[VIDEO] Georgia Turkey Hunt 2020

Turkey season had its ups and downs, but things heated up late April and continued through early May. Nathan was fortunate enough to tag a hot gobbler off the roost. Between Georgia turkey hunting and Virginia turkey hunting the gobbling seemed to be consistent on private lands. Public lands were a different story.

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.

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast #46: Why HuntStand is a Great Resource for Hunters With Lanford Holloway

In this episode we discuss everything there is to know about the HuntStand application.

On this podcast episode I’m joined by Lanford Holloway the CEO of the HuntStand application. We break down how the HuntStand application can lead to better hunting opportunities, and how it can make you a more resourceful hunter.

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 HuntStand

https://soundcloud.com/john-holcomb-99649240/whitetail-guru-hunting-podcast-episode-46-huntstand

In this episode we discuss:

    • Everything About HuntStand App.
    • HuntZone.
    • Parcel Data.
    • 3D Mapping
    • How to find new hunting opportunities.
    • Hunting Lands and Public Lands
    • How the app can help find land for sale.
    • Weather and Solunar information.
    • How HuntStand can help compile trail camera data.
    • And much more.

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Flashback to a Georgia Dove Hunt

Check out our Georgia dove hunting from a few years ago.

Apart from deer hunting in the South, the dove hunting opener is arguably one of the most anticipated opening days of the year. Despite the number of dove harvested, opening day draws a good crowd, lots of tradition and overall a good time.

Here’s a look at a dove hunt I participated in several years ago that you may have missed. I recently reposted the same video with no music on our Facebook page. Take a look.

 

WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #25: ALABAMA PUBLIC LAND HUNTING TACTICS WITH PARKER MCDONALD

On this podcast we talk to Parker McDonald of Southern Ground. Parker is a resident of Alabama. In our discussion we recap the his Alabama hunting season where he tagged out with three bucks on public land. We discuss several of his tactics and what led to him tagging out.

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iTunes link: Episode #25

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Alabama public land hunting
  • Hunting buck and doe bedding
  • Thermal tunnels
  • Scouting Public land
  • Stand locations
  • Two successful hunts
  • Kayak hunting
  • Whitetail Rally Round©

Show Notes: 

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #22:FIELD TO FORK WITH HANK FORESTER OF QDMA

In this episode of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast we talk with Hank Forester of QDMA about recruiting new hunters.

On the latest episode of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast we talk with Hank Forester of the Quality Deer Management Association about Share Your Hunt and Field to Fork. Hank is the Hunting Heritage Programs Manager for the QDMA. Hank Forester along with Charles Evans, Georgia R3 Coordinator, co-founded Field to Fork. In a nutshell, Hank travels the United States helping branches recruit new hunters into the fold. He dives into this much deeper in our interview.

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iTunes link: Episode #22

Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast Episode 22

In this episode we discuss:

  • Share Your Hunt Opportunities
  • Field to Fork
  • R3 and hunter recruitment
  • Decline in hunter numbers and license sales
  • How to get involved with a QDMA branch
  • The best way to share venison with a neighbor
  • Staggering statistics about public perception of deer hunting
  • Field To Fork success stories
  • Our all new Whitetail Rally Round©

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #21: Kentucky Public Land And Late Season Tactics With Jordan Barnes

In this episode of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast I talk with Jordan Barnes about hunting public land in Kentucky.

On the latest episode of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast we talk with our first repeat guest, Jordan Barnes. We first talked with Jordan on episode one about spring turkey hunting. If you would like to check out that episode you can click here. However, in this episode we dive into public land hunting the Bluegrass State of Kentucky. Jordan made several trips of to Kentucky to chase whitetails during late summer and fall. He gives us the low-down on what he discovered.

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iTunes link: Episode #21

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Hunting public land in Kentucky
  • Obstacles of hunting out-of-state public ground
  • Scouting public land from out-of-state
  • Late summer/early fall food sources
  • Georgia private and public land success
  • Late season hunting tactics
  • Late season food sources
  • Our all new Whitetail Rally Round©

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Mouthwatering Venison Steak Tacos are Sure to Spice Things Up

In this blog I lay out how to cook one of my very favorite venison recipes.

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Gear Review: Fourth Arrow Fixed Blind Shooting Rest System — Wide Open Spaces

In this review we look at the Fourth Arrow fixed blind shooting system.

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #17: DEER MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS WITH DEER BIOLOGIST CHARLIE KILLMASTER

In this episode we dive into deer biology with deer biologist Charlie Killmaster.

Today on the podcast I talk with State Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster. Killmaster works under the Game Management Section of the Wildlife Resources Division in the state of Georgia. With over a decade of experience, Killmaster dives into disease vectors, deer management assistance programs and population trends throughout the state.

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iTunes link: Episode #17

In this episode we discuss:

  • State Deer Biology
  • Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
  • Disease Surveillance
  • EHD this year in the deer populations
  • EHD versus CWD
  • Game check and bag limits
  • How genetics play a role in the rut
  • Elk hunting in Colorado
  • Hunting Sambar deer in Florida
  • Various venison recipes

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