Today on the show I am joined by outdoor writer, author, and DIY public/pressured land deer hunter, John Eberhart. And we’re discussing strategies and tools for becoming a more mobile deer hunter – including the use of a “tree saddle.”

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– The story of Eberhart’s 2017 October lull bow kill

– Why John wanted to hunt this location on October 19

– What John’s through process looks like throughout the season when determing where and when to hunt

– How many different locations does John have lined up for each season

– Why John doesn’t use trail cameras in Michigan

– The 2017 Ohio hunt and why John struggled

– Why being mobile as a deer hunter is important

– When and why John might set up on brand new sign – or make a move off of an observation

– What “freelance hunting” is

– How quickly should you move based of an observation

– What is a tree saddle and why John uses one

– Are there downsides to using a saddle?

– Is a tree saddle or harness harder to shoot a bow from?

– The proper way to use a tree saddle

– What commercially available saddles/harnesses are available

– How to climb into tree and then rest your feet when using a saddle/harness

– Picking the right tree when moving to a new location

– Prepping stand locations when run and gunning

-And much, much more!

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