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77 minutes | 17 days ago
Episode 045 - Population Density and Reproduction in Michigan White-tailed Deer
In this episode I am joined by Dwayne Etter who is a Wildlife Research Specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Dwayne has studied whitetail deer for a large part of his professional career along with other species such as bear. On this podcast, you will hear all about population densities, carrying capacity, sexual reproduction, the rut, breading selection, late season management, sex ratios, sampling, hunter numbers, and many other topics all involving whitetail deer in Michigan. Better understanding the biology of a deer can greatly help you become a better hunter.
35 minutes | a month ago
Episode 044 - Creating a Post Hunt Routine - Top 10 Things You May Have Overlooked
This podcast consists of the top 10 things you should do as a hunter post-hunt! This is a reminder of all the things you know you should do but maybe forget to do or put them off after a hunting trip. This list applies to the western hunters as well as mid-west whitetail hunters together. By adding some of these tasks to your post hunt routine you will be a better outdoorsmen and hunter in the long haul!
79 minutes | a month ago
Episode 043 - Big Michigan Whitetail Bucks with Devin Cole
Devin Cole joins the podcast to talk about his successful 2020 whitetail deer season. Planting food plots, rattling strategies, whitetail habitat, stand location, and more are covered on this episode. If you enjoy pursuing big whitetail bucks and love hearing a good couple hunting stories then buckle up, this episode is for you!
80 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 042 - "KEEP HUNTING", A Michigan Buck Tale with Alex Hicks
Get ready for one heck of an incredible big buck story in the great state of Michigan. On this episode, Alex Hicks joins the podcast to share a buck tale that most dream about but never live to experience firsthand. This story takes place in Mid-November in Michigan during the peak rut for whitetail deer. Ahosh!
83 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 041 - Tales of a Colorado Wilderness Elk Hunt
This is a must listen to elk hunting story that takes place in some of the most remote wilderness you can find in the state of Colorado. After hunting hard for two years and coming home empty handed each year, Nate finally fills his tag and brings home fresh elk meat to share with family. This is a tale of struggle, persistence, grit, and ultimately success! Hard work pays off! Listen in for the full story.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 040 - Everything You Need in Your Pack For Hunting Elk in the Mountains, Gear Dump and Product Review
This is a complete overview and insight of all the main pieces of gear I take with me into the mountains when chasing elk. If you are looking for elk hunting gear recommendations then this podcast is for you. I have been backpacking in some of the most remote places in the country and you need to have solid gear that you believe in. I walk through most all of my gear from rifles, tent selection, backcountry cooking stoves, optics, sleeping pads, knifes and more! Thanks for listening big game hunter!
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 039 - Stalking Whitetail Deer in the Mountains of Tennessee with Archery Equipment
This episode has four different audio chunks to it that I compiled together to make this weeks full episode. Each chunk is a summary of my hunt in the field each day. I did a 3 day trip to the public land mountains of Tennessee where I was chasing whitetail deer with my bow in late September. I had some great success stalking in close to some wild game and had a bunch of close encounters with the local elk herd. Listen in to hear the full story!!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 038 - Michigan Bear Camp 2020, Hunting with Hounds
Coming to you live from bear camp in the upper peninsula of Michigan, Nate is joined by hunting partners Jeff Hicks, Ryan Knolls, and David Hubbard. The fellas share their experiences and stories from their first ever black bear hunt. You'll hear the details about how we hunted bears with hounds, the process of acquiring a tag to hunt bear in Michigan, what our hunting expectations were as first time bear hunters, and how we felt after the harvest!
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 037 - A Colorado Archery Elk Hunt and 2020 Season Expectations with Devin Cole
This week Devin Cole shares stories from his most recent archery elk hunt in the Colorado Rocky mountains. Devin shares tips for first time elk hunters and explains some of the trials he faced while hunting in extreme conditions. Both Devin and Nate share their expectations and plans for the 2020 whitetail season ahead.
68 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 036 - Flesh Eating Dermestid Beetles with Ken Hansen
This week Nate is joined by Ken Hansen who is the owner and founder of Kodiak Bones and Bugs Taxidermy. Ken is a retired federal game warden who stumbled into the beetle scene many moons ago while living in the great state of Alaska. Ken has since become a Dermestid Beetle expert who specializes in helping others start their own colony. Expect to hear all about these flesh eating beetles and what it takes to grow a healthy colony on your own!
101 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 035 - The World of Spear Fishing and Free Diving with Bobby Twitchell
Interacting with fish below the surface of the water is a spectacle. I am joined on this episode by spear fishing and free diving professional, Bobby Twitchell, who is the owner and founder of the Maui Spear Fishing Academy. On this episode you will learn all about spearfishing for beginners, free diving techniques, necessary gear, safety tips, best practices, and hear some pretty awesome shark encounter stories. Learn from Hawaii's top spearfishing crew!
82 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 034 - God and the Outdoors with Joe Bufford
On this episode, I am joined by Joe Bufford who is the head pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church in the great state of Kentucky. On this episode we discuss why God and the outdoors need to be in the same conversation. We also discuss Joe's new devotional book called Dominion and how the book came to fruition with many behind the scenes details. Free books are available through July 8th 2020, listen to find out how to get one!!
72 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 033 - The Worlds Largest Reptile with Kirt Rusenko
Wow, this week you are truly in for a treat! Your host, Nate Hicks, is joined this week by Dr. Kirt Rusenko from Boca Raton FL to talk sea turtles. Kirt has been the Marine Conservationist for the City of Boca Raton based at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center since 1995. He is in charge of the Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program which monitors sea turtles on Boca Raton’s five miles of beaches. Dr. Rusenko has a BS/BA in Biology/Psychology, an MS in Biochemistry, and a PhD in Zoology. You don't want to miss this one!
79 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 032 - All About Carp Fishing with the Trilogy Carp Crew
On this weeks episode, Nate is joined by the Trilogy Carp crew: Robert Pass, Austin Pass, and Brenden Pass. This crazy cool carp catching family has perfected their craft throughout the years and has developed a passion and a business for the carp angling industry. If you've never thought about targeting carp you might change your mind after listening to this episode. Expect to hear all things related to carp fishing for first timers and how one can get into the sport for very little cost. Enjoy!
68 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 031 - All About Monarch Butterflies
On this episode I am joined by Angie Babbit to discuss Monarch Butterflies. Angie is the Communications Coordinator at Monarch Watch, which is an organization out of Kansas that is dedicated to sustaining, conserving, and educating others about Monarch Butterflies. Be prepared to learn a lot!
71 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 030 - Living Life on the Water
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to follow your dreams of buying your own sailboat and taking it to warmer weather? Well, you're not the only one. On this episode, Nate joins Josh and Morgan King on their 42 foot sailboat "Cara Mia" to talk about their plans of traveling to the Caribbean. Listen in to find out how Josh and Morgan got into sailing and how that changed their lives forever.
62 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 029 - Hunting Turkey with a Bow
On this episode Nate is joined by James Zanstra and Jared Gortsema from Bowga Hunting. Among other things, discussed on this episode is turkey hunting with a bow and arrow. Expect to hear information on shot placement, broad head selection, ambush setups, and ways to eat turkey are all discussed on this episode. Enjoy!
83 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 028 - How to Get Permission to hunt on Private Land with Jared Larsen at OnX
On this weeks episode, Nate is joined by Jared Larsen from OnX Hunt to talk about how to get permission to hunt on private lands more successfully. Not only does this podcast dive deep into the do's and don'ts of obtaining private land permissions but is backed up with multiple real life stories and scenarios that will blow your mind! This podcast contains great resources for both new hunters as well as seasoned hunters looking to expand the number of acres you have to hunt each year!
54 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 027 - Common Questions for Beginners in the Outdoor Industry
In this episode, Nate is joined by Ryan O'Dowd and Chad Snyder to answer questions that have been submitted by listeners. The following topics are covered: -When and where to target trout. -Popular lures to use when locating trout. -How to pick a tree to hunt in when on new parcels. -Stalking whitetails and still hunting. -Hunting rain gear and gortex seams. -Wool vs. synthetics base layers. -Tips for first time bow buyer.
54 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 026 - All About Food Plots with Ryan Longanbock
This week Nate is joined by Ryan Longanbock, the owner of Wildlife Seed Supply, to talk about all things related to starting a FOOD PLOT! On this episode you can expect to hear about: CRP fields, organic seeds, fertilizer, planting for cover, food plot strategy, food plot preparations, shining deer, native browse, clear cut properties, planting food plots, what to plant in order to grow bigger antlered deer and more!
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