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August 13, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Mark Drury to run through a series of hypothetical deer hunting scenarios ranging from small property habitat improvements, to dealing with hunting competition from the neighbors, to patterning specific bucks during the rut. Topics discussed: What would Mark do if he lost of his farms/leases? What would the ideal small 40 acre farm look like if Mark Drury had to start all over again? How Mark would analyze photos/sightings prior to the season after discovering a new target deer What Mark does on the night before the season opener Would Mark hunt opening day or wait, if he had bad weather conditions? How would Mark hunt a 20 degree temperature drop on October 14th? What would Mark do if he spotted an early hot doe in mid-October? What would Mark do if he saw a buck move out of range in the same location two out of three days? What to do if you get busted by a buck? Should you swing for the fences the day before gun season? One day and one spot to kill a buck, where would it be? Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
August 6, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by renowned whitetail bowhunter and founder of The Hunting Beast Dan Infalt to explore how he'd tackle a series of tough hypothetical deer hunting scenarios from the swamps of public land to private land farm ground. Topics discussed: What would Dan do if he glassed up a world class buck in mid-August while driving back roads How Dan would attempt to keep tabs on a giant buck without other people noticing How would Dan hunt a property different if there were 10 other hunters on it VS just him How Dan would go about locating a specific target buck How Dan identifies farm land buck beds from the maps How to access a property without bedded bucks spotting you What Dan would do if he inherited a piece of private land What Dan would do if he was busted by a buck while setting up a stand How Dan sneaks in and sets up on deer Dealing with swirling winds Dealing with long tough spells in the woods What Dan does when he fills a tag early His top stand and date for a sure-fire buck kill Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
July 30, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by outdoor writer and whitetail consultant Steve Bartylla for his take on a series of hypothetical deer hunting scenarios varying from private land habitat improvements to public land hunting tactics. Topics discussed: What would Steve to a new lease if he only had two weekends in August to improve it? What to do if you have to share a great, but small, hunting property with a family member who hunts poorly What would you do if your target buck is daylight active leading up to opening day, but the first few days of the season have horrible conditions and wind? How to get good trailcam intel if baiting is banned in your state? A mid-October cold front hits and you can only hunt the next morning or the evening several day later - which do you pick? What to do after missing a buck What to do when spotting a cruising buck out of range during the rut How to entice a buck onto your property if he beds on the neighbors What would you do if you could no longer hunt in November? Where would you hunt on Oct 1 VS Nov 25 VS Dec 7? Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
July 23, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by the legendary DIY Michigan bowhunter John Eberhart to discuss what exactly he would do in some of the deer hunting world’s toughest scenarios. Topics discussed: How John's 2020 whitetail preparations are coming What would John do if he gained permission on a new property at the end of August with only one weekend to prep? It's October 1 and you have to choose between a dynamite apple tree set or a lone oak, which do you choose? What should you do when another hunter comes crashing through your spot? What does John Eberhart do when a mature buck busts him? What to do when you discover hot sign but there's no good tree to hang from? Should you move the next day after seeing a mature buck move out of range? What would John do on the very first day of a 5 day public land rut hunt on a brand new property he's never seen? How has John's trail camera philosophy evolved in recent years? How has the increased know-how of the average hunter impacted John's success and tactics? John's top day to hunt and #1 stand location  Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
July 16, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by John Altman, of the new whitetail show Sea Bucks, to discuss his unique tactics for hunting mature bucks across the islands and big woods of the Northeast. Topics discussed: Why island hunting is a sneaky effective way to hunt mature bucks Tips for accessing islands to hunt deer How wind and available space impact how you hunt islands How John killed a 12+ year old island buck Annual patterns for Northeast deer Scouting and locating mature bucks in the big woods of the Northeast Dissecting stand set-ups for big woods deer How do calling and rattling work in the big woods Tracking deer on foot Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
July 9, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by Nick Pinizzotto, Kip Adams, and Lindsay Thomas Jr to discuss one of the most significant changes in the deer conservation world in decades - the merging of the Quality Deer Management Association and the National Deer Alliance into a brand new organization. Topics discussed: Why the QDMA and NDA are merging into a new organization The mission of the new organization How will this impact deer and deer hunters? What to expect for prior QDMA members  Will there still be a management and habitat focus in this new organization? Thoughts on the legacy of QDMA and the ending of an era What the National Deer Alliance leadership learned over its five years of existence What NDA can bring to the new org from a policy perspective The big wins and wishes that the new org hopes to see come to fruition Why we the hunters are the most important part of this new era in deer conservation What we need to do in the coming day and years to make a positive difference for deer Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
July 2, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Dan Johnson to recap our latest summer whitetail projects and evolving thought processes around summertime deer prep. Topics discussed: Our latest debacles in parenting and the outdoors Catching up on Mark and Dan BS Hypothetical dream bucks The evolution of Mark and Dan's summer trail camera processes Scouting new public land Why we don't set many tree stands in the spring or summer anymore Summertime preparations to hunt a single specific buck Dan's new plans for Gnarley Charlie Marks latest plans to hunt for Tran Concerns around Mark's early September whitetail hunt prospects Mark's part-time move Our favorite reoccurring segment Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
June 25, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by DIY bowhunter and Whitetail Addictions team member Heath Cisco to discuss in detail exactly how he locates, studies, and moves in on top tier whitetail bucks. Topics discussed: How Heath and his hunting buddy Justin Hollandsworth handle the sharing of hunting properties How to improve your mock scrapes Setting high goals for your hunting season Seeking out top tier bucks Summer scouting for target deer Trail camera strategies for specific bucks Walking the fine line of scouting VS pressure during the season Locating specific buck bedding areas and how to determine if it's a big buck What to do when you find a big buck track Aggressive hang-and-hunt tactics What to do when you visually bump a buck while scouting How bucks act differently between farm country and hill country How the biggest bucks behave and use wind differently Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
June 18, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Justin Hollandsworth of Whitetail Addictions TV to discuss high risk high reward tactics that lead to DIY deer hunting success and much more. Topics discussed: Doing something whitetail related every day How Andrae D'acquisto influenced Justin's deer hunting mindset Scouting new properties aggressively VS staying out The value of hot sign VS year old sign Identifying and patterning specific bucks The early October morning taboo How to hunt "edge winds" and ways to make it work When to swing for the fences Trailcam positioning  Hunting an area VS hunting the tree How to quickly and quietly get set-up in a stand during hunting season Trim or no trim a new set? When's the best time to move stands midday? What quality do most great deer hunters have in common? Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
June 11, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by my friend and DIY whitetail bowhunting extraordinaire Andy May to answer your most pressing and challenging deer hunting questions. Topics discussed: Summer scouting advice Our favorite terrain/habitat features for deer hunting success How to avoid spooking deer in the fields, while waiting for bucks to come out later How we organize our OnX waypoints and other historical information What weakness Andy wants to improve on The books that influenced our hunting styles the most How close should you get to bedding areas with your cameras What do great hunters do that average hunters do not Hunting small wood lots surrounded by ag Why do bucks get old - luck or skill? Our first bucks and lessons learned How to handle new neighbors Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
June 4, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Wisconsin bowhunter and Hunting Beast contributor Joe Rentmeester to discuss his take on the aggressive hunting tactics that have led him to becoming one of the best DIY deer hunters around. Topics discussed: What Joe's early days of hunting looked like How he connected with Dan Infalt and started learning from him in-person The most important lessons he's learned from Dan Infalt How his style differs from Infalt Tips for locating and targeting specific bucks Ideas for hunting early season mornings Predicting buck bedding areas How to determine the right spot to set-up VS pushing in farther How Joe "won" back to back Public Land Challenges One deer hunting "rule" we need to forget One deer hunting "rule" we all need to learn When to be aggressive, when not Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 28, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by MeatEater wild foods contributing editor Danielle Prewett  to discuss everything you need to know to make this your very best summer of wild game cookouts ever. Topics discussed: What was on the menu for Memorial Day weekend What kind of wild game comes to Danielle's mind during the summer How long is venison good in the freezer? Best practices for grilling steaks outside To marinade or not? And how to do it best The scoop on rubs  Summer burger grilling tips How to spice up your wild game Taco Tuesdays Ideal thickness for your steaks Barbecue and sloppy joes Tex Mex rubs and cooking techniques Other summer wild game favorites Ideas for summer camp food Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 21, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by conservation writer and BHA podcast host Hal Herring to explore how to be a conservationist in a post-pandemic world. Topics discussed: When Hal knew he had to tackle conservation and advocacy as his life's work Early inspirations How to channel anger and frustration with anti-environment/public land acts  How to filter all of the information and misinformation when trying to learn about possible threats to wildlife or wild places Resources for unvarnished truth related to wildlife and wild places How to achieve an informed and relatively unbiased opinion How to get politicians to actually listen to hunters and anglers Do hunters and anglers still have the stomach to fight for our resources? How will COVID-19 impact conservation efforts How/when should we begin to push for conservation wins amidst the pandemic What to consider leading up to the vote in 2020 Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 14, 2020
Today on the show Dan Johnson and I are doing some social distance socializing,  simply kicking back and catching up - telling hunting, fishing, and foraging stories and maybe even chatting with a surprise special guest.  Topics discussed: Getting in a rut during lockdown Dan's turkey hunting efforts this year Catch and release turkey hunting and my first real hunt of the year My son's first fish Dan's mushroom hunting exploits Our favorite food to snack on while hanging with buddies Plans and preparation for the upcoming season and even 2021 A surprise guest Surprise guest turkey stories Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 7, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Field & Stream editor-at-large and and author Bill Heavey for a rambling exploration of the relevance of hunting, fishing, and foraging in the year 2020 and beyond. Topics discussed: What Bill's been doing outside during the COVID-19 lockdown Has hunting and fishing become more or less important given the current health crisis? What Bill still wants to do outdoors before the pandemic or anything else gets to him What to make of the renewed urgency to eat/live closer to the land How Bill's personal journey to get more of his food from hunting/fishing/forgaging has evolved over the years Tips for foraging for wild edibles  Eating goose eggs The relevance of hunting in the future Introducing kids to the outdoors Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 30, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by Lindsay Thomas Jr. of the Quality Deer Management Association for a terrific and varied conversation about whitetail habitat management and how we can all do a little better. Topics discussed: How conservation organizations have been impacted by COVID-19 What we can do to help support QDMA and other conservation organizations at this time How deer habitat management has evolved over the past few decades If Lindsay could change one thing about deer habitat managers, it would be ... Why plant and tree ID matters Does invasive and non-native species management really matter? Desirable weeds and tree species to look for What a "green" or "low impact" food plot means How to plant more environmentally friendly and beneficial food plots Safety considerations and environmental impacts of herbicide use Erosion, tillage, no-till and other soil considerations   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 29, 2020
Today on the show we're back with our final bonus turkey hunting episode and we're here with Andrew Johnson to break down the top six turkey vocalizations hunters need to be able to interpret and replicate.  Topics discussed: How Andrew came to be involved with turkey hunting and turkey hunting media Why so many hunters have one-sided conversations with turkeys What the most important turkey vocalizations Why it's important to understand what different vocalizations mean to turkeys Understanding and replicating a yelp Understanding and replicating the tree yelp Understanding and replicating clucks and putts Understanding and replicating cutting Understanding and replicating a purr Understanding and replicating a gobble Most common turkey calling mistakes   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 22, 2020
Today on the show we're back with another bonus turkey hunting episode and we're here with Lake Pickle to discuss his top tactics for hunting southern turkeys, how to call and kill highly pressured birds, taking a turkey's "temperature" and ways to change a gobblers mood Topics discussed: What makes southern turkey hunting unique Top times to hunt public land birds How to call to heavily pressured turkeys Ways to take a turkey's "temperature" How to change a gobbler's mood How to add realism to your turkey calls Top decoy set-ups Calling on the limb What to do when you spook a gobbler   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 22, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by MeatEater team member and mushroom hunting aficionado Spencer Neuharth to cover off on everything a deer hunter needs to know to successfully take up mushroom hunting. Topics discussed: Why the hell should deer hunters care about mushroom hunting? What mushrooms are worth seeking out How to properly identify the top mushrooms Top locations for finding mushrooms Specific hot spots for morels Mushroom myths and wive's tales Tips for better seeing mushrooms in the wild How to properly pick a mushroom Cleaning and storing mushrooms the right way Spencer's top ideas for cooking mushrooms   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 16, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Arkansas hunter, content creator, and modern mountain man philosopher Clay Newcomb to discuss southern deer hunting, Canadian bucks, and bears. Topics discussed: Who is Clay Newcomb How Clay thinks about the sacredness of hunting The trials and tribulations of raising children in a hunting family Mistakes or regrets raising kids to hunt Introducing kids to discomfort What inspired Clay to understand our history as hunters Southern deer hunting culture How to kill deer in Arkansas, depending on habitat type Trophy hunting - how to justify? What it's like to hunt big Canadian whitetails Why deer hunters should give bear hunting a shot The ideal first bear hunting experience Is bear meat any good? Why all hunters should care about bear hunting rights   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 15, 2020
Today on the show we're back with another bonus turkey hunting episode and we're here with Tony Peterson to discuss his top tactics for striking up quiet gobblers, how he changes a turkey's mood, and much more. Topics discussed: How to scout for good turkey hunting public land spots Mature tom tendencies Tips for making decoys more realistic Tony's aggressive calling tactics Preferred decoy set-ups What to do different when bowhunting for turkeys Where to aim with a bow Broadheads for turkeys Can you run-n-gun for turkeys with a bow? The craziest turkey tactic Tony employs   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 9, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Tony Peterson to discuss the most important intangibles for hunting success, mindset changes that can lead to becoming a better hunter, and much more. Topics discussed: Lockdown life updates Why the intangible and mental sides of hunting are just as important as any tactic Learning to disconnect Why pre-season work and scouting is so important  What gets Tony out working in the off-season so much What areas for improvement Tony sees in himself Off-season plans for Tony Specific scouting ideas for 2020   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 8, 2020
Today on the show we're kicking off a month long series of bonus turkey hunting episodes and we're beginning with Mark Drury here to discuss his top tactics for striking up quiet gobblers, how he changes a turkey's mood, and much more. Topics discussed: Our plan for turkey month! How Mark Drury uniquely approaches turkey hunting in different regions How he hunts the different subspecies differently What to do when the turkeys aren't gobbling Mark's top tactics for striking up a bird How to change a gobbler's mood How to read turkey body language Mark's favorite decoy set-ups How to kill turkeys at the end of the day   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 2, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by professional archer, bowhunter, and YouTube phenom Chris Bee to discuss competitive archery, mental strength in the moment of truth, and advice  for epic hunting road trips. Topics discussed: How Chris Bee got into hunting and competitive archery Advice for parents who hope to introduce their kids to archery Recommendations for folks wanting to get into tournament archery Dealing with mental stress and high pressure situations How to clear your mind of negative thoughts during moment of truth Tips for better archery practice Pulling off a DIY Alaskan caribou hunt The ultimate hunting van set-up and other recommended travel gear and food Planning hunting road-trips Lessons learned from the 2019 season   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
March 26, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Dan Johnson to discuss his very exciting, albeit long delayed, decision to finally leave the promised land of Iowa to experience a deer hunt in the great state of Michigan. Topics discussed: How Dan Johnson and his family are handling the COVID-19 impacts Tips for working at home with kids Why Dan Johnson finally decided to come hunt Michigan When the Dan Johnson Michigan deer hunt is happening The plan for finding quality public land in Michigan Scouting for early season hunts Camping/eating ideas for a public land DIY hunt Tips for finding unpressured deer Buck bedding areas in swampy regions Is Michigan a better hunting state than advertised? Setting goals and expectations for hunting a new state A tip for finding higher quality public hunting spots in high pressure states What Dan will have to do to deal with CWD regulations in Michigan   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
March 19, 2020
Today I’m joined by the wise man of southwestern Wisconsin, Doug Duren, to discuss land management philosophies, achieving balance, improving the Back 40, and the impacts of the novel coronavirus on future conservation efforts. Topics discussed: How Doug and I are dealing with the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis Weird parallels between the public's reaction to the coronavirus and CWD How the pandemic, and resulting economic and attention crises, might impact future conservation efforts How Doug Duren came to his current conservation ethic How Doug would describe his conservation philosophy Balancing wilderness preservation VS land management Understanding why managing invasives or non-native species is important Why managing for balance in an ecosystem makes sense Doug's thoughts on the Back 40 Ideas for getting more trees on the landscape   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
March 12, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers CEO Land Tawney to discuss one of the most significant conservation and public land victories in decades - the Great American Outdoors Act - and what all this momentum means for the future of hunting, fishing, and public lands. Topics discussed: What is the Great American Outdoors Act How significant is this? The importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund for hunters/anglers/outdoors people The importance of funding public land maintenance Is this a political gambit? And does it matter if it is? How to make sure this becomes a reality What's the MAPland Act? What are hunters/anglers doing well that has led to this kind of conservation win?  What do we need to do a better job of? Are our public lands still suffering a "death by a thousand cuts?" What do we need to turn our attention to next?   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
March 5, 2020
Today on the show I am joined by outdoor writer, TV host, and whitetail expert Greg Miller to discuss his version of an aggressive approach to hunting deer across the country. Topics discussed: More on #TinesAndTrash Why there are no absolutes in hunting What Greg Miller considers aggressive whitetail hunting Spring scouting importance Getting aggressive during the October or not? Maple leaves for deer How technology has impacted and possibly negatively influenced current deer hunters Why rub lines are so important to Greg How to scout for, use trailcams on, and hunt near rub lines Finding deer in the big woods Double decoy tactics   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
February 27, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by Tony Trietch for a fascinating discussion on the merits of the traveling hunter lifestyle and aggressive tactics for hunting big whitetails from the ground. Topics discussed: #TinesAndTrash Why Tony takes off for months at a time to hunt How he designed his career and life to allow for long-term travel and hunting The mental side of solo hunting/travel Most crucial camping gear and hacks for hunting trips How to eat well on DIY trips Why Tony stopped using treestands in 2012 The allure of open-country whitetail hunting Can Tony's ground-hunting tactics work in the Midwest or elsewhere? How to find high-quality areas for ground-pounding for whitetails Tips for better glassing up big game How to scout and locate whitetails How to begin planning a stalk on a whitetail Rattling and calling whitetails on the ground Using a Heads Up Decoy Making the shot count from the ground   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
February 20, 2020
Today on the show Dan Johnson and I answer your most pressing hunting related questions covering topics such as off-season scouting, hunting new states, the curious idea of gut pile farts, and recommended beginner deer gear. Topics discussed: Dan's run-in with an international hacker Our latest shed hunting exploits  A frustrating example of partisan politics mucking up wildlife management Is it more important to improve bedding areas or food plots? What's the deal with e-bikes? Shed season VS turkey season When is the right time to take your kids hunting for the first time? How to speed the learning curve when hunting a new state Is winter scouting worthwhile? Good beginner deer hunting gear Beginner saddle hunting gear Sticks VS steps Best week to shed hunt? How to help protect the Boundary Waters   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
February 13, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by QDMA Director of Conservation, Kip Adams, to review the most notable trends and current issues impacting deer and deer hunting in America in 2020. Topics discussed: What is the QDMA Whitetail Report? How would Kip grade the most recent deer hunting season data? The most notable trends in the deer hunting world The latest on buck harvest numbers Why are doe harvest numbers declining? How age structure has changed in our national deer harvest over the years Updates on EHD and CWD across the country Anything new on dealing with CWD? Legislation that hunters can help push to the finishline More on hunter recruitment    Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
February 7, 2020
Today on the show we are talking all things shed hunting, including when the best time to shed hunt is, how to become a more efficient shed hunter, and shed hunting tactics from several of the most experienced antler hunters around.  Topics discussed: My big news Why we love shed hunting Furter's favorite shed hunting memories Why it's important not to shed hunt too early The importance of not shed hunting too late Determing just the right time to shed hunt How to apply the 80/20 rule to shed hunting Becoming a more efficient shed hunter Where Dan Perez focuses his shed hunting efforts How ponds can factor into your shed hunting strategy Joe Shead's top shed locations Tips for better spotting antlers Top conditions for shed hunting   Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
February 7, 2020
Today on the show we are talking all things shed hunting, including when the best time to shed hunt is, how to become a more efficient shed hunter, and shed hunting tactics from several of the most experienced antler hunters around.  Topics...
January 30, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by Garrett Prahl of DIY Sportsman to examine his ultralight mobile hunting style and the fascinating approach he takes to testing and modifying his gear to perfectly fit his hunts. themeateater.com
January 23, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by wildlife biologist Jason Snavely to discuss the exciting new concept of regenerative wildlife agriculture and how these concepts can be applied on your hunting property. themeateater.com
January 16, 2020
Today on the show I'm joined by Jeff Sturgis, of Whitetail Habitat Solutions, to get his first impressions on our Back 40 property and his tactical recommendations for improving it for deer and deer hunting. themeateater.com
January 9, 2020
Today on the show Spencer Neuharth and I are breaking down the top trends, environmental factors, and observations from the past hunting season that might help us all as we move into the new year. themeateater.com
January 2, 2020
Today on the show I’m joined by renowned conservation writer Hal Herring to discuss public land history and advocacy, wilderness, and an in-depth look at my book That Wild Country. themeateater.com
December 26, 2019
Today on the show I'm joined by Joe Gizdic and Shawn Kelley to dive deep into the story of how we found and purchased our MeatEater Back 40 farm and  advice for finding your own special piece of hunting ground. themeateater.com
December 20, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by Danielle Prewett, creator of Wild and Whole, to discuss techniques, concepts, and recipes for cooking better wild game and taking your venison to the next level. themeateater.com
December 20, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by Danielle Prewett, creator of Wild and Whole, to discuss techniques, concepts, and recipes for cooking better wild game and taking your venison to the next level. Topics discussed: Feeding a family of 5 with wild game...
December 19, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States covered: AR, IL, VA, KS themeateater.com
December 19, 2019
This week on the podcast we're here for our last Rut Fresh Radio episode of the year, in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: ...
December 12, 2019
Today on the show we’re joined by Brett Joy to discuss late season tactics, tracking bucks in the snow, and the story of an epic four year New Hampshire hunt that ended this December. themeateater.com
December 12, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States covered: OH, OK, NH, IA themeateater.com
December 12, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Ohio | Byron...
December 8, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States featured include: MN, AL, PA, MO themeateater.com
December 8, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Joe Kahl |...
December 6, 2019
Today on the show we’re tackling listener questions on topics ranging from how to kill late season deer, how to identify top whitetail food sources,  recovering from a missed deer, public land and much more. themeateater.com
November 29, 2019
Today on the show we’re talking gun season. Joining me is my father to discuss gun hunting traditions, and then Adam Weatherby and Kevin Wilkerson to discuss firearm hunting gear, becoming a better marksman, and more. themeateater.com
November 27, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States covered include: MI, NE, VT, TN themeateater.com
November 21, 2019
Today on the show Dan and I are recapping our 2019 rutcations, examining the tactics that led to us killing two mature bucks,  and exploring the challenges we encountered along the way and what we can learn from them. themeateater.com
November 21, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States covered include: MT, KY, FL, WI themeateater.com
November 14, 2019
Today on the show we are finally recapping our epic backcountry canoe-in whitetail hunt in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota. And we hear from Lukas Leaf about the current threats to this landscape and what we can do to help. themeateater.com
November 14, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States covered include: IN, GA, ND, KS themeateater.com
November 7, 2019
Today on the show I'm joined by Andy May and outdoor writer and whitetail expert Travis Faulkner to go deep into new rut hunting ideas, stand sites, calling tactics, and more. themeateater.com
November 6, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States covered include: MI, SD, NJ, MO, TX themeateater.com
November 6, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Michael...
October 31, 2019
Today on the show we’re joined by long-time Midwest Whitetail contributor Jared Mills to get you prepped to hunt the whitetail rut. themeateater.com
October 31, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover NY, MI, IA, AL, OH themeateater.com
October 24, 2019
Today on the show we talk through important pre-rut hunting tactics AND chat with two new hunters about their recent Field to Fork mentored hunt. themeateater.com
October 23, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Justin Zarr | Bowhunt or Die | Illinois Tre Kerns | 304 Outdoors | West Virginia Joe Kahl | Minnesota Rackstars | Minnesota Kyler Moppert | Louisiana Bowhunter | Lousiana themeateater.com
October 17, 2019
Today on the show we chat with a Wired To Hunt listener, Luke Brewster, who killed the largest deer ever killed by a hunter last year. And we find out what happens when an everyday average deer hunter gets struck by whitetail lightning. Is it a positive experience or toxic? themeateater.com
October 16, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover MI, TN, PA, KS themeateater.com
October 10, 2019
Today on the show I'm joined by New York bow hunter Jesse Coots to discuss the importance of being what he calls a “freestyle deer hunter" when targeting big old whitetail bucks. themeateater.com
October 10, 2019
Today on the show I'm joined by New York bow hunter Jesse Coots to discuss the importance of being what he calls a “freestyle deer hunter" when targeting big old whitetail bucks. Topics discussed: A few thoughts on establishing personal hunting...
October 9, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Brad Bever | Lone Wolf Treestands | Indiana Caleb Combs | Stuart Ranch Outfitters | Oklahoma Taylor Chamberlain | First Lite | Virginia Josh Sparks | Midwest Whitetails | Iowa themeateater.com
October 3, 2019
Today on the show we detail everything you need to know about  the work we've done so far on the Back 40 farm, the challenges we've encountered along the way, and the plans to start hunting it in the coming days. themeateater.com
October 2, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Byron Horton | Whitetail Experience | Ohio John Arman | Ultimate Outdoor Adventures | North Dakota Josh Genthy  | Cut4 Outdoors | North Carolina Bryce Lambley | Nebraska   themeateater.com
September 26, 2019
Today on the show we are analyzing a series of stories in which we’ll hear from four hunters, about five hunts, with three bucks killed, two tags left unpunched, and a whole bunch of lessons to be learned.
September 26, 2019
Today on the show we are analyzing a series of stories in which we’ll hear from four hunters, about five hunts, with three bucks killed, two tags left unpunched, and a whole bunch of lessons to be learned.
September 25, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover KS, NH, KY, MN.
September 25, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover KS, NH, KY, MN.
September 19, 2019
Steve Rinella and Janis Putelis are joining me to share the exciting news about the farm we just bought and how one lucky MeatEater fan can win a hunt on it. Then habitat consultant Jake Ehlinger gives us an audio tour of the property and a deer-centric perspective on the potential it has.
September 19, 2019
Steve Rinella and Janis Putelis are joining me to share the exciting news about the farm we just bought and how one lucky MeatEater fan can win a hunt on it. Then habitat consultant Jake Ehlinger gives us an audio tour of the property and a...
September 19, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover MT, GA, WI, and MO
September 19, 2019
This week on the podcast we're back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. We cover MT, GA, WI, and MO.  ...
September 18, 2019
This week on the podcast we’re back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Tyler Franks...
September 12, 2019
This week on the podcast I’m joined by whitetail expert Adam Hays to dive into his tactics for consistently locating the best buck in the neighborhood and zeroing in on where to kill him. Topics discussed: Post-season scouting – why, where...
September 12, 2019
This week on the podcast I’m joined by whitetail expert Adam Hays to dive into his tactics for consistently locating the best buck in the neighborhood and zeroing in on where to kill him. Topics discussed: Post-season scouting – why, where...
September 11, 2019
This week on the podcast we’re back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Cody Hesseltine...
September 11, 2019
This week on the podcast we’re back with our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Cody Hesseltine...
September 5, 2019
This week on the podcast Dan and I talk through our final preparations and plans before our opening hunts, our gear and archery prep, and our last words of advice to everyone before the 2019 season. Topics discussed: Dan’s last...
September 5, 2019
This week on the podcast Dan and I talk through our final preparations and plans before our opening hunts, our gear and archery prep, and our last words of advice to everyone before the 2019 season. Topics discussed: Dan’s last...
September 5, 2019
This week on the podcast we’re kicking off our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Tennessee |...
September 5, 2019
This week on the podcast we’re kicking off our Rut Fresh Radio mini-series in which we hear from hunters all across the country about current deer activity, conditions, and the tactics that are working right now. States/guests featured: Tennessee |...
August 30, 2019
This week on the show we’re covering everything you need to know to get into saddle hunting with John Eberhart, Andy May, Greg Godfrey, and Ernie Power. Subjects Discussed The history that John Eberhart, Andy May, Ernie Power, and Greg...
August 30, 2019
This week on the show we’re covering everything you need to know to get into saddle hunting with John Eberhart, Andy May, Greg Godfrey, and Ernie Power. Subjects Discussed The history that John Eberhart, Andy May, Ernie Power, and Greg...
August 23, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by freelance writer and whitetail hunter Pat Durkin to get back to the basics of whitetail deer and how they see, hear, smell, and survive. Subjects Discussed Pat’s whitetail and journalist history How Pat...
August 23, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by freelance writer and whitetail hunter Pat Durkin to get back to the basics of whitetail deer and how they see, hear, smell, and survive. Subjects Discussed Pat’s whitetail and journalist history How Pat...
August 16, 2019
This week on the podcast I’m joined by Dan Johnson and Josh “Furter” Hillyard to set the stage for the upcoming season as we share our 2019 goals, hopes, and hitlists. Subjects Discussed A check-in on our 2019 running/shooting habit...
August 16, 2019
This week on the podcast I’m joined by Dan Johnson and Josh “Furter” Hillyard to set the stage for the upcoming season as we share our 2019 goals, hopes, and hitlists. Subjects Discussed A check-in on our 2019 running/shooting habit...
August 8, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors to get an absolute masterclass on everything he’s learned about handling the moments leading up to a shot on an animal, and everything to do afterwards to ensure...
August 8, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors to get an absolute masterclass on everything he’s learned about handling the moments leading up to a shot on an animal, and everything to do afterwards to ensure...
August 1, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by accomplished public land deer hunter Joe Elsinger to break down how he patterns locations rather than bucks and the advanced tools he uses to analyze deer movement in correlation with weather related factors....
July 25, 2019
Today on the show myself, Spencer Neuharth, and Tony Peterson divulge some of our greatest deer hunting failures and then explore what we learned from them. Subjects Discussed If you don’t fill a tag on a hunting trip, is that a...
July 20, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by Matt Dye and Adam Keith, of Land & Legacy, to discuss their holistic approach to habitat management and fall food plots. Subjects Discussed Why the guys from Land & Legacy frame their habitat...
July 12, 2019
Today on the show I’m joined by Dan Johnson and Spencer Neuharth to break down everything you can be doing this summer to help kill a buck this year – including treestand prep, summer scouting, trail cameras, creating access routes,...
July 4, 2019
Today on the show Andy May and I are joined by John Dudley, host of Nock On TV and the Nock On podcast, to discuss the the concept of mastery and how it applies to archery and bowhunting. Subjects Discussed...
July 4, 2019
Today on the show Andy May and I are joined by John Dudley, host of Nock On TV and the Nock On podcast, to discuss the the concept of mastery and how it applies to archery and bowhunting. Subjects Discussed...
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