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Aaron Warbritton and Zach Ferenbaugh discuss deer hunting tips, tactics, and current conditions.

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Aaron Warbritton and Zach Ferenbaugh discuss deer hunting tips, tactics, and current conditions.

    #291 - Can Stalking in the Plains Help You Be More Effective in the Big Woods??? W/Greg Clements

    #291 - Can Stalking in the Plains Help You Be More Effective in the Big Woods??? W/Greg Clements

    Zach and Greg discuss their experiences hunting in the plains and how those experiences have helped them make more effective decisions in other habitat types. The lessons that are learned on every hunt are valuable for future situations no matter how different the setting looks. Zach and Greg have found that even though the plains are very different from big timber areas they hunt throughout the season, there are a lot of consistent patterns that can can be observed in open country that can help you when picking spots to hunt in areas with significantly more cover. 
    Topics Include:-the similarities and differences between whitetail and mule deer-observing buck bedding based off of conditions and terrain in open country -pulling off a shot while on a stalk-how observing buck bedding in the plains can help you find buck bedding in the timber
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #290 - Can you get ADDICTED to HUNTING?!? w/ Jim and Linda Ryser

    #290 - Can you get ADDICTED to HUNTING?!? w/ Jim and Linda Ryser

    Zach talks to Jim Ryser (THP Music Producer), and his wife Linda, about behavioral and situational addiction and how it relates to experiences they've had with addictive tendencies in hunting. This podcast delves into some more serious topics and stories from Jim's experience with substance addiction over 20 years ago. Jim formerly worked in the health care world and specialized in treating addiction, and more recently has befriended the entire THP crew and has become a beloved member of the THP family.
    Topics Include:-managing addiction-life in recovery-how addiction can relate to "obsession"-what hunting addiction looks like
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    #289 - Deer Drives and What we Learn About BIG WOODS HUNTING - '24 Muzzleloader Season Recap

    #289 - Deer Drives and What we Learn About BIG WOODS HUNTING - '24 Muzzleloader Season Recap

    Zach, Logan, Keith, Colin, Roy, and Ben discuss their success in the annual Ohio muzzleloader drives. Over the years, we have made many changes to our strategy because we are able to learn so much every season when we all report back at the end of a drive. We have learned a ton about how deer travel through the hills, where they bed, and where they feed. No matter what style we are using throughout the season, the lessons we learn on this hunt are always a great reference and have helped us become more effective hunting in the big woods.  
    Topics Include:-Deer movement in hill country-How we use the intel learned on this hunt for solo bow/firearm hunts
    - Perspectives from first timers-Adjustments to small details that create successful drives
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #288 - How EFFECTIVE is SNOW CAMO??? w/ AARON WARBRITTON

    #288 - How EFFECTIVE is SNOW CAMO??? w/ AARON WARBRITTON

    Zach and Aaron discuss various topics related to hunting in snowy conditions and specifically focus on the advantages of snow camo and the ability to blend into the environment. They discuss the success they have had hunting in the snow and the increased opportunities it provides. They also explore the importance of fresh sign and the ability to track deer in snowy conditions. Additionally, they touch on the impact of wind on deer movement and the potential for bed shifts during wind changes throughout the day. Zach and Aaron talk about their observations and experiences hunting in various late season weather conditions, and compare what they see in different habitats.  They also discuss the feeding and bedding patterns  of deer and the significance of timing while hunting in the late season.Topics Include:-wind changes and how it can affect deer movement-understanding the feeding patterns and bed shifts of deer-whether or not snow came works-using conditions to your advantage during the late season
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #287 - LATE SEASON Hunting on Heavily PRESSURED PUBLIC LAND w/Johnny Stewart

    #287 - LATE SEASON Hunting on Heavily PRESSURED PUBLIC LAND w/Johnny Stewart

    In this episode, John and Zach discuss hunting during the late season on heavily pressured public land. Public land can feel over-pressured during the late season but there are usually still some really good opportunities during the end of the season. Due to John’s occupation, over the years he has had a lot of time to target mature bucks on public land during the second half of the season. Zach and John discuss the challenges and benefits of late season hunting, how they find un-pressured areas, and their  focus on food sources and bedding areas to pattern deer. They also discuss how a variety of weather conditions changes their strategy for that given day and how those weather conditions impact deer movement. They also discuss the challenges of finding fresh sign in lower deer density areas and what buck sign they expect to see in different habitats and terrain. Finally, they explain how they both value learning from hunting experiences in different areas and the importance of making informed theories based on observations and how that helps them stay persistent and confident. 
    Topics Include: -overcoming the frustration of hunting public land after it has already been hit hard all season-what buck sign to look for during late season hunts and how that may change based off of deer density-how far mature bucks move in daylight during the late season-how to adjust to different weather conditions (other than cold and snow) to anticipate buck movement -wind shift bedding and how to capitalize on it
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    #286 - Studying BUCK MOVEMENT w/Luke Resop from the MSU DEER LAB

    #286 - Studying BUCK MOVEMENT w/Luke Resop from the MSU DEER LAB

    Luke Resop is studying to get his PHD at Mississippi State University which is the home of the MSU Deer Lab. In this conversation, Luke and Zach discuss various topics related to deer hunting and deer management. Luke shares his personal background and how he got into studying deer. They also discuss the individuality of deer and how each buck has its own personality and movement patterns. They touch on the difference between facts found through research and hunting lore, as well as the impact moon phase, weather, and hunting pressure have on deer movement. Finally, they explore the timing and duration of the rut and how it can vary depending on location. Luke and Zach also discuss the importance of spending time in the field throughout the whole season and how you may always have a chance to find crazy rut action not matter what month of the season you are hunting. Finally, the idea of bucks being related based on similar antler characteristics is debunked.
    TOPICS INCLUDE:-Deer are individuals and each buck has its own personality and movement patterns.-The difference between the peak of rutting activity and the peak of breeding.-Moon phase and it's impact on deer movement.-When is the rut over?-Antler characteristics are not a reliable indicator of bucks being related.
    MSU Deer Lab Website- https://www.msudeer.msstate.edu/
    Buck Movement Publication -https://extension.msstate.edu/sites/d...
    Deer University Podcast - https://extension.msstate.edu/deeruni...
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Ajh122783 ,

Keep coming back for more

I’ve been watching the YouTube channel for much longer, but getting into the podcast over the last couple months. THP is where I first got very interested in the land management side of hunting. Would love more content around the subject. Including tree/plant identification. It’s not always easy to easily find what’s native or invasive with a google search, but these guys always seem to simplify things in a great way.

sabalch ,

Awesome info

Great podcast with Luke.

81960 ,

Talk

The vocal fry is hard to listen to but the content of the show is usually pretty solid

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