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The Whitetail Faktor Podcast
103 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
TWF Podcast #26 - 2017 Looking Back
In this Podcast Brett welcomes new podcast host Ross Roberge to the podcast and they discuss their 2017 whitetail season. Some topics and details discussed are: - Successes and failures of the 2017 season. - Lessons Learned - How the 2017 season will force them to adjust certain aspects of their hunting tactics - Hunting mutiple properties in mutliple states - Late winter deer chores/Management activities
105 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
TWF Podcast #25 - The Six Stages of Deer Hunting
In this podcast Brett and I answer listener submitted questions and talk about the Six Stages of Deer Hunting as written in a magazine article. The Six Stages of Deer Hunting according to the article are:1) Shooting StageThe impulse here is to get off a shot quickly, usually at the first animal that appears. This eagerness can lead to bad decisions: the wrong animal being chosen, a poor shot being taken that wounds the animal or even a shot that endangers others 2) Limiting Out StageThis hunter wants to always bag the limit. This may cause a hunter to take unsafe shots or misidentify targets in the zeal to limit out. More experience and hunting with mature hunters will lead hunters out of this stage.3) Trophy Stage Success is judged by quality, not quantity. The hunter is very selective and will pass on many opportunities that do not match the desired trophy characteristics. Many trophy hunters focus on big game. The hunter’s patience and commitment must be highly evolved.4) Method StageHere, the process and challenge of hunting becomes the primary focus of the hunter. A more challenging method, such as using a bow, muzzleloader, or handgun may be chosen. The hunter may choose to stalk or still hunt, rather than sit in a stand next to a feeder.5) Sportsman StageThe total experience of the hunt is what is important to the sportsman: What animal is being hunted, How it is being hunted, The immersion into nature and the companionship of who you are hunting with, all combine into creating a more sophisticated appreciation of the hunt. 6) “Give-Back” StageAt this point the hunter is motivated by the desire to pass on the proper hunting values, safety skills and responsible attitudes to others. They want to preserve our hunting heritage by introducing new hunters to the sport in the most rewarding manner. The hunter may choose to join a conservation organization that improves habitat through wildlife management and promotes hunting.
64 minutes | Jul 28, 2017
TWF Podcast #24 - EHD and Food Plots with Don Higgins of Real World Wildlife Seed
With the release of the University of Minnesota findings on Real World's EHD product and its ability to fight and in this case kill the EHD virus in a lab setting, we felt compelled to get Don on the phone and pick his brain. In this podcast, we cover:-What EHD is-The testing Real World Wildlife Products has done on their EHD Product-How the product works to combat EHD-The University of Minnesota Test done on the product that resulted in a killed virus. You can also read a North American Whitetail Article on it here-What Don would tell people to plant if they only had one choice-Mineral and baiting regulations in the State of Illinois
79 minutes | Jun 9, 2017
TWF Podcast #23 - Hunting Leases with Base Camp Leasing's Andy Guernsey
In this podcast it is all about leasing with Base Camp Leasing's Andy Guernsey. We cover:-How leasing became such a big part of the hunting industry-Leasing from the Hunter perspective-Leasing from the Land Owner perspective-Leasing from the agent perspective-How to be a successful lessor-How to lease if you are a land owner-What makes the best leasing situations-What are the negatives to leasing hunting land
85 minutes | May 25, 2017
TWF Podcast #22 - State Hunting Regulations We LIke and Dislike
This podcast is an interesting one for sure. Brett and Joe explore some of the wackiest state hunting regulations and also the regulations they think make sense in the states they hunt:-Do too many does get shot as a result of state regulations?-Firearms Seasons Length-Firearms Seasons Timing-Montana did/does not allow lighted knocks????-Buck tags per state-Out of state tag availability and cost
74 minutes | May 9, 2017
TWF Podcast #21 - Minerals, supplemental feeding and trail camera surveys with Weston schrank of buck advisor
In today's episode Brett and Joe are joined by Weston Schrank of Buck Advisor and Stone Road Media. Weston shares his views on:-Mineral Feed for Deer-The Misconceptions of Mineral Feed-Supplemental Feeding -What to feed deer and what not to feed deer-Trail Camera Surveys -How he runs these in the summer vs. winter
54 minutes | May 4, 2017
TWF Podcast #20 - Turkey Strategies, What We Learned From the 2016 Season and Plans for 2017
In this episode Joe and Brett:-Relive their 2016 seasons-What they learned from that season-How they can improve-Discuss plans for 2017 season-Brett talks about his turkey success-Talk about our favorite calls to hunt turkeys with-Talk about our favorite decoy setup-Talk about our favorite time of season to hunt turkeys-Talk about our favorite areas to hunt turkeys
26 minutes | Jan 17, 2017
TWF Field Report #13 Evolution of A Youth Hunter with Luke Stock
Evolution of a Youth HunterWith episode 13 we visit with the newest member of The Whitetail Faktor team, Luke Stock. Topics include: 2016 RecapFirst hunt/first killBig Buck Down The EvolutionWhy do you hunt?Memories from hunting camp2017 plans Enjoy!
38 minutes | Jan 7, 2017
TWF Field Report #12 2016 Season Recap & Early 2017 Strategy
In this episode, Brad gives us his season recap and early plans for 2017. Topics include: Missed opportunitiesEncountersAcorns vs Food PlotsExpectations for 2017Gameplan changes for next season Enjoy! Please leave a review on iTunes and Stitcher!
87 minutes | Dec 30, 2016
TWF Podcast #19 - Cold Weather Hunting Strategies with Jim Hole Jr
Jim Hole Jr. is a world renowned whitetail bow hunter. Jim has been the center of many magazine articles over the years. Jim is also a Sitka Gear Sponsored Athlete. Jim has been running an outfitter "Classic Outfitters" in the Edmonton Bow Hunting Zone. His unique hunting style and preparation led us to this podcast with him after Brett hunted there with him this season. In this podcast you will learn:-Jim's very effective and unique stand setup procedure-Jim's unique take on approaching stand sites with atv's-Jim's cold weather hunting technique and gear preparation-Why and how Jim uses Hockey Tape on his gear for a silencing mechanism-Why Jim uses vegetable oil on his arrows
77 minutes | Dec 2, 2016
TWF Podcast #18 - Tracking Deer with Jeremy Ballantine of In Pursuit 365
50 minutes | Nov 15, 2016
TWF Podcast #17 - Rut Update
Joe and Brett have both had successful ruts, but it did not come without some hard learned lessons. Listen as the two talk about what they learned from this rut:-The Importance of MRI-The Importance of not just hunting the wind, but processing how that buck is using the wind during rut-Trail Cameras during the rut-The spots that worked-How to hunt the rest of the rut
59 minutes | Oct 13, 2016
TWF Podcast #16 - How to Prevent Ticks, Hunting with Youth and Hunting the Wind with Pastor Paul Walerczak of WIthout Excuse Ministries
In this podcast, Pastor Paul Walerczak of Midwest Whitetail and Without Excuse Ministries joins me to talk about tick prevention and hunting with youth hunters, but our main topic of discussion is hunting the wind. Because Paul is a pilot by trade he has some interesting wind analysis all of you will find valuable. Our topics include: -Using the wind for entry and exit not just the tree stand -Hunting Ridges vs. Valleys and how the wind plays different -Almost bad winds for the hunters, that are almost good winds for deer that turn out to be awesome winds -Thermals and pressure effects on wind -How we use Ozonics to play the wind.
14 minutes | Oct 7, 2016
TWF Field Report #11 Weather Outlook and Changing Food Sources
In this short episode of The Field Report, Brad gives his outlook on the weather and hunting opportunities in the coming days as well as how to prepare for changing food sources in October. Topics include: Moon position Barometric Pressure Green vs browse Enjoy!
62 minutes | Sep 22, 2016
TWF Podcast #15 - Early Season Strategy and the Story of Bernie with Hank Parker's Flesh and Blood's Kable McAlpine
In today's podcast we are joined by Kable McAlpine of Hank Parker's Flesh and Blood. Kable is a seasoned whitetail hunter with a lot of experience and wall hangers. Kable hunts in unique terrain in Switzerland County in Southern Indiana. In this episode: -Kable tells the story of the giant buck he harvested last year named "Bernie" -Kable also focuses in on early season hunting strategies, in particular, white oaks -Kable gives his trail camera tips -Kable tells you his favorite food plots for early season and even late season -Kable explains why he hunts early season mornings.
60 minutes | Sep 12, 2016
TWF Podcast #14 - Early Season Hunting Strategies and Brett's Trip to Canada
This podcast is an update of Brett's trip to Canada and what our strategy is for early season hunting. We cover: -How Canada is very similar to hunting back to home (bed to feed) -Examples of our early season spots -What we are looking for to choose early season spots -How to run trail cameras for early season and not be intrusive -Do we hunt mornings early season
57 minutes | Aug 28, 2016
TWF Podcast #13 - Hunting Suburban Deer with Jake Bennett of the Urban Deer Complex
In today's podcast, Brett and Joe visit with Jake Bennett of the Urban Deer Complex to talk about suburban hunting. In this episode they cover: -Jake's background and why he likes to hunt suburban deer -Where are the best spots to hunt suburban deer -His best areas when it comes to suburban deer hunting -The pros and cons of suburban deer hunting -How and if suburban deer act differently
17 minutes | Aug 26, 2016
TWF Field Report #10 Ingredients for a Successful Season
In this episode of The Field Report, Brad talks about the ingredients for a successful season. Some of the topics include:PreparationObservationConfirmationGathering intelWorking from the outside inThanks for listening!
80 minutes | Aug 20, 2016
TWF Podcast #12 - Using Hunting Blinds with TJ Pugh of Redneck Blinds
In this podcast Brett Joy and Joe Boesing speak with T.J. Pugh, VP of Marketing at Redneck Blinds. The topic of conversation is blinds and why they are effective hunting tools each hunter should use. In this podcast: -TJ gives his hunting background and industry background -TJ covers blind specs from Redneck and other blinds -Where certain blinds work the best -How to set your blind -The fairly new invention of the hay bale blind and why it is such a great option -How to contain scent while hunting out of a blind
89 minutes | Aug 20, 2016
TWF Podcast #11 - Trail Cameras - the what, where, when, why and how of trail camera use
In this podcast Brett and Joe dive into what they believe is maybe the single most important "faktor" for their success hunting whitetails - the trail camera. In this podcast they discuss: -Background on how they started using trail cams -main reasoning for using them -The (where, why, how, when, and where) use of trail cameras -how they use them at specific times (how it changes based on timing) – Certain features they like in trail cameras
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