Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #41: Chronic Wasting Disease and Hemorrhagic Disease with Kip Adams

Check out our latest episode with Kip Adams of QDMA about prominent deer diseases.

On this podcast episode I talk to Kip Adams who is the Director of Conservation for the Quality Deer Management Association. In this episode we take a deep dive into two prominent deer disease. This episode is educational for every hunter, especially those in CWD zones. Take a listen! Apply it! We hope you enjoy!

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 41 Kip Adams

iTunes link: Episode #41

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-41-kip-adams

In this episode we discuss:

    • Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease
    • Outbreaks of 2007 and 2012
    • HD regional outbreaks of 2019
    • Chronic Wasting Disease
    • History of CWD
    • How CWD is spread
    • CWD regulations
    • Testing for CWD
    • Wisconsin CWD Study
    • CWD recommendations for testing deer
    • Whitetail Rally Round©

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #40: Mississippi Whitetails Plus Tick Allergy And Diseases with Moriah Boggess

In this episode I talk with Moriah Boggess about the infamous tick allergy and Mississippi whitetails.

On this podcast I talk with Moriah Boggess who is a graduate student at Mississippi State University. Moriah talks about his experience hunting Mississippi public land as well as the allergy and diseases that certain tick species carry. We talk about all this and more in this episode of the the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast.

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iTunes link: Episode #40

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-40-mississippi-whitetails

In this episode we discuss:

    • DIY Utah Elk Hunt
    • Mississippi public land whitetails
    • Whitetail hunting stories
    • Hunting terrain and food plots
    • Tick Red Meat Allergy
    • Tick Diseases
    • Prescribed Fire
    • #Mentor2Hunt

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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

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #39: Public Land Whitetail Deer Research with Gino D’Angelo

In this episode we look at how poor habitat and large predator numbers can drastically affect whitetail deer populations.

On this podcast episode I talk to Gino D’Angelo about public land whitetail deer populations in north Georgia wildlife management areas. Gino is an Assistant Professor of Deer Ecology and Management at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. Take a listen! We hope you enjoy!

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Gino D'Angelo

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-39-gino-dangelo

iTunes link: Episode #39

In this episode we discuss:

    • Sources of fawn mortality
    • Case studies on predators
    • Declines in deer populations in Appalachia
    • Predator effects on fawn survival
    • Black bear population increases
    • Capturing and collaring deer
    • Habitat influences on fawn survival
    • How hunters can affect change
    • How you can help local researchers
    • Whitetail Rally Round©

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5 Killer Trail Camera Deals Just In Time For Deer Season

Looking for a new trail camera but don’t want to spend a lot? Check out these five affordable options.

Are you looking to add a few more trail cameras to your arsenal? If so, we’ve picked out five economic choices based on capability and brand that we think might fit you well. There are plenty of options to choose from. If you don’t find one you like simply click one of the links below and continue shopping for any last minute hunting gear.

Spypoint Link Micro Nationwide Wireless Trail Camera –$119.99

The smallest wireless camera on the market contains 4 power LED’s, Fast 4G Photo Transmission with preactivated SIM and is fully configurable with the app. The camera runs off a micro sd card with a 0.5 second trigger speed, 10 MP and an 80-foot detection range. You can receive up to 100 pictures a month for free. Learn more by clicking the link below.

Buy on Amazon

Muddy Pro-Cam 14 Game Camera – $53.99

With 14 MP full color daytime photos, invisible flash, 50-foot detection range and optional 2-to-6 photo burst with 2-second intervals, the Muddy Pro-Cam 14 is the best bang for your buck. The camera is compact and reliable and comes in at an affordable price.

Buy on Amazon

Bushnell 16MP Trophy Cam HD Essential E3 Trail Camera, Brown – $73.21

This Bushnell camera was originally priced at $109.99. It contains 0.3 second trigger speed, 100-foot detection and illumination distance and 720p video that can record for 30 seconds. It accepts up to 32GB SD Cards and operates on 8 AA batteries.

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Tasco 3 MP Trail Camera with Low Glow IR Night Vision, Tan – $33.97

If you’re on a budget or you want to hang some cameras on public land this is the camera for you. It contains a 30-foot flash distance and a 1-second trigger speed. It’s compatible with 32 GB SD Cards and requires 8 AA batteries.

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Moultrie A-40 Game Camera – $69.95

The Moultrie brand has stood the test of time. This camera is 14MP and contains a 0.7 trigger speed. It also comes with 720p video and is compatible with Moultrie Mobile which is sold separately. It requires 8 AA batteries.

Buy on Amazon

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #38: Venison Stock and Northeast Whitetails with Timothy Kent

In this episode we talk with Timothy Kent about a great venison stock recipe and hunting northeast whitetails.

On this podcast episode I talk to Timothy Kent of Phenix Branding. In this episode we talk about how Tim prepares venison stock from the time he harvests his deer to the time he packages the final product. We also discuss hunting whitetails in New York and New Jersey as well as a Texas hunt he took this past year. Take a listen! We hope you enjoy!

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 38 Timothy Kent

iTunes link: Episode #38

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-38-timothy-kent

In this episode we discuss:

    • Venison stock recipe
    • Texas blackbuck hunt
    • Hunting access
    • Hunting food sources
    • Scouting
    • Successful New York mature whitetail hunt
    • Whitetail Rally Round©

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3 Crucial Mistakes You Are Already Making Before Deer Season

Are you making these 3 crucial mistakes even before the season begins?

Checking Cameras Too Much

This might be the number one mistake eager hunters make before and during season. Let’s be honest, every hunter is anxious to see which bucks made it to the next season, and how big they’ve gotten. In lieu of this eagerness we simply minimize the fact that each time a hunter checks a camera he or she is leaving scent and pressure in that designated area.

In fact, there’s a good chance when September and October arrive some of those bucks will no longer frequent the area. It’s possible they have moved on to another area of their home range, or even worse, it could mean they’ve already begun patterning you as the hunter.

Though it will be difficult, set the camera up and leave it for as long as possible. If that means until the rut or until after the season then do it. If you must check it, place it on a fringe where you can drive or walk directly up to it without entering a deer safety zone.

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Procrastinating On Projects

This is easy to do. Life simply gets in the way. However, when deer season rolls around and these little items haven’t been crossed off the hunting ‘to-do’ list than you’ll end up spending more time playing catch-up than planning what you need to.

This includes, but not exclusive to, placing deer stands, checking straps, trimming shooting lanes or shooting your bow just to name a few. All of these help make you a better, more prepared hunter when the season gets closer. Our tendencies are to take short cuts if we haven’t finished these when the season rolls around.

Forgetting to Use Bug Spray

I’m guilty of this. By the time I realize I need bug spray I’m already in the woods working on something. I simply don’t want to stop what I’m doing just because I don’t have insect repellent. Next time you’re at the store buy a good permethrin based bug spray and leave it in your vehicle.

With diseases like Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and red meat allergy, it’s not worth taking the risk. Think about it this way. Your whole hunting season, or at least a significant portion of it, could be in jeopardy if you contract one of these. Take the safe route, use bug spray, wear proper clothing, shower and check yourself within 24 hours of leaving the woods.

If you’re one of the few that have successfully avoided these mistakes what else are you doing to prepare for that big, mature buck?

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #36:HOG HUNTING AND ITS IMPACT ON WHITETAILS WITH MARK LOVELL

In this episode we discuss hog hunting and how they are affecting whitetails and habitat across the landscape.

On this podcast episode I talk to Mark Lovell who is the owner of Headwaters on the Soque. We discuss hog hunting as well as how hogs are impacting habitat. Mark also describes his observations of how hogs are interacting with whitetails and some of the advantages and disadvantages of hogs on the landscape.

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iTunes link: Episode #36

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-36-headwaters-on-the-soque

In this episode we discuss:Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Soque

    • Hog hunting
    • Impacts of hogs on habitat
    • Impacts of hogs on whitetails
    • Gear for hunting hogs
    • Headwaters on the Soque
    • Trout fishing Georgia

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #34: NORTH CAROLINA AND OHIO PUBLIC LAND TACTICS WITH LAST DRAW OUTDOORS

We discuss North Carolina hunting tactics and Ohio public land

On this podcast episode I talk to Jordan Jessup of Last Draw Outdoors. We talk about North Carolina hunting tactics as well as what you can be doing this offseason. In addition we talk about a great success story of a Ohio public land buck.

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Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 34 Last Draw Outdoors

iTunes link: Episode #34

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-34-last-draw-outdoors

In this episode we discuss:

    • The story of Last Draw Outdoors
    • North Carolina turkey hunting
    • Ohio public land tactics
    • Ohio public land buck success story
    • North Carolina hunting tactics
    • Offseason planning and scouting
    • How squirrel hunting helps scouting for deer
    • Whitetail Rally Round©

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