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The Southern Outdoorsmen Podcast is a show dedicated to all things hunting related in the South. From Deer hunting in the fall, to turkey hunting in the spring, we talk about it amongst oursleves and well informed guests every week. Follow along as we dive into tips, tactics and strategies useful to the Southern hunter and Outdoorsman. Make sure to also look into our Strut Reports in the spring, which are additional weekly episodes that cover turkey activity, featuring info from turkey hunte ...
 
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Val Titus is a scientist whose work looks into a variety of topics, like what we can learn from the bioaccumlation of toxins in long-lived turtles (like from lead ammo, among other sources). When she's not doing research or teaching science, Val is a hunter who A). offers a wild game and drink pairing course, and B). introduces other scientists and…
 
Brett Mashburn has made Southern Outdoorsmen history by being the first hunter to be featured on two listener success stories in one season! To continue the awesome season he has had, Brett implemented tactics he heard on ep 213 - Understanding a "Killing Wind" while Targeting Mature Bucks w/ Travis Murray to take down a buck he has been after sinc…
 
Austin Vinson of Georiga had a benchmark year tagging four great mountain bucks (3 in GA, 1 in NC). In this episode we do a deep dive into how the way you choose to access your spot is the main determining factor in your hunt. We also jab at the tough questions such as how to deal with thermals that switch late, whether or not every thicket is bedd…
 
Luke Askew is our listener success story for this week with a big, heavy, slit G2 GA buck! Jacob discusses all the different tactics that went into tagging this deer, with a big focus on the role of diversity, what a diverse spot looks like, and why to hunt it. blackberrysmoke.comBy Andrew Maxwell & Jacob Myers
 
Carla Brauer was a vegan and animal rights activist in her teens. These days, she's a farmer, stockwoman, hunter, and... wait for it... a taxidermist! We talk about how you can change your diet without changing your ethics, dermastid beetles, and what it's like to give a TED Talk on your transition from vegan to hunter. 2:00 Dallas, Oregon (not The…
 
This week we are doing something we have wanted to do for a long time - and that is to take the BEST content we have ever put out (rankings based on YOUR success stories) and revisit them, compare them to each other, discuss how they have panned out for us and listeners who have tried them. We look at finding and hunting buck beds with Glen Solomon…
 
Allie d'Andrea, better known as Outdoors Allie in the social media space, joins us to talk about what it's like to become a social media powerhouse in the hunting and fishing world... as a beginner hunter. There are trolls, for sure -- but there are also a lot of people out there eager to follow someone learning to hunt and fish. Why now? We talk a…
 
Cameron Choquette has had a great year in extreme Southeast Alabama. This season he has tagged two bucks, both just a short drive from both the Florida and Georgia borders! We talk about the habitat and terrain he hunted, how staying out of the good spots led to his filled tags, the role cell cams play for him, rattling multiple times in an hour, a…
 
We got a MAJOR response from Travis' first episode so we had to get him back on! This time we go super in depth speaking on subjects such as woodsmanship, moving like "smoke through the woods", the correct way to still hunt cutovers and bedding thickets, funneling deer with deadfall, how to understand a "killing wind" and make it deadly, and SO muc…
 
Ella Willms was raised in a hunting family in Wyoming, and she's joined her dad in the field as long as she can remember. This fall was Ella's first year as a licensed hunter. She joins Artemis to tell us all about that experience, and how it feels different when you’re the one behind the gun. 2:30 Artemis 2021...SO MANY IDEAS. Florida spearfishing…
 
Jimmy Clark has been able to take some GIANT bucks on public land over the last few years. Today we dive into how he makes it happen so often and how post season scouting, historical sign, annual patterns, the wind rule, compounding features and hunting pressure all play major parts in his recipe for success. blackberrysmoke.com…
 
In the last of our series with scientists from the Monteith Shop, we talk with Rachel Smiley and Brittany Wagler about their research understanding pneumonia in bighorn sheep herds. Several pneumonia pathogens are common across a handful of Wyoming herds, but some herds seem more susceptible than others to outbreak. Plus, you've heard of 'super-spr…
 
Zach Echols & Andrew have been hunting a piece of central Alabama public land together since they were in high school. This past weekend Zach, Andrew & Jacob were able to all take bucks on the same day, with Zach's deer being an absolute giant! We go into the stories of those bucks, and the story of another giant buck that our friend Austin Broadhe…
 
Travis Murray has been hunting Mississippi his whole life, and has had opportunities to hunt lands ranging from heavily pressured national forest, to prime unpressured private land. In this episode we dive into his tactic of ground hunting with traditional equipment via ghillie suit, still hunting bedding areas, why he NEVER hunts any kind of food …
 
BONUS EPISODE: It's not every day we appropriate the identity of old, bearded white guys... but if we could be Santa (or Oprah) for a day, here's what we'd be stuffing under your tree. From electronic earplugs to a unique dressing tool called the Butt Out, we've got gift picks from Artemis host Marcia Brownlee, Artemis coordinator Ashley Chance, an…
 
This week on the podcast, epic wildlife stories (really, trust us on this one) with some heavy science. Energy development in the Wyoming Range affects how mule deer use the lands around them, effectively tightening their habitat -- but not in ways that are always obvious. Ungulate ecologist Sam Dwinnell of the Monteith Shop tells us about her rese…
 
Blake Morton has had some major success on very small properties this season in South Carolina! On this listener success story we go over the 3 bucks he has put down this season using tactics such as scrape hunting, hunting thick, and hunting close to roads. We also dive in to how post season scouting and high levels of confidence led to such a suc…
 
Everyone knows about grunting, rattling, bleating, etc...but there is a larger spectrum of sounds that a deer makes that people don't utilize! Michael has been implementing these finesse calling tactics to give bucks the confidence to leave bedding cover before dark. Its not always about attracting a buck through vocalizations or rattling, but inst…
 
Listener Brett Mashburn has got it done this season on nice bucks in both Missouri & Alabama! Tune in to hear about his sucess, including the particular tactics that helped him, along with how he says he breaks down long, information packed episodes in order to get the most out of them. blackberrysmoke.com…
 
Mule deer can't avoid predator risk. And while it's natural to study how deer move in response to predator pressure... what would we learn if we collared predators and saw how they moved in response to prey abundance? Katey Huggler's research during her time at the Monteith Shop showed some interesting predator movement patterns around fawning. But…
 
Kevin Tullis is a veteran hunter when it comes to high pressure hunting clubs, leases or public lands. Over the years he has fine tuned his tactics in targeting the areas that other people don't hunt and has had great success doing so. Subjects include building a "hunter pattern" and then using that to highlight possible sanctuaries, finding the ri…
 
Mule deer are remarkably faithful to the geographies they were raised in... until they're not. Ungulate ecologist Rhiannon Jakopak from the Monteith Shop joins us to talk about rogue individuals, migration fidelity, the rose petal hypothesis, and more. Plus, the emotions of harvesting your first animal (slash ANY animal). 4:00 From vegetarianism to…
 
Happy thanksgiving! We have a great listener success story this week out of the great state of Georiga! Jake Reese located a big, old palmated buck during the summer months - after a difficult bow season he was able to seal the deal on the buck in rifle season, more than a mile from where he first got pictures of the deer! Jake cites episodes such …
 
Listener favorite Adrian Farley is back on the show after a year to tackle the tough questions about hunting mature bucks in the south this time of year! We cover a little bit of everything in this episode, including the major shift in deer movement when the leaves fall and how to use it to your advantage, hunting micro terrain features, a deep div…
 
You've heard it before: "If we kill the animals with the biggest horns, aren't we selecting for smaller horns over time?" This week we take a deep dive into that question with ungulate biologist Tayler LaSharr in the third episode of our special series with The Monteith Shop. We'll also talk about her research into how mule deer behaviors are affec…
 
Taylor Philpot managed to put down a huge buck in Virginia while using aggressive tactics he heard on the podcast! This is one of the most epic deer hunts you will ever hear, as Taylor did not wait for the buck to come to him, he went chest deep in the swamp to get him! He used tactics from Troy Pottenger (Ep. 175), Tim Knight (Ep. 188), Tony Myers…
 
This week we cover our Wyoming hunt! We cover all the funny aspects of the trip, like Jacob mistaking a cow for a grizzly bear! We also dive into how we utilized deer hunting tactics that work for us at home to find deer our west, including reading hunting pressure, finding the good thick cover, reading sign and picking setups. This was a fun episo…
 
Julian Ridings of North Carolina recently took a giant buck on some North Carolina gamelands that he has been hunting for years. Julian says utilizing tactics shared on the show by Don Cicero and Nathan Killen helped him tag this buck - from finding a hot feed tree, understanding the mindset of a mature buck, playing off hunting pressure and more. …
 
This week we're surfing the green wave! Seasonal mule deer migration is based on food availability. Deer move across the landscape to maximize their access to high-quality food resources. This week we're joined by migration ecologist Ellen Aikens of the Monteith Shop to learn more about Wyoming's mule deer populations and how they're challenged by …
 
We wanted to do something special for our 200th episode, so we gathered 3 men who not only kill nice bucks consistently - but who kill a truly higher quality of deer than is typical for their area. We grill them on what it is that helps them kill the biggest bucks in their local public lands, sign reading, pressure reading, finding the deer, persis…
 
This is the first in a special series Artemis is airing with the Monteith Shop, an ungulate research lab at the University of Wyoming. This week we're joined by Rebecca Levine, whose research is focused on understanding the thermal ecology of moose. More than half of southern moose populations in the Lower 48 are in decline. We talk parasite loads,…
 
Chris Jenkins has taken some amazing bucks in the rugged, low deer density North Georgia mountains. Today he talks about his systematic way of going in and finding "pockets" of bucks to focus all his effort on. We also touch on how he breaks down the pockets of deer to hunt them efficiently, why he focuses on very rough terrain, calling and more. b…
 
Perry Bundy of NC is our listener success story of the day! Perry recently knocked down an absolute stud of a North Carolina buck recently - and we dive into how he utilized advice from his hunting mentors, along with guests from this podcast, to put his first nice buck down. Topics hit on include scrape tactics, using a trail cam to make his move,…
 
Ashley Chance once caught more than 300 deer in three months as a part of a field tech crew. She joins Artemis as the group's coordinator in the Southeast after a career as a wildlife biologist. On this episode we hear about Ashely's graduate research - how mature bucks move in response to hunting pressure - what she has planned for Artemis, and wh…
 
Glen Adcock has been bowhunting for three decades in the south on public land, hunting clubs, and small properties. Today he stops by the show to discuss staying in the game by utilizing in season scouting techniques. Subjects include sleeping in and hunting your way into an area, gaging the intensity of deer sign based on deer numbers in your area…
 
NEW bonus episode series! Once a week we will be featuring YOUR success stories! Seeing listener success stories roll in each week are definitely some of the highlights of our days, and we will be choosing 1 per week to feature on the show. This week we speak with Derrick Merrill of Alabama on his nice WMA buck he took earlier this week. We discuss…
 
How many conservationists get so consumed by their jobs that they don't actually get outside? Michelle Doerr is a hunter, angler, and all-around Minnesotan gal whose career is focused on helping conservationists avoid burnout. It starts with knowing yourself, what self-care you need (hint: it probably involves getting outside), and making it happen…
 
Andrae Dacquisto is well known in the whitetail world for this "against the grain" aggressive whitetail hunting tactics. Today we have him on the show to dig deep into the mindset of mature bucks - BEFORE the rut makes them loose their minds. How far do bachelor groups disperse, how far will a buck move from his bed before dark In this time, just h…
 
Does it feel different shooting a whitetail deer versus a squirrel? Everyone has a different take on that… and it’s different for every hunter. This week Artemis is joined by Sam Seaton of the Archery Trade Association. We talk about new hunter recruitment, your headspace in the field… AND some archery-themed topics, like what pop culture means for…
 
Jamie Mccay is well known across Alabama as a serious big buck killer. In this episode we pick his brain on a variety of topics including finding trails that bucks will frequent, rather than typical deer trails, what "big buck" sign looks like to Jamie, getting your most important pieces of information from the ground, big vs little scrapes & what …
 
Alyssa LeBlanc is Canada-famous for her appearance in season six of MasterChef Canada. In the hunting and fishing world, she's known for her incredible wild food recipes and YouTube videos. Alyssa tells Artemis about her family's culture of hunting, why she started spending more time in the kitchen, and how making good food starts with some basic s…
 
Paul Putera has already connected on a great buck this season using aggressive tactics that involve hunting the backside of bedding areas in the morning! We discuss why he feels its easier to kill an early season buck in the morning vs the evening, keying in on browse lines, tracks, and rubs in order to identify a target buck, and then backtracking…
 
It's hard to say which is sweeter about Jackson - the epic fishing, or the honey hole of amazing women anglers. This week we speak to one of the staples of that community, Clairey Grubbs. Fly-fishing is the even keel of Clairey's life, and she talks about what it's like to be a part of her community and raise her son in the same lifestyle. Plus, we…
 
Tony Myers is an old school deer killer who has been stomping around the Alabama woods since the early 1970's. We dive into a wide range of tactics, along with the stories of the several bucks Tony has in the record books. Subjects range from Tony learning from the deer hunters who cut their teeth deer hunting in the 1940s, how he killed several gi…
 
Imagine this: You see a film that fosters such big thoughts and ideas that you have to share it with others, and discuss! That's the idea behind Tracy Nguyen-Chung and Ciara Lacy's work. In ‘Connection,’ both filmmakers follow Autumn Harry, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, on her journey as a fly-fisher. Along the way, they bring to the f…
 
Jim Forbes has been killing mature bucks on public land in the Appalachian Mountains for over 30 years, and has kept detailed records of each buck he has taken in that time. Today, Jim shares the trends he has noticed when it comes to the weather, time of year, and other conditions he has consistently killed bucks on, how he tracks and records data…
 
Indiana hunter Cindy Stites found her way into the field after exiting an abusive marriage. With every hunt, she slowly saw the return of her old self -- someone who's confident, happy, and adventurous. The more she got into hunting, the more she adopted a new attitude to opportunities that came her way: "Start saying yes." She said 'yes' to becomi…
 
Wes Moye and his group of hunting buddies, AKA "The wolf pack" have developed an extremely successful method of aggressively targeting nice bucks on heavily hunted public land. On this episode he shares how they target escape routes, strategic setups to take advantage of escape routes, hunting with a group to increase success rates, how to gather l…
 
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