Wildlife Eye in the Sky: Tales of a Helicopter Wrangler and Biologist
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by Sanclara Daigle
9M ago
Is it a bird? A plane? Nope - it's a professional helicopter wrangler! This week the GameKeepers crew sits between the turkeys with Andy Orlando, a hardcore gamekeeper whose profession is "helicopter wrangler". Under the employment of a private firm, Andy is contracted by various agencies to safely and ethically capture live animals, such as pronghorns, elk, and bears, via helicopter. From there, he pulls the animal out and performs any research or analysis needed in order to fulfill the contract. Tune in to this episode as Andy talks business, shares his methods and some crazy stories, and ..read more
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That Bites! : Learning the Truth about Venomous Snakes with the GameKeepers
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by Sanclara Daigle
10M ago
This week, the Gamekeepers welcome noted herpetologist Jimmy Stiles into the studio. Not only does Jimmy have many interesting stories surrounding his work, he has also brought in five venomous snakes that any one could encounter in the wild. It's an amazing episode full of information and education. Even though snakes strike fear into most people, Jimmy answers all of the Gamekeepers' questions with respect for these animals and demonstrates the utmost in safety when showing the snakes in the studio. This is an episode you won't want to miss - listen, learn, and enjoy today! Want more Mo ..read more
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Trust the Process: Growing Record Breaking Bluegills with The Slab Lab
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by Sanclara Daigle
10M ago
This week on the Gamekeeper Podcast, the crew sits down with Sarah Parvin from The Slab Lab and Shawn McNaulty of the American Sportfish Hatchery. Together, they discuss the "Slab Lab" and the quest to grow a world record class bluegill. Listen along to the stories, lessons, and experiences shared and learn more about this amazing process today! Want more Mossy Oak? Check out our Mossy Oak page to listen to the GameKeeper Podcast and subscribe to the GameKeepers Field Notes newsletter! Want more content? Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@SpartanCameras ..read more
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Mossy Oak GameKeepers: Flint Knapping and Primitive Bows & Arrows
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by Sanclara Daigle
10M ago
This week, the Gamekeepers sit down with Will Harrison of November South. Where some may have heard of Will from his career as a musician, today he's on the show for a different reason - teaching the Gamekeepers about flintknapping and building self-bows and arrows similarly to the way the Native Americans did. Will's award winning, handmade bows are expertly made and are amazing hunting tools, and his tapered cane arrows fly smooth and spin like high dollar carbons. Listen in on the conversations and enjoy what the Gamekeepers say is one of their most interesting podcasts to date! Want m ..read more
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Utilizing the Power of Cellular Trail Cameras for Pet Rescue Operations
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by Sanclara Daigle
10M ago
Losing a beloved pet can be a heart-wrenching experience for any pet owner. The frantic search, endless fliers, and sleepless nights not only take an emotional toll but can also decrease physical health. Fortunately, technological advancements have revolutionized how we approach pet rescue missions. One such breakthrough is the use of cellular trail cameras. Keep reading to see how these innovative devices can be used to aid in the rescue of lost pets. What are Cellular Trail Cameras? Cellular trail cameras are remote cameras equipped with built-in cellular connectivity. Unlike non-cellul ..read more
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Helicopter Wranglers: How to catch a Pronghorn with the GameKeepers
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by Sanclara Daigle
11M ago
This week, the Gamekeepers expand their horizons and sit down with Dr. Colter Chitwood of Oklahoma State University. Dr. Chitwood - also known as the @biggamedoc on Instagram - has many interesting stories and has delved into several research projects, including one where he and his team catch pronghorns with helicopters. They later follow GPS signals placed on the does, sneak in, and try to capture day-old fawns as well. Tune in today to hear educational and entertaining stories about pronghorns and collared wildlife, as well as how researchers want you to react if you see one. You might l ..read more
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Mossy Oak GameKeepers: Talking Food Plots with Hank Parker
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by Sanclara Daigle
11M ago
The GameKeepers are back with a new episode of the Gamekeeper Podcast. This week, join the crew as they sit down with Hank Parker and hold an in-depth discussion on what he has learned through his many years of tending food plots. Later, Hank recalls his favorite outdoor experience, his favorite states to hunt for big deer, and tells the GameKeepers of the time he was chased down by Federales in Mexico. You don't want to miss this episode of the Gamekeepers Podcast. Listen, Learn, and Enjoy! Want more Mossy Oak? Check out our Mossy Oak page to listen to the GameKeeper Podcast and subscrib ..read more
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A Pre-Season Precaution: Understanding EHD with the GameKeepers
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by Sanclara Daigle
11M ago
From Chronic Wasting Disease to Bluetongue Disease, hunters and wildlife researchers alike should always be aware of the diseases that threaten their herds. On this episode of the GameKeeper Podcast, the GameKeepers sit with Dr. Bronson Strickland of MSU Deer Labs to discuss the danger and causation of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease - also known as EHD. Later, they're joined by Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors to discuss his experience with EHD and how he handles cases whenever he sees them. With reports of sick deer cropping up around water sources, it's important for every Gamekeeper to have ..read more
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Trail Camera Power Options
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by Sanclara Daigle
11M ago
If you've owned trail cameras before, then you know the process of finding a reliable and long-lasting power solution can be a difficult one. Multiple questions come to mind, such as: Should I use an external battery or solar power? How long will AA batteries last in a cellular camera? Which option will save me the most money in the long run? It can be frustrating having all of these questions and finding no answers. Luckily, Spartan Camera has put together this power options guide for you to reference whenever you need it! Before you get started Think about what you want your camera ..read more
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Operation Conservation: Following the Path of the Panther
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by Sanclara Daigle
1y ago
This week, the GameKeepers are joined by Carlton Ward and Tori Linder from the Path of the Panther project. Carlton is a world class National Geographic photographer and Tori has dedicated her life to conservation projects from Africa to the Everglades. Together, they explain the latest concerning plight of the Florida Panther as well as the Wildlife Corridor that could connect the cats to the panhandle of Florida and beyond. If you'd like to know more about the Path of the Panther project, you can learn about the new book or watch the new documentary on their website, Path of the Panther ..read more
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