NDA's Deer Season 365

NDA's Deer Season 365

For the serious deer hunter, deer season never ends. That's why NDA's Deer Season 365 podcast covers every aspect of deer hunting and deer management— from hunting strategy to deer biology and behavior to habitat improvement and more! Join us every-other-week as we talk with deer and habitat experts from all walks of life to bring you the latest in deer hunting and deer management information.

Episodes

February 28, 2024 69 mins

On this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're talking with Moriah Boggess, the most hardcore shed antler hunter we know. Moriah shares his techniques for maximizing your time in the field to find more shed antlers in the least amount of time. He covers when and where to look for sheds, and how to key in on the areas that hold the most potential. If you like shed hunting, you're sure to enjoy this episode!

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In this week's Deer Season 365 Podcast, we talk with Dr. Bronson Strickland of the Mississippi State University Extension Service and MSU Deer Lab about their research on mature buck movement. Bronson discusses when and how these bucks navigate the landscape, where they choose to bed, and the impacts the rut has on these behaviors. This is great insight for any deer hunter who wants to learn more about the animal they pursue and be...

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In this week's Deer Season 365 podcast episode, we're talking with Kip Adams about NDA's recently released 2024 Deer Report. Kip hits the highlights of the state-by-state harvest data, including buck and doe harvest, the age structure of the harvest, deer harvest by weapon type, and much more. We also dive into a few of the many current issues facing deer hunting that are covered in the report. If you'r...

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In this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we talk with Ben Jones of the Ruffed Grouse Society all about prescribed fire. Specifically, we discuss the differences between prescribed fire in the North and Midwest versus the South, including how it's perceived and regulated, burn timing, regulations, and how to get help with prescribed fire. So if you have a hunting property that could benefit from prescribed fire, or if you’re ...

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In this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we talk with Dave Skinner of Whitetail Properties all about buying your first hunting property. Dave dives into what to look for in a deer hunting property, financing options, potential income sources, as well as ways to sell the property for a profit. If you've ever dreamed of owning a hunting property, or have plans to buy your first property in 2024, this episode is for you!

 

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In this week's episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're talking with Dr. Andy Little of the University of Nebraska's Applied Wildlife Ecology and Spatial Movement Lab about how deer react to various levels of hunting pressure. Andy conducted research in Oklahoma using GPS collars on adult bucks to see how they reacted to hunting pressure — where they went, how their behavior changed over time, and whether that changed once the...

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In this week's episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're talking with Dr. Duane Diefenbach of Penn State University's Deer-Forest Study about the impact of various weather factors on deer movement. We dive into how rain, wind, cold fronts, and warm weather during the rut influence deer movement - or do they? Duane provides a wealth of information based on 10 years of tracking deer movement.

 

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This week's Deer Season 365 episode is all about the whitetail rut. We're talking with NDA's Chief Conservation Officer and wildlife biologist, Kip Adams, about the science behind the rut along with his personal rut-hunting strategy. Kip debunks some common rut-related myths and shares a wealth of deer knowledge. This is an episode no avid deer hunter will want to miss!

 

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In this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're talking with University of Florida graduate student Kelsey Demeny about her research on acorn production and how it impacts deer behavior. Kelsey discusses the oak species she researched, which produced the most acorns, how the timing of acorn drop varied, and how all of that impacted deer feeding behavior.

 

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In this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we talk with Miranda Huang, a research associate with Mississippi State University, all about whitetail scrapes. Miranda studied scrapes on a 10,000-acre property in Tennessee and documented when deer visited scrapes, how many deer used each scrape, how many scrapes individual bucks use, how often bucks used the scrapes, and much more. It's a fascinating look into how whitetails use s...

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On this week's episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're talking with Dr. Joey Hinton of the Wolf Conservation Center about his research on black coyotes. Joey dives into the likely origin of black coyotes and how they differ from their gray counterparts. Our talk includes a fascinating look into the history of coyotes and wolves in the U.S., and the coyote's expansion east.

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On this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we talk with our good friends KC Smith and Tyler Jones of The Element podcast and YouTube channel. KC and Tyler tell the story of how The Element came about, their transition to MeatEater, as well as how they quickly break down out-of-state hunting properties to consistently fill deer tags. These guys are a blast to talk to, and we know you're going to enjoy this episode!

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On this week's Deer Season 365 podcast episode, we’re talking about recovering deer after the shot with Dr. Tim Lewis. Tim is an avid traditional bowhunter and author of multiple books, including one called Tales of Trails: Finding Game After the Shot. Tim dives into the entire process, from the moment you release the shot until you either recover your deer or make the tough decision to end the search. 

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This week we are talking with Bone Collector's Travis "T-Bone" Turner all about archery and preparing for the upcoming archery deer season. Travis discusses his background and how he got into archery and deer hunting. We then do a deep dive into preparing for deer season, arrow weight, FOC, tuning, bow maintenance, and much more! This is a great episode that is sure to get you fired up for the upcoming deer season. 

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In this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're once again talking with wildlife biologist Zack Vucurevich about the importance of summer thermal cover, as well as how to recover from summer food plot failure. If you love talking deer habitat, this episode is for you! 

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On this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're talking with Ronnie "Cuz" Strickland of Mossy Oak. Cuz shares some great stories from the early days of Primos and Mossy Oak, how the hunting industry and hunting media has changed, and his passion for recruiting new hunters. This a great conversation with a legend of the hunting industry that you don't want to miss!

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On this week's Deer Season 365 podcast episode, we're talking with Beau Martonik of the East Meets West podcast and YouTube channel.

Beau is a very successful deer hunter who spends most of his time in the wilds of Pennsylvania but also loves to venture into other states chasing various big game hunting species. Beau and I discuss his full-time career as a hunting content creator, the challenges of big woods deer hunt...

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Would you love to take your deer and habitat management knowledge to the next level?

On this week's Deer Season 365 podcast episode, we're talking with NDA's Conservation Coordinator, Ben Westfall, about the various online and in-person educational courses offered by the National Deer Association. Ben covers each course in detail, highlighting what they entail, the instructors, the requirements, and ultimately, the knowledge you’l...

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In this week's Deer Season 365 podcast episode, we're talking with Dr. James Johnson of the University of Georgia about his extensive trail-camera research looking at baited vs non-baited trail camera setups, the important data you can collect from your cameras, and how to put that information to use to improve your odds of success this fall.

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In this episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we're talking with Andrew Maxwell of The Southern Outdoorsmen podcast all about map scouting. Andrew dives into the various tools he uses to scout a new hunting property, what features he's looking for, and how to make the most of the information available to you. We also dive into what Andrew has learned from interviewing hundreds of highly successful deer...

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