In Episode #9 of The Wired To Hunt Podcast we’re discussing “ground to gun” hunting and we’re joined by Craig Dougherty, Quality Deer Management Association board member, avid whitetail hunter and co-author of the best-selling books “Grow Em Right” and “Whitetails: From Ground To Gun”.

“Ground To Gun” hunting, as you’ll hear more about, is focused on fully understanding land and how it effects deer behavior, and then finally using this understanding to better hunt the whitetails that call your hunting ground home. This episode is jam packed with whitetail wisdom, so be sure to tune in and maybe even take notes!

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– What is “ground to gun” hunting?

– The importance of understanding “huntable acres” when evaluating a hunting property

– Why it’s so important to understand the “neighborhood” around your hunting property or a property you’d potentially like to hunt or buy

– The first habitat improvement project you should get working on with a new property

– How to use a chainsaw to create additional food and cover for whitetails, and how you can take things to the next level with a bull dozer

– What Craig Dougherty believes is the biggest food plotting mistake people make today

– How you can determine a mature buck’s personality and use it to your advantage when hunting him

– What Craig’s greatest learning experience as a hunter was

– How Craig recommends using trail cameras to devise a smart hunting strategy

– What the most important habits for highly successful hunters are

Show Notes, Resources, Links:

– As mentioned in the podcast, Craig’s latest book “Whitetails: From Ground To Gun” is now available as an eBook on Amazon for $9.99, and if you purchase it this week you’ll also get his brand new eBook “Build a Better Property, Quick Tips and Tactics from NorthCountry Whitetails” for FREE!

Click this link to head to Amazon and buy the “Whitetails: From Ground To Gun” eBook

– If you buy the book, email your receipt to to your free copy of  “Build a Better Property, Quick Tips and Tactics from NorthCountry Whitetails”

– If you’d like more information about “Whitetails: From Ground To Gun” you can check out my full review here –> Book Review: Whitetails From Ground To Gun  OR check out a review from Randy Hynes over at 365 Whitetail here –> Book Review: Whitetails From Ground To Gun – 365 Whitetail

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