This podcast episode is way different than any of the one's we've ever done. It's real. It's honest, and I promise it's worth a listen. In hunting scenarios, in global pandemic scenarios, or just in life scenarios we will face hardships. What's important is how we deal with them.
Turkey hunting in the Midwest is has become one of our favorite trips of the spring. They grow them big in this region of the country and they like to gobble long and often. In this episode, we talk with our friend Tommy Nails, of Whiskey Ridge Hunts, who has been guiding deer and turkey hunts here for over 20 years. We talk about some of the key differences between turkey hunting here as opposed to turkey hunting in the Southeast. We also talk about the hunts we had this week and what we did to end up successful.
Lake talks with Professor Mike Chamberlain about the potential implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on wild turkey populations, especially in the Southeast. It's no secret that all of us here love turkey hunting. So naturally, we want do our best to ensure the availability of good turkey hunting in the future.
Every turkey hunter knows what its like to experience a streak of bad luck. Well, we had a whole week of it! In this episode we talk about about a Mishap filled week where we did nothing but get whipped day in and day out! It was entertaining to say the least! So come join us and for a few hard-learned lessons and maybe get a laugh or two at our expense!
Turkey hunting when done correctly, and ethically is one the best and most gratifying pastimes we have the privelege of taking part in. It's a challenging and respectful pursuit that makes us better hunters and better woodsman. It drives us to be better conservationist and stewards of the natural resources we've been given to manage. In this episode we discuss, what we perceive to be, one of the biggest threats to turkey hunting and what we all can do to change that.
Today's episode is about as live action as it gets. We're talking about a successful hunt that happened this very morning! Every turkey that you get a chance to kill is special, no doubt, but when it's an old long spurred gobbler that you've been after for several seasons, it makes it a little more sweet. That's exactly what we were able to do this morning, and we want to go over the decisions and moves we made that put us in the position to kill him.
Part of what makes turkey hunting so worthy of our obsession is the extreme highs and extreme lows that it offers. There's no in between. You're either on top of a mountain after a few great hunts, or fighting frustration because you just can't seem to make it all come together. We experience an emotional turkey roller coaster this week, and are luckily still here to tell the tale. We have missed turkeys, spooked turkeys, and finally a few killed turkeys. What's most important, however, is what we can take away from all these hunts (failed hunts included) to make us more successful in the future.
The latter half of our trip to South Florida turned out to be just as productive as the first half! We then headed back west to our home state of Mississippi, just in time for the season opener! In this episode, we talk about some of things we do to find success in the earliest points of the season.
The turkey pre-season talk is over. It's time to hunt! This podcast is coming to you straight from the swamps and palmetto flats of South Florida! We are two days into our Osceola turkey season, and believe when I say that we have some fun stories to share with you! As always, we cover every detail of what makes hunt, as well as go over what worked and what didn't. These two days of turkey hunting have been action packed so we are excited to share them with you! We also talk about a new online video series from Primos that will be kicking off this spring.