15: Buck to Doe Ratios for Hunting Mature Bucks w/Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Flinn and MW Pro Staffer Drew Mclain

August 11, 2016

Aaron Warbritton talks with Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Flinn and Midwest Whitetail Pro Staffer Drew Mclain on buck to doe ratios and what they mean.  Drew hunts a 200 acre farm in Ohio and did a study on his buck to doe ratio.  His experiences are eye opening and make for great conversation.  Jeremy will also discuss how to conduct a deer survey on your property and talk about factors involved in maintaining a good deer herd while keeping mature bucks on your property. 

 
Learn about

-mature buck movements in relation to low vs. high ratios
-opinions on correct buck to doe ratios for hunting mature bucks in different situations
-trail camera surveys for buck to doe ratios 
-Drew's study on 200 acres vs. Jeremy's study on 1000 acres (Winke Farm)
-doe home range vs. buck home range 
-what happens when you remove a mature buck from an area?  

 

Learn what the deer are doing at Whitetail Watch 

 

Watch Drew's segment on buck to doe ratio here at Midwest Whitetail

 

See Jeremy Flinn's work at the Buck Advisors 

 

Learn more about Jeremy's DeerGro products here
00:0000:00

14: October Lull Bucks and Bow Hunting from the Ground w/Joe Elsinger

July 25, 2016

Aaron Warbritton talks with public land hunter Joe Elsinger.  Joe and his family have a wall full of mature bucks-many taken on public land during October.  We'll discuss their tactics for hunting this time frame and much more. 

 
Learn about

-how to hunt individual bucks in October
-scouting tips to use during the off season 
-bow hunting from the ground
-timing your hunts with hot sign or a hot food source 
-bedding tendencies of mature bucks 
-late rut tactics for harvesting the biggest, oldest bucks 

 

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

 

Watch semi-live hunting shows at Midwest Whitetail 

 

Learn more about Joe and his hunts at The Hunting Beast 
00:0000:00

13: Finding the Perfect Rut Stand w/Damon Detling

July 11, 2016

Aaron Warbritton talks with Midwest Whitetail pro staffer Damon Detling.  Damon has been killing mature bucks in Southeast Ohio for many years and has two perfect rut stands on his property.  He's killed 10 mature bucks out of one tree and talks with us about what makes the stand great and how he found it. 

 
Learn about

-different factors involved in finding the perfect stand 
-how to hunt mature bucks during the rut in eastern hill country 
-buck benches and how to find them 
-wind and thermal change in relation to hill country and creeks 
-mature buck movements during each rut phase 
-how to find rut funnels 
 
Watch Damon's hunt for his giant Ohio archery buck here
 
Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com
 
 
00:0000:00

12: Waterholes, Managing Small Properties, and Optimizing Your Time in the Woods w/Jeff Sturgis

July 1, 2016

Aaron Warbritton and Erik Barber talk with Jeff Sturgis of Whitetail Habitat Solutions.  Jeff is an expert at managing property for hunting and has some great tips than everyone can use to improve their odds. 

 
Learn about

-creating waterholes and how to hunt them 
-how to improve your tree stand locations 
-managing small properties
-finding the right time to hunt your stands 
-affordable habitat improvements 
-difference between bedding staging areas and feeding staging areas 
-how to create the perfect bedding area 
-the difference between hot and cold sign 

Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com
 
Watch semi-live hunting videos and follow our season at Midwest Whitetail

Learn more about Jeff Sturgis at Whitetail Habitat Solutions

 
00:0000:00

11: Understanding Arrow and Broadhead Penetration with Bill Winke

June 23, 2016

Bill discusses his bow, arrow, and broadhead setup and explains why. 

 
Learn about
 
-where to shoot a deer 
-how arrow penetration works 
-how to choose the correct broadhead for your setup

Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com

Watch semi-live hunting videos and follow our season at Midwest Whitetail

Learn about Easton arrows here
 
00:0000:00

10: Bedding Area Tricks and Hunting the October Lull with Dan Infalt

June 16, 2016

Aaron Warbritton and Zach Ferenbaugh speak with whitetail legend Dan Infalt.  Dan has killed dozens of big bucks on public land and has a wealth of knowledge about deer hunting. 


Learn about
 
-how to identify buck bedding areas vs. doe bedding. 
-how bedding changes throughout the year
-identifying primary beds vs. seasonal beds
-mature buck tendencies as they get older 
-parallel buck trails and how to find them
-feeding times based on moon phase 
-what happens when you spook a buck? 
-learning from rubs 
-wind/thermal currents and how to read them in swamp vs. hill country 
-bedding areas in swamp vs. hill country 

Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com

Watch semi-live hunting videos and follow our season at Midwest Whitetail

 

Follow Dan at his website.  www.thehuntingbeast.com
 
 
 
00:0000:00

9: How To Create a “Poor Man” Food Plot with Bill Winke

June 16, 2016

Bill Winke discusses how to create a "Poor Man" food plot with little to no equipment. 


Learn about
 
-what tools you need to make a small plot 
-preparation steps needed before planting
-how to find a location for a poor man plot
-which seed blends work best  
 
Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com


Watch semi-live hunting videos and follow our season at Midwest Whitetail


Get food plot blends at Frigid Forage


Check out Non-Typical wildlife food plot fences here.


Check out Deer Gro products to help your plot grow here.

00:0000:00

8: What To Plant in Your Food Plots with Bill Winke

June 16, 2016

Bill Winke talks food plots and what to plant in different situations. 


Learn about

-various food plot blends that deer prefer 
-when brassicas are attractive vs. clover 
-what to plant in small plots
-how to fertilize and test your soil 
-what to plant in relation to your deer density 
-how to protect your plots from browsing pressure before season 
-how to frost seed clover 

Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com

Watch semi-live hunting videos and follow our season at Midwest Whitetail

Get food plot blends at Frigid Forage

Check out Non-Typical wildlife food plot fences here.

Check out Deer Gro products to help your plot grow here.

00:0000:00

7: How To Read Blood Trails with Bill Winke

June 16, 2016

Bill Winke talks about the different types of shots bowhunters make on deer and how to read each blood trail. 

 
Learn about
 
-single lung hits, brisket, and liver shots
-what to do when the shot is marginal 
-how to read the color of blood to determine the hit 
-where to aim on a deer
-best equipment for blood trailing 
-how to grid search for a wounded deer
 
Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com

Watch semi-live hunting videos and follow our season at Midwest Whitetail

 

00:0000:00

6: Hunting High Risk Stands with Rick Knochel

June 16, 2016

Aaron Warbritton talks with Rick Knochel about hunting high risk stands during the rut. 

 
Learn about
 
-using weather timing to hunt high risk stands 
-how to hunt small properties for big bucks 
-entry and exit routes for stands deep in the woods 
-keeping pressure light in your best areas 
-where to find the best weather predictions online 

Learn what the deer are doing in your backyard at www.whitetailwatch.com

Watch semi-live hunting videos and follow our season at Midwest Whitetail
00:0000:00