Top Five Podcast Episodes by Whitetail Guru Fans

These are the top five most listened to podcast episodes by Whitetail Guru fans. In fact, it is hard to argue with the statistics. These are some great episodes and conversations with fellow hunters and biologists that you do not want to miss. As we draw closer to deer season you may want to listen again and see if there is a nugget you may have missed the first go-round. Either way we hope you enjoy!

5. #45: Tagged Out! Two Late Season November Bucks.

This episode highlights Nathan’s quick 2019 season where he tagged out on two nice bucks before the end of November. Both Georgia bucks, Nathan walks through step by step how he put the pieces together to harvest a five-and-a-half and three-and-a-half year-old buck.

4. #42: : Public Land Bear Hunting, Plans for the Rut and Mentoring New Hunters

This episode lays out Nathan and Daniel’s plan to make a DIY trip to north Georgia for the fall bear season. This is Nathan’s first go at a Georgia bear, and the two map out possibilities and plans. Likewise, they dive into the importance of bringing someone else alongside and teaching them the basics of hunting.

3. #41: Chronic Wasting Disease and Hemorrhagic Disease with Kip Adams

We cannot encourage this interview with Kip Adams enough. He details the detriment of deer diseases and how they can quickly become an issue if we as hunters do not do our part. What was once a western United States problem is now a problem for all deer hunters.

2. #39: Public Land Whitetail Deer Research with Gino D’Angelo

Gino D’Angelo gives insightful data on the research he and his team is conducting in the southern Appalachia region. Deer densities are light and numbers are not increasing anytime soon. He goes over his research and what needs to be done in order for the future success of deer in this part of the United States.

1. #47: Bear Biology and Behavior with State Project Leader Adam Hammond

Bear hunting is quickly becoming a fan favorite, and hunters realize there are several opportunities within their state or the state next door. Biologist Adam Hammond has years of experience with bears and shares valuable information about black bear behavior in the South.

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2019 Deer Lottery Odds for Georgia WMA’s

Each year hunters can wager priority points for quota hunts across the state of Georgia. Hunters can just about apply for any game species Georgia has to offer, however the odds vary depending on location and species.

Last year’s lottery draw odds are located here for WMA deer hunts, and state park deer hunt odds from 2019 can be found here. Take note, though, that some state parks only allow hunts every other year, so if you do not see the park you are interested in it is probably because a hunt was not offered last year.

There is no harm in simply applying for points only, and it cost you nothing. So for example, if you are interested in hunting Georgia alligators one day you might want to start building up points now.

With the current status of our nation and the onslaught of COVID-19, resourcing natural protein from Georgia’s wild game animals is an even more enticing and affordable option.

For the complete rules on quota hunts click here.

*All information was researched from the Georgia Wildlife website.

5 Practices for Hunters During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the midst of all the chaos and self-quarantining hunters still have the ability to be productive. I am a strong believer that preparation will lead to success when hunting. Many times I find myself itching for opening day only to realize I left a bow hanger or forgot to refill my Thermacell. During this season of social distancing why not get ready for deer and turkey season? Here are five practices for hunters during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shoot Your Bow

I feel like one can never practice with their archery tackle too much. There’s no better time than now to pull out your bow and shoot some arrows. Maybe you need to tune it up after a long season, or maybe you just need some repetition to get more comfortable with you gear. Whatever the case may be, maximize the down time. If you feel like you are competent enough try shooting at greater distances or elevating your heart rate while shooting to make it a real-life scenario.

Share Venison

First, let me preface this by saying obey all local, state and federal laws before sharing venison. Most places currently are limiting groups to no more than 10 people. What better time to get someone hooked on venison then right now when grocery stores are swamped and supplies are limited? Not only is this a good way to bring someone into the hunting fold, but it is also an avenue to be a good neighbor. Share a roast, ground or even a back strap.

Practice Hang-and-Hunts

Now is a good time, if you are not already, to get good with your hang-and-hunt systems. Whether you are testing out a new saddle or a classic lock-on stand, there is no better time to get comfortable and confident with your run-n-gun gear. I recognize not everyone has trees readily available in their yard. However, you are able to fine-tune your gear or even head to public land and practice there as well.

Pattern Your Shotgun

Turkey season is quickly approaching, and as of right now hunters are still able to participate in most places. If you have a place to pattern your gun take advantage of the time practicing at different distances. Get confident with which distances you feel like you can harvest a turkey. Once again preparation will only make you a better hunter, and it might just be the difference between a bird on the ground and a bird flying out of your life forever.

Try a New Recipe

If your freezer is stocked with wild game from this past winter experiment with a new recipe. Wild game is a great source of protein, and you know where it comes from unlike most meats at big box retail stores. No need to worry about the meat aisle emptying when your freezer is full of venison or waterfowl. I personally will be trying my hand at cooking duck breasts for the first time this spring.

Naturally the point of all this is to be productive and to become a better hunter or steward of our wild game and resources. Teach somebody else. Take someone hunting. Share venison. Don’t waste time binge watching television while the opportunity to be a better hunter and recruit new hunters is at our fingertips.

[Video] 2019 Georgia Deer Hunting Season: 5 1/2-Year Old Buck Falls

Here’s the story of the three journey of a buck I call “Car-Jacker.”

2019 Georgia Deer Hunting Vlog: I catch up with a 5 1/2-year old known as “Car-Jacker.”

This story started at least three years ago when this buck showed up on my trail camera looking a little gimpy. After watching him over the years I knew he was a resilient animal. After seeing him for the first time on the small 10-acre parcel I hunt I dropped for a conclusion to the story.

This buck had a broken leg which undoubtedly affected his antlers in 2017 (see video). Additionally, he had a sore on his leg which made it seem like he drug his leg whenever he walked. He also had a split ear and a bare spot on the back of his heel. This buck was truly a warrior. I’m thankful I got to punch my tag on him. Through jawbone analysis we aged him at 5 1/2-years old. He had 6-inch bases and 10 scoreable points.

This is the three year journey of “Car-Jacker.”

 

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #44: (Part 2) Rut Update, Lockdown, Late Season Tactics

Learn how to approach the late season with these tactics we discuss.

On this podcast mini-sode we break down our rut hunts as well as my late season tactics that we’ll implement over the next few weeks. This is a short segment detailing with what we’ve been seeing in the woods. Though it may not necessarily be the same in your region hopefully some of these ideas will make something click for you as the hunter to have success this season.

We encourage you to listen to the podcast by clicking the link below. If you like the podcast please also take time to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes by clicking the link below. These positive reviews and subscriptions help us more than you know.

iTunes link: Episode #44

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 44

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-44-late-season-tactics

In this episode we discuss:

    • Rut hunting updates
    • Weather fronts
    • Lock-down phase
    • Late season tactics
    • Buck movement
    • Time in the stand
    • Hunting food sources
    • Hunting edges and transitions

Show Notes: 

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #43: Pre-Rut Recap and Rut Activity Update

On this podcast mini-sode I break down my pre-rut hunts as well as my rut hunts over the last few weeks. This is a short segment detailing what I’ve been seeing. Though it may not necessarily be the same in your region hopefully some of these ideas will make something click for you as the hunter to have success this season.

We encourage you to listen to the podcast by clicking the link below. If you like the podcast please also take time to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes by clicking the link below. These positive reviews and subscriptions help us more than you know.

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast

iTunes link: Episode #43

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-43-rut-update

In this episode I discuss:

    • Pre-Rut Recap
    • Weather fronts
    • Lock-down phase
    • North Georgia rut hunt
    • Buck movement
    • Time in the stand
    • Free turkey

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #42: Public Land Bear Hunting, Plans for the Rut and Mentoring New Hunters

In this episode we discuss our DIY black bear hunt, our plans to hunt the rut, and my experience mentoring a new hunter.

On this podcast episode Daniel and I break down our public land bear hunting trip as well as what we have planned for hunting the rut. We also discuss what it’s like to mentor a new hunter and some of the common questions new hunters may have when getting started.

We encourage you to listen to the podcast by clicking the link below. If you like the podcast please also take time to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes by clicking the link below. These positive reviews and subscriptions help us more than you know.

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast

iTunes link: Episode #42

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-42

In this episode we discuss:

    • North Georgia DIY black bear hunt
    • Scouting black bears
    • Summer scouting
    • Rut hunting plans
    • Mentoring a new hunter
    • #mentor2hunt
    • Field to Fork

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3 Essentials for Your Early Season Hunting Pack

Here are some hunting pack essentials everyone can use.

The early season can be brutally hot and uncomfortable. Here are a few items to stash in your pack. 

Thermacell 


This time of year a Thermacell is your best friend, especially in the South. With unseasonably warm temperatures mosquitoes, gnats and other disease-carrying insects will still be out in full force, and a Thermacell is great to ward them off. Diseases are no joke.

Dead Down Wind Wipes

With all the sweating we do as hunters walking to and from our stand, carrying wipes to not only eliminate some of the stench, but also so you’re not soaking wet while sitting in the stand will save a lot of headache.

Outdoor Edge Skinning Kit

It’s important to be prepared when you do harvest a deer. There’s nothing worse when you’re cleaning a deer and you don’t have the proper gear, and then you end up having to pay someone to do it. The Outdoor Edge kit contains everything you need.

NEXT: 5 Killer Trail Camera Deals Just In Time For Deer Season

FOB Archery Video Review

In this video review we take a look at the FOB by FOB Archery.

Recently, we did wrote a review breaking down the in’s and out’s of the FOB. Now we have released a video review showing our thoughts about the FOB. Take a look.

Right now if you use the code “GURU10” at checkout you will receive 10 percent off your order at fobarchery.com

For more information about how to tie nock sets watch the video here.

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #37: DIY BLACK BEAR HUNT IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA

On this episode we discuss our DIY black bear hunting trip.

On this podcast episode I talk to hunter Daniel Garrett about a DIY black bear trip that the two of us have planned this fall. We discuss our gear and our approach as we plan for this trip that many people can replicate. Take a listen. We hope you enjoy!

We encourage you to listen to the podcast by clicking the link below. If you like the podcast please also take time to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes by clicking the link below. These positive reviews and subscriptions help us more than you know.

iTunes link: Episode #37

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-37-diy-black-bear-hunt

In this episode we discuss:

    • DIY black bear hunting
    • Necessary gear
    • Hunting mountain terrain
    • Hunting the wind
    • Food sources
    • Scouting
    • Successful mature whitetail hunt

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