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Jan 28, 2017

Dr Dave Samuel spent a 30 year career as a wildlife management professor at West Virginia University.  Dr Dave said that he truly enjoyed his work there and loved new interns because he always had another deer study ready to go. However, Dave's journey goes well beyond a life of academia.  Dave is an accomplished writer and journalist for Bowhunter Magazine, Whitetail Journal, and Bowhunting.net.  He's also won several lifetime achievement awards from the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, QDMA, and Whitetails Unlimited. He's also been inducted into the Bowhunter and Archery Hall's of Fame.  Not too shabby a resume.  Oh, and did we mention that he's one heck of a good deer hunter? It probably goes without saying.  Dave struggles a bit with the physical aspects of deer hunting these days after suffering from a surgery gone bad where a surgeon accidentally severed the nerve to his diaphragm.  But that doesn't stop Dave. He still goes hunting.  We touch on several different topics in this episode and dig deep into Dave's strategies for killing big whitetail with a bow and arrow. 

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HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  • It Began in Johnstown Pennsylvania
  • Teaching at West Virginia U and Whitetail Deer Studies
  • Bow Hunter Magazine Writing and a Buck Hunt
  • 76 Years Old and Still Killing Pope and Young Bucks
  • What are Prions?  A Mutated Protein
  • Social Media, Relative to Hunters and Hunting
  • Killing Cecil the Lion
  • Is there a Disconnect Between Politicians and Wildlife Management?
  • Bowhunting Vs Birth Control and Sterilization
  • $3 million on Vasectomies
  • Hunting for Meat and Letting the Small Bucks Roam
  • Gene and Barry Wenzel - Hunting the Big Bucks
  • Old Bucks are Individuals
  • 30 Deer a Day in the 1990s
  • The Habitat is Going to Say "No More"
  • Weather is a Bigger Factor than You Think
  • Dr Dave's Gear Set Up
  • Dr Dave's Strategies and Techniques
  • Hunting with a Bad Diaphragm
  • The Importance of a Life Line
  • Scent Control and the Iris of the Whitetail
  • The Deer's Eyes and Motion Detection Abilities
  • Deer Figure Out Deer Stands
  • Bill Winke - How You Approach Your Stand Matters
  • Using Stream Beds to Your Advantage
  • Dr Dave's Most Memorable Deer Hunt
  • 10 Rapid Fire Questions

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