EP:231 | A Journey Towards Understanding Hunting
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
2d ago
This week we have a very interesting discussion with author Erika Howsare, whose recent book, The Age of Deer, The Trouble and Kinship with Our Wild Neighbors recently caught our attention. It’s a fascinating look at the white-tailed deer and its relationship with man over time. She explains, “deer have been an essential part of human life for millennia and today our relationship is still intimate, yet full of contradictions:  we hunt and protect them, we cull them in suburbs while mythologizing them as icons of the wilderness.”  Erika didn’t grow up hunting and readily admits she wa ..read more
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EP:230 | Bonus: An Ounce of Prevention
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
5d ago
On the latest BONUS podcast, we address the often overlooked step of cleaning your firearms after the season. Longtime gunsmith Ed Sanders teaches us all a thing or two. Do you purposely dry fire your rifle to release the spring pressure? Do you apply a coating of oil in your barrel after the season to prevent pitting? What about the newer guns with applied camo finishes? How do you maintain them? Pat Epling of Mossy Oak joins us to explain all that. Lastly Dr. Ned Miller takes a few minutes to help us understand the sleep debt we all incur during turkey season and how to recognize the signs o ..read more
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EP:229 | The Wild Hog Dilemma with Dr. Steve Ditchkoff
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
1w ago
This week we have Dr. Steve Ditchkoff from Auburn University on to discuss the latest on the exploding feral pig population. He’s studied wild pigs extensively during his career and thinks they are the smartest critters on the landscape. How come we rarely see many wild pig road kills? Did you know De Soto brought over the first pigs in the 1500’s, yet they never exploded until the last 40 years. Why?  He explains and we also talk meat, diseases, trapping, their sudden spread and how some states are handling them a bit differently.  Steve explains the hope that the new toxicants have ..read more
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EP:228 | Bonus: Redbeard on Turkey and Turkey Calls
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
1w ago
On this bonus podcast we have Dean “Redbeard” Mundhenke on to talk turkeys. Dean was the focus of the film “The Disease,” and is a legendary call maker. We start out asking about his copper calls and the conversation develops from there. We are also joined by Daniel Haas who gives an update on “The Colonel and the Fox” film. It’s an interesting conversation where we learn much about Dean and his love of turkeys. Listen, Learn and Enjoy.   Show Notes: Watch The Disease: https://go.mossyoak.com/videos/the-disease MadHatter Calls by Redbeard: https://www.turkeycall.co/ MadHatter Calls on Fac ..read more
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EP:227 | More Mark Thomas (Part 2)
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
2w ago
This week we continue with part 2 of our interesting discussion with wildlife and habitat aficionado Mark Thomas. He starts off teaching us where to shoot a charging grizzly bear and from there we learn about neonicotinoids and turkeys, how to build a spray rig boom, a liquid liming rig, understanding surfactants, the importance of eventually cutting timber, understanding human psychology, plants he likes to have in ecotones, warm season grasses, how your neighbors influence how you hunt and more including a tale of his ownership of two Missouri jumping mules. He ends with a story of an encoun ..read more
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EP:226 | Bonus: Mastering Locator Calls
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
2w ago
On this week’s BONUS episode we discuss mastering locator calls. Everybody has a “go to” call and we learn from Rip Dickerson and Shon Wright of Woodhaven Calls what all is available, plus how to run them. What’s the craziest sound you’ve heard that makes a turkey gobble? We’ll ask the group. It’s a fun one! Listen, Learn and Enjoy. Show Notes: Woodhaven Calls: https://woodhavencustomcalls.com/  When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD  ..read more
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EP:225 | Wildlife’s Most Interesting Man - Part 1
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
3w ago
This week we’re thrilled to be joined with one of the most interesting and well versed wildlife and forestry professionals we’ve ever met, Mark Thomas. Marks insane resume proves he’s been exposed to more than can be explained in one podcast. We have a fun discussion and look back at what he has learned over his lifetime of managing properties for enhanced wildlife experiences to help the average guy be a better Gamekeeper.  You’ll learn about ecotones or edges, QVM, hunting pressure, fire ants, turkeys, herbicides, limbing roads, sanctuaries, tarsal glands, agricultural food plots, could ..read more
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EP:224 | Understanding the Cicada
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
3w ago
This week we are joined by entomologist Dr. Blake Layton from the Mississippi State Entomology Department to explain the Cicada phenomenon that’s is occurring. For the first time in 221 years, both 13 year and 17 year periodical cicadas will emerge from their underground lairs at the same time. In certain areas of the country the sounds of courtship will be deafening with millions of bugs per acre vying for a chance to reproduce. But what does it mean for the wildlife? Will it be a beneficial? What have they been doing underground for 17 years? How do they know to emerge? Join us as we learn a ..read more
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EP:223 | A Deer Discussion from A Different Perspective
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
1M ago
This week with a joined by lifelong whitetail fanatic Doug Roberts, to discuss what he has learned through trials and errors to help Gamekeepers can grow healthier whitetails. Doug has some incredible insight into what it takes to grow a big whitetail and he surprised us with some of his answers. He also explained to us what he knew about the Mitch Rompola buck that was killed in Michigan back in 1998. It was said to be the largest typical ever killed and then faded from view just a quick. It’s a fascinating story.  Last but not, he least he explains some hopeful news about ongoing resear ..read more
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EP:222 | Bonus: Mastering The Push Button and Tube call
GameKeeper Podcast
by Mossy Oak
1M ago
On this week’s BONUS episode we have Bill Sugg, Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland and David Loftis join us. We learn quickly from Mr. Loftis that the push button is WAY more than a beginners call. In fact, his calling inspires a normally mild mannered Bill Sugg into joining him with even more push button chaos. Later, Cuz gives us a deep dive on his famous tube call and he teaches us how he uses one to locate turkeys.  It’s an educational experience. Listen, Learn and Enjoy. Show Notes: Loftis Custom Turkey Calls: https://www.loftiscustomturkeycalls.com/   When does deer season start?  If ..read more
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