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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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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
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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. …
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Tim Knight has taken 15 Pope and Young whitetails in the great state of Georgia on both public and highly pressured private (lease/clubs). He attributes his success to hunting what other hunters overlook, and his nuanced way of calling deer. In this episode we discuss hunting based strictly on sign rather than with the aid of cameras, how Tim deter…
 
Jacob started his season off with a bang tagging a GREAT velvet buck on the first afternoon of the Tennessee public land velvet hunt! This is Jacobs biggest buck to date, and we dive into the story of how to all happened. This is a classic late-night "deer camp" podcast with a ton of laughs, and an excellent example of the camaraderie that we all l…
 
This week we dive into hunting the biggest, baddest critter in the eastern US, the Black Bear! We speak with longtime mountain, big woods bear hunter Jason Miller on how he keys in on the hangouts of large bears in the early season with archery equipment. Subjects covered include map scouting for bears, narrowing down what a bear needs to live and …
 
In this episode we dive deep into all things ground hunting with Josh from The Untamed! We cover how Josh uses terrain and vegetation to his advantage with spot & stalk tactics for big whitetails, how he meticulously glasses cover to find deer before they see him, how he reads a deers body language to determine what his next move should be, how woo…
 
Carl Brown hunts some of the thickest (and flattest) land out of all the guests we have had on. In his area all the land is extremely thick, with no cover of good bedding, good food and water all close to one another. We dive deep into how Carl locates good spots, then goes about finding concentrations of deer activity with maps, finds hard pinch p…
 
This week we dive deep with Andrew's mentor, Bennie George on a wide variety of topics focused on making you a well rounded hunter and woodsman. Subjects range from the unorthodox tactics Bennie has used to kill bucks his whole life, how hunting things besides deer is vital to your growth as a hunter, finding a good spot to deer hunt using squirrel…
 
Bennett specializes on killing the bucks hiding right where you least expect them. Today we dive deep on the signs he looks for to track down a nice buck who's hiding in plain sight, determine how he knows when a buck is near, how he closes in, the kinds of areas he keys on to get a shot at these bucks, how he uses scents to his advantage and much …
 
This is the time of year to get your gear dialed - so we dive into saddle hunting setups, tree climbing methods, tree stands, pack systems, hunting boots, platforms, and some great digital deer scouting tools for the public land/lease hunter. We also give some tried & true tips on finding great deals on hunting gear.…
 
Ben Allen says he owes a lot of his public land whitetail hunting success in Louisiana, Texas, and Missouri to his ability to go the extra mile and find the areas other hunters cant, or won't access. We discuss his methods for getting away from other hunters, even on places with a high amount of roads, and how finding these pockets means seeing mor…
 
Johnathan Moreland has killed a lot of BIG riverbttom bucks in southern Arkansas on public ground, and he has done it with traditional archery equipment. On this episode we dive deep into Johnathans tactics and find out how he gets close enough to consistently take deer with a trad bow in wide open river bottom hardwoods. Subjects include finding f…
 
Don Cicero has laid down many, many mature bucks with a bow on public lands across Alabama since the late 1980s. We had him on to do a deep dive on his thoughts on what an overlooked spot is, how to read sign, bump-and-dump hunting with his dad when he was young, tracking deer through the woods, sneaking up on bedded bucks, some unique thoughts on …
 
Kevin Murphy is known to many as "the worlds greatest small game hunter"! On a recent camping trip with him we recorded this podcast with, introducing "Small Game Nation", which will be an online resource dedicated to all things small game! We are excited about what Kevin has going on and you can hear all about it here. Other subjects include Jacob…
 
Welcome to the Entrepreneurial Development Podcast! As the title states, we’re here to help develop you into the best entrepreneur possible, by introducing you to the people, concepts, and resources that will help you transform your mindset. On this episode, we talk with Cameron Tousi, managing partner at IP Law Leaders, about his adventures buildi…
 
On todays episode we talk about taking the latest deer hunting and scouting tactics shared by Troy & Josh on our last two episodes and applying them where we hunt. Subjects include redefining what an isolated spot is, learning how bucks move across a landscape (big picture), scouting "low-light" areas, our results with vanilla extract for trail cam…
 
Some people believe hunting scrapes is unproductive, but Troy Pottenger says he owes his 20+ OLD whitetail bucks to his extreme scrape/mock scrape hunting tactics. Today we do a deep dive with Troy on finding community scrapes, locating 5+ y/o deer, knowing when you can kill those deer, finding bedding & adjacent scrapes based on cover/terrain, mak…
 
Find this seasons buck NOW! Whether you are trying to target a specific buck, or put yourself into a target rich environment, scouting is everything. Listener-favorite Josh Driver came back on the show to discuss how to find a large buck to target based on finding buck core areas, how to begin getting consistent pictures of that buck, how to predic…
 
Land Smathers has a history of putting down some great bucks in the swamps of Mississippi & today we pick his brain on water access, using hunting pressure, finding the cover and food deer are using, finding the right buck sign to hunt and how Land successfully hunts off the ground rather than in a saddle or stand in his area.…
 
Live from Bows & Brews! We sat down and recorded with a bunch of folks who came out to our first bows & brews event and talked about our scouting workshop & gear demos! Subjects include finding big woods beds, finding "thickets" in area with basically no thickets, understanding how terrain effects deer behavior, everyones favorite saddle from the g…
 
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