46 episodes

Hunting, angling, and storytelling is what links us to our humanity. Host, Nate Hicks, reveals the art of story telling through the pursuit of wild game and extreme outdoor adventure. From salmon fishing the Great Lakes to chasing elk in the vast Rocky mountains, there is plenty of opportunity to harvest dinner. Join Nate and his interesting guests as they discuss archery, hunting, fishing, wildlife and all things outdoors!

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Hunting, angling, and storytelling is what links us to our humanity. Host, Nate Hicks, reveals the art of story telling through the pursuit of wild game and extreme outdoor adventure. From salmon fishing the Great Lakes to chasing elk in the vast Rocky mountains, there is plenty of opportunity to harvest dinner. Join Nate and his interesting guests as they discuss archery, hunting, fishing, wildlife and all things outdoors!

    Episode 047 - How I Bought My First Deer Hunting Farm at Age 25

    Episode 047 - How I Bought My First Deer Hunting Farm at Age 25

    This is a very special episode that has been anticipated for many years. Devin Cole interviews Nate as he shares in depth perspective on how he personally acquired his first hunting property at a young age. Nate shares everything from financing hunting land, what to look for when buying land, mistakes to avoid when buying hunting land, setting a budget for buying land, having the right mindset, and all things associated with first time land buyers!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 046 - Trapping Furbearers in Michigan with Adam Bump

    Episode 046 - Trapping Furbearers in Michigan with Adam Bump

    In this Episode I am joined by Adam Bump who is the Furbearer Specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. This episode contains information on furbearer population dynamics, trapper demographics, how Michigan regulations are created, nuisance animals, the fur boom in the mid-1800s, and the tough conversations revolved around trapping in 2021. If you are a trapper or aspire to be one, this is an episode for you!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 045 - Population Density and Reproduction in Michigan Whitetail Deer

    Episode 045 - Population Density and Reproduction in Michigan Whitetail Deer

    In this episode I am joined by Dwayne Etter who is a Wildlife Research Specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Dwayne has studied whitetail deer for a large part of his professional career along with other species such as bear. On this podcast, you will hear all about population densities, carrying capacity, sexual reproduction, the rut, breading selection, late season management, sex ratios, sampling, hunter numbers, and many other topics all involving whitetail deer in Michigan.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 044 - Creating a Post Hunt Routine - Top 10 Things You May Have Overlooked

    Episode 044 - Creating a Post Hunt Routine - Top 10 Things You May Have Overlooked

    This podcast consists of the top 10 things you should do as a hunter post-hunt! This is a reminder of all the things you know you should do but maybe forget to do or put them off after a hunting trip. This list applies to the western hunters as well as mid-west whitetail hunters together. By adding some of these tasks to your post hunt routine you will be a better outdoorsmen and hunter in the long haul!

    • 35 min
    Episode 043 - Big Michigan Whitetail Bucks with Devin Cole

    Episode 043 - Big Michigan Whitetail Bucks with Devin Cole

    Devin Cole joins the podcast to talk about his successful 2020 whitetail deer season. Planting food plots, rattling strategies, whitetail habitat, stand location, and more are covered on this episode. If you enjoy pursuing big whitetail bucks and love hearing a good couple hunting stories then buckle up, this episode is for you! 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 042 - "KEEP HUNTING", A Michigan Buck Tale with Alex Hicks

    Episode 042 - "KEEP HUNTING", A Michigan Buck Tale with Alex Hicks

    Get ready for one heck of an incredible big buck story in the great state of Michigan. On this episode, Alex Hicks joins the podcast to share a buck tale that most dream about but never live to experience firsthand. This story takes place in Mid-November in Michigan during the peak rut for whitetail deer. Ahosh! 

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

austelam ,

Great Listen

As someone who’s a beginning hunter, this is a great podcast for all levels of experience. Nate ensures that his episodes are educational for his listeners and they always have a purpose behind them. Incredible story telling, easy conversations, and no bias. Highly recommend!

Hicksydavid ,

Great Podcast for any Outdoorsman

Love this Podcast! Nat Hicks is a great host who has great stories that are very engaging. Nat is also very knowledgeable when it comes to hunting and fishing, perfect for anyone trying to learn more. I strongly recommend this podcast to all outdoorsman!

Mara Cia ,

No way

Would not listen to this.

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