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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 hunters from across the county!

Andrew Maxwell & Jacob Myers


    • Oct 25, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 1h 25m AVG DURATION
    • 291 EPISODES

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    Ep. 292 - Call in Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 111:49

    In this episode we host a call in show with some of our patreon members to tackle their most relevant questions on deer hunting.  CLICK HERE to join our Patreon or visit our partners: https://linktr.ee/SoPartners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Outtro - Grunting, Rattling & Staying Close to Deer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 106:31

    In this outtro we discuss Richards calling tactics and how we think they will apply across the south. We also discuss how we plan on hunting the upcoming cold front, our out of state hunting plans, Jacob making some bear grease, and the dog name Jacob is (probably) settling on for his new DK puppy! you can find Richards Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57553786 To join patreon or visit our partners, click here: https://linktr.ee/SoPartners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ep. 290 - CALL DEER THE RIGHT WAY w/ Richard Fought

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 122:03

    This episode has been literally years in the making, and it was worth the wait! Richard credits over 20 of his public land Pope & Young deer to good calling strategy. On this episode he dives deep on WHY calling doesnt work for some people, and how to call deer in a super realistic way. Topics include rattling, grunting, the specific ways you need to set up, what times of year to call, variables like weather and much more.  check out Richards Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57553786 CLICK HERE TO JOIN PATERON OR VISIT OUR PARTNERS WEBSITES: https://linktr.ee/SoPartners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Outtro - Hunting Gaps, Edges & a Successful Bear Hunt!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 85:19

    On this outtro we cover a range of topics that Mondays guest, Rusty, spoke on including hunting gaps, ditches and edges. We also talk with Jacobs brother, Thomas, on his recent successful bear hunt!  https://linktr.ee/SoPartners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ep. 288 - Targeting MATURE BUCKS with DITCHES, DRAINAGES & INTERIOR EDGES w/ Rusty Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 98:05

    It is always fun when we put an episode together that can truly help hunters in any terrain type, and this one is a dandy! Rusty Johnson stopped by the show to talk about how he uses ditches and draws in the Ozark Mountains to consistently take mature bucks. We also speak on the idea of inside edges and how powerful they can be in targeting mature bucks no matter if you are hunting high mountains or deep swamps.  To join our patreon, check out our partners, or buy merch hit the link below:  https://linktr.ee/SoPartners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Outtro - Licking Branches and Fall Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 105:11

    On this outtro we team up with our buddy Tyler Malone to talk licking branches, where we plan to hunt this fall, and have a good ol fashoned BS session.    Check out our partners here:  https://linktr.ee/SoPartners

    Ep. 286 - LICKING BRANCH MAGIC with Greg Skufca

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 109:37

    This week we are going all in on licking branches/scrapes and how you can use them to your advantage this deer season. We talk with Greg on a variety of topics, including his approach to mock scrapes and the strategy he takes to placing them and then eventually hunting them, how to make the perfect scrape, how scrapes relate to habitat and terrain, why some people struggle to find success on scrapes and so much more!  Check out Greg's book - https://pressureddeerpro.com/shop/books/the-magic-of-the-licking-branch-by-greg-skufca/   For PATREON and Merch - https://linktr.ee/TheSouthernOutdoorsmen   Check out our partners:  https://linktr.ee/SoPartners

    Outtro - Adapting to what the DEER ARE DOING!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 133:48

    Welcome to the outtro! This week we break down the real world applications of what we duscussed with Richard on Monday's episode. We also announce the winners of this months Patreon giveaway! 

    Ep. 284 - HUNTING THE DEER WHERE THEY ARE w/ Richard Fought

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 103:51

    Richard Fought is a very well accomplished bowhunter from Arkansas with 30+ Pope & Young Bucks on the wall. This week we speak to him about how recent sign is the most important part of his strategy, the particular sign he looks for, how he knows when to set up vs what to walk past, hunting acorns and finding the "acorn pattern", and how he transitioned his tactics from flat riverbootm hardwoods to steep hillcounty with success.  For PATREON and Merch - https://linktr.ee/TheSouthernOutdoorsmen   Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://l.linklyhq.com/l/S8Kfhttps://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/ blackberrysmoke.com

    Outtro - The Wind Rule, in The SOUTH?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 54:06

    On this weeks outtro we al dive in to the topics that grabbed our interest from Bills epiosde on Monday such as the wind rule, his thoughts on access, and his crosswind setup for rattling.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://l.linklyhq.com/l/S8Kfhttps://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/ blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 282 - The WIND RULE with Bill Vale

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 113:29

    This week Bill Vale of Pressured Deer Pro stopped by the show to do a deep dive on "The Wind Rule"! A facinating theory on all things buck movement based on wind and thermals. For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://l.linklyhq.com/l/S8Kfhttps://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/ blackberrysmoke.com

    Outtro - Planning the Hunt is Everything

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 75:45

    On this outtro we break down Mondays topic with David Toms on why the process of planning a hunt can sometimes be more useful than the plan you come up with. We also talk about foundational deer hunting wisdom, building your experience and much more.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://l.linklyhq.com/l/S8Kfhttps://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/ blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 280 - Why Your Deer Hunting Tactics HAVENT BEEN WORKING with David Toms

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 108:33

    David Toms has hunted deer with traditional archery equipment for over 40 years - and today he stops by the show to discuss why so many hunters with the best gear trying the best tactics still come up empty handed most years, and describes his process of how to get youself out of a rut and start having success.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://l.linklyhq.com/l/S8Kfhttps://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/ blackberrysmoke.com

    Outtro - Bobby Worthington & Deer Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 101:15

    Welcome to the outtro for Bobby Worthingtons podcast from Monday! Here we discuss the topics Bobby covered and how we will each apply them in the deer woods, and we go over Jacob and Michaels experience last weekend on the Tennessee velvet hunt.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Ep 278 - Hunting PUBLIC LAND GIANTS with Bobby Worthington

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 95:54

    This week on the show we got Southern big buck legend Bobby Worthington on the show to talk about his thought process on hunting giant bucks! We get into quite a bit in this episode, specifically how Bobby wants to take big bucks based on skill and not luck, and what he has done to acquire the skills that have allowed him to put so many giants on the wall with a bow.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Outtro - Data Driven Tactics

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 68:04

    On this outtro we are breaking down our discussion with Dr. Chamberlain and getting into how his data can help us as hunters.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Ep. 276 - Swamp GPS Study w/ Dr. Michael Chamberlain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 107:17

    On this episode we spoke with Dr. Michael Chamberlain on some GPS deer studies he was a part of in Louisiana! Subjects include a bucks daylight core, bachelor groups and how they break up and disperse, how not ever deer "goes crazy" in the rut, a data driven look at how to tag a mature buck in early bow season, bedding and movement in large swamps and more.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Ep. 275 - Outtro - Learning From the Bucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 60:33

    This week on the outtro we discuss the application of the topics we covered with Johnny on Monday - as well as the latest GPS collared buck we have been studying.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Ep. 274 - Letting Bucks Teach You HOW TO HUNT THEM w/ Johnny Stewart

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 100:52

    Today we talk with big buck killer Johnny Stewart on his method of asking specific questions when he goes into the woods to let the deer he is hunting teach him how he needs to hunt them!  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat *SO15 for 15% off* -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Cruzr saddles -  https://www.cruzr.shop/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Ep. 273 - Outtro: GPS Studies & Scouting Methods

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 70:11

    Welcome to the outtro! On this outtro we discuss the real world applications of what Bill told us on Monday, and discuss how past guests have come to similar conclusions though their years of experience. We also discuss some scouting methods we are putting to use as deer season closes in.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Ep. 272 - What GPS Data Tells us About MOON PHASE, WIND, WEATHER & BEDDING for BIG BUCKS w/ Bill Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 88:24

    Bill Thompson of Spartan Forge came back on the show to dive a little deeper on hos deer GPS data. This time we break down what they data tells us about moon phases, weather, wind, pressure affecting mature buck movement.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/

    Ep. 271 - Testing the Tactics with New Bowhunter Chris Lewis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 99:37


    Chris Lewis recently moved to South Carolina & became a deer hunter - before he was a deer hunter he spent For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat -  https://hazmore.net/ Check out Marks Outdoors -  https://www.marksoutdoors.com/#/


    Ep. 270 - LISTENER Q&A!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 148:38

    Today we have some fun on the show with a listener Q&A! Yall asked some great questions ranging from buck bedding based on GPS data, to scenario based questions for the swamps and mountains.  For access to exclusive content, check out our pateron -  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen Make sure to use hunting exchange to offload your old hunting gear -  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ Upgrade that climber seat with the Hazmore Silent Seat -  https://hazmore.net/

    Ep. 268.5 - Deer Movement Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 78:21

    Welcome to the outtro! Here we discuss the factors that influence buck movement that Bill mentioned Monday, and talk about applying it in a real world hunting scenario.    Join our pateron for exclusive content!  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen https://www.hunting-exchange.com/

    Ep. 268 - Breaking Down a BUCKS CORE AREA WITH GPS DATA w/ Bill Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 146:47

    Want access to maps of GPS collared buck movements? Join our pateron page at the link below to gain exclusive access.  https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen   This week we had Bill Thompson on the show, a man with access to almost 900 YEARS of GPS collar data from public land and hunting club deer to really break down buck core areas, scraping and bedding habits.  https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ https://hazmore.net/ blackberrysmoke.com  

    Ep. 267 - Looking at BUCK BEDDING WITH GPS DATA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 125:24

    We got our hands on some GPS data from bucks and does collared on several different properties in Alabama, including a few WMA's! In this episode we are breaking down the collar data and discussing the buck bedding and travel patterns we see! Join our pateron for exclusive content like the maps we discuss in this episode - https://www.patreon.com/thesouthernoutdoorsmen https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ https://hazmore.net/ blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 266 - Outtro, Funnel Hubs, Buck Travel Patterns & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 95:01

    Tune in for the breakdown of Mondays episode with PK! As always we break down what we talked to PK about and cover a lot of interesting subjects such as funnel hubs, Michaels thoughts on buck bedding & travel routes based on the PA deer study, deciding whether or not a spot is worth hunting and plenty more.    https://www.hunting-exchange.com/ blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 265 - Mature Buck Hideouts with Palmetto Kid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 102:42

    We left some meat on the bone in our first interview with PK because we knew it needed 2nd episode! This time we are talking about how PK can quickly hone in on the mature bucks on properties he does not have time to scout. We discuss forming an "algorithm" of how to find big bucks that works anywhere, map scouting for certain features that are more likely to hold mature bucks, how to find the right funnel, the idea of "funnel hubs" and why they are such amazing spots, and a lot more!  CLICK HERE FOR HAZMORE CLICK HERE FOR HUNTING EXCHANGE CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT US ON PATERON blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 264 - KEYS to Summer Scouting - RIVERBOTTOMS to MOUNTAINS w/ Paul Putera

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 191:37

    Paul Putera had a phenomenal season last year, taking 4 great bucks. Today we had him on the show to discuss what helped lead him to such a successful year, which was a well rounded scouting regiment. We dig into some important things to look for in the summer months that will directly help you get on bucks this fall. Subjects range from finding a bucks core area right now, how to effectively scout an area so you get a lay of the land and locate all the useful sign, approaching an area using topo maps then aerial photos, the subtle sign that is a dead giveaway of the presence of a big buck, and how it all blends together into an effective hunting strategy. Don't miss this one! Please share with a buddy! 

    Ep 263 - How to read Buck Sign to Find the BIG ONES w/ Tony Myers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 102:38


    Tony Myers has a long history of taking huge bucks on public and private ground. Tony Has been doing this since the 1970s, well before much of the technology we rely on today was invented. We discuss how to sift through deer sign to find the sign that a truly big buck is making without trail cams. We talk about understanding what sign truly represents a mature buck, how big bucks are usually positioned in relation to larger groups of deer (even outside the rut), identifying the places they will be comfortable using in daylight before during and after the rut, picking up on sparse and subtle sign that could lead you to a big buck and a ton more. Also, our buddy and listener favorite Michael Perry guest hosted with us on this episode! Dont miss this one, and make SURE you share this with some buddies! Click here for HAZMORE  Click here for HUNTING EXCHANGE 


    Ep. 262 - Becoming a Hybrid Hunter w/ Troy Pottenger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 218:31

    Troy Pottenger is an all time listener favorite! This week we have him back on the show to dive into a deeper understanding of mature bucks, to learn how we can really be in the game on tagging mature bucks all season long, not just in the rut. Topics include locating a core area and keeping up with it as it shifts throughout the fall, finding those dynamite spots that you can rely on every single year, being versatile so if one of your trusted spots goes cold you can quickly adapt and stay in the game, keeping up with doe family groups, using a barrier (or backwall, as we discussed last week with PK) for both access and setups, wind and thermals, home ranges and a ton more. Dont miss it - and make sure you share it with your best hunting buddies.    Click here for HAZMORE  Click here for HUNTING EXCHANGE 

    Ep. 261 - MATURE BUCK SECRETS with Palmetto Kid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 200:51

    PK is a guest we have been trying to line up for about a year now - and this interview was well worth the wait! If you are a deer junkie this podcast is FOR YOU. We do a deep dive on everything about hunting big bucks, including some very interesting ideas on wind, thermals, buck bedding and more. Subjects range from using openings in the canopy to suck your scent over deer, mature bucks being efficient everything they do, thermal dumps and how mature bucks use them, the idea of "back walls" and why you should be hunting them, finding the biggest deer in your area and a whole lot more that cant fit in this description. Check it out, and make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you get notified when new episodes drop!  CLICK HERE FOR HUNTING EXCHANGE CLICK HERE FOR HAZMORE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Submit questions for listener Q&A here Submit t-shirt ideas or guest recommendations here  

    Ep. 260 - Honing in on BEST FUNNELS & CREEK XINGS w/ Michael Perry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 164:01


    Michael Perry is well known across Alabama (and the South) for taking nice bucks on heavily pressured public land every year. Today we have him back on the show to discuss a wide array of topics ranging from the details on how he actually likes to set up in funnels, finding the best funnels in your area, using trail cameras to locate spots that will be great for years to come, learning how to trust yourself and have confidence in your setup, why "over hunting" a spot may be exactly what it takes to kill a big buck in the south, studying diversity, food sources and topo maps and a whole lot more!  CLICK HERE FOR HUNTING EXCHANGE CLICK HERE FOR HAZMORE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Submit questions for listener Q&A here Submit t-shirt ideas or guest recommendations here  


    Ep. 259 - The Story Of a RIVERBOTTOM BOONER w/ Johnathan Moreland

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 150:05

    Johnathan Moreland tells the story of his second 15 point Arkansas buck. Last year Johnathan had a truly special buck show up on his cameras on the first day of bowseason, a 180"+ monster! He spent a month chasing this buck on his off days, and had 6 encounters with him before eventually killing him. In this episode we hear the full story, and get the details on how Johnathan used trail cameras to pattern the buck on specific feed trees, the cover the buck was sticking to, how the buck reacted to the added pressure of many trail cameras, patterns Johnathan noticed with the bucks movement and moon phase, and a lot more! This is one of the coolest deer hunting stories you'll hear, and there is a lot of great tips and tactics woven in.    Check out Hazmore Outdoor Products here! blackberrysmoke.com

    CAST IRON Cooking Special w/ Chef Adam!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 111:57

    Cast Iron cooking special, just in time for memorial day weekend! We caught up with our buddy and Southern Outdoorsmen contributor Adam Joiner of Iron City Restorations to talk cast iron, cooking, and wild game. Adam is a talented chef, teacher and cast iron restorer and we hit on a lot of interesting subjects in this one. Topics range from restoring your old family cast iron, cooking with cast iron do's and dont's, cooking tips, cast iron care and a whole lot more! We hope everyone has a great memorial day and remembers what the day is truly about! 

    Ep. 257 - "Trolling" for MONSTER BUCKS with Travis Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 186:27

    Travis Murray has a reputation for taking giant bucks on a regular basis in Mississippi, and has had that reputation for many years! Today he comes back on the show to do a deep dive on what he calls "trolling for bucks", which is his tactic of covering tons of ground in the summer time with trail cams to locate his next giant whitetail. This episode is meant to be your guide for scouting this summer and we find out how Travis picks areas to put cameras, how much ground he likes to cover, how often to check cams, what to do if your having trouble locating bucks, how to backtrack bucks to their bedding areas, and a TON more on scouting. We then go a step further and discuss how to actually prepare for deer season once you have located your target buck(s) by planning entry/exit routes, making your "hides", keeping track of a bucks whereabouts without being too invasive and so much more.    CLICK HERE FOR HAZMORE SILENT SEAT! Use code SO15 to get 15% off your order  blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 256 - Magnum BUCK FUNNELS with Eric Gilley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 126:04

    Eric Gilley has taken down some monstrous Louisiana bucks over the last few years, and today we are diving in to what has led him to that success. We cover a lot of ground on hunting giant old bucks in this episode and hit on topics such as deer using water for bedding, deer bedding in water, how bucks use property line transitions to move, hunting areas where you have to "thread the needle" for a shot, reading sign to locate big bucks without trail cameras, hunting a great spot over and over without burning it and so much more! blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 255 - Deer Hunting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 168:50

    DEER HUNTING CONTENT IS BACK! This week we got together with our great friend, and great hunter Michael Pike to kick off deer season 2021. We discuss a wide array of topics ranging from how we are taking what we learned last summer to be much more efficient in locating bucks this summer. We also discuss how deer in our area sometimes don't change their range between summer and fall, reading summer deer sign to locate bachelor groups, using fresh dirt to get deer in front of your trail cams, using last seasons sightings and trail cam pics to guide us into bucks this year and a whole lot more! Tune in, tell your buddies, and get fired up for deer season! blackberrysmoke.com

    Listener Success - Striking Them up & Knocking them Down! with Jeffery Gustafson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 18:16

    Jeffery Gustafson stopped by the show this week to be our LAST listener success story of the season! Jeffery dives into some simple tips and tricks that changed turkey hunting for him. He dives into his success covering ground until he strikes one up, hide the hen tactics, and thoroughly hunting his way through an area. Big congrats to Jeffery and good luck to all of our listeners who are still chasing turkeys! blackberrysmoke.com

    Strut Report 5/6/21 - Virginia, Kentucky, Wisconsin & Iowa Turkey Hunting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 30:14

    Tune in now for the last Southern Outdoorsmen Strut report of the season! To close out this year we are covering Virginia, Kentucky, Iowa and Wisconsin. As always, we cover gobbling activity, what habitat the turkeys are using, tactics that are working right now and more. Make sure you subscribe to the show and tell a buddy about us!  blackberrysmoke.com

    Listener Success - Realism Kills Turkeys with Brandon DeSanto

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 23:46

    Brandon DeSanto recently had an awesome hunt where his calling and realism played a huge role in his success! Tune in to hear how he used tactics he learned from past guests Jared Smith and Wayne Lackey to seal the deal on a nice bird.    blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 251 - Grow into a Great Turkey Hunter with Shane Simpson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 97:05


    This week we have Shane Simpson back on the show to talk about how you can use everything that has happened this turkey season to make yourself more effective next year. We discuss adding realism to your calls, how realism in your calling makes more turkeys killable, how post season scouting for turkeys can actually be very effective, dropping pins to find patterns, using those patterns to your advantage,  and much more!  blackberrysmoke.com


    Strut Report 4/29/21 - South Carolina, Missouri, Iowa and Indiana Turkey hunting

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 28:30

    This week on the show we cover South Carolina, Missouri, Iowa and Indiana! Turkey season is winding down in some states and just getting fired up in others, tune in to the show to hear a report from a variety of states ranging from late season to more mid-season time frames. 

    Ep. 249 - DOGLEGGING Turkeys with Steve Grace

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 145:19

    TAKE OUR SURVEY HERE Steve grace has been bowhunting turkeys since the 1980s and has taken over 250 turkeys with his bow in that time. It takes a lot of woodsmanship to tag that many turkeys, especially with a bow - and in this episode we dive into that. We approach the topic from how a shotgun hunter can adapt Steves archery tactics to put more birds at close range. Subjects discussed include woodsmanship in turkey hunting, "doglegging" a turkey, how to kill a turkey who hangs up and starts walking away from you, choosing the absolute best setup you can, hunting the birds everyone else has missed, and much more.    blackberrysmoke.com

    Listener Success - Being Where Turkeys Wanna be with Devin Wingo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 33:41

    Subscribe to our newsletter HERE On this weeks listener success story we speak with Devin Wingo who tagged his very first turkey on the morning we recorded this! Knowing where the turkeys wanted to be and a healthy dose of patience paid off big time for Devin in this hunt. Tune in to hear all about the hunt and congrats to Devin on a fine gobbler!    blackberrysmoke.com

    Strut Report 4/22/21 - Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nebraska & Alabama turkey hunting tips and tactics

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 69:14

    This week on the strut report we cover Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Alabama. We hit on gobbling activity, how this massive cold front is effecetign turkey movement and gobbling, habitat turkeys are sticking to and what tactics are currently working.  blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 246 - The ART of Hunting the TOUGH TURKEYS with Jared Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 118:01

    Jared Smith is one of the most proficcent turkey slayers we have ever had on the show. Once again, we find him tagged out well before Alabama's season closes with 5 longbeards, and in this episode we dive into hunting the "tough birds". Subjects include dealing with silent gobblers, hunting the birds who may only give you a gobble or two, why if Jared finds a gobblers track he is almost sure he can kill it, how to methodically hunt through an area, why Jared never owl hoots any more, soft calling, making loops to fool a gobbler, how to sound almost identical to a real hen in the woods and SO much more! This will go down as one of our favorite turkey episodes we have ever done, so you DO NOT want to miss it!  CLICK HERE TO DO OUR LISTENER SURVEY If you are looking for a high quality knife designed to your specifications , check out bladeworks at the link below and use the code “southernoutdoors” at checkout for a discount! Click HERE to visit BladesWork Unlimited! blackberrysmoke.com

    Listener Success - Hopping off the STRUGGLE BUS! w/ Isaac Ellison

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 68:37

    Isaac Ellison, AKA "The struggle bus" (his name on the itunes review he left us) recently hopped off the struggle bus and found some success in Georgia! Isaac made a point to pull useful tactics from past guests such as Mike Pentecost, Scott Ellis and Tim Knight and put them to use in the woods, resulting in a nice gobbler.  If you are looking for a high quality knife designed to your specifications , check out bladeworks at the link below and use the code “southernoutdoors” at checkout for a discount! Click HERE to visit BladesWork Unlimited! blackberrysmoke.com

    Strut Report 4/14/2021 - Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee turkey hunting report and tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 86:44

    TAKE OUR SURVEY HERE On this week of the strut report we hit Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee! We also feature one interview at the end with past guest Devin Duncan about "slip hunting" for gobblers when they aren't talking, and locating them based off sounds other than gobbles.  If you are looking for a high quality knife designed to your specifications , check out bladeworks at the link below and use the code “southernoutdoors” at checkout for a discount! Click HERE to visit BladesWork Unlimited! blackberrysmoke.com

    Ep. 243 - Old School vs New School Turkey Hunting w/ Wayne Lackey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 112:30

    Our good buddy Wayne Lackey came on the show today to talk all things old school, and new school turkey hunting. We discuss some of the old timers Wayne used to know who hunted turkeys as far back as the 1920s in Alabama and how they found success, as well as how those tactics have changed up until today. We also hit on some interesting topics such as what you can learn from what scratch looks like and where it is located, whether or not birds get wise to locator calls on pressured land, doing little calling vs cutting aggressively, afternoon turkey hunting tactics, and much more. If you are looking for a high quality knife designed to your specifications , check out bladeworks at the link below and use the code “southernoutdoors” at checkout for a discount! Click HERE to visit BladesWork Unlimited! blackberrysmoke.com

    Listener Success - A Frosty Morning Gobbler

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 31:02

    This week we talk with Zachary Gibbs on his recent success in Alabama. We talk about his success on a cold morning, where breaking up his normal routine and paying close attention to more subtle turkey sounds led to a gobbler in his truck.  If you are looking for a high quality knife designed to your specifications , check out bladeworks at the link below and use the code “southernoutdoors” at checkout for a discount! Click HERE to visit BladesWork Unlimited! blackberrysmoke.com

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