Today on show we’re joined by Eric Pysar, an electrician and avid deer hunter from New York who has taken the idea of a “rutcation” to a whole new level. Every year Eric drives to the Midwest for a multi-week multi-state DIY deer hunting trip and consistently comes home with multiple Pope & Young class bucks. In today’s episode he shares exactly how he does it.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

–  A quick introduction to who Eric Pysar is and how he got into hunting

– How Eric started heading out on DIY whitetail trips

– When Eric goes on his “rutcations” and where he likes to go

– What it’s like to go on one of Eric’s rutcations

– How Eric scouts when he begins his trips

– What Eric looks for when finding spots to set-up for bucks during the rut

– Eric’s plan for setting stands/being mobile

– Should you hunt all day or just part of the day on your rut trip?

– How Eric accesses locations that other hunters can’t

– Finding new properties to hunt while on DIY trips

– What factors Eric considers when planning his rutcation

– How to improve the affordability of a rut hunting trip

– And much, much more!

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