WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #14: PREPARING A DEER FOR THE TAXIDERMY AND PROCESSOR WITH WAYNE KELLY

Today on the podcast we sit down with Wayne Kelly to talk about how to best prepare your harvest for the taxidermy and processing.

Today on the podcast we talk with Wayne Kelly, a local taxidermist in Georgia. Wayne is a licensed taxidermist out of Stockbridge, Georgia with over 32 years of experience. He is also featured in McKenzie Taxidermy Supply. In this episode we discuss preserving your harvest in the southern heat to keep it from spoiling. He also gives a lot of advice, tips and tricks on how to properly care for your deer after the harvest to ensure the best mount and processing possible.

*We didn’t get to this in the podcast, but if you harvest a velvet buck and want to mount it, the quicker you can get it to a taxidermist the better. If not freeze the antlers or keep it cool until you can do so.

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iTunes link: Episode #14

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Preserving a deer in the heat
  • How to properly dress your deer for a mount
  • Maintaining a mount’s hide annually
  • Common mistakes all hunters make
  • How to care for your mount before taking it to the taxidermy
  • Properly and legally transporting deer from one state to another
  • Creating a game plan with your taxidermist to mount your game
  • Is road kill really edible?
  • And so much more

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Grilled Venison Backstrap Recipe is a Mouthwatering Favorite — Wide Open Spaces

Here’s a great grilled venison backstrap recipe for any occasion. It’s easy but tastes gourmet.

WhitetailGuruHunting.com Looking for a fresh meal? Try this grilled venison backstrap recipe. Venison, or deer meat, is arguably one of the best tasting meats. However, you typically won’t find it at the store. If you do, it’s not from America, and most likely from a deer farm in New Zealand. Venison is organic wild game, so…

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5 Affordable Deer Stands That Won’t Break the Bank This Summer

Looking for affordable deer stands this summer? Add these to your repertoire. Whether you prefer a ladder stand, a hang-on tree stand or a climbing tree stand there’s bound to be affordable deer stands on this list for you. I personally prefer more of a run-and-gun set up that allows me to be mobile each…

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5 Hunting Ground Blinds You Should Buy for Deer Season — Wide Open Spaces

Whether you’re a novice or experienced hunter, there’s a blind for you on this list. Take a look at these five ground blinds.

cabelas.com Whether you’re a novice or experienced hunter, there’s a blind for you on this list. Take a look at these five ground blinds. They vary from one-man rifle blinds to three-person archery… 294 more words

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #7: GABRIELLA HOFFMAN, ANTIQUITIES ACT, AND WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS

In this podcast we talk to Gabriella Hoffman about her experience growing up in the outdoors and her experience as a woman in the outdoor industry.

Today on the show we talk with media strategist, columnist and blogger Gabriella Hoffman. Gabriella is a native to the pacific coast, but now resides in the Washington D.C. Metro area where she works with start ups, nonprofits, small businesses and individuals to bolster their branding efforts across politics, the outdoor industry, and small business/veteran causes.

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • Gabriella’s outdoor heritage: fishing from the Pacific to the Atlantic
  • Women in the outdoors
  • Hunting as conservation
  • Recruiting young women into the outdoors
  • Antiquities Act of 1906
  • Pittman-Robertson Act
  • Turkey hunting in Virginia
  • Recreational Shooting
  • 2018 deer season goals

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #6: SOUTHERN HABITAT MANAGEMENT AND INVASIVES WITH LAND & LEGACY’S ADAM KEITH

Today on the podcast we sit down with Adam Keith who is a land consultant and host of the Land and Legacy Podcast.

Today on the show we talk with Land & Legacy’s Adam Keith. Adam is a land consultant  for Land & Legacy. He also serves as President of the Ozark Highlands Branch of QDMA. During our conversation we discuss several different habitat options for the southern hunter. Adam is passionate about being a good steward of the land, and this podcast proves just that. We hope you enjoy!

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iTunes link: Episode #6

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Southern habitat management
  • Hunting timber farms
  • Options When Leasing Property
  • Invasive species in the south
  • First time turkey hunter experience
  • Food plot diversity
  • 2018 deer season goals

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #5: SCOUTLOOK WEATHER AND THE HUNGER WITH JOSH DAHLKE

Today on the show we talk to Josh Dahlke about ScoutLook Weather and The Hunger.

Today on the show we talk with Josh Dahlke who is the Vice President of Operations and Content at Scoutlook Weather as well as the host for The Hunger series. During our conversation we dive into several features that the Scoutlook Weather app has to offer and the benefits for hunters. Josh also takes us on a journey through his series The Hunger that he hosts.

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • All things ScoutLook Weather
  • ScoutLook Weather Update
  • Logging via ScoutLook Weather
  • The Hunger
  • Conquering the World Slam
  • Wild turkey recipes
  • A turkey hunting trip to Mexico
  • And so much more.

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WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #3: OUT-OF-STATE HUNTING TIPS AND THE GEORGIA BAITING BILL WITH BOWHUNTING ENTHUSIAST AARON WHITING

In this episode we dive into several topics including out-of-state hunts and the Georgia baiting bill.

On this podcast we talk to bowhunting enthusiast and QDMA Branch President Aaron Whiting. Aaron resides in Georgia and volunteers as president of his local QDMA Branch. In our discussion we dive into lots of great information about successful out-of-state hunts, summer preparation, trail camera tactics and the proposed Georgia baiting bill.

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • Aaron’s successful 2017 deer season for two big bucks
  • The proposed Georgia baiting bill
  • Summer food plot work
  • Mineral Stations
  • Trail camera tactics
  • His work with the Quality Deer Management Association
  • Knocking on doors
  • And much more

Show Notes: 

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  • To learn more about QDMA  and to get plugged into a local branch click this link.

WHITETAIL GURU HUNTING PODCAST #2: HUNTING PUBLIC LAND AND TOURNAMENT ARCHERY WITH BRIAN GROSSMAN OF QDMA

On this podcast we talk to the Quality Deer Management Association’s Communications Manager, Brian Grossman. Brian is a native to Kentucky and now lives in west Georgia. In our discussion we dive into lots of great information for archery, public land hunting as well as the benefits of joining QDMA.

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iTunes link: Episode #2

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Brian’s work with QDMA
  • The QDMA Whitetail Deer Report
  • What a quota hunt is
  • Special Opportunity Hunt with Brian’s daughter
  • Tournament archery shoots and clubs
  • His website Georgia Afield
  • Successful public land Georgia hunts this year
  • Hunting public land turkeys

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Velvet Is Off, Summer Is Over, Now What?

Now that velvet is off of most whitetails it’s time to start getting serious about hunting mature bucks. Here’s how.

By Nathan Unger

Twitter: @Bulldawgoutdoor
Instagram: @Bulldawgoutdoors

Early season is upon us whitetail enthusiasts, and for the most part bucks have rubbed their velvet clean off revealing hardened antlers that they will carry all fall and winter. However, when bucks shed their velvet it’s almost as if they become a whole different animal to hunt. With that in mind, there is good news and bad news.

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Bad News: Bucks seemingly become harder to pattern.

Bucks, for the most part, are no longer on their bed-to-food-only pattern. While some may keep this pattern exclusively many are preparing for the seeking and chasing phase of the rut. They’re looking for does and doe bedding.

Good News: Bucks break off from their summer bachelor groups.

This, in theory, creates a higher chance for you, the hunter, to get a shot at one. While bucks are not rutting yet their testosterone levels are steadily increasing. If you’re like me, hunting a smaller land parcel, the bucks may have been venturing through every couple of days or even every other week. Now that they are broken off the likelihood of you seeing one could be more frequent as they hopefully travel more often.

Bad News: You probably shouldn’t check trail cameras every week.

The more you go check your camera the higher probability of leaving something behind for that mature buck to smell. Eventually, that buck will pattern you and stay clear whenever he gets the slightest glimpse or whiff of you in the woods.

Good News: You increase your odds by not checking trail cameras

By not checking your camera as frequently you are enhancing your odds of running into a mature buck. Even better, if you have the means to purchase a cellular camera you won’t have to defile the area at all.

Bad News: Mature bucks prove why they are mature.

Mature bucks will start to travel less frequently during the day. Why? There are several reasons. Here are a few:

  • They start to feel pressure from hunters
  • Food sources are changing.
  • Habitat and bedding are altering.

Good News: It’s time to start hunting that mature buck

This is why we as hunters do what we love. This is why we hunt. The chase. The camaraderie. The venison. The chess match. This is what brings us back each and every year.

So good luck and good hunting!

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