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287 John Eberhart - Saddle Hunting Novice to Expert

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Release Date: 10/27/2019

301 Jedi and Dixie - Maine Cabin Masters - Restoring Maine's Deer Camps show art 301 Jedi and Dixie - Maine Cabin Masters - Restoring Maine's Deer Camps

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

Every deer hunter has dreamed of owning their own hunting camp.  Most camps or hunting cabins are usually weathered, or shifted, or rotted. Not to worry though, the Maine Cabin Masters can turn a teardown into an almost-new deer camp palace in just a few months.  We hash out the details of finding and rebuilding a deer cabin Dixie and Jedi, (aka Matt Dix and Jared Baker of the show Maine Cabin Masters.  And of course, we talk about Matt and Jared's Maine deer hunting adventures.

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300 John Nores -  Hunter, Warden, Conservation, Hidden War show art 300 John Nores - Hunter, Warden, Conservation, Hidden War

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

California Game Warden Lt. John Nores, now retired, has been at the forefront and on the front lines of an under-reported battle against thousands of drug cartel members who grow toxic marijuana on U.S. soil. Not only does black market marijuana cultivation undermine legitimate growers, but it endangers lives and wildlife populations unimagined. Jay breaks down the book Hidden War with Author John Nores and talks deer hunting in John's home state of Montana. 

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299 Ted Bright - Slinging It show art 299 Ted Bright - Slinging It

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

Ted Bright is, as you might expect, a diehard deer hunter who likes prefers the a mobile hunt over a fixed stand. Ted uses a sling or harness to maneuver from tree to tree based on when and where he's finding active big buck sign. We go over Ted's approach, hunts from previous years, shooting from muscle memory, and the techniques that he uses to identify a good spot to hunt and how to gain landowner permission.

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298 Doug Whitcomb -  Buck Hunt Secrets show art 298 Doug Whitcomb - Buck Hunt Secrets

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

Anyone who has hunted mature bucks has a secret or two about how to hunt them.  Quite frankly, it's the foundation of this show. And then Doug Whitcomb said he'd figured something out.  I was all ears.  After all, he and a few people in his circle of hunters, were killing mature New Hampshire bucks almost yearly without tracking snow.  Not an easy task.   Doug shares how he goes about his secret for hunting mature NH bucks without snow in the episode.

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297 Brian Austin - Beast Mode Archery - Quarantined Fitness show art 297 Brian Austin - Beast Mode Archery - Quarantined Fitness

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

Despite being quarantined, I can't imagine any sportsman sitting at home doing nothing.  It's just not in our blood.  Let's face it, our playground is the great outdoors and we practice lots of social distancing without the restrictions of COVID-19.  But, there may be some other things we can do to stay in hunt-ready shape and we thought of nobody better to give us some at home fitness ideas to stay bow-ready than Brian Austin of Beast Mode Archery.   

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296 Rackology - Spring Food Plots, Kill Plots, Supplements show art 296 Rackology - Spring Food Plots, Kill Plots, Supplements

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

Our world is upside down.  However, planting spring food plots seems to be an acceptable form of social distancing.  So we turned to our goods friends Eric Fitzgerald and Jason Obermiller from the seed, nutritional supplement, and fertilizer company Rackology to discuss how to do it right.  When should you plant?  When is the soil moisture and temperature just right?  Should soil testing be done?  What about fertilizer?  Where should my next food plot go?  Tun

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295 Jay Scott Ammann - Big Buck Registry Creator Editor & Chief with Where2Hunt show art 295 Jay Scott Ammann - Big Buck Registry Creator Editor & Chief with Where2Hunt

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

Recently, Jay appeared on the Where2Hunt podcast for an opportunity to share more about the BBR and to share the story behind Jay's 2019 NH buck. Since the interview, lots has changed in the world.  Jay had cardiac catheter surgery where cardiologists found a 95% blockage in Jay's widow maker cardiac artery. Two stents later, Jay is feeling better than ever. And then there's COVID-19 issue. Man, we can't wait for deer season and you can't catch the corona virus walking alone in the woods. Be safe every

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294 Wayne Saunders - Warden's Watch, Game Thieves, North Woods Law - Part Two show art 294 Wayne Saunders - Warden's Watch, Game Thieves, North Woods Law - Part Two

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In a 23 year celebrated career filled with wild stories & tales of Game Warden lore, the beginning started with one of the biggest tragedies on New Hampshire soil.  As a conservation officer, Wayne Saunders has caught many a poacher and became a regular on North Woods Law. Now Wayne often reflects on his duties as Lieutenant while interviewing Conservation Officers from around the country on his latest retirement project, a podcast call Warden's Watch.  This is Part Two of Wayne's story.

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294 Wayne Saunders - Warden's Watch, Game Thieves, North Woods Law - Part One show art 294 Wayne Saunders - Warden's Watch, Game Thieves, North Woods Law - Part One

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

In a 23 year celebrated career filled with wild stories & tales of Game Warden lore, the beginning started with one of the biggest tragedies on New Hampshire soil.  As a conservation officer, Wayne Saunders has caught many a poacher and became a regular on North Woods Law. Now Wayne often reflects on his duties as Lieutenant while interviewing Conservation Officers from around the country on his latest retirement project, a podcast call Warden's Watch.  This is Part One of Wayne's story.

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293 Christian Williams - Bow Shot Biomechanics and Archery Strong show art 293 Christian Williams - Bow Shot Biomechanics and Archery Strong

Deer Hunt by Big Buck Registry

When an athletic event involves repetitive motion in order to achieve success, it's important to understand the biomechanics of that movement.  The golf swing, pitching a baseball, and the archery shot are good examples.  Christian Williams, an exercise science specialist, and avid bowhunter, breaks down the mechanics of the bow shot, how to improve strength and endurance, which muscles are important, and injury prevention. And of course, we talk a bunch about how it all relates to bowhunting.

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John Eberhart joined us last on Episode 209, where we broke down John's tactics and answered questions based on listener curiosities.  This time is a little different. Jay, now with a few saddle hunts under his belt and a first hand account of what it's like, hits John with numerous questions from the novice to the legendary saddling hunting expert. Jay and John engage in many details of saddle hunting overlooked in the first interview.

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Deer News

Here's What We Discuss:

  • The Hunting Public Hunt Contest
  • The Hunting Beast and Jeff Sturgis
  • Greg and Ernie from Tethrd
  • Deer Camp with Heavy Social Media
  • 1981 Anderson Tree Sling
  • 360 Degree Shooting and Tree Blocker
  • Hunting Higher, Modifications
  • 22 Advantages to the Saddle
  • Shooting More Accurately, 3 Point Contact
  • Dad Bod Setup
  • Easy to Change Out Gear
  • Scouting and Prepping, Deer First
  • Scouting in Feb, March, April and 40 Trees
  • Spikes Where Allowed
  • Must have Security Cover 
  • Must have Secure Transition Cover from Bedding
  • Not Afraid to Move, Adapt, Freelance, Improvise
  • Can Never Have Enough Trees Prepped
  • Steps vs Platform
  • Getting Into the Tree, Public Land
  • Cranford Folding Steps
  • Cranford Step Rings
  • Sticks are Cumbersome
  • Aiders
  • Cranford strap Ons and Screw In
  • Getting Up and Down the Tree
  • Closer to the Tree, Stronger Platform
  • It's about Killing Deer
  • You Will Get Pic'd 
  • Keep Body Profile Close to the Tree
  • Leaning Shots, Lean Left (Mostly)
  • Tree is Always Between Hunter and Deer
  • Always Try to Shoot Strong
  • I Wish I Did This 30 Years Ago
  • Subtle Smooth Movement
  • Tree Yoga
  • Tree Stand Companies Hate the Saddle Idea
  • Spring Workshops, Kids and Saddles
  • Never Disconnected, 2020 Will Be Interesting
  • Kill Mode, Killing Bucks
  • Post Season Prep
  • Seasonal Timing Hunts, Apples, Oaks
  • Entry and Exit Routes
  • Shooting Lanes
  • Foliage Down Spring Same as Mid Fall
  • Interior Bedding Area Hunting
  • 35% Midday Buck Kills, Gotta Stay All Day
  • The Right Spot for Midday
  • Differences Between Perimeter Bedding and Bedding
  • In Really Early, Out Late
  • Buck Activity, Is Worthless After Dark
  • Thinking About Work
  • Stick to the Plan or Don't Hunt
  • Never Forget the Failures
  • 20-28 Inch Diameter Trees
  • Memorable Hunt

 

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This Show was Written, Edited, and Produced by Jason “Jay” Scott Ammann

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