12 Gauge vs. 20 Gauge: Which Shotgun is Better?

Which is your go-to shotgun of choice?

Which gauge shotgun should you default to? When you’re looking for a good shotgun you probably encounter the same question millions have before you. When it comes to a 12 gauge vs 20 gauge, the best answer is, “It depends.” 712 more words

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Gear Review: The Silver Iunio Camping Axe and Multitool

We review the Iunio silver axe and multi tool.

whitetailguruhunting.com The Iunio Silver Axe and Multitool is perfect for the avid survivalist, prepper, hiker, or camper. The Silver Axe multitool from Iunio contains several features that make the perfect survival kit in emergency situations. 503 more words

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FOB Archery Gear Review: It’s Just Like Your Normal Fletching, Only Better

We break down the FOB in this article and how it works. Visit the Whitetail Guru YouTube page to see a demonstration.

Facebook/FOB Archery FOB Archery, aka Fletching Only Better, has created a new innovative way to ‘fletch’ arrows. Recently I caught up with Brinck Bowers and Luke Hardin of FOB Archery to discuss their newly designed cylindrical FOB, which is poised to shake up the… 478 more words

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #32: FOB ARCHERY AND SPRING TURKEY HUNTING UPDATE

In this episode we talk with the owners of FOB Archery about their product and why archers should try the FOB.

On this podcast episode I talk with Luke Hardin and Brinck Bowers of FOB Archery. We discuss the difference between the FOB and traditional fletchings. We discuss the science about the FOB and how they handle well in crosswinds. The FOB installs in seconds and stabilizes broadheads. The FOB will also pop off and mark the spot of impact when there is a clean pass through. We get into the knitty gritty of how FOBs work and how to maximize your shooting potential with the FOB.

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FOB Archery

iTunes link: Episode #32

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-32-fob-archery

In this episode we discuss:

  • Turkey hunting stories and update
  • 2018 South Carolina deer season
  • FOB Archery company’s background
  • How to use the Fob
  • FOB sizing
  • The difference between the FOB and traditional fletchings
  • Crosswind effects with the FOB
  • Getting set up with the FOB
  • Using the FOB with different bows
  • Whitetail Rally Round©

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Tennessee Hunter Tags White Turkey

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Another hunter bags a white turkey this season but this time in Tennessee Cameron Bond of Warren County killed a wild white turkey in Rutherford County, Tenn. 258 more words

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #31:MICRO PLOTS AND A MATURE INDIANA BUCK WITH WESTON SCHRANK

In this episode I talk with Weston Schrank of Indiana about micro food plots and a hunt for a mature buck.

On this podcast episode I talk with Weston Schrank of Stone Road Media. Weston has also worked with Growing Deer TV and the Buck Advisors in recent years.  In our discussion we cover everything from digital media, managing micro food plots, feeding deer and an Indiana mature buck hunt.

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 31 Weston Schrank

iTunes link: Episode #31

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/31-micro-plots-and-a-mature-indiana-buck-with-weston-schrank

In this episode we discuss:

  • Stone Road Media
  • Taking advantage of the digital media
  • Micro Food plots
  • Mock scrapes
  • The story of a Kentucky mature buck
  • The story of an Indiana mature buck
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of a food plot fence
  • DeerGro
  • Post season deer feeding and acidosis
  • Whitetail Rally Round©

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #30:DESIGNING OPTIMAL DEER HABITAT WITH JAKE EHLINGER

In this episode we talk with Jake Ehlinger of Habitat Solutions 360. Jake is a deer habitat aficionado with a passion for creating optimal wildlife habitat.

On this podcast episode I talk with habitat consultant Jake Ehlinger. Jake owns and operates Habitat Solutions 360 where he travels the states helping landowners and hunters with creating great deer habitat. We dive into several different ways you as a deer hunter and wildlife manager can create optimal habitat on your property.

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 30 Jake Ehlinger

iTunes link: Episode #30

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-30-jake-ehlinger

In this episode we discuss:

  • Managing smaller properties
  • Hinge cutting
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Creating deer bedding
  • Hunting access designs
  • Food plots
  • Mock scrapes
  • Manipulating deer movement
  • Getting deer in archery range
  • Common mistakes new habitat managers make
  • Why you should hire a forester
  • How Jake implements trail cameras

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #29: LIMITED OUT OPENING WEEKEND WITH NICK TALLENT

In this episode of the podcast we talk with hunter Nick Tallent who limited out on turkeys the first weekend in Georgia.

On this podcast I talk with a buddy of mine, Nick Tallent. Nick has been successfully hunting eastern turkeys in south Georgia for many years, and this year is no different. Nick limited out on three old toms the first weekend of the season. We sit down with him and hear his story and what worked in order to bring these birds into range.

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 29

iTunes link: Episode #29

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-29

In this episode we discuss:

  • Opening day of turkey season
  • One missed shot
  • Two birds down on day two
  • Two birds down on day three last minute
  • Tactics employed
  • Call sequences
  • Run down on what worked and what didn’t opening day in South Georgia

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #28: TURKEY RESEARCH AND PREDATOR IMPACTS WITH MIKE CHAMBERLAIN

In this episode we talk to Mike Chamberlain who is a wildlife management professor with an expertise in wild turkey populations.

On this podcast I talk with Mike Chamberlain. Mike is a professor at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry. He teaches Wildlife Management and Ecology with a special emphasis on predator management and wild turkey populations. Mike is an avid hunter and is very knowledgeable in all things wildlife management.

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 28

iTunes link: Episode #28

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-28

In this episode we discuss:

  • Tri-State coyote research and monitoring
  • Resident and Transient coyotes
  • Coyote diets
  • Managing habitat for fawns and poults
  • Turkey monitoring with GPS
  • Turkey nesting behavior
  • Poult survival
  • Turkey population decline
  • Turkey predation
  • Weather impacts on the 2018 deer season

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #27:PRESCRIBED FIRE, GIRDLING AND HINGE CUTTING WITH MORIAH BOGGESS AND MARK TURNER

In this podcast we dive into prescribed fire, TSI, Girdling and hinge cutting. This is one you don’t want to miss!

On this podcast I talk with Moriah Boggess and Mark Turner. The three of us recently participated in a habitat work day at the Quality Deer Management Association headquarters. While we were there we participated in prescribed fire, worked on some timber stand improvement and learned more about scenarios to apply hinge cutting from Dr. Craig Harper of the University of Tennessee. We talk about all this and more in this episode.

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 27

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iTunes link: Episode #27

In this episode we discuss:

  • Upland oak species and benefits of fire
  • Reasons for prescribed fire
  • Canopy reduction
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Girdling and hack-and-squirt methods
  • Mineral Stumps
  • Hinge Cutting
  • QDMA Habitat Day
  • OnX Giveaway

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