Connecting Wisconsin Public Land Whitetail Hunters Through Our Common Interest
Episode 61: The Science of Early Season Bow Hunting
As bow hunters prepare for early season bow hunting, Eric brings on two biologists to talk about early bow season hunting tips and tactics, Jeremy Starks and Dave Miller of Whitetail 101, a Bowtech brand. We cover deer communication, scrapes lines, browsing, Whitetail food nutrition, bedding, deer sight and smell and more. This is a great episode to help prepare for the bow season!
Episode 60: Big Woods, Big Plans, & Big Deer
Join Eric on this week's show with guest Greg Litzinger as they talk big woods and old deer. Something as simple as changing your outlook, perspective and mindset can play a major role in your hunting success along with tons of practice and time in the woods.
Episode 59: Southern Ground Hunting
Southern Ground Hunting podcasts hosts, Parker McDonald and Michael Pike join Eric on this week's show to talk about public land deer hunting down south and how it compares to up north. Additionally, if you've ever wondered about hunting out of a kayak, this is a great episode to tune into.
Episode 58: Accessing Public Hunting Land
Eric has guest Anthony Heller over at the Where to Hunt "podcasting studio" to unpack five essential tips for accessing and hunting public land. It breaks down into proximity from your home and metro areas, ease of access, food sources, terrain and other hunters.
Episode 57: Uncommon Products for The Common Hunter
Eric interviews guest Dave Derusha with the Common Hunter, a direct to consumer hunting product e-commerce site. As a public land hunter, it's great to know there's a company that exists to purchase great products and at great prices that align with public land hunting values and tactics.
Episode 56: Unlocking the Outdoors
Join Eric on the Where to Hunt podcast this week as he interviews guest, Buck Robinson, Co-Founder and CMO of Outdoor Access, Inc and unique platform that connects landowners and hunters to provide more access to the outdoors!
Episode 55: Limitations of Public Land Hunting
This week Eric talks with guest, Dave and Byron with The Whitetail Experience. Tune in as they talk about the "limitations" of public land hunting and how great hunters overcome such limitations to improve their odds for a successful and fun hunt.
Episode 54: Getting Inside a Buck's Head
There's scent control and there's scent attraction. This week Eric interviews guest Rich Cook of Cook's Fatal Attraction Deer Scent to learn how and when to use certain scents both during peak deer hunting season and in the off season.
Episode 53: Analog Summer Deer Camp
Kick back and have a couple "Busch Latte's" (as long as you're not driving) with Eric and a couple of the Working Class Bow Hunting fellas, Curt and Steve as they chat about missing deer camp in the middle of summer.
Episode 52: Turkey and The Hunting Public
Aaron Warbritton of The Hunting Public guests on the show to talk about their Turkey Tour, turkey hunting tactics and some of the states he's hunted turkey.
Episode 51: Heal the Soul, Get Lost. Hunt
This week, Eric brings on another podcaster, Kevin Vistisen of the Deer Hunter Podcast to talk about how hunting heals the soul. If you've ever considered combining camping or backpacking and hunting, this is a great episode to listen to!
Episode 50: Level Up as a Deer Hunter
Level up your deer hunting game this year and every way! We interview guest Robert Loper of the Buck Psych and learn about how Robert is stepping up his hunting in a number of ways.
Episode 49: Redefining “Beast Mode” with Dan Infalt
Great stories and useful hunting tactics with Dan Infalt and Jeff Giencke of The Hunting Beast. If you're a deer hunter, you'll relate to this episode and hopefully take some lessons into the field this hunting season!
Episode 48: Go Wild, no B.S. no Politics
Eric chats with Brad Luttrell, Co-Founder of the GoWild hunting app about what it takes to make a great hunting app and how it's helping spread positivity and education across the hunting community globally!
Episode 47: The Voice of The Sportsman
On the latest episode of the Where to Hunt podcast, Eric features guest Jeff Guerard a chair of the local Backcountry Hunters and Anglers organization. Learn how BHA is helping to preserve and protect public hunting land in Wisconsin while also improving our access!
Episode 46: Old School Hunting Mindset
On this episode, Eric talks public land hunting tactics (and stories) with guest Dan Infalt of The Hunting Beast Forum. If you're a public land whitetail hunter, this episode is for you!
Episode 45: Hunting for Mental Toughness
Hunting isn't easy, especially if you're pushing yourself to get to the spot no one else will get to in order to get the trophy you're after. On episode 45 Eric chats with guest (and body builder) Cole Sickafoose about how fitness plays a major role in hunting.
Episode 44: Crush the Hunt
If you're like Eric and not the greatest at reading the wind or using it to your advantage there's hope! On Episode 44 of the Where to Hunt podcast, Eric chats about scent control with guest Audrey Pfaffe from Scent Crusher. This episode is jam packed with some great info about how their unique product actually eliminates orders!
Episode 43: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously
Episode 43 features guest Bud Fisher from the "Funniest brand in hunting", CATCHIN' DEERS. Bud and Eric talk about how the hunting life style apparel brand started as an inside joke and also how hunters should simply not take them selves too seriously. If you miss deer camp, this'll be a great episode to fill the void!
Episode 42: Early Season Bow Hunting
On this episode of the Where to Hunt podcast, Eric chats with guest, Wes Hanson of The Release Hunting podcast about hunting podcasting and early season bow tactics.
Episode 41: The Tradition of Hunting
On episode 41 of the Where to Hunt podcast, Eric feature guest Curt Geier from the Working Class Bow Hunter podcast and they shoot the breeze chatting about the tradition of hunting.
Episode 40: What Do You Not Do?
On this episode, we chat with Allison Rauscher about deer hunting tradition, Elk and other hunting related topics!
Episode 39: Hunt, Work/Life Balance
Kick back and listen to Sam Ub and Eric Clark's conversation about how they balance hunting, working and life. If you're not driving, it's best enjoyed with an ice cold brew.
Episode 38: Gun's A' Blazin'
On this episode Eric talks with guest, Carrie Zylka the Co-Founder of the Outdoor Podcast Channel and host of the Hunt Fish Travel podcast about the WI Gun Deer opener and new regulations for the 2016 season. Then, Eric takes calls from YOU, the Where to Hunt listeners about where Wisconsin hunters are going ans what they're bringing.
Episode 37: Common Sense Deer Decoy Hunting Tactics with Montana Decoy
On episode 37 Eric talks with guest, CJ Davis of Montana Decoy about common sense tactics to use a deer decoy to increase your odds of getting shot and harvest opportunities. Eric also gets down to earth when discussing the feeling and emotions that come with harvesting your first deer, or any deer. Finally the show comes to an end as you hear from listener call-ins from around the state.
Episode 36: Get Better at Public Land Hunting
Episode 36 features guest, Sam Ubl who is part of the Whitetail Adrenaline crew and native Wisconsin deer hunter. We discuss hunting public land and swap some great hunting stories.
Later in this episode Where to Hunt features LIVE recorded listener calls about using decoys for deer hunting.
Episode 35: Put in the Time
On this episode, the Where to Hunt podcast features LIVE listener call-in's to help report on the status of the Wisconsin Whitetail rut for the 2016 bow hunting season. Listen to find out if you're an "average" deer hunter or an elite deer hunter!
Episode 34: Decoy, or the Real McCoy?
The audience asked some great questions about using decoys for spring and fall turkey hunting on this week's LIVE Q&A session with host Eric Clark. Eric and the audience answered every question with real life experience and hours of research to ensure the W2H listeners get real valuable information about using decoys when you're turkey hunting.
Learn some insightful and creative turkey hunting tips and find out what's going on with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's!
Episode 33: The Many Ways to Call in a Turkey
Following an in depth LIVE Q&A session, Eric used the questions about turkey hunting from the Q&A session to fuel this week's episode. Learn the best time(s) of the day to turkey hunt, effective turkey calling tools and the optimal shot range to get a clean, ethical turkey kill.
Episode 32: Hunting IS Therapy
Get the supporting evidence on this week's episode to convince everyone in your life (wife, boss etc.) that you need a therapy session - and by therapy, we mean HUNTING. Turns out, hunting is (if not better than) the equivalent to a legit therapy session. Enter a stress free zone and tune in to these week's episode!
We also ask if deer hunting tactics may be effective for turkey hunting as well as what's going on with Waupaca, WI!?!
Episode 31: Your Spot is NOT Sacred
After a three month hiatus, Eric comes back with a long rant about claiming "your" spot on public hunting land. Listen and learn how to crap in the woods and hear about the Wisconsin DNR's new "Get Wild" program.
Episode 30: Where to Hunt, MI
On this week's episode, Eric talks with guest, Brandon Hammands, co-owner of the Outdoor Podcast Channel who's also the host of the Take Aim podcast about what the deer hunting access and overall climate is like in Michigan. Plan ahead to make sure you're fully aware of other states hunting regulations and as always, be safe out there!
Episode 29: Better Doesn't Mean Good
On this episode, the demeanor is bittersweet as Eric discusses the Wisconsin Gun Deer Hunting season. The time in the woods with friends and family was great, though the numbers of deer tagged were up from 2014 were not actually that great.
Episode 28: The Blaze Orange Army
Eric quickly covers some of the major updates to the Wisconsin gun deer hunting 2015 season. Hear where other Wisconsin hunters are headed and what they're bringing. Good luck, hunt safe and have fun!! - Eric Clark W2H
Episode 27: Families Afield in Wisconsin
This week Eric Talks with guest, Adam Wright of the Sportsmen's Alliance to discuss the Families Afield Expansion bill Wisconsin. Learn some great tips for post rut deer hunting tactics and make sure you're hunting safely this season for the Wisconsin Gun Deer opener!
Topic of Discussion: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Tip of the Week: 22 minutes and 55 seconds
Deer in the Headlights: 27 minutes
Episode 26: The RUT
This episode features guest, Kevin Wallenfang Wisconsin DNR Big Game Ecologist. The better you understand the rut and deer behavior the better your odds of tagging the big bucks that are out chasing does during the most exciting time of year for whitetail deer hunting!
Topic of Discussion: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Tip of the Week: 27 minutes 55 seconds
Deer in the Headlights: 33 minutes
Episode 25: Aging Whitetail Deer by Sight
Ever wonder how some people seem to just KNOW exactly how old a deer is? Listen to this week's episode featuring guest, Scott Ford of Mud Duck Guide Service as Scott and Eric cover the many ways to help determine a deer's age simply by looking at it.
1 minute and 35 seconds: Interview with Scott Ford of Mud Duck Guide Service on how to accurately age a whitetail deer.
18 minutes and 10 seconds: The tip of the week - watch out for deer while you're driving!
22 minutes and 5 seconds: A wolf pack attacks a man in Friendship Wisconsin.
Episode 24: Listen, The Wind Talks To Hunters
This week's episode, Eric features guest Shawn Vanlandingham Pro Staffer at NEXTBUK Outdoors as they talk about reading the wind to get on big bucks.
Reading the Wind with Shawn Vanlandingham: 1 minute and 30 seconds
Tip of the Week: 40 minutes and 25 seconds
Hunting Incident Reports: 45 minutes and 45 seconds
Episode 23: October Lull, Fact or Fallacy?
Are you seeing less deer in the middle of October? Do you think the "October Lull" is real? Listen as Eric helps to debunk this urban myth.
October Lull debunking: 16 seconds
Tip of the Week: 9 minutes and 30 seconds
Hunting Incident Report: 13 minutes
Episode 22: Deer Biology Based Hunting Tactics
This week Eric talks with guest Dan Small of Outdoor Wisconsin as they discuss how learning and knowing more about a deer's diet and eating habits can create a more successful public land hunt.
Guest Interview: 1 minute & 25 seconds.
Tip of the Week: 25 minutes & 25 seconds
Hunting Incident Report: 28 minutes and 28 seconds.
Episode 21: Effective Deer Calling Strategies
1 minute 8 seconds: We welcome Patrick Urckfitz of Beaver Creek Game Calls to the show to talk about how to effectively use all types of deer calls for grunting and bleating.
22 minutes 34 seconds: Eric goes over this week's DIY deer hunting tip covering unique, inexpensive and creative ways to silence your tree stand and climbing sticks.
26 minutes 8 seconds: "Deer in the Headlights" turkey-tastic hunting incident report - BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET.
Episode 20: Deer Pattern & Hunter Predictability
50 seconds: Deer Patterning and Hunter Predictability
recent article - How fast will your stand recover from hunting pressure?
Mature bucks are pattern seeking/driven animals primarily moving at dawn and dusk
article number 6 and 8 conflicting ideas about hunting the same spot too much.
7 minutes 30 seconds: Tip of the week
DIY "Shadow man"
10 minutes 40 seconds: Deer in the Headlight - hunting moments and reports
Raccoon incident report
Episode 19: Getting the Most out of the Land
Eric brings on guest Eric Dinger, CEO of Powderhook. Find out how you can more easily find and access land in Wisconsin and across the entire U.S. Listen all the way through for a new way to track deer movement across the country!!
Episode 18: Get it Together
How do you prepare for deer hunting season? Listen to this week's episode of the Where to Hunt podcast and make certain you're covering all you pre-season hunting bases. Hear great tips on ways to prepare for the upcoming bow and gun deer season you may not have thought of to increase your chances for success and safety! Like what you're hearing? Give the show your rating and feedback on iTunes - Thanks for your support!
In this episode Eric clarifies river and boat deer hunting regulations after a conversation with the Wisconsin DNR. Learn useful tactics when hunting river bucks on this episode and leave a comment about your experiences!
Episode 15: Is There too Much Tech in Hunting?
Episode 15 of the Where to Hunt podcast asks the fans, how much technology in hunting is too much? Where would you draw the line? Has the line already been crossed? We use our smart phones for everything and sometimes perhaps too much. Think about it... we use our camera, video recorder, weather app, hunting calls app, GPS, so on and so forth. Which apps are too much and which ones have real value to hunters - listen and find out. Don't forget to rate the show; it means a lot to us that you take time out of your day to listen to the show!!
Episode 14: Talking Turkey
Eric brings on guest, Jim Willis of Full Metal Outdoors to talk about how to turkey hunt. On this episode you'll learn some great turkey hunting tactics and ways to call turkeys as well as what kind of ammo is important in addition to shot placement on a turkey. Your feedback means a lot to us, please give us a rating and/or a review, thanks!!
Episode 13: Wish 2Hunt
Fast and simple, that's how we do it! It will only take you 11 minutes to listen to this episode about spring scouting. Some quick tips to get your mind outdoors in the middle of your day about how your going to scout for the 2015 deer season. If cabin fever has set in then you need to get outside and get out there soon!
Episode 12: What to Hunt
Have you ever seen a wolf or wolves when you were deer hunting or any other type of hunting? It seems there have been several recent reports and articles relating to either wolf sightings, wolf stalking and wolf track spotting. What would you do if you were to see a wolf in the woods when hunting? Give your input about wolves being re-added to the endangered species list in December of 2014 and what you think will happen in the near future as new proposals to have then removed again emerge. Also, if you hate the show and think it needs improvement OR, better yet you love it and want to rate it you can do either here.
Episode 11: How to Call in Coyotes
The listener audience has spoken and we listened. Episode 11 guests Terry Russ of Russ's Tree Service who happens to be one hell of a coyote hunter in the off season! Terry has hunted in 10 different states and has killed 550 coyotes. In this episode you'll learn about the different types of coyote calls and the many ways you can use them - Terry gets pretty creative with his calling methods so make sure to listen all the way through! Thanks for listening and supporting, please give us rating and your feedback if you like what you hear!!
Episode 10: Want 2Hunt Coyotes
Episode 10 of the Where to Hunt podcast hosts an experience coyote hunter as a guest. If you're a beginner coyote hunter or looking to get into coyote hunter you'll hear good info to help you figure out what you should or shouldn't be doing. If you like this episode please provide some feedback or give us a rating, thanks!!
Episode 9: Worry 2Hunt
Episode 9 is a little different as Eric discusses a recent budget proposal that may or may not have an impact on Wisconsin's public land hunting. Listen to a new intro and outro, be sure to provide your feedback—this is YOUR show and your input is important to us!
Episode 8: Wait 2Hunt
The Wait to Hunt episode discusses different whitetail hunting tactics like spot-and-stalk, still hunting and "waiting to hunt" in a tree stand. Each method has its benefits; hunters have had success with each or a combination of them. Eric plays a clip from episode one when Where to Hunt interviewed Jared Scheffler from Whitetail Adrenaline who he considers an expert stalking and ground pound whitetail hunter. Listen until the very end for an exclusive offer!
Episode 7: Wage 2Hunt
On this episode, we talk about hunting land leases as an alternative to public land hunting, while avoiding the massive expense of purchasing private land, while getting away from crowded public hunting land. Eric asks questions about YOUR leased hunting land experiences to help others navigate the experience if you're new to leased hunting land.
Episode 6: Wade 2Hunt
On this episode, we shorten things up and go solo to discuss wading as a method to a more successful public land hunt. Listen to hear the full details of this episode!
Episode 5: Public Land Hunting Junkies
In episode five Where to Hunt interviews Russ Adams of Public Land Junkies Outdoors. We discuss the passion and privilege of hunting public land. We learned that PLJ Outdoors also helps to bring veterans dreams to fruition with their Veteran Dream Hunts program. It's their way of saying thank you - listen now and learn how you can help!
Episode 4: Guided Public Land Hunting
In episode four, we interview Loren Hamilton of Public Land Guiding and Outfitting. Loren has an unmatched passion coupled with years of experience guiding hunters on public land. We also talk more about how the changes to the 2014 deer hunting season might affect you as a public land hunter.
Episode 3: Choosing a Spot
In episode three we talk with Jason Jahnke of Wisconsin Bone about choosing a spot and the "Chosen Ground" all on public land in Wisconsin!
Episode 2: Public Land Hunting Homework
We talk scouting public land and scouting deer on that land from cyber resources, topo maps and calls to the DNR. After the interview we read off fan favorite venison recipes.
Episode 1: Hunt with a Shot of Adrenaline
In this episode, we talk public land hunting with Whitetail Adrenaline and after discuss the debate about scent control.
Episode 0: Pilot
This is just a sneak peek. Going forward, the Where to Hunt show will discuss relevant public land hunting topics and feature industry pro-staffers, as well as the everyday public land hunting enthusiast, like yourself.