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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