The Southern Outdoorsmen Podcast is a show dedicated to all things hunting related in the South. From Deer hunting in the fall, to turkey hunting in the spring, we talk about it amongst oursleves and well informed guests every week. Follow along as we dive into tips, tactics and strategies useful to the Southern hunter and Outdoorsman. Make sure to also look into our Strut Reports in the spring, which are additional weekly episodes that cover turkey activity, featuring info from turkey hunters from across the county!
Carl Brown hunts some of the thickest (and flattest) land out of all the guests we have had on. In his area all the land is extremely thick, with no cover of good bedding, good food and water all close to one another. We dive deep into how Carl locates good spots, then goes about finding concentrations of deer activity with maps, finds hard pinch points, and other "patterns" in an area that seemingly has none.
This week we dive deep with Andrew's mentor, Bennie George on a wide variety of topics focused on making you a well rounded hunter and woodsman. Subjects range from the unorthodox tactics Bennie has used to kill bucks his whole life, how hunting things besides deer is vital to your growth as a hunter, finding a good spot to deer hunt using squirrels, spending enough time in the woods to get that "sixth sense", along with a few hilarious stories!
Bennett specializes on killing the bucks hiding right where you least expect them. Today we dive deep on the signs he looks for to track down a nice buck who's hiding in plain sight, determine how he knows when a buck is near, how he closes in, the kinds of areas he keys on to get a shot at these bucks, how he uses scents to his advantage and much more!
This is the time of year to get your gear dialed - so we dive into saddle hunting setups, tree climbing methods, tree stands, pack systems, hunting boots, platforms, and some great digital deer scouting tools for the public land/lease hunter. We also give some tried & true tips on finding great deals on hunting gear.
Ben Allen says he owes a lot of his public land whitetail hunting success in Louisiana, Texas, and Missouri to his ability to go the extra mile and find the areas other hunters cant, or won't access. We discuss his methods for getting away from other hunters, even on places with a high amount of roads, and how finding these pockets means seeing more mature bucks on their feet in daylight hours. We also discuss finding the right tree to set up in, hunting based on weather patterns and more!
Johnathan Moreland has killed a lot of BIG riverbttom bucks in southern Arkansas on public ground, and he has done it with traditional archery equipment. On this episode we dive deep into Johnathans tactics and find out how he gets close enough to consistently take deer with a trad bow in wide open river bottom hardwoods. Subjects include finding funnels in a place that seemingly has none, high-odds feed trees, calling bucks, using hunting pressure directly to your advantage and much more.
Don Cicero has laid down many, many mature bucks with a bow on public lands across Alabama since the late 1980s. We had him on to do a deep dive on his thoughts on what an overlooked spot is, how to read sign, bump-and-dump hunting with his dad when he was young, tracking deer through the woods, sneaking up on bedded bucks, some unique thoughts on early season hunting, hunting "the spot in the spot" when it comes to thickets and SO MUCH MORE! This episode is packed with good info!
Kevin Murphy is known to many as "the worlds greatest small game hunter"! On a recent camping trip with him we recorded this podcast with, introducing "Small Game Nation", which will be an online resource dedicated to all things small game! We are excited about what Kevin has going on and you can hear all about it here. Other subjects include Jacob accidentally shooting some pet rabbits, the stories of how we all got into hunting, the woodsmanship benefits of small game hunting and a lot more!
On todays episode we talk about taking the latest deer hunting and scouting tactics shared by Troy & Josh on our last two episodes and applying them where we hunt. Subjects include redefining what an isolated spot is, learning how bucks move across a landscape (big picture), scouting "low-light" areas, our results with vanilla extract for trail cameras, finding a bucks skull who we had on camera and more!
Some people believe hunting scrapes is unproductive, but Troy Pottenger says he owes his 20+ OLD whitetail bucks to his extreme scrape/mock scrape hunting tactics. Today we do a deep dive with Troy on finding community scrapes, locating 5+ y/o deer, knowing when you can kill those deer, finding bedding & adjacent scrapes based on cover/terrain, making realistic mock scrape, why some guys don't have luck hunting scrapes, Troy's with theory and MUCH more!
Find this seasons buck NOW! Whether you are trying to target a specific buck, or put yourself into a target rich environment, scouting is everything. Listener-favorite Josh Driver came back on the show to discuss how to find a large buck to target based on finding buck core areas, how to begin getting consistent pictures of that buck, how to predict changes in his pattern, trail cam tricks to get more deer on camera in less time, and how to stick with that buck until you tag him this fall.
Land Smathers has a history of putting down some great bucks in the swamps of Mississippi & today we pick his brain on water access, using hunting pressure, finding the cover and food deer are using, finding the right buck sign to hunt and how Land successfully hunts off the ground rather than in a saddle or stand in his area.
Live from Bows & Brews! We sat down and recorded with a bunch of folks who came out to our first bows & brews event and talked about our scouting workshop & gear demos! Subjects include finding big woods beds, finding "thickets" in area with basically no thickets, understanding how terrain effects deer behavior, everyones favorite saddle from the gear demo, the tactics that people use unique to their area and more.
Bow hunting OLD whitetail bucks - Nathan Killen has a history of taking old bucks (5+ yrs old) on the public lands of Virginia and West VA. We dive deep into hunting these mountains covering subjects such as hunting “off the bench”, how old bucks don’t bed and travel like other deer, accessing and hunting mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets, faint vs heavy trails, identifying the RIGHT buck sign, and MUCH MORE! We also discuss the mentality change that has to take place to target truly old bucks
Today on the show we discuss how to not waste your time scouting un-useful things in the summer months. The idea is to spend time scouting certain features such as the right kind of vegetation, terrain features with the right type of vegetation around them, access, glassing/camera locations and more. We dive into map scouting, what kind of vegetation to look for, how to determine if vegetation will remain thick into the winter, sign to ignore & more.
Thomas Nix & Zach Stokes are buddies who both have been able to haul some nice bucks from South Carolina public land. Today we got them on to talk about hunting deep vs staying near the truck & how each of those tactics work the applied correctly, buck bedding in the south, pine thickets, knowing what sign to ignore, summer scouting and more. We also announce a new giveaway where you can win two of our most popular hats!
DEER HUNTING content starts this week on the podcast! We jump into talking about planning our Alabama deer season by discussing what kinds of cover we will be scouting, locating cover on a map, knowing if cover you find now will be good in the future, biggest takeaways from last season, the "wolf pack" mentality, and a recent scouting trip! We also go In depth talking about our Wyoming hunt, how we are planning it, how we are map scouting for it and so much more!
Hunting late season turkeys can be a serious challenge, so we talked to Shane Turpen of Georgia on hunting the last weeks of April and on up into May. Subjects discussed include what the gobblers are doing this time of year, if there are any calls to avoid this time of year, trying to find birds that will cooperate, finding birds in the heat and more!
On this strut report we got our buddies Si Colley and Devin Duncan, who have each put down a pile of turkeys this season, to talk about what has led them to such awesome success this season. We hit on topics that can help you turn a bad season around, or help you fill those last tags you have burning a hole in your pocket. Share this with your buddies, and as always we greatly appreciate 5 star reviews on iTunes! Good luck to those hunting this weekend!
What to do at different stages of a turkey hunt? We sit down with our friend Wayne Lackey to talk about knowing when to sit down on a turkey, knowing what calls to use at what times on a turkey hunt, building an inventory of turkeys to hunt and a lot more. We also discuss Andrew's latest successful turkey hunt and how moving on a bird 5 times led to a successful hunt.
On this weeks strut reports we get turkey hunting updates, tips and tactics from hunters in South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois, and Georgia! Thanks for tuning into The Southern Outdoorsmen Podcast, Your home for turkey hunting stories, turkey hunting tactics, and the strut report!
On this weeks episode we cover a ton of ground starting with some recent hunts dealing with birds that seem to not want to move! Andrew shot another turkey, but it did not go as expected and we cover that and how Mark & Andrew sat on this bird for well over an hour before he finally broke and came in. Late in the episode we also talk about the early stages of planning a Western trip for this fall, since this is the time of year you need to start planning if you want to hunt a western species this year!
On this weeks strut report we cover gobbling activity, as well as what turkey hunting tactics are working right now in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois & North Carolina! The Southern Outdoorsmen Podcast is your home for everything turkey hunting in the spring, and deer hunting in the fall. Please leave us a 5 star review and share us with a buddy! Good luck this weekend in the turkey woods!
This week we are joined by our friends Clay Colley and Mark Turner to discuss our eventful weekend of turkey hunting some of Alabama's rougher terrain. This episode is slap full of funny stories and good lessons learned from the successful and unsuccessful hunts this weekend. Subjects include finding unpressured birds, moving on turkeys in the mountains, trying to get the turkeys fired up on a slow morning, roosting birds and more!
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On this strut report we cover the turkey hunting in Arkansas, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Questions include:
-What has gobbling activity been like?
-Are gobblers still henned up or are hens starting to nest and split up?
-Where gobblers are going after fly down?
-What Tactics are working now?
-Each of our reporters best tips for tagging a turkey this weekend.
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This week we break down several hunts, including Andrew's two successful hunts from opening week! Subjects discussed include getting in a gobblers bubble, hunting birds right off the roost, finding likely roosting spots on a topo map, knowing when to call when the bird is cooperating vs when he's not, subtle calls that don't include vocalizations, red dot sights for turkey hunting and more!
The first strut report of 2020 is live! In the strut report we give weekly updates on turkey hunting activity around the South. We cover gobbling activity, hen activity, where turkeys gravitate to after fly down, and turkey hunting tips from local hunters across the south! This week we cover Alabama, Florida and Georgia, and at the end of the episode we answer listener questions about beginner turkey tactics, public land ethics, and various turkey hunting tips!
Our buddy Chris Jenkins came on the show to talk about his recent success on some Mississippi public land hunting some henned up toms! We hit a wide array of topics that include moving in on turkeys that have hens with them, locating turkeys, hunting on those days that they don't want to gobble, hunting from Mississippi bottomlands to Georgia mountains, being a woodsman, snake safety tips and much more!
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Devin Duncan was one of our most popular guests from deer season (hunting mountain bucks), and we have brought him back to talk turkeys! We discuss how to hunt turkeys in windy or rainy weather, blind calling to birds, subtle sounds that tell you a turkey is near, and Devin gives some great advice for newer turkey hunters who may not be good at calling yet!
Cuz Strickland has always been a listener favorite, and today we had him on to talk turkeys! We spoke to cuz on a variety of tactics, including old school turkey hunting, how turkey hunting has changed through the years, the future of turkey hunting and more!
Billy Yargus came on the show to talk about using calls other guys aren't using, scouting turkeys, practicing setups and calls on live turkeys, hunting bumped turkeys, understanding what stage the gobblers in your area are in and more!
Hunting on VERY limited time, knowing if a gobbler has hens with him based on his gobble, understanding what a turkey perceives, knowing if a turkey is killable, clucking to kill him, open woods early season hunting, and patience. Thats just a few of the subjects we covered with Mike Pentecost, a man who has been killing high pressured turkeys on Alabama public lands for decades!
Scott Ellis grew up hunting Osceola turkeys in south Florida. He has also won several Grand National Calling competitions, so today we have him on the show to discuss both of those things! Scott tackles how to find oseola turkeys in south Florida both with map scouting and boots on the ground scouting, how they are different than other turkeys and how to approach them. Then he dives into things you can do to improve your calling skills.
We sat down with Shane Simpson of Calling all Turkeys to talk all things finding and hunting turkeys! We cover a lot of ground in this episode, starting with how Shane consistently finds turkeys on land that he has never been on before. Shane hits on subjects such as finding habitat and topo features on a map that often lead to turkeys and how to effiecetly scout areas to not waste time. Then we dive into how to find more success in the turkey woods by just slowing down and "becoming a part of the woods".
Locating turkeys, determining if a turkey is "ready to die", how to kill the turkeys no one else can kill, hunting bumped turkeys, using terrain to set up on early season gobblers, subtle details that lead to dead turkeys, windy day turkey hunting, and why its almost impossible to kill a turkey if your setup in a bad spot. Those are just some of the things that we discussed with Dave Owens of the Pinhoti Project! https://www.pinhotiproject.com
Josh Driver has an interesting take on post season scouting, pointing out that it can lead you in the wrong direction and hurt your hunting more than it helps! We discuss how to avoid common mistakes, how to find meaningful things while post season scouting, why buck beds don't matter to Josh right now, what makes a good spot vs a great spot, keeping tabs on bucks for early season success & MUCH more!
Today on the show we dive into the best of the best of the 2019 deer season. With so many interviews with so many good deer hunters we had plenty of new things to try this season, so we go over what worked for us, and the listeners who sent us their success stories.
Eric Mcgee tagged a 169 inch buck this year on South Carolina public land, and he credits that success to post season scouting! Tune in to hear about Eric's post season scouting strategy, how he gets away from other hunters and finds deer in piney woods and swamp bottoms, finds the thick cover, predicts which trails deer will be using each day, hunts storm fronts and more! We also discuss the planning of our upcoming event!
Wes Moye has been killing nice bucks on high pressure Alabama public land since 1984 by breaking down large properties into manageable chunks, along with learning those parcels of land like the back of his hand. Wes also uses group tactics with his friends to not only learn the area he hunts faster, but also to have a more in depth understanding of it. We also go into the story of Wes's giant 170 inch Alabama public land buck he took this season.
We have gotten lots of requests to cover hunting South Alabama, South Georgia and the panhandle of Florida on the show, and today those requests are answered! William Rozier shares his experiences hunting such an area, covering topics such as finding deer in monotonous pine savannas, food sources, bedding, calling and much more!
This show takes all the best tactics we have learned both through out guests and our own experiences this year and wraps it into one episode! We also cover how to chase Alabama's late rut into January and February both as a resident or non resident!
Our buddy Will Kissinger has forged a dream season on a very limited schedule on Alabama Public lands this year! After having a tough season last year he has turned it all around this season having already filled 2 buck tags on great bucks! We got Will on the show to discuss how he made it happen by hunting diversity, compounding features and other subjects recently discussed on our last episode!
Josh Driver has killed some giant Southern deer, and he has done so with some very aggressive, no BS, straightforward tactics. For our seasoned listeners, this episode is VERY Glen Solomon like in the fact that Josh is a woodsman, and he hunts the deer where they are, not where he wants them to be. Tune in for tactics with trail cameras, thermal hubs, social hubs, hunting a crows foot, identifying a bucks core area, how to find a core area with map scouting and MUCH more!
It all came together for Andrew this past weekend! Today the guys discuss this weekends buck, what went into that hunt and why they hunted that area, thoughts on hunting these thickets and how the deer use pine thickets to bed and travel, how super fast-low impact scouting helped them narrow down the area that they killed the buck in, having a limb fall on you, packing out deer in steep county and more!
Today we talk with another heavy hitting public land deer killer! Michael Perry comes on to show how he consistently kills mature bucks on Alabama public land. We discuss hunting one of Alabamas largest National Forests where deer densities are low and hunter numbers are high.
Today we speak with Damon Bungard, who has already killed three nice bucks this season in Tennessee and Georgia using a very mobile and aggressive approach to hunting whitetails. Tune in to hear about how to make deer curious, how to rattle and grunt with success, and a ton of helpful tips from hunting from the ground! We also talk about Damons blood tracking dog, Jaeger, some of his craziest tracks and things Damon has learned about bedding thru tracking wounded bucks!
Today we talk with Mark Turner of Hunt the Land Podcast on the thought process of making a good hunt happen by having the right attitude, not letting yourself form misconceptions, understanding deer and their habitat and much more! For more Southern Public land Bowhunting content make sure to sub this channel and check out all of our past episodes!
Rattling, grunting, bleating, sounding like a deer. Thats just one of the many subjects that we cover today with a podcast with not one, but two of our most sought after guests, Jeff Homan and Adrian Farley. Both men have unique tactics that work well, tune in here to see how they hunt different, and how much they hunt the same!
Adam Jolly has already had some major success this season, arrowing a huge 13 point buck, in its bed within sight of a parking lot on opening weekend! Today we do a deep dive with Adam into how he hunts and kills bucks bedded to monitor access points, hunting laurel thickets, what makes a good funnel, primary scrape areas, rut hunting and more!
This episode was recorded the day before it dropped as we planned out afternoon hunt. On this hunting trip to North Alabama Public lands we used hunting pressure, good cover and real time observations to get on deer! The strategy worked to a tee, with 41 deer seen between the 4 of us, with several of them being nice bucks!
Today we talk about hunting whitetails in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Devin Duncan was born and raised on mountain hunting in his home state of Virginia, and has accumulated an impressive pile of antlers over the years. On this podcast we break down how to locate deer in big mountain settings, the kinds of habitat and terrain features to look for, mistakes to avoid, mountain buck bedding, and knowing which elevation to hunt, plus more!
Bowseason is here! On the way in to an afternoon deer hunt on some Alabama public land Andrew and Michael recorded this episode to cover topics such as thermals and how to predict them, picking a spot based on the right combo of bedding and food, where MOST nice bucks are killed in the South and more!
Today we dive deep on the topic of hunting thickets as we dissect some of our own recent hunts putting our recent podcast topics to the test. Tune in to hear how we have been identifying thickets that will likely hold deer, how to determine where/how to hunt the thicket, how Jacob screwed up an opportunity at his biggest buck to date and much more!
Today we talk with a woodsman, Robert Carter. Robert was actually referred to us by Glen Solomon just before Glen passed away, and he did not disappoint. Like Glen, Robert is a true woodsman and his knowledge of the game we hunt shows in his tactics and success. We talked locating feed trees, how to locate and hunt thickets, finding a spot in a spot, how to predict thermals, what kind of deer sign to set up on, hunting your way into areas and more! Let us know what you think and don't forget to subscribe!
Greg Staggs has a great track record when it comes to DIY, public land whitetail hunting. We talk about hunting overlooked spots, finding hard to access areas, and hunting in adverse conditions such as hot weather like we are experiencing now!
Big swamps, big bucks! The Mississippi delta must be one of the most unique places you can hunt in the South and Corey Smith has taken several nice bucks off those swamps. We got him on the show to talk about predicting where hunting pressure will come from based off maps, what funnels deer in a swamp, finding the "spot in the spot", using water access, hunting mid-day around duck hunters and more! Make sure you SUBSCRIBE and if you like what you've been hearing please leave a review and share with a buddy!
How to hunt big woods mountain bucks - Today we hit topics on bowhunting and rifle hunting the mountains of the Southeastern US. Tyler Black has killed lots of bucks in what some consider to be some of Alabamas most rugged terrain, and he gives his take on where he is finding these bucks, what cover is good cover, good sources, pinch points, how to locate bedding and how to thoroughly learn your area!
Today we talk early season deer hunting tactics with Matt Reaves of Southern Pursuit! Many places across the country have already opened up, and the Southeast is getting geared up! With Georgia opening this weekend, we talk our tactics for hunting agricultural lands, timber with food plots, and straight timber with no openings!
Today on the show we talk with Adrian Farley who was been hunting Alabama public lands since the early 1980s! We discuss finding and hunting thickets, rattling in the south, hunting around pressure, how to get close to bedding quietly, and more! Make sure to SUBSCRIBE for weekly public land deer hunting tactics relevant to the SOUTHERN DEER HUNTER!
We have another whitetail hunting tactic podcast for you this week as we break down Jacob Myers' and Jacob Emery's successful velvet buck hunt on Tennessee public land this weekend! We hit topics such as how they chose their parcel of public they hunted, how they narrowed it down to specific spots, how did they know when to abandon their first spot and how they ended up with a big buck on the ground!
Jeff Homan's trail camera strategy goes against the grain of most of the advice that we typically hear in hunting media today. By checking his cameras every few days and backtracking deer to their exact bedding locations he has had incredible success on killing mature bucks on one of Alabama's highest pressured pieces of public land. Tune in to hear about extreme trail cam tactics, how to know when to hunt, how to know where to hunt, and how to know where to look for mature bucks!
Scott Shearer stopped by our booth at the world deer expo to talk about his company, Broadside Camo! Scott is passionate about his work and his theories behind camo are both interesting and practical. We dive into how to conceal yourself in the whitetail woods, how his patten works, how he got started and more!
Today we talk with two public land killers, Johnathan Boheme and Adrian Wilson of Tennessee. Both of these guys have had a lot of success on public land over the last few years, and at the 2019 World Deer Expo they stopped by our booth to talk southern based public land deer hunting!
Today we talk Aerohunter saddles! We sat down with Jon from aerohunter at the World Deer Expo to talk about their brand new “flex” saddle, along with all the other things aerohunter has going on! Subjects discussed include new features of the saddle, what makes saddles very different from one another, some company history, and of corse what the future holds for aerohunter! Tune in, let us know what you think, and thanks for listening!
Woodsmanship & Confidence. Richard is a die hard public land hunter who has found incredible success in the swamps of Arkansas. Richard consistently kills mature bucks (including 3 160+ inch deer) on public land by hunting feed trees, and hunting with huge levels of confidence. Today we dive deep on what kind of deer sign to look for, how to know if you should hunt it, what feed trees are, how hunting with confidence can change your success rate more than anything, and MUCH more!
Today Wild Edge is announcing their brand new saddle, the Yarak! We sat down with Drew and Greg from WE to talk about the new product and all of its unique features. Another subject discussed is what makes saddles different, and how the makeup of a saddle effects its functionality and comfort.
We had the privilege of talking to Mr. Glen Solomon, who is undoubtedly one of the best hunters & woodsmen that we have had the privilege of talking to on the show. Glen takes a deep dive into some hardcore public land deer hunting tactics that he uses in Georgia. Glens tactics are extremely similar to Dan Infalts methods, and Glen has been practicing these tactics for 35 years on public lands across Georgia and Alabama. Grab a notepad for this episode, you'll be glad you took notes!
Today we talk tactics for breaking down large areas of public land into hunt able chunks. We also talk general public land bowhunting tips, hunting subtle terrain features within the thickets that deer spend a lot fo time in and of corse gear talk. After gear talk we get out into the weeds and start telling our creepiest, and funniest hunting stories!
Today on the show we do a deep dive into all things on whitetail deer bowhunting tactics. We talk about how to find funnels, pinch points, edges, finding overlooked terrain features, understanding deer bedding, why bedding is important, and thermals. This is the perfect episode to kick your mind back into deer hunting gear as we creep closer to bow season!
Today we go over early season bowhunting strategies for velvet whitetails in Southern states! Some specific subjects discusses include how to plan where you will hunt now, securing permission to hunt private property now for the upcoming season, pre-acorn drop food sources, and how bedding in the extreme early season is very different from bedding throughout the rest of the season.
This episode is all things mobile hunting. Both Jacob and Andrew have about 6 years of experimenting with various mobile hunting systems which has led them both to saddle hunting. Specific topics include how Tethrd and Aerohunter are different, climbing with individual steps vs sicks, pack options, and how to determine your needs to build the perfect mobile hunting setup for yourself.
Today the guys talk about the usefulness, and uselessness of summer scouting for deer! We will be bowhunting Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee public land in just a few months and we are talking about what sign will help us on opening day, and what will probably ultimately prove to be useless!
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Today we were joined by our good friend Tyler Malone who just caught a true giant of a bass in our latest weekend fishing adventure! We discuss jigging for crappie, catching bass at night, hunting laurel thickets for bucks, hunting beast vs traditional methods and more!
Today on the show we discuss 5 key things to scout in the summer months that will set you up for success in the deer woods this fall. We also discuss how to avoid "Thinking yourself out of a deer", and how to know whether or not you should buy a saddle.
On todays podcast we talk about all kinds of hunting and fishing, including summertime hog hunting, whether or not you can eat big hogs, Alabamas baiting bill controversy, super heavy arrow setups and more!
Want to fish against us? Listen in to find out how you can try and beat us in a bass fishing tournament and get entered to win a heap of free gear! We also dicuss the dangers of getting into a canoe at 2am with the Ginger Bowhunter, how to set lines for catfish vs gar, and bass fishing!
With most southern seasons winding down we are headed to hunt Rio Grande Turkeys in Western Oklahoma! On this strut report we discuss the cost of a trip like this and how you can make it happen!
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Today our friend Matt Reaves of Southern Pursuit to talk about how his background in forestry helps him find game, the transition from private land to public land hunting, self filing turkey hunts and deer hunts and more!
Today on the Southern Outdoorsmen Strut Report we cover tactics that led our two reporters to quick tag outs! Make sure to check out Stevens content over at "The Huntin Grounds"!
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Its no secret that the turkey populations are declining in the South. People like Brandon Bobo, a biologist employed by the National Wild Turkey Federation, and working to find out why. Today Brandon shares insight into recent research on the decline, as well as some specific issues such as predators, baiting or feeding, bad habitat, and the natural dynamics of a population. This is a must listen for anyone interested in the biology of the wild turkey or the decline they are experiencing!
This special edition of the strut report marks our 100th episode as the Southern Outdoorsmen Hunting Podcast! Big thanks to all of our listeners for sticking with us on this ride! Being that its episode 100, we had to go big, so today we covered turkey hunting in AL, KY, OK, AR, FL, SC, MN, WI, and NC!
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Today we have on Jacob Emery from The Huntin Grounds TV to talk Kansas Rio's! Jacob just had success during Kansas's archery turkey season and was kind enough to come on the show to let us know how he did it! We talk tag prices, season dates, scouting public land, what habitat to look for on a map, and of corse we cover how Jacob caught his tent on fire! This is a must listen if you have dreams of chasing a slam, or if you want to see some of the most unique land America has to offer! EP 100 DROPS FRID
This might be our widest reaching strut report! We cover Kansas, South Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Oklahoma! Looking for info on current turkey food sources, gobbling activity, and what tactics people are having success with right now! Y'all check it out!
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Today we cover Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia in the Strut Report, presented by Houndstooth Game Calls! Out of all the strut reports we've done, this one is certainly one of the best! We cover gobbling activity, current food sources and what tactics are killing turkeys RIGHT NOW!
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Today we are talking about a variety of topics! First off we give an update on our seasons, then we dive straight Into calling turkeys. We talk about what calls have been working for us, as well as our (much more talented) friends! We then go on to discuss some tips and tactics to gain permission to turkey hunt private property!
Better late than never! Due to some technical difficulties we are dropping this strut report later than normal! We apologize for the inconvenience! But on this weeks report we cover the great state of Tennessee with the one and only Rick Taylor!
Many of you know Yawt Yawt from his hilarious videos on the internet! He is no different in person than he is in his videos, so we sat down and recorded a conversation with him! We cover all the worlds problems, like how apple should produce a version of Siri that can understand southern accents, and of corse we throw in a heap of turkey talk!
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Today we talk with 3 turkey hunters in the great states of Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi! The strut report is the most up to date information on turkey activity, provided by real turkey hunters from across the US!
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We sat down with Shane Simpson from Calling all Turkeys to talk about calling to birds, Jake yelps, self filming for turkeys, and how to do in depth research while planning out of state turkey hunts! If you haven't already, SHARE US WITH A BUDDY! And always contact us at email@example.com with any questions you want answered on the podcast, or any suggestions on things we should cover!
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This weekend we have turkey seasons opening in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia! We interviewed turkey hunters from each of those states to get an idea of what the turkeys are doing! Good luck to everyone hitting the woods this weekend, we hope your hunts are filled with many gobbles and some flopping toms!
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We met a lot of great people at the NWTF convention, including the Huntin Grounds Crew! We sat down with Steven, Jacob and Scotty to talk all things Huntin Grounds TV, including how it all got started, Steven making the leap to doing THGTV full time, the complexities of making a living in the outdoor industry, and a few deer hunting and turkey hunting stories!
This week we have on another legend in the turkey hunting world, Bob Walker! Many of you probably know Bob from his time spent on Turkey Thugs, or from his time guiding at Bent Creek Lodge in Alabama! Bob is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to turkey hunting and today we got to dig into locator calls, getting turkeys to gobble when they don't want to, setups, and a lot more! Also, make sure your tuning in for the strut report every Friday to know what the latest is from the turkey woods!
On todays strut report we talk with our buddies Scott Ellis, Rick Taylor, and Scott Murray about what the osceolas are doing in south Florida!
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On this bonus turkey hunting episode we are talking with David Hawley of the Wild Turkey Report! We talk to David on what the Wild Turkey Report is, his passion for turkeys, turkey hunting in the south and turkey management! It was great talking to someone who has as much of a passion as David does about turkeys and turkey hunting!
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Many of you know Dave Owens from his popular online show, "The Pinhoti Project"! Dave is a hardcore public land turkey hunter who has killed a bird in every state that has them, and has spent most of his life hunting the Southeast! We talk public land turkey tactics with Dave, including how birds respond to pressure, getting close to turkeys, setting up on turkeys and of corse we share some crazy public land turkey hunting stories!
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