280 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 • 513 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.

    #278 - Spring Time Habitat Projects: Removing Standing Dead Ash, Hinge Cutting Travel Corridors, and Buidling a Bridge for Better Access with Matt Zah l

    #278 - Spring Time Habitat Projects: Removing Standing Dead Ash, Hinge Cutting Travel Corridors, and Buidling a Bridge for Better Access with Matt Zah l

    Habitat Podcast #278 - In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio with my good friend Matt Zahl. Matt is a fellow Michigander who is a habitat manager in Western Michigan. We discuss:

    Leveraging cuts for deer

    Mass crop trees for wildlife

    Cultivating diverse ecosystems

    Installing culverts for access

    Building a sturdy creek bridge

    Benefits and timing of fall tree planting

    Balancing family and outdoor life

    Prepping for deer season in May

    Fruit orchards as a wildlife magnet


    And So Much More!

    PATREON - Patreon - Habitat Podcast Brand new HP Patreon for those who want to support the Habitat Podcast.

    Good luck this Fall and if you have a question yourself, just email us @ info@habitatpodcast.com
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #277 - The.Deercamp.Podcast: Andy Hutchens with David Riley Jr. Talking Deer Hunting

    #277 - The.Deercamp.Podcast: Andy Hutchens with David Riley Jr. Talking Deer Hunting

    Habitat Podcast #277 - In today’s bonus episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are doing something a little different. Repeat guest and friend of the podcast Andrew Hutchens has recently launched his own podcast called The.Deercamp.Podcast where he talks with guys from all walks of life about deer camp-style hunting stories. From time to time we will be premiering a few of his episodes and this week is his recent discussion with David Riley Jr. We discuss:

    The advantages of saddle hunting

    The emotional toll of an elusive buck

    Tracking and the challenges it brings

    A Kansas Buck in 24 Hours

    Heartfelt bowhunt in Michigan

    The pain of losing a tracked deer

    Adapting hunting strategies mid-game


    And So Much More!

    PATREON - Patreon - Habitat Podcast Brand new HP Patreon for those who want to support the Habitat Podcast.

    Good luck this Fall and if you have a question yourself, just email us @ info@habitatpodcast.com

    A Week In The Field YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYhBCa2cBQo
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    Latitude Outdoors - Saddle Hunting: https://bit.ly/hplatitude
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    Midwest Lifestyle Properties - https://bit.ly/3OeFhrm
    Vitalize Seed Food Plot Seed - https://bit.ly/vitalizeseed
    Down Burst Seeders - https://bit.ly/downburstseeders 10% code: HP10
    Morse Nursery - http://bit.ly/MorseTrees 10% off w/code: HABITAT10
    Packer Maxx - http://bit.ly/PACKERMAXX $25 off with code: HPC25
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    First Lite --> https://bit.ly/3EDbG6P
    LAND PLAN Property Consultations – HP Land Plans: LAND PLANS
    Leave us a review for a FREE DECAL - https://apple.co/2uhoqOO
    Morse Nursery Tree Dealer Pricing – info@habitatpodcast.com
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    Email us: info@habitatpodcast.com
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #276 - The Habitat Day Pump Up, Updates on the HP 40, and Updates on the Northern 70 with the.deercamp.podcast

    #276 - The Habitat Day Pump Up, Updates on the HP 40, and Updates on the Northern 70 with the.deercamp.podcast

    Habitat Podcast #276 - In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio on the.deercamp.podcast with my good friend Andy Hutchens talking about the upcoming Habitat Day on his northern Michigan farm. We discuss:

    Habitat Day details & benefits

    Tips for Spring Habitat Projects

    Updates on the HP 40 & Northern 70

    Debate on no-till planting methods


    And So Much More!

    PATREON - Patreon - Habitat Podcast Brand new HP Patreon for those who want to support the Habitat Podcast.

    Good luck this Fall and if you have a question yourself, just email us @ info@habitatpodcast.com
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    Latitude Outdoors - Saddle Hunting: https://bit.ly/hplatitude
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    Midwest Lifestyle Properties - https://bit.ly/3OeFhrm
    Vitalize Seed Food Plot Seed - https://bit.ly/vitalizeseed
    Down Burst Seeders - https://bit.ly/downburstseeders 10% code: HP10
    Morse Nursery - http://bit.ly/MorseTrees 10% off w/code: HABITAT10
    Packer Maxx - http://bit.ly/PACKERMAXX $25 off with code: HPC25
    Exodus Outdoor Gear - Use Code: HP - https://exodusoutdoorgear.com/discount/HP
    First Lite --> https://bit.ly/3EDbG6P
    LAND PLAN Property Consultations – HP Land Plans: LAND PLANS
    Leave us a review for a FREE DECAL - https://apple.co/2uhoqOO
    Morse Nursery Tree Dealer Pricing – info@habitatpodcast.com
    Habitat Podcast YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmAUuvU9t25FOSstoFiaNdg
    Email us: info@habitatpodcast.com
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    • 34 min
    #275 - The Government Will Pay You for Habitat Management: Breaking Down the CRP Program and the EQIP Program with Richard Rappley

    #275 - The Government Will Pay You for Habitat Management: Breaking Down the CRP Program and the EQIP Program with Richard Rappley

    Habitat Podcast #275 - In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio talking with Richard Rappley. Richard works for the NRCS in Illinois and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to government programs for your land. We discuss:

    Timber stand improvement

    CRP vs. EQIP

    Tackling invasive species

    Benefits of native plants

    Financial perks of eco-care

    Advice on brush and honeysuckle control

    Tips on getting conservation funding


    And So Much More!

    PATREON - Patreon - Habitat Podcast Brand new HP Patreon for those who want to support the Habitat Podcast.

    Good luck this Fall and if you have a question yourself, just email us @ info@habitatpodcast.com

    A Week In The Field YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYhBCa2cBQo
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    Down Burst Seeders - https://bit.ly/downburstseeders 10% code: HP10
    Morse Nursery - http://bit.ly/MorseTrees 10% off w/code: HABITAT10
    Packer Maxx - http://bit.ly/PACKERMAXX $25 off with code: HPC25
    Exodus Outdoor Gear - Use Code: HP - https://exodusoutdoorgear.com/discount/HP
    First Lite --> https://bit.ly/3EDbG6P
    LAND PLAN Property Consultations – HP Land Plans: LAND PLANS
    Leave us a review for a FREE DECAL - https://apple.co/2uhoqOO
    Morse Nursery Tree Dealer Pricing – info@habitatpodcast.com
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    Email us: info@habitatpodcast.com
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    • 56 min
    #274 - A Complete Breakdown of North Facing Slopes: Hill Country Habitat Management with Jon Teater

    #274 - A Complete Breakdown of North Facing Slopes: Hill Country Habitat Management with Jon Teater

    Habitat Podcast #274 - In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio talking with Jon Teater. Jon is a habitat manager from New York who has numerous years of experience managing habitat in hill country. We discuss:

    The best trees for north slopes

    Designing habitat for deer movement

    Wind & water management

    Spring food plot prep

    Terrain manipulation

    Deer behavior & bedding tweaks

    Effective plant species for slopes

    Food plot positioning & selection

    Habitat design for lazy deer

    The sun trap strategy explained


    And So Much More!

    PATREON - Patreon - Habitat Podcast Brand new HP Patreon for those who want to support the Habitat Podcast.

    Good luck this Fall and if you have a question yourself, just email us @ info@habitatpodcast.com

    A Week In The Field YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYhBCa2cBQo
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    Latitude Outdoors - Saddle Hunting: https://bit.ly/hplatitude
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    Midwest Lifestyle Properties - https://bit.ly/3OeFhrm
    Vitalize Seed Food Plot Seed - https://bit.ly/vitalizeseed
    Down Burst Seeders - https://bit.ly/downburstseeders 10% code: HP10
    Morse Nursery - http://bit.ly/MorseTrees 10% off w/code: HABITAT10
    Packer Maxx - http://bit.ly/PACKERMAXX $25 off with code: HPC25
    Exodus Outdoor Gear - Use Code: HP - https://exodusoutdoorgear.com/discount/HP
    First Lite --> https://bit.ly/3EDbG6P
    LAND PLAN Property Consultations – HP Land Plans: LAND PLANS
    Leave us a review for a FREE DECAL - https://apple.co/2uhoqOO
    Morse Nursery Tree Dealer Pricing – info@habitatpodcast.com
    Habitat Podcast YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmAUuvU9t25FOSstoFiaNdg
    Email us: info@habitatpodcast.com
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #273 - "A Week In The Field" Part 3: Food Plot Planning with Corey Sullivan

    #273 - "A Week In The Field" Part 3: Food Plot Planning with Corey Sullivan

    Habitat Podcast #273 - In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are bringing you a brand new series called "A Week In The Field." In this series, we will discuss what habitat projects we are doing each specific week relating to the specific time of year. The third installment of this series is with our favorite Minnesota habitat manager Corey Sullivan talking about planning for food plots. We discuss:

    Prepping for planting season

    Importance of soil testing

    Utilizing herbicides correctly

    Balancing planning & action

    Correct pH level matters

    Pre-plan herbicide application

    Glyphosate

    Seed-to-soil contact is crucial

    Soil temps indicate planting time


    And So Much More!

    PATREON - Patreon - Habitat Podcast Brand new HP Patreon for those who want to support the Habitat Podcast.

    Good luck this Fall and if you have a question yourself, just email us @ info@habitatpodcast.com

    A Week In The Field YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYhBCa2cBQo
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    Midwest Lifestyle Properties - https://bit.ly/3OeFhrm
    Vitalize Seed Food Plot Seed - https://bit.ly/vitalizeseed
    Down Burst Seeders - https://bit.ly/downburstseeders 10% code: HP10
    Morse Nursery - http://bit.ly/MorseTrees 10% off w/code: HABITAT10
    Packer Maxx - http://bit.ly/PACKERMAXX $25 off with code: HPC25
    Exodus Outdoor Gear - Use Code: HP - https://exodusoutdoorgear.com/discount/HP
    First Lite --> https://bit.ly/3EDbG6P
    LAND PLAN Property Consultations – HP Land Plans: LAND PLANS
    Leave us a review for a FREE DECAL - https://apple.co/2uhoqOO
    Morse Nursery Tree Dealer Pricing – info@habitatpodcast.com
    Habitat Podcast YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmAUuvU9t25FOSstoFiaNdg
    Email us: info@habitatpodcast.com
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

Ajh122783 ,

One episode got me.

Appreciate the podcast with Mr. Tony Lapratt. Hope to be able to listen to more in the future.

Stanthestanf ,

The Habitat Podcast

I’ve been listening for quite sometime now and Jared has guests that discuss deer habitat that is recommending to be improved to hold big bucks. I have a farm in Southern , IL and have used ideas that I have learned to apply on my farm.
thanks
Rob Stanfa
225 Rolling Hills Ln, Puryear, TN 38251
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Sbfox ,

Incredibly informative pod

Have been listening to this podcast for several years. It is fantastic. They provide great habitat information which is useful and can be put to work on one’s own land. Great interview style.

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