with...a few thoughts on public land ethicacy...if that's even a word! Good luck everyone and stay safe!!
Nov 10 2018
Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: November 6th - The 3 Busiest Days of the Season are Upon Us!
This is a super short podcast as I sum up my thoughts on these 3 biggest days of the year for most whitetail enthusiasts! I wish I could give you all golden words of advice, but the next three days require more luck than skill. Focus heavily on hunting bedding zones and travel corridors between bedding zones. Most of the bucks I kill during this time period are killed between the hours of 11 and 2. My days during this time period consist mostly of all day sits in the types of environments listed above until the last couple hours of light. Then I generally move toward field edges and food sources. In essence, I just try to get in places where I feel the does will want to be, they are the key to success! Good luck everyone and hunt safe!
Nov 07 2018