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#136 - Creating Opportunities w/Josh Ilderton

#136 - Creating Opportunities w/Josh Ilderton

November 30, 2020

Josh Ilderton of The Untamed has an extremely aggressive hunting style that helps him get into range of big bucks on heavily pressured areas. In this episode, Zach and Josh discuss how to get more aggressive and create opportunities that you wouldn't get from sitting back and watching the action from a distance. 

Topics Include: 

-what Josh learned from targeting one buck
-why Zach feels like he has been too hesitant this season
-the story of Josh's successful stalk this season

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#135 - Tips for Decoying and Calling Bucks! w/Greg Clements

#135 - Tips for Decoying and Calling Bucks! w/Greg Clements

November 23, 2020

Greg and his family have been using decoys for decades. Hunting the open country of Nebraska they have had more success using a decoy than just about any other tactic. In this episode, Zach and Greg discuss different situations where decoys and calling could help put a buck in easy bow range! 

Topics Include: 

-situational decoy and calling strategies 
-the best time of the season to use a decoy
-how to setup a decoy

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#134 - Hunting the Oaks and Hunting Mishaps w/Catman

#134 - Hunting the Oaks and Hunting Mishaps w/Catman

November 17, 2020

Jonathan Boehme, better known as “Catman” is a deer killing machine. He uses woodsman ship skills to find where deer are feeding and sets up around specific oak trees that are dropping acorns to get close enough for a shot. In this episode, Zach and Ben talk with Catman about how his strategy changes throughout the season and how he stays close to where deer are spending their time. We also share some stories of hunting mishaps that you may get a good laugh out of! 

Topics Include: 

-how to pick the right oaks to setup on
-rut tactics
-stories from hunts that didn't go as planned

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#133 - Strategies For Hunting Hot Days During The Rut!

#133 - Strategies For Hunting Hot Days During The Rut!

November 9, 2020

Throughout most of the country the rut is happening somewhere in your hunting area. It is up to you to find where the action is! In this episode, Zach talks with his friends Ben and Keith Robinson to discuss how to take advantage of different weather conditions throughout the rut, and how they have specifically found the action during the first week with unseasonably warm weather. 

Topics Include: 

-how we found hill country bucks during hot weather
-the story of Ben's public land buck
-Ben's expectations for hunting Iowa for the first time

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#132 - Reading Thermals in Hill Country w/Jeff Sturgis

#132 - Reading Thermals in Hill Country w/Jeff Sturgis

November 2, 2020

Sometimes hunting big ridge systems can seem like a nightmare for swirling winds. But Jeff Sturgis believes if you learn how wind is effected by thermals in hill country you can actually begin to "cheat" the wind and hunt certain spots with multiple winds. In this episode, Jeff and Zach discuss different situations in hill country and how they would play the wind and thermals to their advantage. They discuss a lot from the basics of thermals to specific setup scenarios and what they would expect wind to do in those setups. 

Topics Include: 

-the basics of thermals in the hills
-how to "cheat the wind"
-where to setup based off the thermals and how that changes throughout the day

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#131 - The Challenges of Hunting the Northeast w/Brett Joy and Jon Lewis

#131 - The Challenges of Hunting the Northeast w/Brett Joy and Jon Lewis

October 26, 2020

Brett Joy and Jon Lewis are residents of the Northeastern states of New Hampshire and New York. Their perspective of whitetail hunting is different than most of the country's due to the unique habitat and terrain that can only be found in their region. In this episode, Zach talks with Jon and Brett about their experiences hunting the big woods settings and some of the strategies they put into place to find mature bucks. 

Topics Include: 

-terrain funnels in northeastern hill country
-benefits of still hunting and stand hunting in big timber
-the story of how Brett tracked and shot a huge buck in New Hampshire!

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#130 - October in Hill Country w/Keith Robinson

#130 - October in Hill Country w/Keith Robinson

October 19, 2020

Zach and Keith discuss hunting in hill country during October and some of the things they have learned this season. Solid stands of timber and maximum foliage cover can be overwhelming when hunting early in the season in hilly terrain. Not only does it seem like deer can be anywhere but changing thermals create wind conditions that make it seem impossible to setup.  In this episode, we talk about our approach to finding deer in the dense forests of Ohio and some things were learned from blown setups. Keith also tells the story of how he setup on a bedding ridge in the first week of October and had a mature buck do exactly what he needed him to for a shot!

Topics Include: 

-reading thermals throughout the day
-bedding shifts that happen throughout the month
-the story of how Keith killed his biggest buck in the first week of October

 

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#129 - Hunting Pressured Whitetails w/John Eberhart

#129 - Hunting Pressured Whitetails w/John Eberhart

October 12, 2020

John Eberhart has years of experience hunting pressured whitetails. In this episode, we discuss everything from what John is looking for when picking a new property to hunt to exactly what his setups look like to get into bow range of big bucks. 

 

Topics Include: 

-John's scouting plan
-what John looks for in a new property
-the value of security cover in pressured areas

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#128 - Don’t Overthink It! - Ted’s Opening Day Buck!

#128 - Don’t Overthink It! - Ted’s Opening Day Buck!

October 5, 2020

In this episode, we talk about different places that deer spend their time on public land and how that changes throughout the season. We also talk about how we often times overthink the situation early in the season and end up going past the deer because we are so focused on getting away from hunting pressure. Ted and Ethan didn't over think during Iowa's opener and knocked down a buck and we tell the story of what happened! 

 

Topics Include: 

-different strategies we used on opening day
-where deer spend their time on public land
-the story of Ted's buck

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#127 - Early Season Tactics for Public Land Success! - w/Erik Barber

#127 - Early Season Tactics for Public Land Success! - w/Erik Barber

September 29, 2020

Erik Barber has had early season success year after year. On this week’s episode, we dive into different factors that play into his success and some of the things you can take advantage of during the early season to find big, unpressured bucks!

Topics Include: 

-benefits of being the first to the woods
-early season calling tactics and scenarios 
-early season bedding areas

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