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Winning the Western Tag Game

Winning the Western Tag Game

June 2, 2020

Bowhunting the West is awesome, but securing coveted tags for elk, mule deer, antelope and other big-game species can be a real challenge. In this episode, Eric Pawlak, director of the TAGS program at Worldwide Trophy Adventures, joins Editor Christian Berg to explain how Western big-game license draws work and offer advice for how you can be more successful at obtaining permits for some great backcountry adventures!

From Dirt to Soil: A New Food-Plot Paradigm

From Dirt to Soil: A New Food-Plot Paradigm

May 11, 2020

What if you could create food plots that cost you less to build, provided more nutrition to deer and other wildlife and helped improve the long-term quality of your soil? Well, you can! In this episode, Whitetails columnist and certified wildlife biologist Jason Snavely joins editor Christian Berg to discuss exciting new food-plot methods and the growing "regenerative wildlife agriculture" movement.

Birds & Bucks in the Big Woods

Birds & Bucks in the Big Woods

April 30, 2020

Turkey season is upon, but our minds are never far from deer season. In this episode, expert big-woods bowhunter Beau Martonik talks about how to bag some birds and prepare for fall whitetail hunting at the same time. From online scouting using aerial photos and topographic maps to boots-on-the-ground reconnaissance, Martonik offers some great advice for finding more success in the vast expanses of timber commonly found throughout the Appalachian range.

Better Deer (and Turkey) Hunting with Dr. Grant Woods

Better Deer (and Turkey) Hunting with Dr. Grant Woods

April 22, 2020

The surest path to better deer and turkey hunting is better habitat! In this episode, nationally acclaimed wildlife biologist, avid bowhunter and Growing Deer TV host Dr. Grant Woods talks about how you can improve your deer and turkey hunting through food plots, timber management, predator trapping and more. Grant also talks about his new Prime Black 5 bow and key considerations for broadhead selection.

It’s Turkey Time!

It’s Turkey Time!

April 14, 2020

The 2020 spring turkey season is upon us, and we're here to help you bag your bow bird! World-champion turkey caller Matt Morrett and Double Bull Blinds co-founder Brooks Johnson join Editor Christian Berg to discuss everything from pre-season scouting and blind setup to calling, decoy use, reading a bird's body language, broadhead selection, shot placement and more.

Better Shooting with Randy Ulmer

Better Shooting with Randy Ulmer

April 9, 2020

In this episode, world-class archer and bowhunter Randy Ulmer joins Editor Christian Berg to share his top shooting tips. Randy shares details of his personal shooting regimen and how you can use his methods to improve your own accuracy and even overcome target panic.

Ay, Corona! Bowhunting and the Coronavirus Crisis

Ay, Corona! Bowhunting and the Coronavirus Crisis

March 31, 2020

The coronavirus has hit American society like a ton of bricks, and even bowhunters are feeling the pain. Ralph Cianciarulo from Archer's Choice Media joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss how they are dealing with the unprecedented disruptions caused by the virus and why bowhunting and the outdoors are more important now than ever.

Saddle Up & Hunt!

Saddle Up & Hunt!

March 19, 2020

Saddle hunting is one of the hottest trends in bowhunting, and if you've ever thought about joining the tree-saddle craze, this episode is for you! Greg Godfrey, co-owner of Tethrd saddles, joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the ins and out of saddle-hunting equipment, proper saddle setup and the many advantages saddles offer to whitetail hunters.

Bowhunting Obsession: A Visit with Mossy Oak’s Jake Meyer

Bowhunting Obsession: A Visit with Mossy Oak’s Jake Meyer

March 5, 2020

Mossy Oak's Jake Meyer has had a lifelong love affair with archery. Since the age of 12, Meyer has been bowhunting and competing in archery tournaments alongside the best in the business. In this episode, Meyer discusses his 2019 whitetail exploits across the Midwest, shares his thoughts about the value of bowhunters participating in 3-D archery and offers some insights about the latest developments at Mossy Oak, an iconic brand that has been leading the way in camouflage innovation and promoting the outdoor lifestyle for more than three decades. 

Big Buck Down: Late-Season Success in Ohio!

Big Buck Down: Late-Season Success in Ohio!

February 19, 2020

Ohio Whitetail guru Clint Casper epitomizes the never-say-die attitude that often makes the difference between success and failure. After hunting deer for nearly four months, Casper persevered, kept the faith and overcame long odds to punch his tag on a fine Buckeye State whitetail this January. In this episode, Casper joins Editor Christian Berg to celebrate his success and dissect all the details that led to his late-season success. If you are a serious whitetail fanatic, you are sure to learn something from this episode and be highly entertained in the process.

Blacktails, Roosevelt Elk & More with the PNW Huntress!

Blacktails, Roosevelt Elk & More with the PNW Huntress!

February 6, 2020

Washington State bowhunter Sara Stover Gamache, aka the pnw_huntress, is making a name for herself on social media through a combination of solo-hunting success and a burning passion to share her love of the outdoors with others. In this episode, she joins Editor Christian Berg to talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest, her favorite tactics for blacktail deer and Roosevelt elk, her newfound love of African safaris, overcoming target panic and more. 

THE BIG MOVE: Dudley Takes Nock On Nation to PSE

THE BIG MOVE: Dudley Takes Nock On Nation to PSE

January 23, 2020

Archery icon and Nock On host John Dudley caused quite a stir at the 2020 ATA Show earlier this month when he joined the PSE Archery pro staff and unveiled the company's brand new Nock On Series of bows. In this episode, Dud joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss his reasons for making the surprising move and why he believes it is good not just for PSE but the entire sport of archery. Dudley also dives into the details of the PSE's new EVO Nock On Nation bow and shares his thoughts on how the new collaboration with PSE will benefit Nock On fans moving forward.

Captain Claypool: Four Decades of Bowhunting Greatness

Captain Claypool: Four Decades of Bowhunting Greatness

January 16, 2020

Field Editor Eddie Claypool is one of the most successful bowhunters in North America — and one of our sport's most colorful characters! In this episode, "Captain Claypool" joins Editor Christian Berg to assess the current state of bowhunting, share opinions on a variety of hunting topics and look back on an incredible 40-plus years of consistent big-game bowhunting success.

Winke’s 2019 Rut Recap

Winke’s 2019 Rut Recap

January 3, 2020

Successful deer hunters never stop learning, and that's certainly true for Field Editor Bill Winke. In this episode, Winke joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the 2019 rut and lessons learned along the way. You won't want to miss these nuggets of whitetail wisdom, including an in-depth discussion of how to better take advantage of opportunities to tag mature bucks during the pre-rut period!

A Blueprint for Late-Season Success

A Blueprint for Late-Season Success

December 19, 2019

There's no doubt that bowhunting whitetails during the late season is a challenge, but it can also provide some of the year's best opportunities for those willing to put in the work and overcome the elements. In this episode, contributor and accomplished late-season bowhunter Clint Casper joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the whens, wheres and hows of late-season success. From locating productive late-season hunting areas to patterning bucks and setting up for the kill, this episode is sure to help you make the most of the season's final days.

HuntStand: An Awesome App for Bowhunters

HuntStand: An Awesome App for Bowhunters

December 3, 2019

These days, technology pervades every area of our lives — including bowhunting. In fact, next to your bow, arrows and broadheads, your smartphone could very well be the most important tool you carry afield. In this episode, we are joined by Lanford Holloway, creator of the HuntStand app, and take a deep dive on how this powerful tool can help you with everything from pre-season scouting and property management to making daily stand selections and in-season adjustments that will help you tag your next trophy.

A Critical Conversation for Deer Hunters

A Critical Conversation for Deer Hunters

October 16, 2019

Treestand safety has improved tremendously over the past decade, yet scores of bowhunters are still killed or seriously injured each year in treestand falls. The good news is, virtually every accident can be prevented through the proper use of safety equipment. In this episode, Glenn Mayhew from the Treestand Safety Awareness Foundation and Jay Everett from Hunter Safety System join Editor Christian Berg to discuss this critically important topic.

Elk, Elk, Elk!

Elk, Elk, Elk!

September 18, 2019

Fresh off a public-land, DIY elk hunt during which his group went three for three on mature bulls, Bowhunting contributor Jace Bauserman joins Editor Christian Berg to share the secrets of their success. From locating a quality hunting area and the logistics of travel and setting up camp to finding elk in the field, calling and making the shot, this episode is packed with insights for elk hunters new and old.

DIY Antelope: Take the Plunge for Pronghorns

DIY Antelope: Take the Plunge for Pronghorns

September 10, 2019

When it comes to Western bowhunting adventure, nothing is more accessible or more affordable than pronghorn antelope. In this episode, Editor Christian Berg and hunting partner Tim Kent recap their successful Montana hunt and offer loads of insights on how to go about making your own DIY antelope hunt a reality, from finding a productive area and planning logistics to gear and tactics that will help you succeed in the field.

The Truth About CWD and Deer Urine

The Truth About CWD and Deer Urine

August 29, 2019

In their ongoing efforts to combat Chronic Wasting Disease, a handful of state wildlife agencies have banned the use of urine-based deer attractants, and others are considering bans. But can a bottle of deer lure really cause the spread of CWD? In this episode, Sam Burgeson of Wildlife Research Center, Phil Robinson of Tink's and Dr. Davin Henderson of CWD Evolution discuss the latest science surrounding this topic and explain a brand new test designed to detect CWD contamination in deer urine.