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

Show notes, resources, links:

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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First, Mike and Adam talk about the last month of deer season prep. If you want to skip straight to the saddle hunting stuff with David Toms, go to the 30-minute mark. David Toms, a public land bowhunter with nearly 40-years of experience discusses what a tree saddle is, and some tips to using one.


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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • Mike and Adam are bad with trail cameras
  • Mike is going gator hunting!
  • Adam will be hitting some public land.
  • David knows a lot about tree saddles
  • If you aren’t going to use a saddle, why you should try a rock climbing harness.

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Mike and Adam chat with Dr. Duane Diefenbach, an adjunct professor of wildlife ecology at Penn State and a leader of the PA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit. They we also joined by Jon Livingston, co-founder of Deerlab trail camera monitoring software. Dr Diefenbach shares his findings from a GPS study done on whitetail deer on high pressure Pennsylvania public land. Jon talks about DeerLab, trail camera strategies, and an awesome Idaho elk hunt.


What We Learn In This Episode:

  • Big News About an Upcoming Show
  • QDMA DeerCon17 Discussion
  • How Deer Survive on Heavily Pressured Public Land
  • The Best Way to Hunt Those Deer
  • How Did Jon’s First Elk Hunt Go Down
  • Best Features on Trail Cameras
  • Tips on Trail Camera Placement
  • How Does DeerLab Work

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Dr. Duane Diefenbach- Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology Leader, PA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

Email: drd11@psu.edu


PSU Deer-Forest Study

Twitter- @WTDresearch

PSU Deer Blog- http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/projects/deer/webinars

Blog posts regarding the study discussed on the podcast


Jon Livingston- Co-founder DeerLab

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Email- DownSouthHunt@gmail.com

Mike and Adam finally get to sit down and record a podcast together at DeerCon17, the QDMA National Convention, in New Orleans. This episode is different because there are no guests and we’re not focusing on strategy—Instead, we talk about the convention, our plans for deer season, our favorite camo, and some of our personal strategies.


 

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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • QDMA convention re-cap

  • Our Deer Hunting plans for 2017

  • Business update (Grizzly Bean)

  • Grizzly Bean Coffee Winners announced!

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Mike and Adam interview Dr. Bronson Strickland, Professor of Wildlife Management and Co-Director of the Mississippi State Deer Lab. Dr. Strickland shares some books that whitetail hunters and property managers should have on their reading list.


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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • What books a Whitetail hunter should read

Books Mentioned:

Biology and Management of Whitetail Deer

Quality Whitetails

Sand County Almanac

Fish and Wildlife Management in Mississippi

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Adam and Mike interview David Toms, a public land bowhunter with nearly 40-years of experience. David uses a tree saddle and a recurve bow to get in close to mature buck bedding areas. He has hunted many states and brings a vast amount of hunting experience to the table. They discuss how David developed his strategies and tactics for closing in on mature bucks including his use of traditional bowhunting equipment. David has several pieces of advice that will probably be new to you.


Two of the first 20 iTunes reviewers will be randomly chosen to win a bag of Grizzly Bean Coffee. At the time of this post, we are sitting at 16!

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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • Why Mike thinks you should get a lawn service
  • Public Land Scouting
  • How coyotes and other predators can help you locate deer
  • The how and why of traditional bowhunting
  • Non-traditional methods for accessing your stand
  • How hogs affect deer hunting
  • What time should you be in your stand?
  • How to become a Super Secret Sample tester for Grizzly Bean Coffee

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Adam and Mike interview Jeff Bryant from Chasin’ Creation TV. Jeff learned to hunt through the school of hard knocks on the North/South Carolina border. His passion for hunting has brought him hunting in several other states, across the US. He refined his filming and hunting skills while hosting the Midwest Whitetail Southeast Regional Show and now his next endeavor, Chasin’ Creation, will be launching on the Pursuit Channel this summer. Jeff shares how he has grown as a hunter, and the tactics and strategies he uses.


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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • Jeff Bryant’s interesting Southern(?) dinner
  • Yes, Charlotte is near South Carolina
  • Lectric Carts
  • Hunting White Oaks
  • Food Plot Strategies
  • The importance of minimizing hunting pressure on Whitetail
  • All about Jeff’s new endeavor, Chasin’ Creation

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