205 episodes

The Habitat Podcast is a podcast for land and wildlife habitat managers, and for hunters who learn and utilize different types of habitat in their hunting strategy. We interview hunters and habitat managers from across the country, picking their brain to learn their success's and failures. We are different in the fact that we are not the experts. This podcast is for us and the listeners to learn a thing or two, from the experts we analyze.

Habitat Podcast Jared Van Hees

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    • 4.9 • 414 Ratings

The Habitat Podcast is a podcast for land and wildlife habitat managers, and for hunters who learn and utilize different types of habitat in their hunting strategy. We interview hunters and habitat managers from across the country, picking their brain to learn their success's and failures. We are different in the fact that we are not the experts. This podcast is for us and the listeners to learn a thing or two, from the experts we analyze.

    Habitat Podcast #203 - Deer Camp - Northern 70.. aka Belly of The Beast

    Habitat Podcast #203 - Deer Camp - Northern 70.. aka Belly of The Beast

    Habitat Podcast #203 - Deer Camp
    It's here. 2022 opening of rifle season is in the books! We have a great chat over some beers. This was our first official deer camp staying at the Northern 70. We had a great crew of 8 of us in camp. 3 of us left....@MotivatedtoHunt 's Pat Cross joins Jared and Greg Van Hees after 3 days of hunting. We reminisce and cover what we saw the 1st 3 days of hunting. You can't beat this time of year! Good luck to everyone still hunting. Thank you for listening.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Habitat Podcast #202 - Todd Graf - New IL Farm Habitat Projects, Most Effective Habitat vs. Biggest Mistake, Logging and Forestry, Mast Tree Planting, Pond Install & Big Buck Hunting

    Habitat Podcast #202 - Todd Graf - New IL Farm Habitat Projects, Most Effective Habitat vs. Biggest Mistake, Logging and Forestry, Mast Tree Planting, Pond Install & Big Buck Hunting

    Habitat Podcast #202 - Todd Graf from www.bowhunting.com joins Jared Van Hees and Brian Halbeib on the show! Todd is another habitat manager just like the rest of us. This is an informative episode on all things habitat management with a brand new property. We cover:
    How Todd got into hunting or habitat and how Bowhunting.com came to be
    Todd's new property discussion - blank slate. We go over the whole rundown, details, etc.
    Habitat projects - 1st project, most effective, biggest mistake. 
    Habitat Features Todd has implemented - Ponds, no till food plots, forester/logging, tree planting...
    The power of Soil Health and no till food plots
    October Hunting plans / goals or strategies for this farm  
    Todd's favorite hunt where his habitat manipulation paid off 
    Favorite Tree
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Habitat Podcast #201 - Brandon Johannes - 207" IA Buck and Minnesota Property Habitat

    Habitat Podcast #201 - Brandon Johannes - 207" IA Buck and Minnesota Property Habitat

    Habitat Podcast #201 - Brandon Johannes joins Jared Van Hees to tell the story of an amazing 207" Non-Typical Buck! Brandon is a good friend, ice fisherman and a habitat manager in Minnesota, where they have great deer as well. Enjoy the story of this amazing buck and good luck out there.
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    • 52 min
    Habitat Podcast #200 - Jim Ward - Deer Habitat Architecture with a Chainsaw

    Habitat Podcast #200 - Jim Ward - Deer Habitat Architecture with a Chainsaw

    Habitat Podcast #200 - Jim Ward joins Jared Van Hees and Brian Halbleib for our 200th episode!!!
    We cover, Jim's introduction - Background, Occupation, How he got into Habitat Management?
    Jim Ward's Habitat Management Style,
    Cutting woods - How much cutting is the appropriate amount?
    Types of cutting – HC vs Felling
    Creating Buck beds – believer
    Warm Season Grass Opinion - TIP
    Scent Control – TIP
    How important does Jim take scent control
    Hunting with a canoe vs small parcel scent management
    SCENARIOS
    Flat Topography Parcel –  (Southern MI, Northern IN, etc)
    Where and how is Jim creating bedding for does, and then bucks on a flat parcel
    Hill Country – Southern IN, Iowa, PA, NY
    Where and how are you creating bedding for does, and then bucks on hilly parcel
    What type of habitat traps is Jim setting up and where (main hub question)
    Hunting/accessing bottoms
    Best Big Buck Hunting Story where your habitat and hunting strategy (things you teach) paid off for you.
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Habitat Podcast #199 - Josh Hillyard - Deep South Deer Hunting, First Lite Gear/ Merino Wool Breakdown, Company History, Technical Clothing Advantages, Favorite Garments & Hunting Plans

    Habitat Podcast #199 - Josh Hillyard - Deep South Deer Hunting, First Lite Gear/ Merino Wool Breakdown, Company History, Technical Clothing Advantages, Favorite Garments & Hunting Plans

    Habitat Podcast #199 - Josh Hillyard joins Jared Van Hees on a great hunting and clothing discussion. If you have been thinking of trying First Lite, then check this episode out. We cover:
    Deep South Hunting - Josh tells us what it is like to hunt the South in South Carolina and Georgia.
    Company History - How First Lite came to be and the story behind it.
    First Lite Gear Breakdown - Why choose First Lite hunting clothing?
    Technical Clothing and Merino Wool Advantages.
    Josh's Favorite Garments & Hunting Plans.
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    • 1 hr
    Habitat Podcast #198 - Greg Croxford - 260 Acres Ohio, Early Season Success, Mature Buck Down, Vitalize Seed Pattern, Habitat Projects and Greg's Father

    Habitat Podcast #198 - Greg Croxford - 260 Acres Ohio, Early Season Success, Mature Buck Down, Vitalize Seed Pattern, Habitat Projects and Greg's Father

    Habitat Podcast #198 - Greg Croxford joins Jared Van Hees and Brian Halbleib to tell the story of a buck named Arnold. We cover:
    260 Acres Ohio - Greg's property layout
    Early Season Success and a Mature Buck Down,
    Vitalize Seed - How Greg patterned an old buck in Vitalize Seed Carbon Load.
    Habitat Projects Greg has completed and has on the todo list,
    Favorite bow hunt on a big 10 point,
    Greg's Father - We learn how much Greg's father meant to him and what he taught Greg over the years. This podcast is dedicated to Greg's Father.
    and much more!
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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

Bil2455 ,

Great show

My name is BILL Valentine. I found the show while looking of podcasts with Dr Craig Harper and Bob Cole. After listening to those I started listening to the rest of your episodes. I really enjoy the show and have learned a ton.

Noah Heintz ,

The BEST podcast for everything habitat

As a new land owner and newer hunter as well this podcast has really helped me get a knowledge base started and to start developing ideas for my own property. They always have great guests on and always share even more resources to take a look at after the podcast. Even the sponsors they partner with are high quality. Love listening and can’t wait for more. Ps. Would love to hear more from guys in the Wisconsin northwoods habitat

Eclipse Hunter ,

Great Podcast

Episode #200 was a great podcast! A ‘keeper’ that I saved and have replayed and will continue to replay. Lot’s a great, realistic doable TTPs. (tips, techniques, and procedures). Very well done!

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