25: Solutions to the Hunter Access Problem w/Randy Newberg

August 9, 2017

Today we welcome Randy Newberg to the podcast.  He's a widely known public land advocate that hunts western big game.  Randy has developed a great track record for his support on protecting public lands and today, we'll discuss the hunter access problems for the average whitetail hunter and how to fix them. 

Learn about

-the hunter access problem and how we got here
-how state agencies make policy decisions
-becoming an advocate for public lands in your state 

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Watch semi-live whitetail hunting action at Midwest Whitetail


24: Summer Scouting Tips on Small Property and Public Lands

August 2, 2017

On today's show Aaron, Zach Ferenbaugh and Drake Lamb discuss summer scouting tactics for hunters in different scenarios. 

Learn about

-how much scouting intrusion is too much? 
-trail camera strategies for low impact and high impact locations
-what you can learn from watching deer right now
-summer bedding areas vs. fall bedding areas
-scouting small properties.  Where do you start? 
-various food sources that change during late summer and fall
-observation strategies and reasoning with buck behavior 

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Watch semi-live whitetail hunts at midwestwhitetail.com


23: The Death of Deer Hunting? w/Scott Vance and Chris Willingham

July 19, 2017

There are some alarming trends developing within the hunting community.  On today's podcast, we talk about the hunter recruitment problem and what challenges we face if nothing is done.  Each season, the average whitetail hunter grows older and are not replenished.  We'll discuss the problems we've created for ourselves and how to potentially fix them. 

Learn about 

-declining hunter numbers and which states are affected most
-differences between teenagers now vs. twenty years ago and what that means for hunting 
-state agency struggles in the political arena
-the modern trophy hunter and how we've changed
-factors that have contributed to the problem 
-solutions to the crisis 
-how to advocate for the well being of hunters moving forward

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Watch semi-live whitetail hunts at midwestwhitetail.com


22: Understanding Deer Vision w/Dr. Shawn Tyson

June 29, 2017

What can a deer see?  On today's podcast we address that question with Dr. Shawn Tyson.  The University of Georgia recently did a study focusing on whitetail vision.  Dr. Shawn walks us through that study, his experiences in the field, and how to stay concealed from a buck's eyes. 

Learn about 

-how well a deer can see at dawn vs. midday 
-a deer's ability to see lights at night 
-when to enter and exit your hunting area without being detected 
-how the whitetail eye works
-colors to avoid wearing 

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Watch semi-live hunting videos at Midwest Whitetail



21: Early Season Whitetail Tactics and Hunting Standing Corn w/Bryce Lambley

June 20, 2017

Aaron Warbritton and Greg Clements talk with expert traditional archery hunter Bryce Lambley.  Bryce has taken dozens of big game animals with traditional archery equipment.  He hunts nearly every day of the Nebraska season and uses creative strategies to get big bucks within range of his stick bow.  On today's podcast we're discussing early season whitetail tactics and hunting standing corn. 

Learn about 

-scouting for bucks in late summer 
-trail camera strategies for monitoring corn fields
-successful early season hunts and lessons learned
-how to hunt vast open areas with archery equipment 
-stalking bucks in standing corn
-how to find deer in standing corn
-using creative techniques to kill bucks 

Check out Bryce's books at his website https://www.brycelambley.com/

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Visit www.midwestwhitetail.com for semi live whitetail hunting action. 



20: Everything Food Plots w/John Barsody

June 9, 2017

Today we've got a great conversation for you with John Barsody of Frigid Forage.  John specializes in food plot seed blends tailored to the average hunter.  

Learn about

-how and when to plant clover 
-best seed blends for shaded areas or "poor man" plots
-using nurse crops to enhance attraction for deer 
-food plot rotation and how to get the most out of your ground
-which seed blends are best for your situation
-the difference between perennial and annual seed blends
-planting brassicas and when deer prefer them
-tips on growing plot screen 

Learn more about John and his website at Frigid Forage.

See other podcasts and hunting videos at www.midwestwhitetail.com

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19: All Day Sits and Midday Bucks w/Scott Reinmann

February 3, 2017

Aaron talks with Scott Reinmann of the Midwest Whitetail Pro Staff about his success using all day sits in the rut.   Scott and Paul Marshall have killed several mature bucks from the “skinny pinch” stand over the years, most of which have came by during mid day.

Learn about

-tips for sitting all day
-best time frame to plan all day sits
-Scott's best two stands for hunting during rut
-terrain types that Scott is hunting 
-trail camera strategies in states where baiting is not allowed
-why mature bucks move during midday
-planning vacation for good rut dates

Watch Scott and Paul's hunts here at Midwest Whitetail

Learn what the deer are doing in your area at Whitetail Watch


18: Buying and Hunting Small Properties w/Rick and Joe Knochel

October 12, 2016

Aaron Warbritton talks with Rick and Joe Knochel about their success on small properties. They've killed several mature bucks on a 70 acre farm in Missouri and recently purchased another 80 acre property. In this podcast we'll discuss shopping around for the perfect property and improvements you can make to enhance your hunting opportunities. 

Learn about

-how to buy a property 
-what habitat features to look for on small acreage
-land management tips for holding and growing mature bucks 
-places to search for small farms 


See what the deer are doing right now at Whitetail Watch 

Watch semi-live hunting shows at Midwest Whitetail 



17: Patterning Mature Bucks, Reading Tracks, and Blood Trailing Tips w/Joe Elsinger

September 29, 2016

Aaron Warbritton chats with repeat guest Joe Elsinger. Joe has harvested many mature bucks on public lands and has some great insight in this podcast. Today we'll touch on patterning mature bucks by reading tracks. Trail cameras are important but learning to distinguish a mature buck's track can make the difference in success or failure. Joe also gives us some useful tips for bloodtrailing bucks and much, much more. Tons of info in this one! Good luck and hunt safe.

Learn about

-how to distinguish mature buck tracks vs. doe and young bucks
-identifying a buck's unique track and using that to pattern him
-where and when to search for tracks
-successful hunt examples where Joe has used tracks to aid him in patterning a specific deer
-blood trailing examples and stories that will help you find your buck 
-shot selection tips that make for quicker kills 
-scouting strategies for early season 

See what the deer are doing right now at Whitetail Watch 

Watch semi-live hunting shows at Midwest Whitetail 


Learn more about Joe and his hunts at The Hunting Beast 


16: Horizontal Rubs and Hunting Over Signposts w/Ted Miller

August 22, 2016

Aaron Warbritton talks with Ted Miller about horizontal rubs and creating a signpost.  Ted has harvested multiple mature bucks and is one of the most knowledgeable whitetail hunters in the state of Iowa.  He's harvested several bucks hunting over horizontal rubs.  In this podcast we'll ask him everything you need to know about horizontal rubs and creating a signpost for your bucks. 

Learn about

-where Ted got the idea of creating a horizontal rub
-how to create a signpost  
-which trees bucks prefer to rub on
-location of horizontal rubs
-when to hunt over signposts 
-mature buck tendencies over scrapes/rubs 
See what the deer are doing right now at Whitetail Watch 

Watch Luke Nissen's segment on horizontal rubs here at Midwest Whitetail 

Watch Ted Miller's hunts over horizontal rubs here