In this episode, Mike and Adam talk with Tim Knight of Georgia Outdoor News about deer hunting the rut in the South. Tim is an avid bowhunter, accomplished outdoor writer and has taken many P&Y bucks over the years.


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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • The rut in the South — Specifically Georgia
  • The importance of understanding all your food sources and trees as a hunter
  • Utilizing maps
  • Mobile hunting
  • Rattling for deer – a surprise method
  • The importance of your first sit

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In this episode, Mike and Adam get a chance to talk with Glenn Garner about what it takes to kill big whitetails in Georgia. We actually recorded this episode before the season kicked off, and since that time Glenn has already put a nice Georgia buck on the ground.

Thanks for listening, and we hope that you are having a safe and successful deer season.


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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • Rotational burning
  • Supplemental feeding
  • Food plots
  • Herd management
  • Trail cameras
  • Locating mature bucks
  • Will Smith Buck story

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Buck Muscle feed

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Will Smith buck episode


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Deer season is in full swing, and big bucks are starting to hit the ground! If you have a story of a hunt you’d like to share, email us @ downsouthhunt@gmail.com — Make sure to include your name, location and a picture of your deer to be featured on the site.

 

By Jason Meadows:

I went to my farm outside Lebanon, TN and made a few mock scrapes on a ridge of white oaks at the edge of a grown-up CRP field. I put out some JSScents I received from my buddy @sweetnovember772 and made my scrapes with intruder buck, placed my camera on a trail-fence crossing, and eased on out.

I went back the following Saturday morning, set up in a white oak off the main trail within 80 yards of the field. It wasn’t 30 minutes and I had a nice eight-point buck at 20 yards and another four-point from the same direction — both eating acorns that were dropping like rain around me.

Then out of nowhere, a big body deer came moving in the field heading right at me. He lifted his head up and all I saw was antler!

He began walking down the treeline at fifty yards, I grabbed my binoculars to take a better look and knew he was a shooter! I grabbed my bow slowly, and my heart started racing as he closed the distance to thirty-five yards.

I closed my eyes, said my prayers, gathered my composure — opened my eyes and there he was. He was standing broadside at twenty-one yards. I let the arrow go, and mad a perfect shot — he only went 40 yards before going down.  As I climbed down to see that beautiful buck, I couldn’t help but think how blessed I was.

 

Mike and Adam grill Aaron Warbritton and Zach Ferenbaugh of The Hunting Public about their new venture and public land hunting tactics. This episode is heavy on tactics and strategy, covering deer bedding, aerial map scouting, wind bumping, scouting and hunting hot sign, blind hunt setups, and a ton more. Come in with an open mind, and these guys could change the way you think about your hunting strategies. If their tactics are new to you, you might need to listen more than once.


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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • Update and Mike and Adam’s latest hunts.
  • What is The Hunting Public and how was it started?
  • How Aaron and Zach hunt mature bucks on public land.
  • What is wind bumping?
  • What do they consider hot sign and when do they hunt it?
  • What they look for on an aerial map, especially going in blind.
  • Tips for traveling and setting up in the dark.

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The Hunting Public Youtube Channel

Social Media

 

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Mike and Adam interview Dr. Bob Sheppard about the when, where, and how to hunt whitetail deer in the South. Dr. Sheppard has over 40-years experience hunting whitetails, has taught countless bowhunting schools, and is author of “Whitetails: A Research Based Hunting Model“. He grew up on a farm in Alabama, born in 1950, the son of tenant farmers.  He descended from a long line of fishermen and hunters. He practiced Internal Medicine in private practice for twenty five years and now serves as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of Hospitalist Services at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  He began a writing career in the outdoor field during his years of medical school and residency, and became a staff writer for an Alabama based magazine called the Alabama Sportsman (later to become one of Game & Fish Publication’s periodicals, Alabama Game & Fish). Over the next fifteen years, he placed articles in Outdoor Life,  Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Bowhunter Magazine,  Harris Publication’s books and annuals, Deer & Deer Hunting, Progressive Farmer, Southern Outdoors, Game & Fish Publications and a host of others.  He subsequently earned the credentials to become an active member of OWAA (Outdoor Writer’s Association of America) and SEOPA (Southeastern Outdoor Press Association), two of the largest organizations of outdoor writers in the nation. In 1979 he began instructing in a series of bowhunting schools held at commercial hunting lodges across the South. These have become the nation’s oldest continuous line of outdoor skills schools in existence.


What We Learn In This Episode:

  • The 3 Elements of Weather that are Most Important for High Deer Movement
  • How Many Times Should a Stand be Hunted Each Season
  • When and How Should Pre-season Scouting Occur
  • How Whitetail Deer Move Relative to Wind Direction
  • What Terrain Features are Best for a Stand Sight
  • How Deer Respond to Human Scent
  • A Whole Lot More

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Dr. Bob’s Website- www.bobsheppard.com

Bent Creek Lodge- 30,000 Acre Hunting Outfitter Where much of the data was collected- www.bentcreeklodge.com

Dr. Sheppard’s Shooting House Plans- http://bobsheppard.com/shooting-house-floor-plans/

Whitetails: A Research Based Hunting Model


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This week Adam and Mike discuss whitetails, big bucks, football and more.


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This week we talk with Tony Smotherman about hunting out-of-state whitetails, public land hunts, strategies, tactics and more.


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What We Learn In This Episode: 

  • Mike kicks off deer season
  • Hunting Public Land Whitetails
    • Strategies
    • Tactics
  • Muzzleloading for Whitetails

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Series Finale! We talk to Dan Infalt, the “Big Buck Serial Killer” from Wisconsin and a Michigan legend John Eberhart about their unique scent control tactics. We interviewed these guys separately and have combined the interviews into a 3-part series. Both hunters have had tremendous success hunting mature bucks on public land. They don’t pull any punches when it comes to comparing their scent control tactics and how they differ.

Dan Infalt

Dan grew up and has lived in SE Wisconsin his whole life. He was the youngest of 11 children. Because he grew up without much money, hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering were more of a way to survive than a hobby. Dan now works as a Prototype machinist. On the side he teaches workshops where he shares his personal scouting and hunting tactics, showing students the properties he hunts while examining some of his most successful set-ups on mature whitetail deer. Dan and his tactics have been featured in many magazines, such as Field & Stream, Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Whitetail, and more. His scouting and hunting tactic videos have helped countless hunters revolutionize the way the chase mature whitetails. He has taken well over 30 Pope and Young quality deer over the years, mostly on heavily pressured public land. He doesn’t like hunting by or supporting their strict guidelines, so you won’t find most of them in any record books.

John Eberhart

John currently has 30 bucks listed in the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan record book and they came off 19 different properties in 10 different counties with many coming from public land. He took the Michigan state record muzzleloader buck in 1981 from public land and that has been the only state record buck to come off state land. In 1997, he began bowhunting out of state, during Michigan’s gun season and to date has taken 19 P&Y class bucks on his 21 week long out of state hunts. John along with his son Chris has written 3 books on hunting pressured whitetails and he has written instructional bowhunting articles for Deer & Deer Hunting, Peterson’s Bowhunting, Bowhunting World, & many more. He has also produced instructional DVDs on his hunting and scouting techniques.


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What We Learn In Part 3:

  • When was the last time John was winded by a deer?
  • The Scent-lok lawsuit details and results
  • The Rutgers study on Scent-lok effectiveness
  • Does Scent-lok work in hot weather?
  • Can waiting for the right wind cost you an opportunity?
  • Success stories from Dan and John
  • How to learn more from Dan and John

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Link to Rutgers Study

  • Dan’s Website- www.thehuntingbeast.com
    • Dan’s Videos
    • YouTube Channel
  • John’s Website- www.deerjohn.net
    • John’s Books/Videos
    • YouTube Channel

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This project has been in the works for months! We talk to Dan Infalt, the “Big Buck Serial Killer” from Wisconsin and a Michigan legend John Eberhart about their unique scent control tactics. We interviewed these guys separately and have combined the interviews into a 3-part series. Both hunters have had tremendous success hunting mature bucks on public land. They don’t pull any punches when it comes to comparing their scent control tactics and how they differ.

Dan Infalt

Dan grew up and has lived in SE Wisconsin his whole life. He was the youngest of 11 children. Because he grew up without much money, hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering were more of a way to survive than a hobby. Dan now works as a Prototype machinist. On the side he teaches workshops where he shares his personal scouting and hunting tactics, showing students the properties he hunts while examining some of his most successful set-ups on mature whitetail deer. Dan and his tactics have been featured in many magazines, such as Field & Stream, Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Whitetail, and more. His scouting and hunting tactic videos have helped countless hunters revolutionize the way the chase mature whitetails. He has taken well over 30 Pope and Young quality deer over the years, mostly on heavily pressured public land. He doesn’t like hunting by or supporting their strict guidelines, so you won’t find most of them in any record books.

John Eberhart

John currently has 30 bucks listed in the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan record book and they came off 19 different properties in 10 different counties with many coming from public land. He took the Michigan state record muzzleloader buck in 1981 from public land and that has been the only state record buck to come off state land. In 1997, he began bowhunting out of state, during Michigan’s gun season and to date has taken 19 P&Y class bucks on his 21 week long out of state hunts. John along with his son Chris has written 3 books on hunting pressured whitetails and he has written instructional bowhunting articles for Deer & Deer Hunting, Peterson’s Bowhunting, Bowhunting World, & many more. He has also produced instructional DVDs on his hunting and scouting techniques.


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What We Learn In Part 2:

  • Tracking Dog Test Results and Analysis
  • How does hunting high effect scent control?
  • How do Dan Infalt and John Eberhart feel about Ozonics, Nose Jammer, cover scents, etc.?
  • Where does John Eberhart buy his scent free products?

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Field and Stream test goes here

Myth Busters info goes here


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This project has been in the works for months! We talk to Dan Infalt, the “Big Buck Serial Killer” from Wisconsin and a Michigan legend John Eberhart about their unique scent control tactics. We interviewed these guys separately and have combined the interviews into a 3-part series. Both hunters have had tremendous success hunting mature bucks on public land. They don’t pull any punches when it comes to comparing their scent control tactics and how they differ.

Dan Infalt

Dan grew up and has lived in SE Wisconsin his whole life. He was the youngest of 11 children. Because he grew up without much money, hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering were more of a way to survive than a hobby. Dan now works as a Prototype machinist. On the side he teaches workshops where he shares his personal scouting and hunting tactics, showing students the properties he hunts while examining some of his most successful set-ups on mature whitetail deer. Dan and his tactics have been featured in many magazines, such as Field & Stream, Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Whitetail, and more. His scouting and hunting tactic videos have helped countless hunters revolutionize the way the chase mature whitetails. He has taken well over 30 Pope and Young quality deer over the years, mostly on heavily pressured public land. He doesn’t like hunting by or supporting their strict guidelines, so you won’t find most of them in any record books.

John Eberhart

John currently has 30 bucks listed in the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan record book and they came off 19 different properties in 10 different counties with many coming from public land. He took the Michigan state record muzzleloader buck in 1981 from public land and that has been the only state record buck to come off state land. In 1997, he began bowhunting out of state, during Michigan’s gun season and to date has taken 19 P&Y class bucks on his 21 week long out of state hunts. John along with his son Chris has written 3 books on hunting pressured whitetails and he has written instructional bowhunting articles for Deer & Deer Hunting, Peterson’s Bowhunting, Bowhunting World, & many more. He has also produced instructional DVDs on his hunting and scouting techniques.


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What We Learn In Part 1:

  • Dan’s strategy of taking no scent control and only playing the wind
  • John’s strategy of using activated carbon garments and completely ignoring the wind
  • Why each guy believe’s their strategy is correct

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